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January 25th, 2014

Lady Tigers win, GMen fall Saturday at Jackson State

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Victoya Ricks (00, pictured above left) poured in 16 points and pulled down seven rebounds while Joanna Miller added 15 points to lead the Grambling State Lady Tigers to a 79-68 win at Jackson State on Saturday. GSU is now 7-11 overall and 3-3 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference. In men’s action, Thomas Chandler topped the GMen with 13 points and eight rebounds while Antwan Scott (5, pictured above right) added nine points for GSU, which 76-59 to Jackson State. Grambling is now 1-15 overall and 0-7 in the SWAC.

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Ruston’s Williams set for Pro Bowl action tonight

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Former RHS, LSU standout DT joins five Saints playing for Team Rice
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Kyle Williams has made a living playing like a superstar but never really getting quite the recognition he deserves.
He’s battled through injuries to remain one of the NFL’s top defensive lineman, as he’ll showcase tonight as a member of Team Rice as the NFL holds its annual Pro Bowl in Honolulu.
Williams and fellow Pro Bowler Marcell Dareus formed one of the best defensive tackle pairings this past season for the Buffalo Bills.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick knows how underrated Williams is and told that to recently to the nflspinzone website.

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Building success

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Gift in support of new Tech Engineering, Science facility
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Faculty and staff from Louisiana Tech University and Dow Chemical Company were excited to announce the donation of $1 million at a press conference in University Hall Saturday.
The generous gift from the Dow Company Foundation is in support of the university’s campaign to construct a new Integrated Engineering and Science Education Building, which will expand classroom, laboratory and faculty office space for the College of Engineering and Science.

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Sen. Vitter makes visit

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Newly announced gubernatorial candidate U.S. Sen. David Vitter called education “the key to the kingdom” of Louisiana’s future during a stop in Ruston on Friday.
The conservative Republican spent about an hour in a closed-door meeting with a small group of education, business and community leaders.
Vitter said afterward that the group talked mostly about the value of education, not only from an academic standpoint but also as an economic driver.
“For the whole state, it is our future,” he said.
Vitter announced last week that he would run for governor in 2015.

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Bell to give annual district report

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Lincoln Parish School Board Superintendent Danny Bell will give his annual State of the District report at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
In the Lincoln Community Room of the Lincoln Parish Library a light lunch will be served and Lincoln Parish Schools ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox said anyone interested in advocating the public school system, and Lincoln Parish as a whole, is invited to attend.

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GSU faculty artwork displayed

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Until Thursday, residents will have the opportunity to see the artistic stylings of Grambling State University faculty and staff members in a special show.
The exhibit features paintings, digital photography, mixed media works, ceramics and drawings completed by faculty and staff members Drek Davis, Larry Holston, Donna McGee, Tommie Sue Slaughter and Terence C. Williams III.
A closing reception with all artists present will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday in the Dunbar Gallery, located on Hutchinson Street on GSU’s campus.

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Mayor honored by Russ Award

Dan Hollingsworth didn’t have to run for mayor back in 1998. He already had a lucrative career in the radio business. But he wanted to make Ruston an even better place than he felt it already was.
So he sold his broadcast company and entered city politics.
And now the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has selected Hollingsworth as the recipient of the 2013 Robert E. Russ Award.

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Letter to the Editor

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On behalf of the International Student Office at Louisiana Tech, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many people and organizations that stepped forward to help after some of our international students were displaced by a fire in their apartment complex two weeks ago.

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Forever stamps always usable

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As with most people, shortly after my husband and I got married, I moved into a new apartment. We had purchased a ton of really cute stamps with wedding rings on them for both our invitations and our thank you notes.

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Remembering Sheriff 'Snap'

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Recently I lost a friend from Claiborne Parish. This friendship lasted more than 40 years. It is not often that persons from separate generations have true friends, one generation to the other, but this was one of those instances for me. Actually many of us lost this person as a friend, even those who did not know him.

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