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January 19th, 2018

Miss Grambling State University participates in Washington Post article

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“Being an American means to be free.”
That was the message from Miss Grambling State 2017 Jimmitriv “Jimmi” Roberson, 21, during an interview with The Washington Post in early October for an article titled “What Unites Us?” that was published online Thursday.
“The common value that we all have is freedom, ultimately,” said Roberson to The Washington Post. “Because with religious values, they’re not all the same. Love and hate, division. We don’t all believe in the same thing. We have our right to do whatever we want to do in the NFL, with kneeling and everything.”

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Walpole receives Robert E. Russ Award

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More than 200 people showed up to applaud this year’s nominees during the 98th Annual Chamber Awards Banquet at the Ruston Civic Center Thursday evening.
Doug Postel, emcee for the event, welcomed everyone to the event.
“We will recognize area businesses and business leaders for being great community partners,” he said. “As for the Chamber of Commerce, we are very proud of our accomplishments this past year and we look forward to the outstanding opportunities for our community and parish that 2018 will bring.”

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‘Living Dead in Denmark’ to take the stage Jan. 30

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Dare to become a hero in a Shakespearean world where the dead rise.
The Louisiana Tech University Department of Theatre is proud to present “Living Dead in Denmark,” written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Mark D. Guinn.
Nguyen also wrote last year’s crowd-favorite, “She Kills Monsters,” the 1990s’ Dungeons and Dragons action-adventure.
People loved it so much, they came back to see it again.

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Chamber thanks locals for 98 years dedication

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With roots stretching back to 1919, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has served the needs of the business community, and in turn the community at large, in a variety of capacities.
One of those capacities is hosting the annual Chamber Awards Banquet thet lets the community know the importance of the hard work and dedication of their friends and neighbors.
With each face name called forward, cheers were heard throughout the Ruston Civic Center Thursday night.

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Avoid shutting government down

The federal government has unabashedly looked polarized for the past several election cycles.
There’s no further proof of this division than what the federal government currently faces today — a potential partial government shutdown.
Come midnight, the United States government could possibly partially shutdown for the first time since 2013 unless the Republican dominated Congress passes a new spending agreement that would need to be signed by Republican President Donald Trump.

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Young Dunkin’ Dogs lead Tech past N. Texas

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Louisiana Tech had lost its last five games by four points or less coming into Thursday night.
The Bulldogs, in particular the freshman duo of Anthony Duruji and Amorie Archibald, did not let that happen again.
The tandem combined to score 46 points, including two free throws with 0.9 seconds left from the forward Duruji, to come away with a 66-65 victory over North Texas in front of a season-high 4,236 fans inside the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Lady Techsters tumble at Florida International

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MIAMI, Fla. — Alexus Malone scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds but Louisiana Tech ran out of gas down the stretch, dropping a 57-54 decision to Florida International Thursday early afternoon at Ocean Bank Convocation Center.
Tech (12-6, 3-2 Conference USA) took as much as an 11-point lead in the third quarter and led 52-48 with 3:24 to play in the game before FIU ended the game on a 9-2 run to pull out the victory.

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Tech softball picked to repeat as C-USA champs

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Louisiana Tech softball set all sorts of program firsts as a team and as individual players last year and three weeks before the 2018 season opens, the Lady Techsters have set another one.
For the first time in program history, Louisiana Tech is the preseason favorite to win the Conference USA regular season title according to the 12 league coaches.
Head coach Mark Montgomery and Co. were selected first out of 12 teams by a vote of the Conference USA coaches, edging Florida International for No. 1 on the league’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll released Thursday.

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January 18th

Bulldog project postponed to September

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The Ruston Cultural District Board of Directors recently stated that the “Bulldog Project,” which was originally set to be released in early 2018, has been postponed.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances the unveiling of the project will now be in September 2018,” said Ruston Main Street Director Haley Perot.
“The statues were specifically selected to be a bulldog to show the unity of the city and university in Ruston — home of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

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Cultural Construction: Fundraiser to bring machines to Civic Center

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The Ruston Cultural District is bringing Cultural Construction to the Ruston Civic Center area from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
Haley Perot, Cultural District board president, said the event is meant as a fundraiser for the district.
“The Cultural District wanted to do some fundraising for future cultural events,”
she said.
“Surrounding cities have been doing this for a few years. They bring these different machines out and it is easy to let children explore these machines they wouldn’t get to get a close look at otherwise,” she said.

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