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Archive - Dec 2, 2008

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Tech hoops: Hallway of stars

In addition, there are new display areas exclusively devoted to the achievements of the Bulldogs’ and Lady Techsters’ teams, former Techsters’ head coach Leon Barmore and ex-Tech and professional star Malone.
Produced by Atlanta-based Murphy and Orr, the marketing firm that set up the trophy display area at the Charles Wyly Athletic Center, the new look to the TAC will provide a means for fans and alumni to appreciate and gain a greater knowledge of the success of the Tech hoops program.

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Thankful season for GSU

But GSU prevented that from happening with a 29-14 win over the Jaguars to take the SWAC West. Good thing, too. You see, the Grambling-Southern football rivalry is unlike any other I’ve seen in college athletics.
Legendary NFL Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi said it best about this series: “Winning isn’t everything; it’s the only thing.”
That’s because it doesn’t matter if one of the teams wins all of its other games — a loss in the Bayou Classic means a lost season. Conference championships don’t really matter — the season for these teams comes down to one game: The Bayou Classic.

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Stay safe, be smart during the holidays

While most of us were enjoying Thanksgiving dinner and planning a shopping spree for Black Friday morning, there were police officers, firefighters and other first-responders who were on duty and working to keep us safe. They sacrificed their holiday for the good of the community, and they deserve our thanks.
We are grateful to their families, as well, for supporting them in their work to protect Ruston and Lincoln Parish.
While there weren’t any major accidents during the holiday, law enforcement did make several arrests and respond to resident calls.

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Gift of life sought for season

“I try to donate every 56 days,” Phillips said. “It’s really a pretty simple procedure that takes about 20-25 minutes. They prick your finger to make sure your iron is high enough, you answer some medical questions and then they stick your arm.”

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