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June 12th, 2014

Selling out a bad report

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When I was a kid, the women on TV that I looked up to were not the ones running (and bouncing) up and down the beach on Baywatch. They weren’t the girls with the latest fashion and never-ending boyfriend drama on Beverly Hills 90210.
They wore suits, they spoke with clarity, their hair was meticulously coiffed and they wanted to get to the bottom of things — I looked up to reporters.

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Humphries honored in Baton Rouge

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Janie Humphries was recently honored at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge as one of the 2014 Louisiana School Volunteer of the Year Award recipients.

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C-USA honors Godwin

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Louisiana Tech junior outfielder Janine Godwin was one of only 16 student-athletes from Conference USA to earn the C-USA Spring Spirit of Service Award which was announced by league commissioner Britton Banowsky today.
The C-USA Spirit of Service Award is designed to recognize the community service efforts of the league’s student-athletes, based upon significant community service, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.

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Tech relay team 12th in NCAAs

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EUGENE, Ore. — It was a déjà vu moment for Louisiana Tech’s 4x100-meter relay team Wednesday as the squad recorded a 12th place finish at the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year.
The Bulldog relay squad of Jarvis Gotch, Trey Hadnot, Devin Henderson and Dennis Richardson ran 39.54, the seventh-fastest time in school history and a hundredth of a second (0.01) away from a season best.

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Faith helped lead Washington to HOF induction

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On June 21, Lionel Washington will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
Three decades ago, there was another honor which became a major influence in Washington’s subsequent achievements.
In 1984, Washington’s home town of Lutcher, where he’d starred for the Bulldogs before going on to do the same at Tulane, changed the name of Weil Street, the one he’d grown up on, to Lionel Washington Avenue.

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Tech announces spring honor students

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Louisiana Tech has announced the names of students on its spring quarter President’s and Dean’s honor lists.
Students whose names are followed by an asterisk earned recognition as members of the President’s Honor List. That distinction signifies achievement of at least a 3.8 academic grade point average on a minimum of nine semester hours completed (100-level or higher), with no grade lower than a B.

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June 11th

Taunton wins state crown

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Audrey Taunton won the title of National American Miss Louisiana Junior Teen on June 2. In the 2014-15 school year, she will be a junior at Cedar Creek School in Ruston. She is involved with the varsity cheer team, track team and a member of the no white flags club. In November, Audrey will be representing Louisiana at the national pageant in Hollywood, California. She will be competing for the title of National American Miss Junior Teen. Girls throughout the United States will be there competing with her.

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CPA Moore to retire

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The Lincoln Parish Tax Commission announced the selection of a new administrator, Denise Griggs, at a meeting Tuesday, in light of the current administrator Jerry Moore’s retirement at the end of this year.
“We ran an advertisement for two weeks and did not get any (other) applications,” Moore said.

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State jacks ULRWSI price up

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In a regular meeting held by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Tuesday night, Executive Director of the Sparta Foundation Rick Hohlt informed jurors of the latest changes to negotiations for land at the old state park in Farmerville.
For two years, the Town of Farmerville, City of Ruston, Lincoln Parish Police Jury and Union Parish Police Jury have attempted to purchase a parcel of approximately 20 acres from the state for the purpose off facilitating a water treatment plant.

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Perfect audits reported for 2013

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury was given an unqualified opinion for the 2013 audit in Tuesday night’s regular meeting, which, according to CPA David Hartt, is the highest achievement for an audit.
“We saw no findings and everything looked really good this year,” Hartt said.
Total costs for the year were $14,545,767 and total revenues were $15,186,084.
Assets for the year amounted to $63,527,353 against total liabilities of 8,364, 216, leaving the total net position slightly over $55 million — an $85,000 increase over 2012.

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