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Caldwell joins GSU

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Search for athletic director is complete
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GRAMBLING — After interviewing seven finalists recommended by a search committee, President Frank G. Pogue announced today that Percy “Chico” Caldwell will assume the position of athletic director at Grambling State University, pending approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. More than 50 applications were received.
“One of the difficult decisions was narrowing this extensive highly qualified pool of candidates to one individual,” Pogue said. “Dr. Caldwell’s experience and professional preparation will empower Grambling’s athletics to the next level of excellence and bridge the gap between Grambling’s historic achievements and success in athletics and the academic mission of the university.

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Event honors King

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GRAMBLING — Wednesday marked the first day of African-American History Month, and Grambling State University kicked it off in a special way by hosting its inaugural Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Leadership Award Luncheon.
A crowd gathered at the Black and Gold Room in the Favrot Student Union where the event was put on to recognize people, who through their service to their state, region or country, exemplified the character of King.
“We have celebrated (King), and rightly so, for more than 40 years for the work he did for all of us,” GSU President Frank Pogue said. “And we will continue to do that for years to come.”

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Boy Scouts learn winter survival skills

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Area troops converge to participate in Klondike Derby
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Despite the unseasonably warm weather this year, the Louisiana Purchase Council held its 2012 Klondike Derby on Saturday at Camp T.L. James in Downsville.
The Louisiana Purchase Council is the largest boy scout council in Louisiana.
“Our council comprises from Bastrop, Sterlington, come all the way across to Ruston, go all the way down to Vidalia and back up,” Derby Co-Chair Brenda Simmons said.

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Tribute planned at parish library

Tony Bennett is considered an international treasure and has been honored by the United Nations with its Citizen of the World award.
Not only has he maintained strong ties with his longtime fans, but he has also completely smashed the generation gap and captured the hearts of countless younger admirers, with 105 albums, 15 Grammy awards and more than 50 million records sold.
A tribute to Tony Bennett will be held at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

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Locals elected to Vestry

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On Jan. 22, Jenny James, Heath Hightower and David Hedgepeth were elected to serve a three-year term on the Vestry of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Other Vestry members are Joan Couch, Doug Davison, David Osafo, Greg Hennigan, Linda D. Griffin and John Kyte. Couch was elected senior warden, Hennigan junior warden and Griffin clerk.

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Tech art exhibitions show history, life

Two upcoming exhibitions — one featuring letterpress and the other photography — will open this month at Louisiana Tech’s School of Art galleries.
Jim Sherraden will display work from “Hatch Show Print — American Letterpress Since 1879,” and Susan Mullally will show “What I Keep, Portraits and Choice” from Tuesday to March 20 at the F. Jay Taylor Visual Arts Center.

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Library presents GOAL winners

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The Lincoln Parish Library advocates the importance of family involvement and access to good books in building strong readers.
On Jan. 20 the Lincoln Parish Library presented gift certificates to the school and teacher who won the drawing for 100 percent participation in the GOAL program. GOAL (Grade One At the Library) is a partnership between the Lincoln Parish School Board and the Lincoln Parish Library to issue a library card to every first grader in Lincoln Parish.

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College and career day displays future options

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College and Career Day
On Jan.13, GHS Counselor Tiffany Bates organized College and Career Day at GHS. Students were treated to many guest speakers. The group of guest speakers consisted of GHS alumni and members from the community. The guest speakers included Dr. Pruitt, Beverly Crawford, Susan Wiley, Senator Rick Gallot, Lena Clabon, Dolores Smith, Shirley Jones, Carolyn Wilson and Barbara McIntyre.

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CYPRESS SPRINGS ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL LIST

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Cypress Springs Elementary has released the name of those who were on the honor roll for the third six weeks grading period.
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First grade: L’Kira Collins, Matthew Embrey, Emmanuel Evans, Annie Hoang, Amari McDonald, Jakorbin Millbrooks, Lamarcyah Parker, Raylien Richardson, Vashanti Sproulls, Elisha Washington and Jeffery Weatherford

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Man dead in Union crash

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An Arkansas man has died in a single-vehicle crash in Union Parish. 


Louisiana State Police Troop F Troopers responded to the crash Wednesday morning at about 9:05 a.m.  According to LSP, the investigation revealed that a 1997 Mack log truck was loaded and traveling north on Louisiana 549 (mile post 3.5) in Union Parish when, for unknown reasons, the vehicle veered off the left side of the roadway. The truck then struck several small trees before overturning and coming to rest in a creek.

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