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January 15th, 2018

Winter storm barrels toward parish

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Get ready. The first winter storm of 2018 to set its sights on Lincoln Parish is only hours away.
National Weather Service models show temperatures dropping rapidly into the 20s this evening with rain beginning around 8 p.m. The precipitation is expected to quickly turn into snowfall that will continue into Tuesday.
The area will struggle to get above freezing even into Wednesday.
“I don’t think we’re going to be able to dodge the bullet on this one,” Kip Franklin, Lincoln Parish director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness said.

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January 13th

Techsters pull away from Herd late

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HUNTINGTON, W.V. — Louisiana Tech is developing a reputation for hitting big shots late in Conference USA games and for the third time in four contests, the Lady Techsters found a way to win late.
This time it was Kierra Anthony’s turn to be the late-game hero.

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Who Dats have something to believe in

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I don’t think it’s any secret that I’m a Who Dat.
And I realize the Minnesota Vikings have to be the favorites to beat the New Orleans Saints in today’s NFC divisional playoff game.
After all, they’re rested after having a bye last week, and they’re playing at home.
Yes, I realized the Vikings dominated the Saints in Week One, taking a 29-19 win at Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium.
But somehow, some way, something keeps telling me the Saints are going to find a way to pull off the upset today.

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Sluggish second half dooms Dunkin’ Dogs

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BIRMINGHAM — It was another tough second half in another tough road environment for Louisiana Tech as the Bulldogs fell to Alabama-Birmingham, 74-62, on Saturday night inside Bartow Arena.
Playing without star point guard DaQuan Bracey, Tech (10-9, 1-5 C-USA) battled to have a one-point edge at halftime behind six made 3-pointers and nine assists.
The second half was the opposite with zero made triples and just two assists to go along with 10 turnovers. UAB (13-5, 4-1 C-USA) in the second stanza made over half its shots and led for the final 18 minutes of the game.

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Lady Tigers prevail in 81-79 OT victory

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GRAMBLING — Shakyla Hill and Monisha Neal reached double figures as the Grambling State University women’s basketball team rallied to defeat Prairie View A&M, 81-79 in overtime in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Saturday afternoon at the Fredrick C. Hobdy on Saturday afternoon.

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Gaston guides G-Men past Prairie View

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GRAMBLING (AP) — Anthony Gaston scored a season-high 30 points with seven rebounds and four steals and Grambling beat Prairie View 80-71 on Saturday.
Diontae Jones’ jumper gave Grambling a 9-8 lead and the Tigers never trailed again. Jones’ shot was the beginning of a 7-0 run which included a 3-pointer from Gaston. Later, Gaston made a layup and back-to-back 3s and the margin grew to 24-10.
The Panthers put together a 9-1 run and reduced their deficit to nine and Troy Thompson’s jumper at the buzzer made it 38-31 for Grambling.

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Winter storm may be on horizon

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Lincoln Parish may be in for its first significant winter weather event Monday night into Tuesday.

“There is still some uncertainty in the forecast for this event, but some accumulation of ice and snow is looking very possible at this time,” the National Weather Service in Shreveport said Saturday.

The forecast shows another Arctic cold front late Monday night with temperatures rapidly falling below freezing.

“Rain will begin mixing with freezing rain, sleet and then snow from north to south across most of the area,” the NWS said statement said.

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Out with the old

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The city of Ruston is replacing all of its almost 10,000 residential and commercial water meters with a state-of-the-art automated system that officials say will not only increase the accuracy of customer’s water bills but also save the city a “significant” amount of both money and water.
Exactly how much savings won’t be known until after the automated metering infrastructure system has been up and running for about a year, Keith Jeselink, Ruston’s water utilities manager said.

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Woodard finishes final day in 3rd Judicial District court

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The first female 3rd Judicial District court judge had a career filled with high regard for the law, right decision-making even if there were some hard ones to be made, but most of all, filled with love and friendship.
That was the message during the retirement ceremonies for District Court Judge Cynthia Woodard on Friday in front of more than 200 local public officials, family and friends from Lincoln and Union Parishes at the main Ruston courtroom.
“Over 21 years ago, you placed trust in confidence in me,” said Woodard, who was elected to her position in 1996.

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Parish seeks students for enhanced calendar program

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At the end of last school year, 64 percent of newly graduated second-graders at Ruston’s Glen View Elementary School were performing at or above grade-level expectations in reading.
Sixty-three percent were at or above proficiency in math.
Then came summer break.
As the same students began their third-grade year at Cypress Springs Elementary — the school into which Glen View feeds — only 31 percent were performing at or above where they should have been.

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