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August 30th

Local area offers plenty to do

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There are a number of great places to take the family without driving more than a few miles.
I am reminded of this as the newsroom prepares stories for our annual Lincoln Life edition, which is available in the newspaper racks year-round and highlights various attractions in Lincoln Parish.

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Preparing for future careers

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When preparing to graduate from college, the most important thing to remember is that everyone has to start somewhere. At the same time, you need to be willing to roll up your sleeves and make the job search your first full-time job. Your first job may not be your “dream” job, but it gives you some experience. Here are some tips that can help you to get started on your job hunt.

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Medicare and Romney's VP pick

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It would seem that Mitt Romney has made an intelligent move in choosing Sen. Paul Ryan as his running mate for the upcoming presidential elections. The clarity and certainty Ryan offers serves as a funnel through which we can now view Romney, who has been accused of hypocrisy — especially in terms of his views on the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act — and flip-flopping on myriad issues.

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Preps kick off Friday night

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The wait is over for Lincoln Parish high school football teams.
Welcome to the 2012 season.
It will officially arrive Friday night when Ruston High and Grambling High remain on their own fields and Cedar Creek takes to the road for the first challenges of the regular campaign.

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Lady Techsters land ex-Temple star

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Former Temple forward Brittany Lewis has signed scholarship papers and will suit up for the Lady Techster basketball team this season – her final as a collegiate player – while pursuing her master’s degree.
Lewis, a 6-foot-2-inch forward who earned her bachelor’s degree from Temple, has registered for fall classes and is eligible after the NCAA approved the waiver filed on her behalf by the Tech.

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Bulldogs will still have a Texas foe in opener

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Coaches are usually creates of habit.
Once locked into a routine, they usually stay with it, come heck or high water.
Well, the “high water” did arrive enough from Hurricane Isaac earlier this week to force a change in the routine for Head Coach Sonny Dykes and his Louisiana Tech University football team.

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Louisiana Tech closed Thursday due to Tropical Storm Isaac


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Louisiana Tech University will be closed today due to the expected impacts from Tropical Storm Isaac.
Essential university personnel are required to report to work as normal today. Residence halls will also be open to students and food service will continue to be provided.
Normal university operations and schedules will resume on Friday.

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August 29th

Many schools closed Thursday

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All Lincoln Parish public schools, as well as A.E. Phillips, Bethel Christian, the Grambling lab schools, Wildflower Montessori and Cedar Creek, will be closed on Thursday because of the expected weather conditions accompanying Hurricane Isaac.

School officials say the closure is for the students and employees’ safety. No decision will be made on whether schools will be closed on Friday until Thursday afternoon. If conditions improve, or are expected to improve on Friday, there will be school.

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Wind knocks power out downtown

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More than 500 people in downtown Ruston received an early taste of the potential blackouts expected when Hurricane Isaac makes its way into the area.
Darrell Caraway, City of Ruston utility manager, said that the loss that happened just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday was due to winds blowing a limb onto the line near the railroad tracks.

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Evacuees housed at Trinity

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The Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is monitoring Hurricane Isaac, receiving updates from the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP), Region 8 agencies in Northeast Louisiana parishes and the National Weather Service.
LPOHSEP scheduled an Emergency Operations meeting for 10 a.m. today at the Lincoln Parish Police Jury/Emergency Operations Center conference room to prepare for when Isaac arrives in Lincoln Parish.

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