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February 21st, 2019

Tech student hit in campus crosswalk

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The driver of car that injured a Louisiana Tech University student in a campus crosswalk was apparently talking on his cellphone when the incident occurred, Louisiana Tech police said Wednesday.
The unidentified male victim is recovering in a Shreveport hospital from leg injuries he sustained in the mishap, Louisiana Tech Police Chief Randal Hermes said.
The driver, Noah Blessing, 19, of Shreveport, was ticketed for failure to yield for a pedestrian in a crosswalk. Blessing is also a Louisiana Tech student.

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Sellers speaks at GSU

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GRAMBLING — Though the sky was rainy and the temperature chilly, even a dark and gloomy morning could not keep the Grambling State University students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Lincoln parish community, from shining a light on black history.
The university hosted its annual Black History Convocation Tuesday in the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. The event featured CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers as keynote speaker.

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Bordelon retiring

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Lincoln Parish Assessor Shelia Bordelon said Wednesday she would not seek re-election this fall.
Bordelon’s term end Dec. 31, 2020.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve the residents of Lincoln Parish in the Assessor’s Office for the past 32 years. The past seven years serving as your assessor has been the culmination of the trust placed in me by the residents of our great parish,” Bordelon said in a statement released Wednesday.

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UP man arrested for animal cruelty, theft

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FARMERVILLE —Union Parish sheriff’s investigators have taken into custody one of the parish’s best known horsemen on warrants charging him with cruelty to animals and the theft of a horse.
Sheriff Dusty Gates said a five-week investigation turned up evidence that Hal Parker, 60, of Marion, is involved in a scheme to rescue thoroughbred horses and then selling and shipping the animals nationwide to individuals trying to save the horses from slaughter.

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Louisiana Tech advances audiology

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Claire Dufrene and Jordan Strong are conducting research about the dependability and accuracy of app-based hearing tests in their Doctor of Audiology program at Louisiana Tech University.

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‘Blue Skies and Sunshine’ – Farewell to Bob Day

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The booming, friendly, energetic voice of Bob Day has filled the radio waves of our community for more than half a century, covering sports events, golden oldies, and classic country on a number of north Louisiana stations. On Feb. 11, 2019, we all lost an icon, and not just in the broadcast world. We lost a good neighbor, a kind-hearted citizen, and a man of compassion.

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Son keeps his social life out of his parents’ view

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DEAR ABBY: Our 22-year-old son stays with us. He has a part-time job and goes to school part-time. He is somewhat secretive. We don’t know his friends or where he goes.
One day he brought a male friend over and they hung out in our guesthouse, drinking and playing video games. This went on for several hours and then the blinds closed. My husband wasn’t comfortable with that, so he knocked on the door and went in to talk to them. He asked the friend if he had a girlfriend, and the friend said no — that he’s bisexual. Our son then announced that he is also bisexual.

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Denim and Pearls luncheon

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, Epsilon Alpha Zeta Chapter of Grambling will host its Second Annual Denim and Pearls Luncheon from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. March 16 in the Black and Gold Room of the Favrot Student Union Building on the Grambling State University campus.
The category and individuals to be recognized are: Service — Edgar Hill, Scholarship — Kimberly Joseph McCarter, Sisterhood — Jaschandria Bailey and Finer Womanhood —Gloria Egans Moore.

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Tech adds Guiton to coach outside WRs

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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz has announced the addition of Kenny Guiton to his coaching staff as the new outside receivers coach for the Bulldogs.
Guiton comes to Louisiana Tech from the University of Houston and will be responsible for leading the outside receivers for the Bulldogs. With the addition of Guiton to the staff, current Tech offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will now take over the role of quarterback coach for the Bulldogs following the departure of Tim Rattay.

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Lady Cougars to host OCS

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Cedar Creek moves into the third round of the Louisiana HIgh School Athletic Association Division IV girls basketball playoffs at 6 p.m. today as the senior forward Anna Larr Roberson (44) and the Lady Cougars play host to a quarterfinals showdown against District 2-1A rival Ouachita Christian.

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