CHOUDRANT — For the second year in a row, “Pigskins and Pearls” was a sold-out event at Squire Creek Country Club.
Louisiana Tech head football coach Sonny Dykes and wife Kate hosted the event on Thursday, which featured Pierre Ingram, running back coach, Kevin Curtis, cornerback coach, and Hunter McWilliams, head of football operations. The event is put on so that women in the community are able to learn about football, so that more interest in the program is generated.
One out of four women will be a victim of a sexual attack during their four years at college. Less than five percent of the attacks are reported.
Locally, Louisiana Tech University has instated a “Yes Means Yes” policy for romantic encounters at college campuses.
At the end of last year, 85 higher education institutions were reported to be under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education due to concerns with how the school handled sexual violence on campus. No school in Louisiana was in the investigation.
A Ruston man who was involved in several residential burglaries in Lincoln Parish between March and May 2010 has been sentenced in Third Judicial District Court.
Damon Marzett was convicted of 17 counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, along with two counts of armed robbery.