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February 1st, 2014

Decades of dedicated work comes to an end

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After four decades of exemplary and dedicated service to his alma mater, Joseph R. Thomas Jr., is calling it a career and retiring as Louisiana Tech University’s vice president for finance and administration.

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City pondering bid on UP land on land?

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Aldermen to discuss spending $15k for water initiative site

Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will be asked Monday to agree to spend up to $15,000 as the city’s share of the possible purchase of state-owned property on Lake D’Arbonne that could become the site of a water treatment plant for Lincoln and Union parishes.
Aldermen convene at 5:30 p.m. in the courtroom at Ruston’s City Hall.
But whether the state will eventually offer for sale the approximately 21.5 acres being sought by the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative is baffling, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said Friday.

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Jam designs due Feb. 12

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Artists interested in having their design considered for the 15th annual John Simoneaux Memorial Jam T-shirt have a little less than two weeks to submit their work.
“I always pick judges, and I pick different ones each year,” Ken Carter, organizer of the event, said. “So, what wins this year might not have won last year.”
This contest is open to any artists interested in entering. Last year’s winner came from Houma.

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Grambling police chief overcoming challenges

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***Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of features running in February in recognition of Black History Month.
For some 25 years is a lifetime, but for Grambling Chief of Police Tommy Clark Jr. it is the amount of time in one career field.
Clark began his public service by joining in the United States Marine Corps, but that was 1986. Since then he has served his community in various ways but most notably for his role in law enforcement.

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Peyton will lead Broncos to win

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In recent weeks, ESPN has been airing the must-see documentary called “The Book of Manning.”
Of the many well-done programs included in the “30-for-30” series, this may the best.
It chronicles the life and times of football’s first family, which is fitting, given the success of one of its members during this NFL season.
Peyton Manning has had a record-breaking, memorable season, one that has resulted in new standards of excellence for most passing yards and touchdown passes.

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Techsters race past Roadrunners

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Freshman JaQuan Jackson scored 22 points and junior Whitney Frazier added 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Louisiana Tech to a 71-50 win over Texas-San Antonio Saturday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
With the game tied, Tech (7-13, 2-5 Conference-USA) used a 15-2 run midway through the first half to build a double digit lead and never look back as the Lady Techsters improved to 6-1 all-time against UTSA (11-9, 2-5 C-USA).

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Anderson leads ’Dogs to win over UTSA

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — In what was an extreme case of a tale of two halves, Chris Anderson put Louisiana Tech on his back in registering a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds to bring home the 87-72 road win on Saturday evening inside the Convocation Center.
The victory for Tech (18-5, 6-2 Conference-USA) snapped a four-game home winning streak for UTSA (7-13, 3-4 C-USA) and delivered a small payback for the conference tournament loss last season.

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GSU hoops teams swept at UAPB

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PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Late turnovers doomed the Grambling State University Tiger Lady Tigers as they lost a tough one on the road against the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Lady Golden Lions.
UAPB won by the score of 64-58 at the H.O. Clemmons Arena.

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Kittens scratch out 2-1A home win over Cougars

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GRAMBLING — Grambling Lab head coach Antonio Hudson credited every senior on his team for not only the show they put on for their home fans on Friday night, but also what they HAVE accomplished thus far this season.
Led by Davauhnte’ Turner, Marty Tolston and DeAndre’ McGuire, Grambling beat Cedar Creek 62-25 on Friday night in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center on the Grambling State University campus.
“We played well at the defense of end tonight,” Hudson said. “We rotated well, we played actively and it was a good win.”

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Pyles powers Creek girls to win

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Senior guard leads Lady Cougars with nine points
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GRAMBLING — Head girls’ basketball coaches Katie Eagles of Cedar Creek and Antonio Hudson of Grambling Laboratory High School agreed the team with the least turnovers wins the ball game.
The Cedar Creek Cougars brought on full-court pressure every Grambling Lab Lady Kittens possession, creating 30 turnovers.
Easy transition baskets off those turnovers led to a 41-33 Cedar Creek victory against Hudson’s Lady Kittens on Friday night in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center on the Grambling State University campus.

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