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February 18th, 2014

Monthly Meeting

MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA. Monthly Meeting January 9, 2014 Mayor Edward R. Jones opened the regular session of the Grambling City Council at 6: 00 p.m. at Grambling City Hall. Mr. William Arrington offered the invocation and led the council and congregation into the Pledge of Allegiance. Present were the following Council members: Birdex Copeland, Jr., Yanise Days, Cathy Holmes, Roy Jackson, and Cullen Jackson. Absent: None. It was moved by Council member Roy Jackson and seconded by Council member Birdex Copeland, Jr.

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February 17th

Cub Scouts compete for first place

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Cub Scouts Pack 45 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday at the Ruston Parks and Recreation Gym. The Thunderbird District Pinewood Derby followed later in the day. Cub Scouts, with the help of an adult, built their own cars using a kit consisting of a solid block of pine, plastic wheels and metal nails as axles.
The idea behind the Pinewood Derby is for a parent or guardian to spend quality time helping the boy design, carve, paint, add weights and tune the final car. The derby was first run in 1953 and continues today throughout the Boy Scouts of America organization.

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Zoning hearing set

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Ruston residents can provide input tonight

Ruston residents have another opportunity tonight to express their opinions on a lengthy list of proposed changes to the city’s zoning code.
A public hearing on the suggested revisions, all of which lessen restrictions in the existing code, will be part of the planning and zoning commission’s regular meeting set for 5:30 p.m. today in the courtroom at Ruston’s City Hall.

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Grambling man arrested after allegedly waving gun at neighbors

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The Grambling Police Department made an arrest involving a firearm on Saturday afternoon.
Bobby Cooper, 75, of 265 Garr Road, was arrested for aggravated assault with a firearm and disturbing the peace by being drunk.
According to the arrest affidavit, officers responded to a call involving weapons.
Upon arrival, officers reportedly spoke with witnesses who stated Cooper was intoxicated and came out of his residence onto another person’s property ranting and raving about various things.

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Tech Top 10 in digital forensics

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Two teams of students from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science have placed in the Top 10 of the 2013 Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Digital Forensics Challenge.

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GSU takes audience to 18th century England

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This week, visitors to the Grambling State University Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center will find themselves stepping into the past as the GSU theatre program presents “The Glass of Water” by Eugene Scribe.
The play is set to take the stage at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. The box office is open from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, as well as 30 minutes before each showing.

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Gifts from the community overwhelming

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Today I am overwhelmed by the generosity of our friends and neighbors, as they reach out to demonstrate their support of DART and our work in a variety of ways.

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Pet of the Week

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Submitted photo- For nearly two years, Mandy has lived at the 4 Paws shelter and has never had a home of her own. She has a happy personality and plenty of energy. She is gold and white in color with plenty of pink kisses. Her adoption fee is $65. All 4 Paws dogs have had all their shots. Call 251-DOGS for more information. To see all the dogs, stop by the shelter at 290 Rodeo Road, just south of Tech Farm Road. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.

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Tech hosts second annual VEX robotics competition

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Louisiana Tech University hosted 13 high school and middle school teams from across Louisiana and southern Arkansas for the second annual Louisiana Tech/Red Stick Robotics VEX competition on Feb. 1 in Tolliver Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus.
Each team was competing for a coveted spot in the Louisiana VEX Robotics State Competition to be held on Saturday in Lafayette, La.

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Diamond ’Dogs notch first win

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Tech takes out Southeastern La. in 10-inning thriller

For the second time in three days, the Bulldogs needed 10 innings to get a result. Only this time, Louisiana Tech came out on the winning side with a walk-off 2-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana off a throwing error by the Lions in the third and final game of the series Sunday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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