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December 9th

Dunkin’ Dogs down Jackson State

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Four Bulldog starters scored in double figures, led by sophomore Jalen Harris with 22 points, as Louisiana Tech used its balanced scoring attack to defeat Jackson State, 91-62, on Saturday night inside the Thomas Assembly Center on Karl Malone Court.
It was another strong offensive performance for Tech (7-2) as the Bulldogs shot higher than 50 percent from the field for a fifth time this season. More importantly though was the defensive effort.

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December already fun football month

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If the first weekend is any indication, December is going to be a month to remember. And I’m not talking about Christmas getting closer.
It’s all the happenings that occurred in football during this time.
By the time last Monday night’s ESPN telecast between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals aired, my remote clicker and column/blog angles had worn out.
Several takeaways from all of this pigskin paraphernalia:

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McGehee nails it predicting bear sighting

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Every time I venture over to the eastern part of the state where the Louisiana black bear has increasingly garnered the interest along with consternation of property owners, hunters and camp owners, I have wanted to see one of these creatures. Anytime I go over that way for any reason, I have my camera handy because of the chance I might at long last get to see and photograph a black bear.

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City Christmas parade celebrates season

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The Grambling city council throw candies and wave to paradegoers Saturday during the Grambling Joy Fund’s annual Christmas Parade. Pictured from left is councilman Cullen Jackson, councilwoman Yanese Days, councilwoman Cathy Holmes, mayor pro tem Roy Jackson, councilwoman G. Denise Dupree and mayor Ed Jones.

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Christmas concert to be held at Dixie

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Lawrence Gibbs and the Russ-Town Band will present their annual “Christmas at the Dixie” benefit program at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
“This is an annual concert that we have done since 1994 with the Russ-Town Band,” said Gibbs, conductor of the band. “We did this before the restoration in the late ’90s.”
Back in 1994, Gibbs and his wife organized the band, usually consisting of around 50 to 60 volunteers, and they have been presenting these concerts annually since then. 

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Tech opens Cyber Center in Bossier City

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at the National Cyber Research Park in Bossier City commemorated Louisiana Tech’s most recent step toward delivering both greater college and career opportunities to Shreveport-Bossier, and greater cyber support and training to both the area’s students and the nation’s military.
In a ceremony attended by Gov. John Bel Edwards, state and local dignitaries, and several members of the University’s administration, the Louisiana Tech Academic Success Center officially opened in a building the University shares with Bossier Parish Community College.

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Local couple celebrates 50 years of marriage

Rodney and Nancy Alexander, of Ruston, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a suprise party hosted by their family. They were wed Oct. 19, 1967.

The couple have three children, Ginger Robinson, Rod Alexander and Lisa Lowe; and six grandchildren, Jordon Nalley, Jaina Robinson, Jackson Robinson, Jorgia Nalley, John Brooks Robinson and Jenna Lowe.

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Feelings of others felt during the holiday season

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Ebenezer Scrooge, Charles Dickens’ creation, was not isolated in having a different perspective about the holidays. The “Bah humbug” pronouncement might have been over the top, but his portrayed lack of enthusiasm was not unique.

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Louisiana Tech becoming cyber world giant

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Louisiana Tech has already put itself in position as one of Louisiana’s leading universities.
But now Tech is going national.
At a Thursday ceremony attended by Gov. John Bel Edwards, state and local dignitaries, along with members of the University’s administration, the Louisiana Tech Academic Success Center officially opened in a building the University shares with Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City.

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Schools need enhanced calendar

Long summer breaks may be a thing of the past after the Lincoln Parish School Board took the first step to creating an Enhanced School calendar beginning in summer 2018.
The board approved the calendar, which will extend the 2018-19 school year by 30 days for more than 500 families living in the schools’ districts, during the board’s monthly board meeting Tuesday.

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