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When I see an unnecessary sequel, I’ll often wonder what the studio was thinking. I’m not talking about the huge franchises where any kind of new installment is basically a license to print money. I’m talking about unwanted sequels to movies that don’t have a fan base clamoring for more. Obviously I can think of a few motivating factors — greed mixed with a lack of imagination — but what makes studios think that they have a franchise on their hands when the first movie wasn’t exactly a franchise-launcher? In the case of “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” I actually don’t have this question. I...

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07/16/2014
After opening on June 24, four sessions of swimming lessons and nine weeks of frolicking in our basin, the 480,000-gallon Municipal Pool on Georgia Street will be closing July 25. However, the City...
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07/14/2014
This is Buddy, a lab mix. Buddy loves other dogs and is the first to come get his ears rubbed when visitors come. He loves to play. Adoption fees are $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information. See all...
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07/14/2014
It’s hard to believe that we are more than halfway through the summer vacation. In one month, Lincoln Parish Schools will resume classes, and a new school year will start. If you have shopped for...
07/14/2014
Editor’s Note: This is the first article in a six-part series highlighting academic programs at Louisiana Tech University that are having significant impacts on the region and whose graduates are...
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07/12/2014
Erik Johnson is a rising senior and an Army ROTC cadet heading to Germany for a special experience. Of thousands of cadets across the nation, Johnson is the only cadet from Louisiana and the only...
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07/11/2014
Rotary International recognized local attorney and judicial candidate Tyler Storms, a charter member of the Rotary Club of Lincoln, with his second Paul Harris Award (the “Paul Harris Plus One” award...
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07/09/2014
July is National Parks and Recreation Month so we are encouraging you to get outside and enjoy our beautiful parks. But keep in mind, safety first.
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07/09/2014
Junior Auxiliary of Ruston donated playground equipment to the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center, Choudrant Elementary and Dubach School. The JAs are thankful to Builders Supply of Ruston for...
07/09/2014
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council (NCLAC) has extended the drawing for its Keep the Arts Afloat campaign. The winning donor’s name will be drawn at 7:30 p.m. today at the Dixie Center for the...
07/08/2014
For the 3 million Americans who stutter, not being able to say their own name is just one of the many challenges that confront them as they start their work day.  Help is available for adults and...