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September 23rd, 2016

Payback on minds of G-Men

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State head coach Broderick Fobbs isn’t beating around the bush when it comes to this week’s game against Alcorn State, which kicks off at 6 p.m. Saturday at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium.
The G-Men took an undefeated Southwestern Athletic Conference record into the SWAC Championship Game last year after defeating the Braves in double overtime earlier in the season.
But the Braves countered in the title game with a 49-21 win.
Fobbs admits that loss still stings for his Tigers.

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Prep teams set for Week 4

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Home is where the heart — and action — is tonight as all three of our local prep football teams play in Lincoln Parish.
Ruston (2-1) will play host to Jonesboro-Hodge while Lincoln Prep and Cedar Creek, both 2-1, open District 2-1A play by facing off at Cougar Stadium.
For the Panthers and Cougars, it will be all about slowing the opposing workhorse.
That’s senior quarterback Tanner Disotell for Cedar Creek and sophomore running back Johlik Madison for Lincoln Prep.

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Bulldogs to open CUSA play at MTSU

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Louisiana Tech opens Conference USA play at 6 p.m. Saturday as the Bulldogs play at Middle Tennessee State in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
The Bulldogs stand at 1-2 while the Blue Raiders are off to a strong start at 2-1.

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September 22nd

Lincoln Parish Library Control Board discusses book donation procedure

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The Lincoln Parish Library Control Board heard from a local author about the donation of her book, “31 Promise Day Prayer and Encouragement Journal for Parents and Caregivers of Autistic Children” when they met Wednesday afternoon.
Donna Miles, IEP facilitator for the parish, said she wrote the book because of the growing number of autistic children being born in the country.

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National site selectors tour parish

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Site selectors for some of the nation’s most prestigious companies say their stop in Ruston on Wednesday gave them the chance to see first-hand how the community has parlayed its strengths into industrial growth.
The city played host to five site selectors from across the country during the North Louisiana Economic Partnership’s annual Site Selectors Familiarization Tour.
The tour continues today with stops in Monroe.

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Challenges for Tech soccer

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team faces a big challenge this week having to go up against the two teams picked to finish first and second in the Conference USA preseason poll.
Starting off will be a home matchup against Rice at 7 p.m. today at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex. The team will then travel to the Lone Star State where they will take on North Texas at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Mean Green Soccer Stadium.

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Film sparks needed discussion

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“Agents of Change” started a much- needed conversation.
The documentary that examines race-related conditions on college campuses was recently shown at the Dixie Center for the Arts as part of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
“Agents of Change” specifically highlights protests at San Francisco State in 1968 and at Cornell University in 1969.

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Enrollment increase helps community

A total of 17,277 college students are in Lincoln Parish this fall.
Both Grambling State and Louisiana Tech Universities saw increase in enrollment with Tech setting a new record.
For GSU, 4,863 students enrolled in the fall of 2016.
That is a 7 percent increase from last year’s totals, exceeding the expectations of administration.
In addition to the increase in overall student enrollment, GSU saw a jump of 36 percent more incoming freshmen enrolling at GSU.
GSU accepted 866 freshmen for the fall semester.
Tech, on the other hand, made history on Wednesday.

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Construction of new Paradigm Gym facility almost complete

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Participation numbers of students are growing rapidly as Paradigm Gym continues to add classes and expand its facility in their second year of operation.

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Find fall favorites at Beehive Outlet

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Fall is nearing and Beehive Outlet has everything for sweater weather. Ladies in North Louisiana can choose from a wide range of the latest on-trend items in their clothing department and shop a large selection of shoes all under one roof.
Beehive has everything from blousey fall printed tops to long flowy maxi dresses. Moto leggings to mineral wash skinny jeans. They carry the popular brand Piko’s loose shirts that are great for layering. Piko shirts are soft and come in many different Fall inspired colors.

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