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January 28th, 2014

There's no "I" in team

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Teamwork is one of those things that I feel is an underestimated tool. Putting your faith and trust in others is not always easy, but it can save a lot of stress and produce benefits that wouldn’t be possible with a solitary person.

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January 27th

LPSO: Major drug distributor arrested

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A major distributor of methamphetamine in northeast Louisiana is behind bars today as a result of a joint law enforcement operation.
Christropher Takewell, 37, of 873 Walker Road in Choudrant, faces charges of distribution of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia after his arrest Friday by Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team agents.
Takewell’s arrested followed an approximately five-month investigation by LPNET, Lincoln Parish sheriff’s deputies, federal Drug Enforcement Agency agents and members of the Ouachita Parish Metro Narcotics squad.

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Family-friendly play takes the stage Friday

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Though it won’t quite be the Disney story many people are familiar with, Louisiana Tech University’s Stone Theatre will be alight with action, romance, comedy and adventure when “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday.
“This is not the Disney cartoon movie version,” Paul B. Crook, director of the play and associate professor of theatre, said. “This is drawn straight from the tales of the Arabian Nights.”

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Rogers to run for judge spot

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Ruston attorney Tommy Rogers has announced his candidacy for the 3rd Judicial District Division B judgeship being vacated at the end of this year by retiring Judge Wayne Smith.
The election is in November. The 3rd District is Lincoln and Union parishes.
Rogers said he decided to run as a way to repay the community “for all of the good things that have happened to me growing up here, raising a family.”
Rogers is a graduate of Ruston High School, Louisiana Tech University and LSU Law Center. He has been a member of the Napper, Madden and Rogers law firm for 35 years.

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MLK Distinguished Award recipients announced

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Grambling State University has announced that six recipients will be presented awards at the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Awards Luncheon on Feb. 4.
“We’re pleased to have a particularly strong group of honorees this year,” said GSU President Frank G. Pogue, who started the luncheon tradition.
“Having Arcadia and Monroe mayors, a state representative and a state senator, a woman who stands tall in her community and a basketball legend all in one place at the same time as we honor Dr. King and kick off Black History Month is truly remarkable.

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Man charged with aggravated assault after girlfriend’s floor shot

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A Ruston man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with aggravated assault with a firearm following a shooting incident at his girlfriend’s apartment on Jan. 23.
Morgan Marks, 24, of 2102 Winchester Dr., was arrested at the Tech Town Apartments on Gilman Street after allegedly pointing a gun at his girlfriend and, at some point in the disturbance, firing it, Ruston Police Department Public Information Officer Sgt. Clint Williams said.

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Tech starts softball workouts

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Louisiana Tech head coach Mark Montgomery is cautiously optimistic about his team’s potential as the 2014 softball season approaches.
Montgomery, who enters his second year at the helm of the program, feels that this year’s version of Tech softball has an opportunity to lay the ground work for both the immediate and future success of Lady Techsters.

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Diamond ’Dogs begin preseason practice

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With three weeks remaining until the 2014 baseball campaign gets underway, Louisiana Tech took to the diamond Friday for the first official practice of the season.
The Bulldogs began the day with infield and outfield work followed by a round of batting practice and the team continued practice and intrasquads throughout the weekend.

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Inside Tech Basketball airs tonight

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Centric Federal Credit Union’s Inside Tech Basketball radio show presented by Miller Lite will air at 6 p.m. tonight from Scott’s Catfish in Ruston. The one-hour radio show will air live on the LA Tech Sports Network on ESPN 97.7 FM. The show will feature a half-hour segment with Lady Techster coach Teresa Weatherspoon and Malcolm Butler and a half-hour segment with Bulldog coach Mike White (pictured above) and Dave Nitz. Tech fans are encouraged to come to Scott’s, enjoy some great food and participate in the show.

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Support LPSB district report

Citizens of Lincoln Parish will have a unique opportunity to connect with their local school system this Wednesday by coming to hear Lincoln Parish School Board Superintendent Danny Bell give his annual “State of the District” report at 11:30 a.m. in the Lincoln Community Room of the Lincoln Parish Library.

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