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September 18th, 2014

G-Men ready for hostile environment

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GSU, JSU to renew rivalry following last year’s boycott by Grambling players
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Anytime a football team goes on the road to play at its opponent’s home field, it’s heading into a hostile environment.
Multiply that times 10 for this weekend’s game pitting Grambling State University at Jackson State University.
GSU coach Broderick Fobbs knows his Tigers are going to be facing a tough team this weekend. He also knows they’ll be facing an angry team and home crowd.

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Tech volleyball to start Ole Miss Classic today

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Having won three of its last four matches, Louisiana Tech’s volleyball team will look to continue that trend as the team travels to Oxford, Mississippi, to battle three different opponents at the Rebel Classic, hosted by Ole Miss, beginning at 6:30 p.m. today at Gillom Sports Center.

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Allstate Bulldog Village set for football games

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Louisiana Tech fans will see numerous game-day experience improvements for the upcoming football season when the Bulldogs open up home play Sept. 20 against Northwestern State.
The Allstate Bulldog Village, sponsored by the Pace Agency of Shreveport and the Adam Bass Agency of Ruston and Shreveport, will be one of the most interactive of these improvements as it will serve as an additional attraction to tailgating.
Opening three hours prior to kickoff at every home game, the Allstate Bulldog Village will be located on the front steps of the Thomas Assembly Center.

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TECH WEEKEND TIMES OF INTEREST

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Friday
7:45 a.m. Louisiana Tech Barnes and Nobles Bookstore Opens (until 5 p.m.)
8:30 a.m. Tech Ticket Office Opens (til 5:30 p.m.) – 318-257-3631
7 p.m. Tech Soccer vs. Grambling State – FREE (Lady Techster Soccer Complex)
Saturday
8:30 a.m. Tech XC Mook 5 (Tech Farm)
9 a.m. Tech Softball Intra-Squad Scrimmage (Lady Techster Softball Complex)
10 a.m. Charles Wyly Athletic Center Museum Open (until 4 p.m.)
1 p.m. Tech Ticket Office (TAC) Opens
1 p.m. Barnes and Nobles Louisiana Tech Bookstore Opens on campus (until 6 p.m.)

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The wheels on the bus go ’round and ‘round

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Emmanuel preschoolers receive new school bus learning centers
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Genesis 1:1: in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Get on the bus! Our new school year is off to a tremendous start. All of our students had a great time exploring in the school bus learning centers set up for them in their classrooms in August. We all had a splendid time getting to know each other and our school.

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College KINE partners with NT@R

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New Tech @ Ruston continued its partnership with the Kinesiology Department in the College of Education at Louisiana Tech University by presenting examples of their Ignite Talks to help the university students prepare for their own Ignite experience. According to Tammy Schilling, as part of KINE 420: Sports and Society, KINE students are required to develop and present an Ignite Talk on a topic that falls within the content of sociology and sport.

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Registering to vote matters to community

When it comes to who will be the next elected official in a plethora of offices you will be the one to decide.
In the Nov. 4 election Lincoln Parish and Ruston residents will vote on offices that cross city, parish and regional lines.
Those who are not already registered to vote have until 30 days prior to the election date to do so.
In order to have a say in who will be elected, a resident must first be a registered voter.
Those who are eligible to register to vote include U.S. citizens, who are at least 18 years old.

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Containment is the answer

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With all of the threats around us from countries and organizations who just plain don’t like the good ol’ U. S. of A., the biggest threat is our lack of strategy.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a 2016 presidential hopeful, has been accused of being an isolationist for his stance on foreign policy, but if one were to really put a label on it, he would be a “containment-ist” (yes, I am aware that is not a real word).

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September 17th

LPDC escapees apprehended

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Traffic stop in Missouri yields missing inmates
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Shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed the apprehension of the two escapees that fled the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on Saturday.
LPSO Public Information Officer Chad Alexander said Paul James Landry and Dennis James Harrell were taken into custody in New Madrid County, located in southeast Missouri.

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Liner announces bid for marshal

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Ruston Chief Deputy Marshal Jim Liner has announced his candidacy for city marshal in the Nov. 4 election.
Incumbent Marshal Mike Hilton, who’s held the job for 33 years, is retiring when his term ends Dec. 31. Liner, a Republican, is one of two contenders for the job.
Liner, a Ruston native, has been chief deputy for 31 years. His said his tenure is one of his primary qualifications.
“No one in Lincoln Parish has the administrative and supervision skills that I have,” Liner said.

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