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Man dies in parish crash

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A man has died after being ejected from his vehicle in a rollover crash in Lincoln Parish.

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Subdivision brightens the night for residents

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It started more than 20 years ago with tea lights in sand-filled paper bags set adrift on the lake.

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Kostelka: A tough year

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Redistricting, budget big issues

State Sen. Bob Kostelka addressed Louisiana Tech University students on the processes of redistricting and reapportioning of election districts at the Financial Management Association meeting earlier this month in the George T. Madison Auditorium.

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CCA supports families with help of citizens

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In the spirit of the Christmas season, many choose to donate to charities. One local charity that receives some of that help is Christian Community Action. CCA Executive Director Stephanie Griffin said the facility is non-government funded and provides assistance to around 1,800 families each year. CCA receives funding locally from churches, individuals and businesses.

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Returning the favor to north Louisiana

When hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike decimated south Louisiana, cattle ranchers in northeastern Louisiana jumped to the aid of their colleagues down south.

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Bulldogs return to road

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Tech at Iowa tonight before WAC play tips off
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Kerry Rupp is searching for some energy on his Louisiana Tech University team.

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Date, custom of the birthday

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As mentioned in a previous column, we do have the Roman empire to thank, if you will, for assisting in creating and perpetuating some of our beliefs. The Romans celebrated the return of the sun god to Earth. As a matter of fact, for several hundred years, early Christians, members of the “way,” did not even celebrate the birth. The spread of Christianity was logistically aided due to the orders of the emperor Constantine. It was in the year 337 that reference was made to the birth of Christ and the date selected was Dec. 25. This was quite agreeable to early Christian leaders who were more than aware that pagan celebrations occurred at the same time, so “switching” or substituting holidays was almost natural. Celebrations at and around Dec. 25 were also existent in other cultures, including those who observed the winter solstice.

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Ruston girls push win streak to 11

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Ruston High’s girls made it 11 wins in a row on Monday night, however tough it might have been.
The Lady Bearcats (14-1), off to one of the best starts in the program’s history, survived an overtime session to get past Airline High in Bossier City.
Coach David Aguilar’s squad, coming off of four wins in the recent “Holiday Classic” held at RHS, trailed at halftime before putting on a spirited charge in the final half.

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Mulkey’s daughter aids victory for Lady Bears

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NASSAU, Bahamas — Brittney Griner and Makenzie Robertson each scored in double-digits to lead the second-ranked Baylor Lady Bears to an 82-40 victory over the Clemson Lady Tigers on Monday at the Bahamas Sunsplash Shootout.

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Shooting deemed accident

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Dylan Brown, 19, of Ouachita Parish, is still listed in critical condition after a duck hunting incident on Monday resulted in his being shot in the head.

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