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December 23rd

Bulldogs dominate Warhawks

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Louisiana Tech cruises to 83-61 road win over Louisiana-Monroe
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MONROE — After having to practice in the dark in Fant-Ewing Coliseum the night before due to a power outage, Louisiana Tech then shot the lights out on Sunday night versus ULM.
The Bulldogs shot 57.1 percent from the field, led by Alex Hamilton who nearly pulled off the double-double with a team-high 17 points and a career-high nine rebounds to take the dominant 83-61 win over the I-20 neighbor Warhawks.

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Techsters race past Alabama A&M

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PG Walter leads way with 16 points, 10 assists
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According to Louisiana Tech head coach Teresa Weatherspoon, junior point guard Chrisstasia Walter plays at one speed … fast.
Walter and her Lady Techster teammates sped past Alabama A&M Sunday afternoon 81-51 as Tech won its fifth straight game at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Texarkana, Ark., native scored 16 points, dished out 10 assists, recorded seven steals and pulled down seven rebounds to lead the Lady Techsters to the 30-point victory.

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Christmas Cheer spread through parish

Many Lincoln Parish residents should probably take a lead provided by the Louisiana Tech University soccer team recently.
With Christmas season upon us, the Lady Techsters recently visited both the Russ House and Princeton Place nursing homes in Ruston to share a little holiday cheer. The team handed out Christmas cards to the elderly and took time to visit with the residents.
It was a wonderful thing to do, and something many of us can learn from.

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After storm, count your blessings

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While many of us will spend much of today cleaning up following Saturday’s storm that left widespread damage across the area, we can’t forget how lucky we are. No lives were lost as a result of the storm. Property can be replaced; people and other loved ones like family pets can’t.
The National Weather Service reported that much of the damage was caused by straight-line winds, although at least one tornado was officially confirmed.
When I woke up Saturday morning I knew we could be in for a stormy day.

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December 21st

Winds cause downed trees, electricity outages

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Area residents should be up and running after Saturday afternoon’s severe weather.
Widespread damage was caused throughout Lincoln Parish by high-speed winds.
Josh Turner, who was driving north on Louisiana Highway 818 toward U.S. Highway 80 when he saw a tree falling in front him, ended up with his GMC pick-up truck smashed.
“I didn’t have time to stop and not get hit, it was going to hit me, so I gunned it,” said Turner, who escaped uninjured. “It hit the back top of the truck and then tore up the cargo area as a I slid through.”

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Sheriff’s Office searches for information

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested one man on charges of theft, and they are looking for any information on this man in regards to stolen property.
According to the affidavit, on Dec. 11, LPSO was contacted by staff members of MTA Distributing in reference to a complaint of internal theft by an employee of MTA. MTA staff advised that they suspected that an employee, Dekourtney Dunn, was stealing merchandise from MTA and later selling the stolen merchandise to other individuals.

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Special, candlelight services planned for Christmas Eve

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Those looking for a spiritual experience to celebrate the Christmas holiday will have plenty of options across various denominations on Tuesday.
Several churches are planning special, candlelight evening services to celebrate Christmas Eve.
Temple Baptist Church will host its candlelight service at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the church’s sanctuary.
Cindy Burns, music and media secretary, said the traditional service typically draws approximately 1,200 attendees.
“We go through the Advent, have a children’s sermon and sing carols,” Burns said.
“We kind of try to get everybody involved.”

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Residents camp out for pair of Jordans

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At 2 p.m. Wednesday many people gathered in front of Hibbett Sports, located in the Interstate 20 Shopping Center, to wait for the arrival of the Christmas Air Jordans.
Taurus Davis, from Ruston, said he had to have a pair of the Air Jordans.
“These are going to be the Christmas Jordans,” Davis said. “I will be out here until 8 a.m. when they go on sale.”
Brodtavious Harris, student at Ruston High School, said he came out to Hibbett Sports at 2:45 p.m.

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Wishing the Saints a Super Bowl berth

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Go ahead and give us grief for last Sunday’s ebullient column of the New Orleans Saints reaching the Super Bowl.
The timing was lousy.
Later on the same day, the Saints had their debacle against the Rams in St. Louis.
Now, it is crunch time for the Da Boys from Da Big Easy.
It’s must win time against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte today.
Plus, we can make a Christmas wish of the Saints showing up on Super Sunday.
Along with these wishes for some of other friends in the sporting world:

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Beaten at the buzzer

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Late trey denies G-Men second straight victory
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GRAMBLING — It seemed like the Grambling State Tigers had victory in their hands Saturday.
That was before the thrill of victory instantly morphed into the tragedy of defeat.
Looking for a second straight win as well as their second win in as many seasons, the Tigers led for the majority of the second half — until the final 3.3 seconds.
That was when elation made a sudden transition to heartbreak as Lyon College’s Riley Jenkins took advantage of a defensive breakdown and nailed a long-range 3-pointer to put the Scots up by a point over the G-Men.

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