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November 28th, 2012

Franklin in running for national awards

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Louisiana Tech University offensive coordinator Tony Franklin has been nominated for two national awards as the play caller behind the Bulldogs offense is up for the 2012 Broyles Award and is a finalist for the footballscoop.com Offensive Coordinator of the Year award.
Franklin is one of 29 nominees for the Broyles Awards as the five finalists will be announced on Nov. 26 with the winner being announced on Dec. 4. The Broyles Award honors the top assistant college football coach in America and was established in 1996 to honor legendary Arkansas Head Coach Frank Broyles.

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Roper keys NLW win

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Ruston’s New Living Word (7-5) gained a 57-48 boys’ basketball victory over Arcadia earlier this week.
Pacing the way for the NLW squad were three double figure scorers, led by the 15 points of Lee Mason.
Javier Roper had 12 points, while Xavious Williams contributed 10 points to pace the scoring in the win.

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Dykes on list of candidates for North Carolina State

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Add North Carolina State to the growing list of schools interested in pursuing Louisiana Tech University’s Sonny Dykes as their next head coach.
Multiple sources at the Raleigh, N.C.-based program have indicated that Dykes is a primary target in the coaching search.
The Wolf Pack are seeking a successor to recently fired Tom O’Brien, who compiled a record of 40-35 after six seasons.

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Prepare for safe holiday travel

The roads are a dangerous place to be, particularly during the holidays.
On Monday, Louisiana State Police announced that during the Thanksgiving holiday week, they investigated 13 fatal crashes that resulted in 14 deaths.
Because so many people are on the road for Thanksgiving travel, it can make the roads a little more crowded, and therefore less safe, than usual.

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Jindal's potential presidential bid

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal must be the luckiest politician ever. The candidate he backed for president lost, thus removing one more roadblock for his own 2016 presidential bid, and a bunch of Louisianans want to secede from the union before we fall over the fiscal cliff.
Just how lucky can Piyush Amrit Jindal — that’s the governor’s real name — get? No incumbent Republican president to campaign against, and the notion of his own country to run. Folks in other states want out, too, so the new nation may be a little bigger than just Louisiana. So much the better. Yep, the gallivanting governor, who seems to spend more time chasing national exposure than he does chasing problems here at home, has it made.

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LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY “NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING TO BE OWNERS OF ABANDONED OR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY IN LINCOLN)”

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November 27th

Crash claims lives

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1 victim from Downsville

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Nov. 24, West Monroe police officers responded to the westbound lanes of Interstate 20 at the Downing Pines Road overpass in reference to a fatal motor vehicle crash that claimed the life of two victims. 

     

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Good things in bloom

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Poinsettia show, auction this week
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The colors of the season will be in full bloom as the department of agricultural sciences at Louisiana Tech University holds its annual Poinsettia Show and Auction at 7 p.m. Thursday at Squire Creek Country Club.
A varied collection of poinsettias of all shapes and colors will be available at the auction, with proceeds going to the department of agricultural science’s scholarship fund.

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Who voted in Lincoln Parish?

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It has already been reported that Republican challenger Mitt Romney carried the majority of votes in Lincoln Parish in the Nov. 6 presidential election.
Of those who voted in Lincoln Parish, 56.54 percent chose Romney and 41.89 percent voted for incumbent Barack Obama, with the other votes split among the nine other presidential candidates.
But who were the residents who showed up at the polls? Officials with the Lincoln Parish Registrar of Voters Office have been able to compile demographic information about the Nov. 6 voters, as required by the federal government.

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