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January 15th, 2014

Cyber comments lead to arrest

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Choudrant man allegedly bullied 13-year-old girl online
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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office made an arrest for cyberbullying late Tuesday night.
Cody Logan Joyner, 18, of 298 Pleasant Grove Road, Choudrant, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. at 538 Campbell Road in Choudrant for one count of cyberbullying.
As of press time his bond had not been set, and he was still in custody.
LPSO deputies were dispatched to 135 Foster Lane in reference to a welfare concern after dispatch received a call from the uncle of a 13-year-old girl, who reported that Joyner had made threatening comments and remarks about his niece on Facebook.

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Hunter, Hammons take the helm

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Elected Monday as Lincoln Parish Police Jury officers for 2014 were (from left to right) Treasurer Bobby Gray, President Hazel Hunter and Vice President David Hammons.

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Doug Williams to be honored

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Davey O’Brien Legends Award to go to former GSU QB/Coach
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FORT WORTH, Texas — The Davey O’Brien Foundation today announced Doug Williams as the recipient of the 2013 Davey O’Brien Legends Award presented by Low T Center, in honor of his outstanding contributions to the game of football both on and off the field. Williams will be presented with the award at the 37th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 17 in Fort Worth, Texas.
“I’m very honored to receive the Legends Award,” Williams said. “It’s a privilege to be included among some of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.”

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Tech football signing day social set for Feb. 5

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Louisiana Tech’s annual Signing Day event will take on a new flavor this year with the same great information on the Bulldogs’ newest players. Set for 4 p.m. Feb. 5, this year’s event will be an afternoon social at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center with head coach Skip Holtz and his staff introducing LA Tech’s signees.
Football color analyst Teddy Allen will emcee the afternoon event with Coach Holtz and the rest of the staff on hand to discuss the most recent signing class with highlight clips to complement the discussion.

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Lady Techsters hit road to renew ties with Rice

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During their time together in the Western Athletic Conference, Louisiana Tech and Rice developed an intense rivalry in women’s basketball as the Lady Techsters and Owls played some memorable games.
Eight years removed from the last time the two programs met as conference foes, Louisiana Tech ventures into Tudor Fieldhouse — formerly known as Autry Court before recent renovations — looking for its first Conference USA win.
The two teams will tip off at 7 p.m. tonight.

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GSU’s Miller named SWAC Player of Week

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Grambling State University junior guard Joanna Miller has been selected as the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Miller helped lead GSU to its first two wins in conference play while leading all scorers in three of the Lady Tigers last four matches.
For the week, she averaged 31.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game. Miller knocked down 43 percent from the floor and 90 percent from the free-throw line.

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Grambling Lab hoops teams defeat Cedar Creek

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GRAMBLING — Cedar Creek and Grambling Laboratory High School started off their District 1-1A basketball seasons Monday with the Kittens and Lady Kittens each coming away with wins.
The Lady Kittens (3-10, 1-0) won 45-24 over the Lady Cougars (8-13, 0-1) with Amber Collinsworth leading the way with 15 points and 11 rebounds along with two steals and two blocked shots.

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Annual Furry Fun Walk planned

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Ruston Parks and Recreation Department is preparing to host the Eighth Annual Furry Fun Walk.
The free event is scheduled to get underway at 9:30 a.m. March 8. The community and their four-legged friends are encouraged to come out and enjoy the natural trails for a stroll through Huckleberry Trails Park and Nature Area on Magnolia. A leash is required for all dogs and they must be up to date on their shots.

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Women invited to open house

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In connection with a worldwide Global Open House, Piney Hills Harmony Chorus is holding a local open house and inviting women of all ages who enjoy singing. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church of Ruston at 212 N. Bonner.

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Changes proposed to zoning codes

When Ruston’s zoning commission adopted the current zoning code in 2012, the panel promised residents it would be constantly re-examining the code for necessary changes, and would bring those changes to the community as expeditiously as possible.
That process has come to its fruition. Last week, the commission got its first official look at a list of 52 proposed updates to the code — each one of which lessens the code’s existing restrictions.

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