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COES seeks funding

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Estimated cost of new building $15M
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Having recently raised $3 million, the Louisiana Tech College of Engineering and Science is closer to getting its new Integrated Engineering and Science Building, which is estimated to cost $15 million.
James Nelson, associate dean of undergraduate studies for the COES, said the college is hoping to raise $7.5 million and use state grants to pay for the other half.
Nelson said the new building will encourage more collaboration among programs, facilitate the project-based curriculum and accommodate study groups for students.

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Reform discussed

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Local BESE leaders share perspectives
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Gov. Bobby Jindal has labeled 2012 as the year for education reform throughout the state.
After legislators make decisions on what they want to move forward with, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will be tasked with translating those laws into policies that school districts can use.

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King’s life to be portrayed

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University theater to present upcoming play
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The Grambling State University Theater Department has an upcoming production set that will reveal certain aspects of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life many tend to overlook.
Al Boswell’s play “Michael, a King” will be put on at 7 p.m. Feb. 28-March 2 at the Floyd L. Sandle Theater.
Tickets for the production can be purchased at the box office located in the Conrad-Hutchinson Fine Arts Building beginning one week prior to the show from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Water plans move forward

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Grambling awaits grant for new meters

GRAMBLING — The Town of Grambling got two steps closer to new water meters in its limits Thursday night when the town council approved two resolutions for remote meter installation.
In two unanimous votes, the council voted to approve Dean Dick Engineering for design services and construction of the meters and Triton for any assistance in installation and training for local employees for the new meters.

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Arrests made after routine traffic stop

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A simple traffic stop yielded a variety of drugs Tuesday night and sent two area men to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on multiple charges.
Melvin Tyrone Garner, 33, 180 Pine Bayou Circle, Monroe, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, third offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, open container and possession of Xanax. Stephen Randolph Griffith, 28, 1112 W. Alabama Ave., was also arrested on the same charges, with the addition of no turning signal and improper turning charges.

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RPAR … There’s an app for that

Ruston Parks and Recreation Department continues their partnership with TeamInfo App to bring RPAR players, fans and families the RPAR TeamInfoApp for iPhone, which is now available on the Apple App Store. Search for “TeamInfoApp” in the app store.
After you download the app to your device, click Browse TeamInfo Apps, next select Louisiana and then select League at the bottom of the screen. Then click on RPAR — Spring 2012 and get started using the RPAR — Spring 2012 TeamInfoApp today.

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CLUB NEWS

Caney Lake Sams Club
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Pat and Joe Dickson and Kay and Tom Church (hosts for the Caney Lake Sams Campout) said, “Hurry in, out of the storm, with your brown bag lunch and come into the meeting room.”
This was at the Pavilion RV Park in West Monroe on Jan. 25-28. Once inside, everything was cozy and warm while the storm did its “thing” outside.

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Parish teams ranked high

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Choudrant boys, Dubach girls lead way in poll
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Choudrant High’s boys and Dubach High’s girls are becoming locked in on Top 10 rankings for state teams in classes B/C.
The Lady Hornets are No. 6 and the Aggies are No. 9 in the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll announced on Monday afternoon.
Both Lincoln Parish teams occupied the same positions last week in the rankings that are voted on by an 11-member statewide media panel.

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Jessie’s Jottings

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Lin mania has covered NBA nation
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So over the weekend, I was at a college news media conference and there was only one thing that people kept talking about and that was Jeremy Lin.
This name was all over sports pages from the USA Today to the web and if he keeps up his performance, it could become a household name. For those wondering who he is, Lin is a professional basketball player for the New York Knicks and he had the best game of his short career.

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Bicknell joins Chiefs’ staff

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Ex-Tech head coach will direct offensive linemen
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Former Louisiana Tech University head football coach Jack Bicknell, Jr., is changing addresses in the National Football League.
After serving the past three years of the staff of the recently crowned Super Bowl champion New York Giants, Bicknell was announced Tuesday afternoon as the new offensive line coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Unconfirmed reports had circulated in New York earlier in the day on the move, but were then officially announced by both the Giants and Chiefs late Tuesday afternoon.

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