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April 28th, 2016

Tech takes C-USA golf title

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TEXARKANA, Ark. — Louisiana Tech senior Ben Robinson had been leaving his putts short on the greens all throughout Wednesday’s championship final match. At least, he did until it absolutely mattered. Robinson sank a 15-foot putt for the title to win his match and secure the 2016 Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship for the Bulldogs with a 3-2 upset over 38th-ranked Alabama-Birmingham.

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Lady Techsters’ Stoehr adds to staff

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Newly-named Louisiana Tech head coach Brooke Stoehr has added two pieces to her coaching puzzle — husband Scott and former Northwestern State assistant coach Lindsey Hicks to the staff.
Brooke Stoehr was introduced as the seventh head coach in Lady Techster basketball history during a press conference in which the 35-year-old mother of two and Tech alum confidently stated that she has “a great responsibility to uphold this tradition and get this program where it needs to be.”

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Diamond ’Dogs sweep series over No. 14 ULL

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LAFAYETTE — Louisiana Tech plated four runs in the seventh to break up a tied ball game while Adam Derouen and the rest of the Bulldog pitchers held 14th-ranked UL-Lafayette to four hits to lead the Bulldogs to a 6-3 victory over the Ragin’ Cajuns Wednesday night at Tigue Moore Field in Lafayette.

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April 27th

Gary Ross

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Memorial services celebrating the life of Gary Bryan Ross will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston with Dr. Bruce Willson officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 1:00-2:00 PM under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes of Ruston.

Gary, an oil compressor technician, was born on August 22, 1948 and passed away on March 31, 2016. He was a past member of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joan and Joe Bryan Ross of Ruston and one sister, Laura Ross Faulkner.

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Rose Gough

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Funeral services for Rose Brister Gough, 86, of Shreveport, formerly of Ruston, LA will be held at 10 AM on Friday, April 29, 2016 at the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston’s Chapel. Rev. Andy Johnson will officiate. Interment will be at Pythian Cemetery in Bunkie, LA.

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Marna Irby

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Marna Marguerite Newman Irby, 95, passed on to be with The Lord on Saturday, April 23, 2016 in Prattville, Alabama after a lengthy battle following a stroke late last year. She was in the home of her granddaughter, Marnie Norris, who had cared for her in her last days, and she died with family members by her side.

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Ruston man faces porn charge

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A Ruston man was charged in the distribution of pornography involving juveniles after law enforcement agencies located him through his IP address.

According to the arrest affidavit, Adam Reading Catlin, 34, of 215 E. Texas Ave., was arrested at his residence by investigators with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. He was then booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on one count of distribution of pornography involving juveniles. His bond has not been set.

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Parish receives flood money

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Lincoln Parish has been added to the federal disaster declaration for Louisiana that allows entities to recoup money for repairs to roads, bridges and other infrastructure damaged by the early March floods.

The presidential action was taken April 21.

Estimates compiled by local officials show Lincoln Parish incurred between $8 million and $10 million in storm damage.

Most of that was to roads, bridges, water and sewer systems and other public facilities.

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Residents may qualify for FEMA assistance

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Lincoln Parish residents who think they may qualify for FEMA disaster assistance as a result of the heavy rains and flooding in March have about two weeks left to register.

FEMA officials said Tuesday they anticipate closing the registration May 13.

So far, about 230 Lincoln Parish residents, mostly homeowners and renters, have applied for FEMA’s help in wake of the March 8-13 storm that dumped 18.2 inches of rain on the parish.

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Drones used for water system

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John Frazier, operator and manager of the Mt. Olive Waterworks System in Grambling, has come up with a new way to inspect the 130-foot overhead water tower storage tank.
By using a drone Frazier can see rust spots, corrosion, cracks, water leaks or any other potential problems that may occur.
“In the past, we have had to employ a person from a water tank service company to physically climb the 130-foot tank, to walk around the tank catwalk and to inspect the tank,” Frazier said.

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