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February 17th, 2017

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION

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Dunkin’ Dogs slam Owls, 95-69

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Senior Erik McCree has been the anchor for Louisiana Tech all season.
However, on Thursday night there was a youth movement inside the Thomas Assembly Center as the freshman duo of DaQuan Bracey and Jalen Harris combined for 35 points to help the Bulldogs overpower Florida Atlantic by a final score of 95-69.
Bracey registered his first career double-double with 14 points, a career-high 12 assists and a career-high four steals while Harris was very efficient from the field with a game-high 21 points off the bench, including a tip-in dunk that got the crowd of 3,012 on their feet.

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Railroad Makers and Music Festival celebrates regional arts, music

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The Seratones, of Shreveport, and Louisiana Soul Revival featuring Doug Duffey, of Monroe, will headline the inaugural Railroad Makers and Music Festival on April 8 in Ruston’s historic downtown district.
The festival will also feature the bands Big Head, of Monroe; Montague, of New Orleans; Supernaturals; of Monroe; GoofyBoots, of Greenville, Mississippi; and more than 100 regional makers as well as several food trucks, said Joshua Mitchell, Railroad Fest’s founder.

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LPSO seeks leads on dog fights

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help regarding what appears to be evidence of dog fighting.
Construction workers discovered the remains of six or seven dogs in a beaver pond off Moore’s Dairy Road on Thursday.
“When they broke the dam, a couple of the dog carcasses washed out of it,” LPSO Major Stephen Williams said. “They were probably victims of dog fighting. They were just dumped there.”
Though the remains were in various stages of decay, Williams said the dogs appear to have been mixed breed. Dog fighting is illegal.

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Hanging out at Hideaway

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It’s no secret that one of the favorite pastimes for many college students is hanging out and talking with friends.
And now that’s easier to do for Louisiana Tech students thanks to a partnership that has developed between GEAUX Hammocks out of Monroe and the university’s Lambright Intramural Center.
The Lambright Center held a ribbon cutting last week to celebrate the opening of a hammock station next to Lake Reneau in Garland Gregory Hideaway Park, with telephone poles set into the ground to hang the hammocks from.

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NCLAC recognizes community supporters

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Today the North Central Louisiana Arts Council would like to take a moment to recognize one of our community partners who is making a difference in our work, as well as the work of many other organizations in our area.

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I will ever loyal be to Tech

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I have dreamed of the day I would receive my university diploma for a long time. For a while, it felt like the day would never come, but now it is here.
I will be graduating from Louisiana Tech in a week and I am a bundle of mixed emotions. I am ready to be done with school, but I am terrified because that is all I have ever known. This will be the first time I am completing a year of school and do not have to think about going back.
I am going to miss Tech and everything it has to offer.

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Life lessons learned at local event

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When I was a sophomore in high school, I had absolutely no idea what it meant to be an adult.
I never had to worry about paying bills, making a budget or deciding on a car payment.
Those lessons were learned after I got married.
Sure, my parents taught me a little about being fiscally responsible and when I went to college, I had to make some money decisions for myself, but nothing like the real world.
It’s not my parent’s fault, it is difficult to explain money to a teenager and have them fully understand the consequences of their actions.

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Citizens’ Academy builds community

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office wants you.
And in return for your participation in Citizens’ Academy 2017, the LPSO and the DA’s office guarantee an all-inclusive look at law enforcement from the inside out and a demystification of the local criminal justice system.
Deadline to apply for this year’s academy is March 3. Academy sessions will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, beginning March 28 and ending April 18.

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Lady Panthers start strong

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Ninth-seeded Lincoln Preparatory School wasted no time in taking control Thursday night as the Lady Panthers roared to a 72-29 win over 24th-seeded Montgomery in prep girls Class 1A playoff action at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Jade Anderson led the way for Lincoln Prep with a triple-double — 23 points, 10 assists and 10 steals.
Amber Collinsworth added 20 points, 11 rebounds and a steal for the Lady Panthers while Jesse Anderson added 18 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals.

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