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May 19th, 2017

Diamond ’Dogs drop series opener at Middle Tennessee

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The Bulldogs had two runs, before registering their first out, but it wasn’t enough as Louisiana Tech dropped the series opener at Middle Tennessee 6-3 on Friday night.
Jordan Washam was the lone run producer for the Bulldogs, as the lefty blasted a two-run shot with nobody out in the top of the first to give Louisiana an early 2-0 lead.

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Tech softball to start NCAA Regional play

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Third-seeded Lady Techsters to face No. 2 seed Minnesota at 1:30 p.m. today
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Anyone who attended Thursday’s press conference at Rhoads Stadium for the teams competing in this weekend’s Tuscaloosa Regional would think the Minnesota Gophers are an underdog.
In fact, numerous times throughout the Gophers 15-minutes in front of the camera, Minnesota head coach Jessica Allister was quizzed by the media about her team playing the “underdog role” in a regional comprised of Alabama, Louisiana Tech and Albany.

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Grambling ousted from SWAC tourney

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Prairie View tops Tigers 8-6 to make it two and done for GSU

NEW ORLEANS — Grambling State outhit Prairie View A&M but left 14 runners on base Friday as the Panthers eliminated the G-Men from the Southwestern Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament 8-6 at Wesley Barrow Stadium.
The Panthers jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead, posting a run in the bottom of the first and two in the second.
But the G-Men battled back, plating a run in the third inning on Kristian Franklin’s RBI single through the left side that scored Marshawn Taylor.
The Tigers added another run in the fourth when Nick Wheeler scored on Taylor’s double to left field.

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Fundraiser to help area needy

A fundraiser aimed at helping area needy families is scheduled at Raising Cane’s from 4-9 p.m. May 25 by the Zeta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha. The philanthropic group will use the funds to help area residents at Christmastime.
The event’s theme is “Share the Love,” a take off of Cane’s “One Love’ slogan” and also pointing toward loving one’s less fortunate neighbor. If customers mention “ESA” when ordering, 15 percent of pre-tax sales will go to Zeta Rho/ESA to help fund its needy-family projects.

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Health Fair set Saturday

The Nada Houston “Live Healthy” Community Health Fair is Saturday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish Library, located at 910 North Trenton St.
The event is open to the public. Free blood pressure, diabetes, BMI, mental health, stroke prevention and diet and nutrition screenings will be available. For more information or transportation to the event call 318-436-1553.

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NCLAC gears up for Peach Art Exhibit

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It’s almost time for the North Central Louisiana Art Council’s Peach Art Exhibit.
This year is the NCLAC’s 30th annual fine art show held during the Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston.
Children, teens and adults of all experience levels are invited to compete for cash prizes at this fun community event.
We will be kicking off the show with peachy refreshments at our Opening Reception once again from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 20 at the Ruston Civic Center.
We are pleased that Smoothie King and Parish Press will be sponsoring our reception this year.
Big thanks to them.

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Meeting the Rev. and Mrs. Island

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In a cute house on a quiet street in Grambling lives a couple who have shared more than 60 years of adventures and love.
As I pulled into the driveway, the Rev. Henry Island waved me inside and led me to the sitting room.
His wife, Clotie “Pete” Island was not far behind and took her seat as close to her husband’s chair as she could.
She smiled and laughed as her husband introduced us and told her that I was there to hear about their lives together. While she did not talk a lot during the interview, her constant smile spoke volumes about her love for her husband.

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YEA! graduates nine local students

At 6:30 Thursday evening, nine Lincoln Parish students became official business owners during the Young Entrepreneurs Academy graduation.
YEA! is for students in grades 6-12 who have demonstrated creativity, innovative ideas, academic effort, determination, enthusiasm, the ability to communicate and a commitment to their community and family.
The program is hosted by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
According to Chamber President Judy Copeland, students learn more than just how to run a business.

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May 18th

Warrants issued for shooting suspect

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Warrants for attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon were issued this morning for 23-year-old Justin Lamar Early.
Early is wanted in connection with a Wednesday afternoon shooting that wounded a Ruston man, Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams said.
Authorities consider Early armed and dangerous.
He has ties to the Ruston and Monroe area, Williams said.
The shooting occurred in the 1500 block of Martin Luther King Avenue shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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Farmerville man held on attempted murder charge

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The almost month-long search for the suspect in the shooting of a Ruston man is over.
City police arrested Donnell Williams, Jr., 27, of Farmerville, on Tuesday after locating him in Ouachita Parish. Williams is charged with attempted second-degree murder in a March 27 incident that left a local man with multiple gunshot wounds.
Donnell Williams is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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