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February 17th

Techsters bump Hawaii

Echoing the same sentiments was Long’s successor.
“Coach Long did a tremendous job with these young ladies and they won this one for him,” said Weatherspoon. “This game meant a lot to these players because of what he had taught them and how he had prepared them this year. I thought they handled themselves very well.”
So did Weatherspoon during an emotional week that took her from being an associate head coach to the interim head coaching position after Long had his duties of just over three years terminated by Tech officials on Monday afternoon.

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Aldredge guides Creek to win

As the fourth quarter started, Grambling held a 25-24 lead, thanks to a five-foot jumper from Bathsheba McMahon with 35 seconds left to go in the previous period.
But in the first four minutes of the last quarter, Aldredge scored four of her team’s six points to ignite the No. 13 state ranked Lady Cougars to a lead that they would hold for the remainder of the game.
Best known for her record-setting skills in the javelin — she was one of the nation’s Top Ten ranked female prepsters in 2008 — Aldredge led all rebounders with 13 to go with 10 points, five steals and two assists.

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Tagging no pretty picture

While the recent attacks spotlighted the problem, there is nothing new about graffiti tagging, even in Ruston.
Graffiti has existed since ancient times, with examples going back to ancient Greece and the Roman Empire and can range from simple scratch marks to elaborate wall paintings. Spray paint and permanent markers have become the most commonly used materials in modern-day graffiti tagging.
In most countries, defacing property with graffiti without the property owner’s consent is considered vandalism, which is punishable by law.

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Project helps protect city against fires

RFD already has acquired more than 1,000 smoke detectors to distribute for free to local residents who are without one in their homes. It is estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 homes in Lincoln Parish lack a working smoke detector.

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What’s in a number?

Schools’ scores vary greatly within the parish, from a high of 138.6 at A.E. Phillips to a low of 76.8 at I.A. Lewis for 2008. Some debate whether this is due to the quality of the school or the population of students it serves. Some schools have a much larger percentage of poverty students than others, and many argue this group of students is at a disadvantage in the standardized testing used to determine the scores.

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Lady Techsters trip Nevada

After the second league win in the past three days was achieved in front of 1,720 fans, Tech assured itself of no lower than a fourth place slot as the next-to-last week of the regular campaign winds down for the conference.
That’s one notch above where the Techsters were situated before stopping Hawaii 68-56 on Friday night, when Weatherspoon made her debut as the interim head coach, and then taking care of a talented Nevada club which had beaten Tech 64-57 earlier in Reno.

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Police raid may expedite city solution

As the latest step in the struggle to bring Grambling back to a functional municipality was taking place, the mayor was making moves of her own.
She informed city police chief Tommy Clark of his termination via a letter slipped under his office door Friday. As the council hastily called an emergency meeting to reinstate Clark, state police investigators were collecting evidence.
Grambling residents continue to be dissatisfied with their elected leaders, and the whole community is ready for a resolution to the ongoing battle for governmental control.

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Valentine's Day all about love

It just seems as if the older you get, the more problems come along and more stress is attached to the day. This stress can cause people to love the holiday or even hate the mere existence of the holiday. Where’s Cupid when you need him? Or does he even exist?
Now let’s go back to the question of opening the door for Valentine’s Day. I would definitely welcome the holiday, but I think there are some tips to follow in order to have a successful Valentine’s Day.

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State Police raid Grambling

A brief while later, investigators with the Louisiana State Police swept into Grambling with search warrants for four different locations involving a nearly yearlong ongoing probe into possible missing funds and a breach of records within city finances.
“This is a simultaneous search of multiple locations as part of the ongoing investigation of the city of Grambling’s financial records,” investigator Scott Brown with the Louisiana State Police said.
“Everyone has been cooperating in full with the investigation.”

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February 13th

Cattle killed when vehicles lock horns

Larry Mathews, residence and age unknown, was the driver of the cattle truck. He was uninjured, but some damage to the trailer let cows escape onto the road and woods surrounding the area. Men on horses were on the scene well into the morning, with law enforcement and volunteers working to load dead and live cattle onto trailers at 9 a.m.
Herman Poovie, the lone injured driver in the series of crashes, was taken to Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for moderate injuries, Martin said. He was unsure of Poovie’s residence or age.

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