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December 5th

Dykes, Cal job: Decision may be close

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With Sonny Dykes in New York for the annual American Football Coaches Association convention, figure on the Louisiana Tech University head coach adding on to his “availability” image for a job opening.
The gathering of NCAA coaches from throughout the nation is a prime time setting for schools seeking to fill an opening.

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Simsboro pushes mark to 12-0; New Living Word wins twice

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Simsboro High School’s boys rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit, then a 14-point differential in the final half to take a 78-65 win over Sterlington on Tuesday night.
The Class B Tigers, who are No. 2 in the power rankings for their Louisiana High School Athletic Association classification, improved to a 12-0 record.

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CHS honor benefits many

When local entities receive national attention, it reflects well on our entire parish. And, this year, Choudrant High School has brought a great deal of positive attention to the area.
First, the school was named one of the state’s Top Gains Schools, based on their 19-point increase in their School Performance Score. This also landed the school with an “A” letter grade from the state.

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Stirring up higher education trouble

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There is dumb, and there is dumber. Southern University Board of Supervisors member Tony Clayton’s notion to bring Grambling State University into the Southern system as a cost-saving measure goes in the dumber category.
The trial balloon sank like a lead balloon. The proposal was not on the Southern board’s November agenda as Clayton had first promised. GSU, Clayton had said, isn’t a priority of the University of Louisiana system of which the school is a member. So folding it into the Southern system was going to make it a priority there?

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Jim Gunnels

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Jim Gunnels 81 of Magnolia, Arkansas died at home from heart disease on Friday, November 30, 2012 doing what he loved, caring for the wildlife around his home.

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THE FOLLOWING resolution was offered by Greg Phillips and seconded by Skip Russell: RESOLUTION

THE FOLLOWING resolution was offered by Greg Phillips and seconded by Skip Russell:
RESOLUTION

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THE CITY of Grambling is filing

THE CITY of Grambling is filing an application with USDA Development for funding to provide Vehicles for the Police Department. Approval on April 5, 2012, by the Grambling City Council. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.”
1td: December 5, 2012

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December 4th

Guice Confirmed

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Les Guice, current executive vice president and vice president for research and development at Louisiana Tech University, has officially been named as the next president of the university.
Guice is set to take the helm at Tech when current President Dan Reneau, who has served as president for more than 26 years, retires on June 30, 2012. Reneau has previously commented that he believes Guice is an excellent choice for the job.

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Armed robbery suspect arrested

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A Ruston man was arrested after a routine vehicle stop found a warrant saying he allegedly robbed a man with a gun in the victim’s own yard.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said LPSO received a report on Nov. 9 that a man on Works Road had been robbed in his own yard.
Williams said the victim was reportedly standing near a shop in his yard, when a man walked up behind him and pulled a gun. The suspect then demanded money, and reportedly took a cell phone and an unknown amount of cash before driving away.

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Universities compete in holiday food drive

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The Louisiana Tech University Department of Theater is fighting for food, not only to help feed those in need, but to retain the honor of the Foods Fight Championship Belt.
“This is a competition with Mercer University that is held every other year,” said Rachael Pace, head of promotions and marketing for Louisiana Tech University Stone Theatre.

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