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February 21st, 2015

Grambling falls at JSU

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Raeford Worsham scored 15 points and corralled 11 rebounds, leading three players in double-figure scoring as Jackson State clobbered Grambling 72-33 on Saturday night.
Jackson State (9-18, 7-7 Southwestern Athletic Conference) never trailed and owned every scoring category to keep Grambling (2-22, 0-14) winless in conference. Jackson State outscored Grambling 42-12 for points in the paint, 23-8 off turnovers, 13-6 on second-chance baskets, 12-2 on the fast break and 34-5 in bench points.Jackson State outrebounded Grambling 39-27 and notched 17 assists.

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UAPB beats Diamond ’Dogs

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In a back-and-forth game that included four ties and rain throughout the day, Louisiana Tech fell just short of victory after UAPB scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to take the series finale, 5-4, on Saturday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Tech (3-5) scattered four solo runs in the first, fourth, sixth and seventh innings, but UAPB (1-5) matched the Bulldogs each time, eventually scoring the game winner in the top of the eighth on an RBI single by first baseman Andre Davis.

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Tech Softball

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Pauline Tufi and Janine Godwin each homered twice and Louisiana Tech totaled six bombs in completing a doubleheader sweep over Lamar Friday, defeating the Cardinals 12-0 and 10-6 at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.

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NWTF banquet slated for Thursday

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Growing up in the south, I have always looked forward to spring and all it affords those who love to get into the outdoors to enjoy what the Good Lord has provided.
For me, that always meant that I’m spooling new line on my reels, getting them cleaned and lubricated, checking my tackle boxes taking inventory of what lures need new hooks and skirts and what needs to be replaced. Springtime means that bass, crappie and bream are headed for the shallows to spawn and wild horses couldn’t keep me away.

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Meetings set for proposed hunting seasons

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will host seven public meetings around the state to gather comments on the proposed 2015-17 resident game hunting season dates, wildlife management areas general rules, and regulation changes and the 2016 turkey season and turkey hunting areas.
Public comment will be taken on all items currently under consideration as notices of intent by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission through April 2.
The meeting dates and locations include:
Monday — 6 p.m., LDWF Outdoor Education Center, 661 Robinson Bridge Road, Woodworth

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Bearcats honored at football banquet

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Photos by ROBERT SUMMERLIN • Top Left: Ruston High School held its annual football banquet recently with many Bearcats being honored. Pictured are Ben LeBlanc (left) and Jawaun Wright (right) being presented with the Michael Parker Award by Wayne Parker. Top Middle: Aulontay Rachal (right) received the “Hoss” Garrett Award from the legendary RHS coach’s children, Lois Miller (left) and Pat Garrett. Top Right: Pictured is Isaiah Buggs receiving the Chick Childress Award from RHS assistant principal Byron Miller.

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Tech Athletics begins ‘318’ fundraising campaign

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Building on a record breaking year in fundraising in 2014, the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC) is launching an inaugural annual fund campaign. In direct acknowledgement of our geographical location and area code in North Louisiana, LTAC is launching a push to add 318 new members to its totals. The “318 campaign” starts immediately and runs through June 30.
The 318 campaign offers fans and supporters different levels of membership into the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC). For as low as $8.33 a month, fans can join LTAC and receive several benefits.

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Buddy's Blog: Picking best Bulldogs: a tough task

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Well, I asked for it.
And it doesn’t surprise me.
Because any time someone under takes the task of selecting an all-time team of any thing, it means you’re open to more second-guessing and Monday morning quarterbacking than a politician seeking re-election.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re choosing the all-time best composers at Carnegie Hall or the All-Time finest fiddlers at a Hee-Haw convention, folks simply are going to question your picks or — worse — sanity.

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Accent on Black History: Henderson builds business in Ruston

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Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of features running in February in recognition of Black History Month.
Joe Henderson’s financial business was one of the first African-American businesses to open up in downtown Ruston.
Henderson first moved to Ruston in 1981 when the National Finance Company transferred him here from Jackson, Mississippi. The Yazoo, Mississippi, native said he was one of the first African-American employees hired by the company when legislation mandated that they stop discriminating based on race.

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Courthouse renovations, rebuild under construction

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The Lincoln Parish Courthouse was constructed 65 years ago and is in much need of renovations.
After the Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office vacated the ground floor in 2014, there is approximately 7,750 square feet of space available for other offices.
Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said the floor plan of the space is one factor in keeping some offices from moving.

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