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Lewis’ time has arrived

“It’s just a huge honor, the biggest one I have ever received and I am very grateful for everyone who made it possible. Things like this, you need to appreciate them because they don’t happen too often.”
For Lewis, it appeared that the HOF induction notice from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association might never arrive.
The Houma native had been on the selectioin board’s ballot for seemingly decades, yet had never gained enough qualifying votes. He was close three years ago, needing just under 10 votes to make it in, but was eventually nudged out by other candidates.

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GSU chief urges safety on campus

In spreading awareness, Walker said he and officers of his department seize any opportunity available to talk to people.
“This past summer we have worked diligently in educating our students with lectures and seminars,” he said. “We went to every dormitory and even talked to students in the cafeteria, on the street, just wherever the opportunity presents itself. Crime prevention is a teachable moment; we have to teach our children to be safe.”

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Give children an Even Start

With some parents unable to complete their education due to a lack of childcare, this project is a gift. It’s open to parents lacking in educational skills with children age birth to 8 years old.
The idea behind the project is that if parents invest more time and energy into their education, it will give them a more positive view of education. Consequently, these beliefs will trickle down to the children and help ready them to meet the challenges of today’s No
Child Left Behind accountability standards.

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Guitar strumming worth the time

The title track “Lie to Me” flooded my ears and became the epitome of blues music for me.
I was coming off of the Backstreet Boys/N’Sync era that affected many girls my age at that time, no matter how ashamed we may be to admit it. (Don’t even act like you don’t have “I love Nick Carter” scribbled all over your diary.) Jonny Lang’s music was so different that it even inspired me to take the first steps of learning to play the guitar.
The next Christmas when my grandmother asked me what I wanted, instead of just saying “I don’t know” like usual, I said, “A guitar.”

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Tech, GSU announce joint venture

Bernd Schroder, program chair and associate professor of mathematics at Louisiana Tech, and Brett Sims, department head of mathematics and computer science at Grambling State, are developing a joint proposal to be presented to the National Science Foundation for funding titled “Interdisciplinary Computational Mathematics Research Program.”
Sims said that if approved, in each of the project’s five years, eight undergraduate students from Tech and Grambling would contribute to ongoing mathematical research efforts under the guidance of an experienced mentor.

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Roll on, democracy

It was also interesting to note how much of a boost in confidence those jurors who tried to do the right thing Monday night received from Tuesday night’s attendance.
Juror Joyce Huntington, who led the effort to save the taxpayers of Lincoln Parish nearly $100,000 a year by eliminating a “perk” that allowed current and retired jurors to receive free medical, dental and life insurance, indicated she found strength in the numbers that turned out for the meeting.

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We owe a debt of gratitude

Also, this single event should restore our faith in the democratic process. It’s a decision that was truly a reflection of the will of the people. It was, frankly, a beautiful thing to witness.
It’s true that some jurors have been pushing for some type of reform for many years. But, jurors who enjoyed the benefit usually strangled reform. It was ugly and it was discouraging. It was not a shining example of democracy.

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Leadership is important

Thanks to Hollingsworth’s leadership, and the assistance of local legislators Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe, and Reps. Hollis Downs, R-Ruston and Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, an extension was approved that expands both the scope and time of Ruston’s program.
The TID program allows local government to keep a portion of the sales taxes it collects — that normally would go to state government — to use for economic development.

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A big ‘Day’ for Collie J.

The “golden pen” of Collie J. had a way of doing that, to be sure.
In his 30-plus years as the school’s sports information director, Nicholson promoted and scribed his way into the hearts and souls of countless numbers of players, fans and followers of the Tigers.
So much that whenever the name of Grambling State is mentioned among college football’s all-time most successful and recognizable programs, the compass can point directly to his contributions as a starting point.

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Three crowned at Juneteenth

Following a night of talent and toggery, the Little Miss crown was awarded first — to Anitra Millford. Millford also won the Style and Talent awards. For her talent, she performed a praise dance to the gospel song “Thirst For You.” First runner-up was Elizabeth Harris, second runner-up was Makayla Lewis and third runner-up was Kerra Bush.
Millford said her favorite part of the pageant was modeling, an aspect she spent a lot of time practicing.
“I liked the modeling because it was fun,” she said. “I did my best.”

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