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Broadway to leave GSU after all

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Former Tigers coach moves on to N.C. A&T University spot
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GRAMBLING — A Broadway act has ended at Grambling State University.

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High-speed chase ends in I-20 wreck

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LPSO says speed reached 120 mph
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A Texas man was taken into custody Thursday after leading law enforcement officials on a high-speed chase that stretched across Bienville and Lincoln parishes before ending in a wreck in the median of Interstate 20 near Choudrant.

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Area feels icy impact

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This water fountain outside the Ruston Historic Fire Station was frozen on Thursday due to the frigid temperatures.

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Tech ‘Pack the House’ features fair, food

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Despite the bout of bad weather, the Lady Techsters are still scheduled to take on Fresno State in the annual NCAA Pack the House Challenge on Saturday.

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CASA volunteers assist abused, neglected

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Bird takes flight to help children to secure safe, permanent homes
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Child abuse and neglect is problem that is more prevalent in our communities than many would like to think.

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Cheers

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A Louisiana Tech assistant professor of art’s work has been selected Best in Show in a national exhibition.
Frank Hamrick, who is also the program coordinator of photography, displayed “Scars” at the Chowan National Juried Art Exhibition, which will run through Feb. 17.
Hamrick is well-known in the art world, having one of his photographs selected for the cover of The Sun in May 2010, serving as technical editor of the book “Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity,” and having his work displayed in several shows across the United States.

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Littera Club

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The February meeting of Littera Club was held at the Lincoln Parish Library.  The hostesses, Eolian Walker, Ruth Walpole and Sarah Williams, used a valentine theme for the refreshments and the refreshment table.  Each member was presented a valentine as she enjoyed a time of fellowship with fellow club members.
During the business meeting conducted by president, Erma Hudson, information about illnesses and special needs of the club members were shared. 

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“Share Your Hair” program

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Adrienne Russell (right), owner/stylist of LaBella Salon, cut Preslea St. Andre’s hair so she could donate her 12-inch ponytail to the Pink Heart Funds’ “Share Your Hair” program. This nonprofit charity provides free hairpieces for children and adults who have experienced hair loss. Visit www.pinkheartfunds.org for more information about this organization.

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Local artist is international sensation

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Distinguished local artist Hooshang Khorasani’s work is sought after by art collectors worldwide, and lately the demand for his work has been growing.

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Winter ice usually isn't nice

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Snow is a beautiful thing. I love the way it looks.
That’s as long as it’s in a picture, because I’m not crazy about the way it feels.
You have to remember I grew up in New Orleans. I remember riding my first “real” bike on Christmas morning wearing a pair of shorts and a tank top. Lincoln Parish is the frozen tundra for me — I’m just not made to live in cold, cold weather.
So as we face the threat of snow and/or ice (this is being written Thursday afternoon), I have to admit to not being thrilled. I’ve experienced my share of ice storms over the years. I’d rather not do so again.

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