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OUTDOORS: Lamar bass angler competing in national tournament

Lamar bass angler Stephen Thomas will compete at the YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship on the Potomac River in Charles County, Maryland, June 4-6.

Thomas, of Woodville, is fishing solo among 155 teams in the event. The top prize is a new Ranger Z175 boat with a 115-horsepower Mercury or Evinrude outboard and automatic qualification to the FLW Cup in August on Lake Hamilton, near Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The television series FLW Live will stream days 2 and 3 live at FLWfishing.com. The television broadcast will air sometime during the fall of this year.

About I.C. Murrell

I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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