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February 25th, 2015

Bulldog golf team finishes in fifth place

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Ben Robinson shot even-par 72 Tuesday at the Mobile Sports Authority Intercollegiate as the Bulldogs as a team finished fifth amidst a 15-team field at the Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course in Mobile.
Robinson finished the tournament at 1-under-par 215 to tie three others for fourth place individually, marking the junior’s highest finish individually in his collegiate career. He entered the final day of the tournament at 1-under-par and kept even-par in the final round.

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Tech’s Tutsch named C-USA Softball Player of Week

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Louisiana Tech junior Krysta Tutsch was named the Conference USA Co-Player of the Week Monday following her performances in the Lady Techsters four games last week.
The Davenport, Iowa, native batted .667 on the week while recording a .750 on-base percentage and a 1.333 slugging percentage in leading Louisiana Tech to a 3-1 record and a near upset victory over undefeated and 15th ranked LSU. Tutsch recorded six hits in nine at bats, including her fifth and sixth home runs of the season.

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Hunters for Christ banquet set for Saturday

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The 10th Annual Hunters for Christ Sportsmen’s Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Willie Davis Recreation Center in Farmerville.
Attendees will be treated to a barbeque dinner and will be able to participate in a live auction, silent auction, drop-bag raffles and door prizes.
There will also be raffles for a four-wheeler, mobile deer stand, fire pits, guns and more.
The banquet is a benefit for Randy White and Extreme Missionary Adventures, a nonprofit organization that provides missionary trips and service projects to countries all around the world.

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GSU seniors presented with letterman jackets

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Grambling State University senior football players were recently presented with GSU letterman jackets during a ceremony held at the Eddie G. Robinson Sports Museum.

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Being mindful potential scams

Many residents have already begun the income tax filing process.
While there are many avenues for residents to file their taxes such as using a Certified Public Accountant or utilizing a software that enables the input of all information, residents should proceed with caution.
The IRS and the State of Louisiana are adamant that this time of year is crucial for residents to monitor phone calls and transactions.
Tax scams come in many different forms.
The IRS reports that the most common scams are through phone calls and emails from individuals pretending to be the IRS.

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LP dodges disaster bullets

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The homeland is secure.
Let’s be honest, the good money says not too many people really, deep down believe that.
With the almost daily renewal of threats against the U.S. mainland from ISIS, al Qaeda and even North Korea, why would people feel safe?

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Rehearsals continue

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Tracy Calloway, right, and Fletcher Hyacinth, left, rehearse roles as Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson for the production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” on the Dixie Center for the Arts stage set to be performed March 5-8.

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Yard of the Month

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Ruston Garden Club has selected the Lincoln Parish Museum as the February Yard of the Month. The museum is located at 609 North Vienna Street.

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February 24th

Winter weather grips area

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Second round of icy precipitation expected tonight into Wednesday
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It’s not over yet. Winter Storm Quantam may be moving eastward, but there’s another one coming that could dump several more inches of sleet and snow along the I-20 corridor tonight.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning beginning at midnight and continuing until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The situation has local officials in a wait-and-see mode today as they deal with icy roads left in Quantam’s wake.

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Ruston man charged with insider trading

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Ruston dentist Jesse Roberts III is one of two men charged with insider trading by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
The SEC alleges that Roberts and his brother-in-law, Scott Zeringue, were involved in a scheme that resulted in nearly $1 million in illegal profits involving stock purchases from the Baton Rouge-based Shaw Group. The incident reportedly occurred in the summer of 2012.

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