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January 16th, 2014

Tech student publishes prize-winning research

According to research published recently by Louisiana Tech University history graduate student Brittany A. Coffinbargar, the end of World War II brought major changes to Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, as Tech was known from 1921 to 1970.
Coffinbargar’s article, “The G.I. Bill of Rights and Physical Plant Development at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, 1946-1951,” appears in the most recent number of “North Louisiana History,” the quarterly journal of the North Louisiana Historical Association.

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January 15th

Crash at Hill and Lewis streets

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The Ruston Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Hill and Lewis Street. Both vehicles received moderate damage to the front ends. One person was transported to the emergency room for minor injuries.

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Burglary suspect at large

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At approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department was called to the office of Lincoln Parish Water District No. 3, located at 4035 U.S. Highway 80 in reference to a burglary.
Reportedly, once deputies were inside the business, they observed that cash and change had been taken by the suspect.
Maj. Chad Alexander, LPSO spokesman, said aside from the photo of the suspect, other evidence recovered from the scene should provide useful in the successful apprehension and prosecution of this suspect.

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Grambling rescinds charitable gaming tax for one year

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The board of alderman for the city of Grambling made a decision on rescinding a 5 percent usage tax for charitable gaming organizations at their regular monthly meeting last week.
Mayor Edward Jones brought a resolution before the council to rescind the tax. This makes the third time the question of rescinding the 5 percent tax has been on the agenda for the board of aldermen to approve.
The tax would be suspended for one year Jones said.
“Each of the four charitable gaming organizations pays about $400 per quarter,” he said.

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Cyber comments lead to arrest

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Choudrant man allegedly bullied 13-year-old girl online
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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office made an arrest for cyberbullying late Tuesday night.
Cody Logan Joyner, 18, of 298 Pleasant Grove Road, Choudrant, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. at 538 Campbell Road in Choudrant for one count of cyberbullying.
As of press time his bond had not been set, and he was still in custody.
LPSO deputies were dispatched to 135 Foster Lane in reference to a welfare concern after dispatch received a call from the uncle of a 13-year-old girl, who reported that Joyner had made threatening comments and remarks about his niece on Facebook.

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Hunter, Hammons take the helm

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Elected Monday as Lincoln Parish Police Jury officers for 2014 were (from left to right) Treasurer Bobby Gray, President Hazel Hunter and Vice President David Hammons.

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Doug Williams to be honored

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Davey O’Brien Legends Award to go to former GSU QB/Coach
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FORT WORTH, Texas — The Davey O’Brien Foundation today announced Doug Williams as the recipient of the 2013 Davey O’Brien Legends Award presented by Low T Center, in honor of his outstanding contributions to the game of football both on and off the field. Williams will be presented with the award at the 37th Annual Davey O’Brien Awards Dinner on Feb. 17 in Fort Worth, Texas.
“I’m very honored to receive the Legends Award,” Williams said. “It’s a privilege to be included among some of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.”

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Tech football signing day social set for Feb. 5

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Louisiana Tech’s annual Signing Day event will take on a new flavor this year with the same great information on the Bulldogs’ newest players. Set for 4 p.m. Feb. 5, this year’s event will be an afternoon social at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center with head coach Skip Holtz and his staff introducing LA Tech’s signees.
Football color analyst Teddy Allen will emcee the afternoon event with Coach Holtz and the rest of the staff on hand to discuss the most recent signing class with highlight clips to complement the discussion.

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Lady Techsters hit road to renew ties with Rice

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During their time together in the Western Athletic Conference, Louisiana Tech and Rice developed an intense rivalry in women’s basketball as the Lady Techsters and Owls played some memorable games.
Eight years removed from the last time the two programs met as conference foes, Louisiana Tech ventures into Tudor Fieldhouse — formerly known as Autry Court before recent renovations — looking for its first Conference USA win.
The two teams will tip off at 7 p.m. tonight.

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GSU’s Miller named SWAC Player of Week

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Grambling State University junior guard Joanna Miller has been selected as the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Miller helped lead GSU to its first two wins in conference play while leading all scorers in three of the Lady Tigers last four matches.
For the week, she averaged 31.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game. Miller knocked down 43 percent from the floor and 90 percent from the free-throw line.

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