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October 10th, 2014

Tech, CSC workshop aims to develop curriculum for workforce needs

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Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s cyber engineering, computer science, and computer information systems programs, and research and development group hosted over 30 executives from CSC, a global leader in next-generation IT, last week for strategic curriculum workshops.

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Emergency responders participate in WIPPTREX

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Twenty-five students were “rescued” from an overturned school bus as part of a Waste Isolation Pilot Program and Training Exercise held Thursday morning.
Bobby St. John, senior media coordinator for the Nuclear Waste Partnership LLC, said two events such as the WIPPTREX are held each year.

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Grambling forum held

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The Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce welcomed a room crowded with residents during Thursday night’s political forum.
Barbara McIntyre, president of GGCC, opened the evening before introducing Sen. Rick Gallot and Rep. Patrick Jefferson who discussed the 14 different amendments that will be on the Nov. 4 ballot.
During the Nov. 4 election, the residents of Grambling will also be asked to vote for one of two people for mayor of Grambling — incumbent Mayor Edward Jones or former Mayor Martha Andrus.

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Mother leaves child unattended

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A Grambling woman faces child desertion charges today after her 4-year-old son was discovered standing the in the driveway of a neighbor’s home, barefoot and clad only in a T-shirt and underwear.
Grambling police arrested Tyesha Jefferson 27, of 182 Mansfield States, around 6 a.m. Thursday after she apparently left her sleeping child alone while she went to retrieve a lost purse from a Ruston business.
Police reports say a neighbor spotted the boy in her driveway shortly after 4 a.m. and called authorities. The neighbor told police she didn’t know the child.

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Choudrant to spend Saturday in the Park

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Storms will have to be bad Saturday to rain on the parade of Choudrant’s annual Saturday in the Park, said to event organizers.
This year’s event will, for the first time, feature a schoolwide alumni gathering for Choudrant High School.
Jeremy DuBose, one of the founding members of the CHS Alumni Association, said after the previously formed alumni group disbanded, he and fellow alumni Burt Pipes decided to form a group to help connect alumni and the school.
“There’s going to be a school tour, along with a silent auction,” DuBose said. “And, we’re going to have a business meeting.”

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Students participate in WaterFest

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A total of 250 fifth graders from Ruston Elementary School participated in the “A-maze-ing Water” station during WaterFest 2014 at the Lincoln Parish Park on Thursday. WaterFest continued for Lincoln Parish students today.
Environmental Specialist for the Department of Agriculture and Forestry Joey Breaux used an interactive lesson to explain to students the features and movements of urban storm drainage.

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G-Men set for showdown vs. Braves

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Grambling, Alcorn State to meet in battle of SWAC unbeatens
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GRAMBLING — There is no question the Grambling State Tigers are an improved football team this season.
The Tigers are riding a three-game win streak and stand at 3-3 overall and 3-0 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference heading into a 2 p.m. game Saturday at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.
But the Tigers will face a tough test against the Braves, who stand at 4-2 overall and 3-0 and lead the SWAC in a number of statistical categories.

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Kittens squeak past Creek

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2-point conversion the difference in 8-7 victory
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GRAMBLING — After scoring a touchdown late in the first half of a low scoring affair, Grambling Laboratory High School coach Johnny Thomas decided to roll with momentum and go for the lead.
And that lead ended up giving the Kittens the win as Jalen Ferguson’s two-point conversion run with 2:07 remaining in the second quarter proved to be the difference as Grambling Lab topped Cedar Creek 8-7 at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium Thursday night.

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RJHS splits pair

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Ruston Junior High School split a pair of games with Willow Ridge Junior High School Thursday night, with the Bearkits falling in the seventh-grade game and winning the eighth-grade contest. Pictured above is the Bearkits’ Camdyn Crowe (33) picking up yardage in the seventh-grade game while pictured below is Hashan Jones hitting a hole to pick up positive yardage for RJHS in the eighth-grade contest.

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Bearcats hit road to face NCHS

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Senior defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs (91) and the Ruston High School Bearcats (3-2) will be on the road tonight to open District 2-1A play with a 7 p.m. game at Natchitoches Central High School (2-2).

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