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February 24th, 2017

Police seek possible impersonator

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Citizen reports being stopped Tuesday on Celebrity Drive

Ruston police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who may be impersonating a police officer.
Police received a complaint Wednesday from a citizen reporting they had been stopped early Tuesday afternoon on Celebrity Drive by a black male identifying himself as a police officer.
The man approached the citizen’s vehicle stating the citizen had been speeding, Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams said in a statement issued Thursday.

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UL board backs GSU nursing program

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Grambling State University’s nursing program is one step closer to reinstatement.
The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to approve a Letter of Intent for the undergraduate degree program that was lost in 2015.
“We’re elated and grateful that the UL system decided to approve and endorse a new GSU undergraduate program,” said GSU president Rick Gallot. “The committee has asked good questions, and we respect their focused inquiries to make sure we’re on the right track.

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Sense of Place gallery moves to City Hall

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced an exhibit of the top twelve photographic images from the 2016 exhibition “A Sense of Place: Contemporary Images of Lincoln Parish.”
Each photograph displayed has received a Juror’s Purchase Award.
The photographs are displayed in City Hall just outside the Mayor’s office.
The top twelve photographs are now the property of NCLAC and will be displayed in different venues in the future.
In addition, the images have been reproduced and made into sets of postcards titled, “Postcards From the Parish.”

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Medical illustration exhibit, auction at Tech to showcase student works

Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s School of Design, School of Biological Sciences and Biomedical Engineering program will showcase the digital art of their students at the 2nd Annual Student Digital Painting Art Exhibit and Auction, March 10 at the F.J. Taylor Visual Art Center Gallery on the campus of Louisiana Tech.
The exhibit will open at 6:30 p.m. and feature the digital illustrations of 18 talented Tech students in their ART 320: Digital Painting course.

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BGC creates bright futures

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“To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”
That is the mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
That goal is also held in our local club here in Ruston — the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana.
It’s members come from all over the parish and bring with them a wish to learn and grow as leaders.
If you don’t know a lot about the club, I encourage you to learn all you can and help this organization reach its goal.

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Prevent spam calls, emails

Everyone receives electronic spam.
Whether it be through telephone or email, spam is an every day annoyance that can have major affects if one were to agree to their demands.
The Ruston Police Department is warning citizens about a new telephone spam tax scheme that asks for money to fulfill a police warrant.
The calls mentioned ask for either credit card numbers or a money order to fulfill that warrant.
Never give any personal information or monetary information when receiving these types of phone calls.
There are serious consequences when one gives information like this.

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Tech baseball to play at UTA

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Louisiana Tech will leave the comforts of the Love Shack for the first time this season, as the Bulldogs hit the road for a three game road series with UT-Arlington.
The Diamond ‘Dogs enter the weekend with a 4-0 record, coming off of a thrilling 4-2 victory over Little Rock on Wednesday night at J.C. Love Field.
The win marked an NCAA-leading 14th consecutive victory at the Love Shack.
UT-Arlington is coming off of their biggest challenge of the season, having faced No. 1 TCU on Tuesday night. The Mavs held an early lead over TCU, but ultimately fell 7-2.

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Lady Techster Invitational to start

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For the second time in three weekends, the Louisiana Tech Lady Techster softball team will host a home tournament as head coach Mark Montgomery and Co. welcome McNeese State, Sam Houston State, Northern Iowa and Grambling State for a three-day, 10-game event starting Friday at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Admission for the tournament is $20 for all-tournament pass for adults ($10 for youth 17-years-and-under) and $10 for a single day pass ($5 for youth 17-years-old and under).

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Boys prep playoffs begin tonight

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Ruston High School is the No. 8 seed in Class 5A and will begin postseason play at home as the Bearcats play host to No. 25 Dutchtown at 7 p.m. today in the RHS Boys Gym.
Tickets for that game will cost $7.
Cedar Creek earned the No. 15 seed in Div. IV and for the first time in nearly 30 years will begin the playoffs at home as the Cougars play host to No. 18 Catholic-Point Coupee at 6 p.m. today.
Lincoln Preparatory School is the No. 2 seed in Class 1A and will host 31st-seed Montgomery at 6 p.m.today.
In Class B, both Simsboro and Choudrant will start with home games.

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Lincoln Prep, Creek girls eliminated

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ARCADIA — Lincoln Preparatory School, the ninth-seed in Class 1A, pushed defending state champion and top-seeded Arcadia to the brink of elimination Thursday night before the Lady Hornets escaped with a 51-49 win to move on to the semifinals of the state tournament next week in Hammond.
Jesse Anderson led the Lady Panthers with13 points and five rebounds while Jade Anderson added 10 points, six rebounds and five steals.
Lincoln Prep also received nine points and six steals from Tia Ford and eight points from Alexis Perkins.

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