Representatives of Devon Energy, Adopt-A-School partner with I. A. Lewis School, surprised principal Sonja Fuller recently with a $1,000 check for the school to use on projects of its choosing. Fuller said the money will be used for technology upgrades. Fuller, who knew only that Devon’s Michelle Gantt and Aime Skipper where coming to the school, opens the check.
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At approximately 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the above photo was taken from the North Service Road in Ruston.
Information regarding if a tornado actually touched down in Lincoln Parish has not been confirmed. According to Kip Franklin, Lincoln Parish director of homeland security and emergency preparedness, a formation of clouds is not deemed a tornado until the funnel touches the ground.
“From the photo we can’t see if the tail-end of the funnel touched the ground or not because of the trees,” he said.
The first annual Grambling Fire Department versus Police Department basketball game is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Grambling High School gym. Organizers are seeking a $5 entry fee, with proceeds to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Louisiana Tech has announced the names of students on its spring quarter President’s and Dean’s honor lists.
Students whose names are followed by an asterisk earned recognition as members of the President’s Honor List. That distinction signifies achievement of at least a 3.8 academic grade point average on a minimum of nine semester hours completed (100-level or higher), with no grade lower than a B.
Budget cuts have hit area colleges and universities pretty hard over the past few years, and as cash continues to siphon from Louisiana Tech and Grambling State University’s coffers, the students at each university are also starting to feel the sting of the budget cut.
“You can really tell (Tech) is doing what they can, but when you lose money like they have, it is hard not to notice a few differences,” sophomore engineering student Brandon Walters said.
Walters was referring to the most recent round of budget cuts that hit both parish universities in mid-December — a mid-year budget reduction after the state made the decision to cut $50 million from public colleges all over the state.