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February 24th, 2017

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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Defense stymies Mean Green

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Alexus Malone scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Louisiana Tech held North Texas to only 25 percent shooting in the second half as the Lady Techsters defeated the Mean Green 65-49 Thursday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (16-11, 11-5 Conference USA) won its sixth straight game, the longest winning streak since the 2010-11 Lady Techsters won 14 straight on their way to the NCAA Tournament. The victory also snapped a five-game winning streak for North Texas (11-15, 8-7 C-USA).

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Dunkin’ Dogs down Mean Green, 85-67

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DENTON, Texas — After suffering losses each of the last two seasons to North Texas at the Super Pit, Louisiana Tech was able to break the curse on Thursday night as the Bulldogs downed the Mean Green by a score of 85-67.
With the win, Tech (21-8, 13-3 Conference USA) extended its season-best winning streak to seven while also securing a first round bye in the C-USA Tournament for a fourth straight year.

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February 23rd

Professor receives state professionalism award

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Norman Pumphrey, associate professor of civil engineering and program chair of construction engineering technology at Louisiana Tech University, has received the 2017 Professional Engineer Faculty Professionalism Award from the Louisiana Engineering Foundation.
The award, which seeks to recognize faculty who encourage their colleagues and who benefit their students and the profession with the promotion of professionalism within their universities, was presented to Pumphrey at the 21st Joint Engineering Societies Conference held recently in Lafayette.

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GSU alum, Jonesboro mayor raises $140,000 for university

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When Rick Gallot was named the 10th president of Grambling State University in July, James Bradford, mayor of Jonesboro and GSU alum, was there in the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors room as scores erupted in glee. Bradford was elated but he decided he had to do something — something big.

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BPCC announces ‘The Game’s Afoot’

The Bossier Parish Community College Theatre Program and the Cavalier Players announce the next show in their season, “The Game’s Afoot” by Ken Ludwig.
“The Game’s Afoot” received the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for the best play 2012.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 9-11 and March 16-18, and at 2 pm. March 12 and 19, in the Performing Arts Theatre (Building C) on the BPCC campus, 6220 East Texas Street, Bossier City.
Ray Scott Crawford, dean of Communication and Performing Arts and professor of Theatre, will direct this mystery show.

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