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Techsters clinch share of title

It marked the 15th consecutive regular season league title for the unranked Techsters. Now, should former leader Boise State tumble in one of its last two league games, Tech would have the title all to itself.
“I’m proud of this basketball team,” said Tech head coach Chris Long. “This year hasn’t been perfect. We’ve had plenty of rough nights but these kids never gave up, even when they started the year 2-7. They’ve continued to believe, and I’ve never once given up.”
The Techsters have now won six straight regular season titles in the WAC since joining the league in 2001.

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This month marks new celebration

Cypress Springs Elementary invited a Grambling resident who had been acquainted with Martin Luther King Jr. to highlight the accomplishments of African-Americans and how far they still had to go in reaching King’s dream.
Needless to say, the community pulled together to keep black history alive.

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Pre-k a playground for learning

Studies have indicated that high-quality pre-school education is one of the best investments that a nation can make for young people. The theory is that if children are exposed to reading and other educational skills when they are very young, it will level the playing field as they grow older. Students who are in homes where they are not read to as often are given the chance to catch up with those who are.

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BancorpSouth joins Habitat efforts

“I spoke with Todd Werner at BancorpSouth, and he said they would like to get involved with Habitat for Humanity,” Bordelon said. “Since (Daily) Leader publisher Rick Hohlt had come up with this idea as a way for the newspaper to help raise money for Habitat, we figured the bank could do the same thing and they agreed.”
The Daily Leader’s campaign, which will run through March, has generated about $3,500 in local contributions. When matched dollar-for-dollar, that’s about $7,000 in Habitat’s coffers to date.

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