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January 21st, 2015

Car crash leads to meth arrest

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A car accident in the early morning hours today ended with two persons being arrested on drug related charges.
According to the arrest affidavit, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a crash at 1:45 a.m. today on U.S. Highway 80 at Gahagan Road.
The arresting officer, an agent with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team, reported that upon arriving at the scene a pick-up truck was in a ditch.
The report stated the vehicle was occupied by two individuals.

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Dubach OKs sidewalk project

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The town council of Dubach met in regular session Tuesday night and adopted three resolutions and approved funding a current police officer’s training to be the full-time officer for the town.
The three resolutions were to apply for a Local Government Assistance Program grant for the water system, a transfer of franchise agreement to Media 3 to handle the cable system in the area and to allow the mayor to sign for a new sidewalk project.
The council approved all of the resolutions, including the approval of funding police officer Caurtnai Hill’s training, unanimously.

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

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Newly elected District Attorney John Belton, center, helped lead the celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday at Grambling State University. He served as the keynote speaker and participated in the candlelight vigil march held in King’s honor.

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Claiborne Dutch Oven Cookers to have first 2015 event

Mardi Gras theme set for Saturday cookout
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The Claiborne Dutch Oven Cookers is having their first gathering and Family Fun Day of 2015 on Saturday at the Lake Claiborne State Park Nature Center.
The event will feature Mardi Gras style Dutch oven cooking and a family fun game of Minute To Win It!
Cookers will light the coals around 9 a.m., and sample the cooking around noon. Dave Simons and the Claiborne Black Pots “Unplugged” Band will be entertaining everyone.

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Reneau to be inducted to Tech HOF

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Louisiana Tech University President Emeritus Dan Reneau will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame on Jan. 31 prior to the men’s basketball game against Marshall University.
Reneau will become the 88th member of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony that is scheduled for 3 p.m. in the Waggonner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center. The Bulldogs are scheduled to tip-off against the Thundering Herd at 4:30 p.m., and the induction ceremony is open to the public.

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Tech duo named C-USA Athletes of Week

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IRVING, Texas — Louisiana Tech’s Charla Craddock and Jarvis Gotch were both honored by Conference USA being named the league’s athletes of the week.
Craddock garnered Co-Track Athlete of the Week honors after she ran a pair of league-leading times as Louisiana Tech competed at the Texas A&M Team Invitational Saturday.

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Tech’s Appleby added to award watch list

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BOSTON, Mass. — Louisiana Tech’s Raheem Appleby was announced on Wednesday as one of 25 players to the Lute Olson Award Mid-Season Watch List.
The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation’s top Division I college basketball player who has played at least two seasons. Freshmen can be named to the season-ending All-America team, but are not eligible to receive the Player of the Year honor.
Appleby is currently averaging 17.5 points per game which ranks 67th in the country.

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Tech bowlers finish 13th

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The Lady Techsters battled the nation’s best bowling teams this past weekend when Louisiana Tech competed and placed 13th in the annual Mid-Winter Invitational, hosted by Arkansas State in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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Check your home during Radon awareness month

Radon caused more American fatalities this year than carbon monoxide, fires and handguns combined, according to the Cancer Prevention Centers.
A naturally occurring, invisible and odorless radioactive gas — radon ranks as the leading in-home hazard, a recent study by Harvard University said.
It is the top cause of lung cancer in nonsmokers, according to the Center for Disease Control.
January is “National Radon Action Month.”

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City computers are crucial problem

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Y2K is here. Fifteen years after the feared turn-of-the-century computer meltdown, the calamity finally arrived in Ruston.
Well, 14 years, 11 months and about two weeks after The Great Fear, to be exact. That’s when the computer systems at City Hall began doing wacky things. And then one day, in a fit of corruption, the systems just crashed. Done. Finished. Outta here.

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