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September 25th, 2014

Working his way to top

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LB Johnson becomes one of leading defensive ’Dogs
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In today’s society, hard work is a key component to success. In the world of sports, everyone shares this ideal. Tony Johnson, a senior linebacker, attributes hard work and doing his job as the reasons he has come as far as he has.
“Life is hard and this game is hard, but you have to fight through it to get where you want to be,” said Johnson, who was a role player for the Bulldogs in 2013, splitting time at fullback and linebacker.

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Tech releases softball slate

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Louisiana Tech softball fans will have plenty of opportunities to watch their team in 2015 as the Lady Techsters schedule features 31 home games, including two tournaments and a weekend round robin.
Head coach Mark Montgomery and Co. enter the second year competing in Conference USA, returning five starters and nine letter-winners while welcoming nine newcomers to the program. The season begins with home events during three of the first four weekends of the season as well as a 24-game Conference USA slate.

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RHS falls to Neville JV

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Ruston High School fell to Neville High School 26-6 Monday in a iunior varsity game played at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium. The Bearcats’ Cade Gibson (7) is pictured handing the ball off to running back D’tallion Dade (22).

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Tech student-athlete committee to hold food drive

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Louisiana Tech’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is teaming up with their Conference USA counterparts in holding a food drive starting Monday and running through December 12.
Annually, Conference USA SAAC charges its student-athletes to engage their campus and local community in a week-long “Let’s SAAC Hunger” food drive. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about hunger in their respective communities and to help solve this problem by collecting canned foods and donations.

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Cedar Creek: Talent in AP, writing contests displayed

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AP Scholars
Cedar Creek Advanced Placement honorees include Aaron Hunt, Hank Craighead, Ben Everett, Cheyenne Ward and Brock Blackwell
Also, 12 Cedar Creek students have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.
The school’s AP Scholars are Brock Blackwell, Hank Craighead, Ben Everett, Catherine Hild, Aaron Hunt, Story Moller, Hassan Shahid, Morgan Vann and Cheyenne Ward.
Those who receive AP Scholar Awards earn an average score of 3 or higher on three or more AP Exams.

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Simsboro School: Students learning new ELA, math skills

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Simsboro High School is off to a great start this year! We would like to welcome Lille Williams-Hearn as our interim principal. Williams-Hearn has been part of our Simsboro High family for many years and we are excited that she will be leading us this year.
The first six weeks has flown by. Our students have worked hard and are learning so much. We will soon celebrate our Terrific Tigers.

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September 24th

Local’s film to premiere at Shreveport Film Festival

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After working toward a dream for seven years, James Nimmers has finally gotten his chance for recognition.
Nimmers was chosen out of more than 100 entrants as one of 20 individuals to have his short film “Mother’s Day” featured in the Louisiana Film Prize competition in Shreveport.
When talking about the film, Nimmers said he wanted to have a certain effect on the audience.
“I want the audience to be amazed at what can take place in those 13 minutes,” he said. “It is my belief that if you set goals for yourself and work towards accomplishing them, then success will follow.

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Burglary call results in drug charges

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A Dubach man is facing drug charges after an investigation into a burglary in progress reportedly revealed he had drugs on his person.
According to the arrest affidavit Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the intersection of Seafarer Lane and Louisiana Highway 822 around 3:53 p.m. Tuesday.
Upon arrival deputies reportedly found Timothy Wayne Hogg, 45, of 185 Buck Branch Road, Dubach, next to a truck on Seafarer Lane.
As part of the burglary investigation, Hogg was detained by deputies.

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Eddie Robinson mural to be dedicated Saturday

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Grambling State University will unveil a newly commissioned mural honoring legendary Grambling football coach the late Eddie G. Robinson (1919-2007), the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 football, at the historic Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas.
The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m Saturday, prior to the Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic, as the Grambling State Tigers face off against the Prairie View A&M University Panthers.

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Voicing your opinion matters

Every so often residents are given the opportunity to openly voice their opinions and Thursday night Grambling citizens will have that chance again.
During the August meeting of the Grambling Board of Aldermen a single resident raised the question of changing the board from an at-large voting membership to individual member districts.
The argument behind the proposed change is that residents will know exactly who to talk to when an issue arises.
The resident stated that many people have come to him with questions not knowing with whom they needed to speak.

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