November 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University, and even though the anniversary will be celebrated quietly and primarily by center staff, the accomplishments of the center during the last two decades have been lauded by an entire industry.
Over the past two decades, the TTC has become a leading research facility for the development of technologies influencing almost every aspect of trenchless construction methods and has served as a point of reference for representatives of the trenchless industry.
The Louisiana Department of Education recently had a team visit New Tech @ Ruston on the Ruston High School campus where Ralph Thibodeaux, High School Redesign, was joined by Network 5 Team Leaders Gayle Sloan and Patrice Saucier.
The trio was provided an overview of the New Tech experience by Director Pam Pruden, Assistant Director Catherine Letendre, RHS Principal Mike Milstead, ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol and New Tech Advisory Board member JoAnn Dauzat.
A Jonesboro man wanted in connection with five Ruston area business burglaries, as well as two residential burglaries over the past few weeks, was apprehended by the Ruston Police Department Thursday.
Investigators also say that evidence was uncovered tying the suspect to a burglary at the Louisiana Tech Student Center that occurred last week.
Royshone K. Wayne, 33, was charged with two counts of burglary of an inhabited dwelling, four counts of simple burglary and one count of burglary of a pharmacy. Louisiana Tech Police Department also charged Wayne with one count of simple burglary.