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La. Tech-Texas A&M game postponed until Oct. 13

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Louisiana Tech University officials announced today that its season opener against Texas A&M has been postponed until Oct. 13 due to the impending effects of Hurricane Isaac, which is scheduled to make landfall along the Louisiana coast in the next 24 hours.
Tech Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde said that after consulting with Tech President Dan Reneau, head football coach Sonny Dykes, Texas A&M officials and numerous regional and national weather agencies, the decision was made to postpone the game.

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Parish braces for Isaac

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Pictured above is the predicted path of Tropical Storm Isaac.

With Isaac rapidly approaching Louisiana’s coastline, and Ruston set in its predicted path, many are undoubtedly wondering how the storm will affect the residents in the northern portion of the state.

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Lincoln receives evacuees

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With Tropical Storm Isaac expected to hit land at some point in the next few days, Lincoln Parish officials opened one of the parish’s emergency shelters — Trinity Methodist Church — on Monday for evacuees from the storm’s path in preparation for the worst case scenario.
As of 7 p.m. Monday, only two evacuees had checked in, but at 7 a.m. today, there were 15 registered at Trinity with more arrivals expected today. Zion Traveler’s Baptist Church will be the second shelter to open, likely later today, but that shelter has been on standby, with cots, bedding and supplies being delivered.

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Tech, A&M game could be delayed

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Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde said Monday that the university is closely monitoring the situation with the impending landfall of Hurricane Isaac and hopes to make a definitive decision on its home game against Texas A&M by this afternoon.

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NCLAC director settles into local community

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With a background in art and education, leading the North Central Louisiana Arts Council is pretty much a perfect fit for Jessica Slaughter.
When Leigh Anne Chambers, long-time head of the organization, moved in recent months, Slaughter was promoted to the NCLAC executive director position.

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Illegal funding?

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School officials question state scholarship program

The potential loss of $3,754 of local money per child has made Lincoln Parish School Board Business Manager George Murphy and Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell question the legality of the new system.
The school board voted in June to enter into a lawsuit against the state questioning the Louisiana School Choice plan’s legality, and after analyzing the numbers Bell and Murphy both feel it has to be continued.

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Removing mushrooms from the landscape

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The recent rains have rejuvenated the lawns and landscapes. During the month of August, in a typical year, high temperatures and dry conditions commonly create brown landscapes and most plants struggle to maintain without supplemental watering. 
Currently this is not a problem, plants will respond positively to the needed moisture and that means lawnmowers will be out in full force in the neighborhoods.

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Pet of the Week

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Baby is a female Shepherd Mix that is current on shots and is spayed. Baby loves to be around people and other dogs. She would love to have a family to call her own that she could play with and protect. Baby’s adoption fee is $65. Call 251-DOGS for more information about Baby.

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Home games highlight slate

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Parish teams on own field 23 times this season
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Lincoln Parish football fans will have plenty of opportunities to see their favorite teams play within the area this season.
Twenty-three times, in fact.
That’s how many games are scheduled on the home turfs of the parish’s collegiate and high school programs during the next several months.

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Taylor’s Topics

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Football time means the best time of the year
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The months and days have passed by, the two-a-day practices have been completed and the preseason hype is just about gone in preparation for the most joyous season of the year.
That’s right everyone, the always special time of year known as football season is here, and in slightly more than 48 hours the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will be kicking off my football season with their much-hyped preseason game against Texas A&M in their first game in the Southeastern Conference.

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