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Burglary suspects arrested

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Investigation crosses parish lines, arrests made, goods recovered
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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office noticed a dramatic increase in residential burglaries starting in early May. Further analysis of these residential burglaries by the LPSO Criminal Investigation Division suggested most of these burglaries occurred during daylight hours, along the borders of Bienville and Claiborne Parishes.
After consulting with investigators in both parishes, it was determined that Claiborne Parish was also experiencing an upswing in burglaries. The LPSO reportedly increased patrols in these areas, while investigators analyzed and followed leads in each case.

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Census appealed

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Grambling needs 51 more people to become a city
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GRAMBLING — It’s hard to believe 51 people can make a difference to a town the size of Grambling, but it’s the quest for 51 people that has the town and Mayor Ed Jones clamoring for a recount from their 2010 census count.
With an official count of 4,949, Grambling, considered a town by the United States government, needs just 51 more people to be legally considered a city to reap the benefits of the title.

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Sweets for Ruston

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Social Bites bakery opens downtown
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Residents with a sweet tooth may find a new favorite spot downtown with the recent opening of Social Bites.
Heather McWhorter Bailey, owner of Social Bites, has been in the cake business for five years, but she’s mostly been doing specialty cakes in that time.
Now, at her Social Bites storefront, located at 200 N. Vienna St. near the Dixie Center for the Arts, residents can pick up a sweet treat from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

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Remember to hydrate while out in the heat

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School is out and summer is here, which means children will be spending a big chunk of their day outside.
Additionally, more individuals will be outside playing softball, golf, tennis, basketball at one of our local outdoor courts or even fishing on the lake — just to name a few summer activities. Although it is good to be outside and be active, it is also a time that presents some concerns.
One of those major issues is dehydration.

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La. Tech dean of library services to serve as state chair

Michael A. DiCarlo, dean of library services, and Thomas Jackson Magee, Ross Endowed Professor at Louisiana Tech University, will serve as chair for the Louisiana Academic Library and Information Network Consortium (LALINC) for 2012-13.
LALINC is a partnership of participating libraries and organizations joined together under the general governance of the Board of Regents. The organization represents both public and private university, college and community/technical libraries in Louisiana.

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Boys and Girls Club receives funding for meals program

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The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana recently received a grant of $12,000 to expand their summer feeding program. This funding is made possible by a grant from United Way of Northeast Louisiana through funding provided by The Lincoln Health Foundation. These funds have allowed the Boys and Girls Club to open three additional feeding sites and serve an additional 5,000 meals in Lincoln Parish this summer. Last year more than 14,000 lunches were provided to children through the summer feeding program at the Boys and Girls Club.

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Bulldogs are top pick

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Tech tabbed for WAC title by publications
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Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Over and over those words are being used by various national publications to describe Louisiana Tech University’s fate during the 2012 football season.
And “repeat” is certainly the proper description to use with a Bulldogs’ squad that has received two more favorite labels from national magazines to rule the Western Athletic Conference race for the second straight year.

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Jessie’s Jottings

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James, Heat deserve props for NBA title
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So, congratulations are in order for a certain NBA player that may be affectionately known as “Bron Bron”.
Yes, people, I am actually giving props to LeBron James and the rest of the Miami Heat, as much as I don’t want to.
But what can we, the rest of the NBA Universe, do about it besides kick rocks and move on with our lives?

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College football playoffs approved

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System will go into place starting with 2014 season

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The long, slow march toward a major college football playoff is over. It has been approved.
Conference commissioners met with an oversight committee of university presidents and chancellors here Tuesday to approve the four-team seeded playoff, consisting of two semifinal games in bowls and a national championship game that will be put up for bid.

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Argent Wins Championship

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Argent Financial recently captured the championship of the Ruston Dixie Baseball Association 11/12-year-old league with a 16-7 victory in the championship game. Members of the title winning squad were (front row, from left) Tyreke Johnson, Alex Harris, Corvien Peevy, Chandler Davidson (back row, from left) Coach Tim Nutt, Tyler Nutt, Connor England, Corey Mamon, Courtney Mamon, Michael Guinn, Coach Barry Guinn. Not shown: FaMikious Leonard, Jack Henry Decuir.

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