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March 14th, 2017

Citizen’s Academy to host mock trial

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This month, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Lincoln Parish District Attorney’s Office will begin the Citizen’s Academy, a free program offered to any citizen interested in a behind-the-scenes look at the criminal justice system.
Over the course of four weeks, citizens will meet twice a week to discuss issues such as narcotic investigations, juvenile crimes and programs, economic crimes and more.

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A week to remember for Tech, GSU athletics

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Had it been scripted by a Hollywood agent, last week couldn’t have gone much better for Lincoln Parish college athletics.
It was arguably one of the most honored packed seven-day stretches ever for Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University.
The Bulldogs, Lady Techsters, Tigers and Lady Tigers basketball teams combined for accolades both within their conference and nation.
Ten different players and a head coach were recognized for their achievements.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host Grambling tonight

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After a three-game road swing which saw the Diamond ‘Dogs go 2-1, Louisiana Tech returns home for a pair of midweek games at 6 p.m. tonight against Grambling State and 6 p.m. Wednesday night against No. 9 Louisiana-Lafayette.
The Bulldogs split a pair of games against Arkansas State in Jonesboro over the weekend, as heavy snow wiped out the series finale that was originally scheduled for Sunday. Louisiana Tech will look to continue their winning ways at the Love Shack where the Bulldogs have won 18 of their last 19 games played.

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Tech, GSU teams WNIT bound

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Lincoln Parish will be well represented in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament later this week after it was announced late Monday night that both have received tourney invitations.
Louisiana Tech will open up play in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Friday when the Lady Techsters travel to play at Southern Methodist.
Game times will be released today. The Tech-SMU contest will be a match-up of former Western Athletic Conference foes at Moody Coliseum in Dallas.

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The world needs more volunteers

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The Merriam Webster dictionary defines volunteer, a person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service. The LSU AgCenter Area Nutrition agent, Master Gardeners, and Louisiana Tech University students have been part of assisting with three Lincoln Parish school gardens. This learning experience would not be possible without the commitment of these volunteers.
Rozetta Smith, Mark and Hong Cross, all Master Gardeners, are volunteers who meet at the Lincoln Preparatory school twice a month teaching gardening skills and nutrition lessons.

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Womens hoops at center stage

Years ago women’s college basketball was a big thing on the Lincoln Parish athletics sports scene.
Today, it’s “back to the future” for Louisiana Tech’s and Grambling State’s women’s hoops programs.
While neither team earned NCAA Women’s Tournament berths, both still are putting on their dancing shoes after being selected to play in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament as announced late Monday night.
Louisiana Tech will open up play in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Friday when the Lady Techsters travel to play at SMU.
Game times will be released today.

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March 13th

United Way honors local volunteers, hosts Listening Tour

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The United Way of Northeast Louisiana recently announced its 2017 Community Listening Tour.
“The purpose of the Community Listening Tour is to gather a broad range of perspectives and combine this with best practices, expert knowledge and research, to identify what local people aspire for our community,” said Amy Scott, director of marketing and communications for United Way of Northeast Louisiana.
“This is a unique opportunity for community members to provide their input and help shape the future of United Way of Northeast Louisiana.”

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LPPJ to hold hearing on housing, development

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will hear from residents during the public hearing on housing and community development needs of the parish at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse House.
The hearing will also include a discussion of application submission for the Louisiana Community Development Block Grant funding for the upcoming fiscal year.

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Ruston High gears up for Eco Car competition

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The award-winning 2016-17 Ruston High School Bearcat Motorsport team is beginning the final steps in their Eco Cars for the 2017 Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition.
The team will compete in two different categories: the urban concept, which placed second in last year’s competition, and prototype categories.
Senior Justin Griffin said the team has been revamping their award-winning urban concept car to reenter it for this year’s competition and has been hard working creating a new vehicle for this year’s prototype category.

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Peach Festival planning begins

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Members of the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival Planning Committee presented a $500 check to Almira Bradford, the winner of the “Give Peach a Chance” themed 2017 festival poster. Bradford is a 2016 Graphic Design graduate from Louisiana Tech. She also won the 2015 “American Peach” poster contest. Left to right are Doug Postel, Terri Mathews, Sharon Shrell, Almira Bradford, Lindsey Vincent, Lindsay Tomlinson, Judy Copeland, Callie Grubb, Jessica Hughes, Amanda Quimby, Jewel Bowden, Shannon Davidson and Brandon Sutherland.

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