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November 8th, 2014

Kittens crush Ringgold

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Jerome Hudson (carrying ball) and Grambling Laboratory High School pulled off a big win Friday in the regular season finale as the Kittens took a 46-6 road victory at Ringgold. The Kittens, 3-7 overall and 2-3 in District 1-1A, will find out their fate today as playoff pairings are announced.

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Tech soccer falls in C-USA semis

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The magical run came to an end for Louisiana Tech Friday night in the Conference USA Tournament Semifinals as a late goal in the second half by Rice gave the Owls the 1-0 decision at Transamerica Field.
The combination of goalkeeper Kylee Seto and the defense had held strong through much of the contest, but in the 79th minute Rice’s Lauren Hughes was able to get behind and stay onside. Her initial shot was saved by Seto, but the follow-up deflection was an easy chest volley into the open net.

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Shots fired near Tech

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The suspect in a shooting that occurred near Louisiana Tech University Saturday morning is still at large.
Text message notifications began being sent shortly after the 2 a.m. shooting took place.
In a press release from the Louisiana Tech Police Department, the incident took place a 1/4 mile from Tech on the corner of Tech Drive and West California Avenue.
The LTPD and the Ruston Police Department responded to the scene to find a person suffering a gunshot wound in the vacant lot.

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Dubach students, faculty paint with First Lady Supriya Jindal

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First Lady of Louisiana Supriya Jindal met with students and faculty at Dubach School Friday to help them decorate Christmas ornaments to be displayed on the National Christmas Tree in Washington D.C.
Every year, the first lady selects an artist to design a Christmas ornament for not only the national tree, but the official Lousiana Christmas Treee as well.

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IRS scam targets residents

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Individuals impersonating the Internal Revenue Service have targeted not only Lincoln Parish residents, but residents in Texas and Arkansas in a scam to collect money.
According to reports, the scam involved a third party reporting to be from the IRS contacting residents to inform them of an outstanding tax debt that must be paid immediately to avoid being sued or being arrested.

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Video kiosks may benefit taxpayer, justice system

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Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of articles to be published by the Daily Leader concerning expediting the judicial process in Lincoln Parish.
By Briana Arrington
briana@rustonleader.com
Lincoln Parish Detention Center Warden Jim Tuten is looking into installing video kiosks to serve as informational terminals for prisoners. Although the new technology would allow prisoners more access to communication and references, the benefit is not actually meant for the inmates, but rather the judicial system and, inevitably, the Lincoln Parish taxpayer.

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Voters needed in Dec. 6 election

The long awaited, much talked about November election is finally over. Winners have been declared, losers consoled and candidates who are advancing to the December general election are already strategizing.
Now the work begins. Now is the time to lay aside differences and pull in one direction — the direction that will make Lincoln Parish and its communities stronger.
Local election officials say voter interest in the recent election appeared to be at a historic high. But despite a record-setting early voter turnout, overall voter participation hit only about 50 percent parishwide.

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Rogers helped to shape community

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Sometimes I recall my days on the athletic bench. never first team. I was a bench warmer. Sometimes I might get in the game appreciating the coach’s generosity.

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State voter turnout disappointing

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Twenty-four percent. That’s 76 percent of the registered voters that didn’t participate in this election from this state. That means that the majority of voters, or all you nonvoters, didn’t make their voices heard. Thus regardless of party, all of you, should just stifle yourself as Archie Bunker would say.
I find it disgusting that the people who live in the greatest nation on the planet don’t have the desire to act democratically. What? Too busy? Too tired? Too far? Too much information? Too disinterested? Too much, period! All these reasons may feel valid, but they’re not!

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Holidays can be a healthy nightmare

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Piles of delicious treats — including stacks of Halloween candy left behind by a lack of trick-or-treaters — make this season a newly healthy person’s nightmare.
Sure, one understands on an intellectual level that Thanksgiving without pecan pie is actually possible. But, let’s face it, Grandma’s banana pudding and secret recipe cornbread dressing just holds an emotional place in your heart.

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