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June 6th, 2014

LA Tech announces new coach

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Louisiana Tech University introduced Greg Goff as its new baseball coach during a Friday morning press conference at the Charles Wyly Athletic Complex.
Goff just wrapped up his seventh season as head coach at Campbell where he led the Camels to their first NCAA postseason victory ever.
He was among several candidates Tech athletic director Tommy McClelland interviewed for the job, including Tulane interim coach Jake Gautreu, Southern Miss assistant Chad Caillet and Texas Wesleyan coach and former Tech pitcher Mike Jeffcoat.

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Keeping area youth healthy

Although for some of us it may be hard to conceive, there are kids right here in Lincoln Parish who aren’t getting the nutrition they need to keep their bodies heathy during the summertime.
Many children, the majority from underprivileged or broken homes, only have one nutrient-rich meal a day during the school year — the meal they are served in the school cafeteria.

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Ten reasons for doing right

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I’ve been thinking about these school shootings lately ­— wondering why it seems like all of a sudden troubled kids think shooting up their schools and killing their schoolmates is the solution to their problems.

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Help keep the local arts afloat

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It’s the time of year when we at the North Central Louisiana Arts Council hold our Keep the Arts Afloat campaign. We’ve been doing this now for more than 15 years, and many of you know “it’s time” when you see Board President Peter Jones walk in for a visit holding a stack of tickets. These tickets keep our organization afloat, and give you the chance to win $5,000.

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New York training yields paid internships at GSU

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Three Grambling State University students are heading to paid summer internships after a week of Dow Jones News Fund business journalism training in New York.

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RESOLUTION NO. 891 OF 2014

RESOLUTION NO. 891 OF 2014
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY AND RIGHT-OF-WAY AND ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE RILEY COMPANY OF LOUISIANA, INC. TO PERFORM ENGINEERING SERVICES RELATING TO THE RECONSTRUCTION OF EAST COLORADO AVENUE IMPROVEMENTS
WHEREAS, the City desires to develop and reconstruct improvements to East Colorado Avenue (the “Project”); and,
WHEREAS, the City may need to acquire necessary property and right-of-way for the Project; and,

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RESOLUTION NO. 890 OF 2014

RESOLUTION NO. 890 OF 2014
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH SDR ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, INC., IN CONNECTION WITH WEST KENTUCKY AND CHAUTAUQUA BRIDGE LOAD RATING
WHEREAS, in accordance with Federal regulations and Section XII of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development's (“LADOTD”) policy regarding off-system bridges, full compliance requires all off-system bridges in the parish to be load rated; and,

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RESOLUTION NO. 889 OF 2014

RESOLUTION NO. 889 OF 2014
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH MICHAEL L. WALPOLE, ARCHITECT, LLC, FOR ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES RELATED TO CONSTRUCTION OF NEW RESTROOMS AT WOODLAND, DUNCAN, AND HUCKLEBERRY TRAILS PARKS
WHEREAS, the City desires to consider construction of new restrooms at Woodland, Duncan, and Huckleberry Trails Parks (the “Projects”); and,

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RESOLUTION NO. 888 OF 2014

RESOLUTION NO. 888 OF 2014
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH BUDDY BALL OF RUSTON, INC., AND RUSTON DIXIE BASEBALL ASSOCIATION, INC., IN CONNECTION WITH IMPROVEMENTS TO JIMMIE W. CARTER FIELD
WHEREAS, Buddy Ball of Ruston, Inc., (“BBR”) provides for operation of a community baseball/softball program for special needs youth; and,

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RESOLUTION NO. 887 OF 2014

RESOLUTION NO. 887 OF 2014
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CITY TO ENTER INTO A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE ATLANTIC GROUP OF COMPANIES, INC., IN CONNECTION WITH THIRD PARTY REVIEW OF NEW PERSONAL WIRELESS SERVICE FACILITIES
WHEREAS, the City has received applications (Applications”) for new personal wireless service facilities including cellular communications towers and related facilities (“Cell Tower Facilities”) located in or near the City; and,

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