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September 14th, 2017

Donate to GSU's 'Bring It Home' campaign

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Well done, Louisiana Tech University, for earning a Tier One ranking in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges list for the seventh consecutive year.
The rating truly represents what my alma mater offers to the thousands of students who walked across the campus in Lincoln Parish.
However, there’s one ranking that continually goes unnoticed — No. 44.

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Congrats to Tech for recognition

Louisiana Tech University earned a spot in the U.S. News & World Report’s highest tier of “National Universities” for the seventh consecutive year, according to its 2018 Best Colleges list.
The coveted recognition is one of many accomplishments the university has received, but this is typically the cream of the crop.
What’s better? Tech is one of only two public universities in Louisiana to achieve a Tier One National Universities designation behind Louisiana State University. Tulane University, a private institution in New Orleans, also earned a Tier One National University ranking.

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Grambling ranked in 4 polls

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University football team continues to be ranked in four weekly polls — the FCS Coaches Top 25, the FCS STATS Top 25 and the BOXTOROW Coaches and Media Polls.
The Tigers (1-1) picked up a 23-10 victory in their home opener on Saturday after beginning the season with a loss at Tulane.
Grambling State dropped two more spots in the FCS Coaches Top 25 poll to No. 25, but in the STATS FCS Top 25 poll, the Tigers remained at No. 24. In both the BOXTOROW Coaches Poll and the BOXTOROW Media Poll, Grambling State moved up one spot to No. 3.

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Bearcat Brawl set for weekend

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Ashley Ambrose (above) and the Ruston High School volleyball team will host the annual Bearcat Brawl in the RHS boy’s and girl’s gym this weekend. Ruston (4-0), Haughton (5-3) and Airline (5-4) will be joined by Denham Springs, Covington, Fontainebleau and Ascension Episcopal, the No. 3 team in the LHSAA Division V Power Ratings, with each team playing six matches. Bearcats get things started at 4 p.m. Friday against Haughton in the RHS boys’ gym. Airline and Denham Springs will battle at the same time in the girls’ gym. Saturday matches will begin at 8 a.m.

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Techsters top G-Women in OT

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GRAMBLING —With a two-goal lead in hand, the Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team was on its way to its sixth win and staying undefeated on the road.
Grambling State had other ideas.
The Lady Tigers scored two goals themselves in the second half to tie the match up and force it into overtime. The Lady Techsters stopped the upset bid though as senior Nomvula Kgoale chipped in the golden goal in the first OT period for the 3-2 victory on Wednesday night at the GSU Soccer Complex.

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September 13th

Tech earns Tier One ranking from US News & World Report

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Award given for seventh consecutive year

U.S. News & World Report has ranked Louisiana Tech University in its highest tier of “National Universities” for the seventh consecutive year, according to its 2018 Best Colleges list released Tuesday.
Louisiana Tech and Louisiana State University were the only two public institutions in the state to achieve a Tier One National Universities designation. Tulane University, a private institution in New Orleans, also earned a Tier One National University ranking.

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Dubach sets Chicken Festival

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The 29th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival will strut and cluck throughout Dubach on Sept. 29-30.
However, the annual festival honoring the flightless bird begins with a pageant from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday at the Dubach School gym, said Gina Stokes, Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization event coordinator.
After that, the festival will continue on Sept. 29 with an arts, crafts and food booths starting at noon in downtown Dubach followed by bingo from 7-10 p.m. at the Scott Hamilton Warehouse building with a $5 entry.

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Police Jury levies taxes

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury unanimously agreed to continue two parishwide millage renewals that voters approved last year and that brings in more than $4 million annually for road and bridge construction and maintenance.
Parish voters approved the renewals with 55 percent of the vote during the December 2016 election that extends the millages for 10 years.
There are 47 bridges and 450 miles of road in Lincoln Parish. District 3 Juror Bobby Bennett said the tax money is necessary for their upkeep.

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Miss Louisiana shines during Miss America competition

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Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti was awarded the Preliminary Swimsuit and Talent Awards during Sunday’s Miss America pageant. Bonacquisti is former Miss Spirit of Ruston. Her double preliminary awards are the first for Louisiana in 17 years.

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‘The Jungle Book Kids’ swings into Cedar Creek School

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Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS is playing at Cedar Creek School Multipurpose Building at 6:30 p.m Thursday and 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $5 at the door.
The high-energy hour-long musical, designed for elementary school-aged performers, is based on the classic Rudyard Kipling novel and the beloved 1967 Disney film.
The cast includes more than 60 actors led by Beckie Huckaby, director; Mary Anne Hill, music director; and Alison Amidon, stage manager.

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