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Jeremy Jamison, of Warren County Electric, installs wiring for lighting at the new Pike-Lincoln Tech Center.

Pike-Lincoln Tech rebuilding close, officials shooting for April opening

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:40 am

Three years ago, most of the Pike Lincoln Technical Center (PLTC) in Eolia was a huge pile of smoldering ashes, the result of an early December 2011 blaze that destroyed the main building. Now two new replacement buildings are close to completion at the campus and PLTC Director Martin Hanley hopes to have them open for classes in April. Both are up and currently undergoing finish work. “It will be

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Louisiana woman gets five years probation

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Michele L. Branham, 28, of Louisiana, has received five years probation in Pike County Circuit Court for endangering the welfare of a child. Branham was arrested last June during a drug sting operation across the county. She admitted that a minor was in her home while a boyfriend was selling cocaine, according to court records. For the full story, see the Dec. 24 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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  • Donut shop owner arrested on drug charge

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:37 am

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    A Louisiana donut shop owner with a pending charge of pushing a woman down a steep flight of stairs was arrested last week for possession of drugs. Shaun Cabot Ross, 54, owner of Daybreak Donuts and Diner, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and marijuana during a Tuesday, Dec. 9 traffic stop. Ross was driving on Georgia Street near Kelly Lane in Louisiana when he was pulled over for having

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  • Car hits cow, Annada woman injured

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Amber R. Williams, 22, of Annada, suffered minor injuries Sunday, Dec. 14 when her vehicle struck a cow on Hwy. H. For the full story, see the Dec. 17 edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.

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The Louisiana Bulldogs won the Monroe City Basketball Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 13 and captured the winners plaque. They are: from left, back row, Assistant Coach Matt Smith, R.J. Branham, Alex Windmiller, Abricion Ivey, Taybren Campbell, Zach Richardson and Head Coach Derrick Branstetter. Front row, Elijah Oblinger, Kendon Chatman, Josh Runyon and P.J. Francis.

Louisiana boys capture Monroe City tournament

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:47 am

The Louisiana Bulldogs boys basketball team won three games and lost one last week and are now 4-1 for the season. The wins included the championship of the Monroe City Basketball Tournament. That victory was the 100th win for Head Coach Derrick Branstetter, who is in his eighth year leading the Louisiana program. Western-51 Louisiana-46 The Bulldogs had a terrible first half  in a Monday, Dec. 15 home loss to

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  • Louisiana wins in first round of tournament

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    Bulldogs Josh Runyon (10) and Taybren Campbell (3) chase a loose ball during recent action.

    The Louisiana Bulldogs beat the Paris Coyotes, 55-38, in the first round of the Monroe City Basketball Tournament on Monday, Dec. 8. Senior guard  Elijah Oblinger led the Bulldogs with 18 points. “We did not play well,” said Louisiana Head Coach Derrick Branstetter. “We need to do a much better job helping in the post on defense and need to stay under control on offense.  We’ll take the win, but we

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  • Louisiana Bulldogs blast Pleasant Hill in opener

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Louisiana guard Abricion Ivey lays in two of his game-leading 23 points against the Pleasant Hill Wolves.

    The Louisiana Bulldogs walloped the Pleasant Hill (Ill.) Wolves, 75-34, in the first varsity game of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The Bulldogs don’t have much height this year, but they are extremely quick and fast in the open court. With good ball movement, Louisiana was able to score on drives to the basket and from outside. The Bulldogs scored 33 of their points on 11  three-point shots in

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LHS artist Love captures national award

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:33 am

Louisiana High School senior Emily Love got a surprising phone call two weeks ago. It was from the National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Virginia, informing her she was an award winner in it’s annual Youth Wildlife Artist Contest. Love learned she had come in second in the high school division from entries across the country and won $500. “I didn’t know it was them when they called me,” Love

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  • Buchanan celebrates 90th birthday recently

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Nan Buchanan, of Frankford, celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday, Nov. 23. Those helping her celebrate were Sandi Buchanan, Sam Davis, Jennifer Kennedy, Curtis Niffen, Haley Kirk and Cadence, Johnathan Kirk, Scott and Debbie Buchanan, Brandon Buchanan, Danielle Buchanan, Hayden and Holden, David and Melinda Buchanan, Cole Buchanan, Cory Buchanan, Chance Buchanan, Malinka Berlin, Michelle Maddox, Tori and Devin, Ashley Maddox, Lashelle Buchanan, Holly Lares, Shane Kennedy, Mike Buchanan, Nancy McCurdy

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  • Five generations

    Posted on December 2, 2014 at 3:36 pm

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    Five generations of the Clark family gathered recently. Pictured are, great-great-grandmother, Rose Clark, seated holding Christopher Shaine Granger. Back row, from left are great-grandmother Bonnie Owens, grandfather, Gary Cox, Jr. and mother Ashley Cox.

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Entertainment

Kindergarten and First Grade students perform at the Clopton Elementary Christmas Concert.

Clopton schools host annual Christmas Concerts recently

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 9:59 am

Clopton Elementary School hosted its annual Elementary Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4. The event, organized by Nicole Seers, elementary music teacher, attracted many visitors. The sixth – 12th grade Christmas Concert is planned for Wednesday, Dec. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. in the Old Gymnasium at Clopton. The event, open to all, will feature three choirs and three bands, according to Band Teacher Amber Smith. Among the selections being

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  • Museum diners hear tale of the ‘real’ John Wood

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    A large crowed turned out for the annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Fall Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 13 and learned a bit about the area’s past. Speaker and historian Reg Ankrom of Quincy, Ill. told the crowd at the American Legion Hall about his historic passion for Abraham Lincoln, Steven Douglas and “the real John Wood.” Wood farmed near Louisiana in the 1800s and the community college in Quincy is

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  • LHS presents Beauty and the Beast

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    LHS Beauty and the Beast

    Members of the Louisiana High School’s cast of “Beauty and the Beast” were busy praciticing a fight scene last week in preparation for this weekend’s performances. About 25 students will present the play at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 14-15. Tickets are available at the door and doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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