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Edwards named All-American

Edwards, who led the Southwestern Athletic Conference in several receiving departments as a junior, was the only Tiger chosen to any of the three units.
The Houston product was also one of only two players from the SWAC to be so recognized, the other being third team member Mike Boyd of Texas Southern University as a defensive lineman.
Edwards was the No. 1 ranked conference receiver in 2006 for receptions per game at 5.09 and also was No. 2 in both receiving yards per game (78.8) and points scored per game (6.2).

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Education is a grand investment

The Legislature knew the massive budget was unlikely to be maintained in the coming years. They could have frittered all of it on pork-barrel spending.
This investment benefits us all.
With full formula funding, a circumstance that has not happened in years for Louisiana Tech, the state has positioned the university to impact the whole region.
Tech President Dan Reneau said $100 million in new construction will be spread out over the next three years, again transforming the face of the ever-growing institution.

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Thinking about a master’s

They have ideas, goals and respect for the need to advance their profession.
Heck, the money likely doesn’t hurt, either. Somebody once told me money spent on your education is never money wasted.
But choosing a program is tough.
Universities apply strict standards to their master’s programs, demanding the best from those who seek the mark of honor of having attained a high level of expertise in their respective fields.
Too bad Tech, my alma mater and hopefully the institution that will grant me a master’s in the next few years, doesn’t offer a graduate degree in journalism.

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Simsboro OK’d for LA 4

Although Lincoln Center, Ruston Elementary and Hico School already have pre-k programs in place, they differ from LA 4 in that they do not require school aftercare and transportation as does LA 4.
“We are always happy to be able to add another pre-k program in our district,” Lincoln Parish Schools Superintendent Danny Bell said.
“We are moving forward with LA 4 in anticipation it will provide a good education for those in the Simsboro community.”

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