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August 16th, 2016

Dubach council sets millage, gives pay raise

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The Dubach City Council voted to give a $1 per hour raise to their three-man outside maintenance team, bringing their pay to $13.50 per hour, during their meeting Monday evening.

Citing concerns about finances and the need for performance reviews for village personnel, Robert Colvin and Donna Lewis abstained from the vote.

The motion was initially suggested by councilwoman Ruby Key, and was supported in the vote by council members Evelyn Graham and Monique Roberts.

Graham said she believed the men deserved a raise because of their dedication to the work.

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Tech begins two-a-days

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The second two-a-day of fall camp began early Monday morning for Louisiana Tech Football as the Bulldogs wasted no time getting the week started on the right foot with an 8 a.m. practice at Joe Aillet Stadium.
In the second practice of the day, Tech was forced indoors due to inclement weather in the area, which resulted in a two-hour altered practice for the Bulldogs at Lambright Intramural Center.

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Hamilton signs to play in Poland

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Former Louisiana Tech point guard Alex Hamilton has inked a professional basketball contract with MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in Poland.
Hamilton most recently took part in the NBA Summer League playing for the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Chipley, Florida, native finished his historic four-year career at Tech with a bang by earning Conference USA Player of the Year honors as well as being named AP Honorable Mention All-America.
He ended up averaging 19.8 point per game to help him finish with 1,986 career points, the third most by a Bulldog in the program’s history.

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Techsters soccer practicing hard

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team continues working in preparation of its Aug. 19 season opener.
Tech head coach Kevin Sherry was on the field directing drills and set pieces for what is the start of his 10th season at the helm, but that does not mean the first week of preseason has been the same as the previous nine.

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Tech to upgrade press box

Louisiana Tech University’s athletics department has raised the bar in recent years in regards to facility upgrades.

And Tech is back at it after last week announcing a new $16.7 million press box and guest suite facility would be built.

An additional $2.1 million will be invested in other stadium improvements, including LED lighting, a permanent west side ticket booth, renovations to the west side bathrooms and aesthetic improvements to stadium entry points.

The total price of $18.6 million for the various improvements will be funded 100 percent through private donations.

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Moms in Prayer hold meeting

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A Back-to-School Hour of Prayer was hosted by the Grambling Moms in Prayer Group recently at the Grambling Community Center. Pictured, from left to right, are Donna Miles, Sandra Boston-Johnson, ShaMika Hill, Sandra Dupree and Susan Wiley.

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GSU President Rick Gallot and family feted at New Living Word Church

Kia Baldwin-Richardson was a young attorney, determined and excited to make a difference with her chosen career when she met Grambling State University Rick Gallot through her dad, New Living Word Ministries Pastor Jerry Baldwin more than 10 years ago. Gallot became her mentor.
She often consulted him for advice, talked with him about the law and justice and soaked up his wisdom as much as she could.

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Origin Bank, Green Clinic partner to host crawfish boil

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Origin Bank and Green Clinic partnered together to host the 7th Annual Crawfish Boil and Silent Auction to benefit March of Dimes. A total of $7,750 was raised for March of Dimes. Pictured, from left, are Lance Hall and Sarah McKinnie, with Origin Bank; India Carroll, with Green Clinic; and David Darland, with Origin Bank.

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August 15th

Hometown Teams exhibit opens at LPL

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The Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Hometown Teams” opened at the Lincoln Parish Library Saturday and will continue through Sept. 24. Pictured, from left to right, are Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Predsident Judy Copeland, state Rep. Rob Shadion, LPL Reference Librarian Nick Davis, College Hall of Fame baseball coach Wilbert Ellis, former MLB pitcher George Stone and LPL Director Vivian McCain.

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Journalist to speak at graduation

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Reginald Owens, former department head for journalism and F. Jay Taylor Endowed Chair of Journalism at Louisiana Tech University, will serve as the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech’s summer commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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