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August 13th, 2013

20 years of service

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Many people in Lincoln Parish likely recognize the name Stephen Williams.
Whether it’s from the countless times he’s been in the news as the former spokesperson for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, or just from all the places one might see him around town, Williams is an active member of the community.
Williams was born and raised in Choudrant, and has lived in Lincoln Parish his entire life.
“I knew early on that I wanted to work in law enforcement,” Williams said.
“I applied with the sheriff’s office and was hired in 1993.”

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Distinguished Tech alumna to serve as keynote for summer graduation

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Zazell Dudley, the first African American female to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana Tech University, will return to her alma mater Thursday to serve as the keynote speaker for summer commencement exercises.
Graduation will begin at 2 p.m. in the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Simsboro looks at park revamp

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Simsboro held their monthly town hall meeting led by Mayor Willie Hendricks Aug, 5. There were several topics on the agenda, among which was the establishment of a budget for the renovation of the local park for the older children to play in.

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Tips for maintaining roses, shrubs, trees in August

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We are in the peak month of summer heat and the memories of spring blooming roses have almost faded, but it’s time to prepare for the fall blooming season and the return of the beautiful flowers. Pruning, watering and fertilization of roses during August is critical for fall blooms and for winter conditioning.

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Tech student, faculty-led groups place at research competition

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Two Louisiana Tech University student and faculty-led groups recently received recognition for outstanding research during an annual research symposium held in Baton Rouge by the Louisiana Board of Regents.
The symposium officially marked the end of the 2013 “Research Experiences for Undergraduates” and “Research Experiences for Teachers” statewide summer programs offered by the Louisiana Alliance for Simulation-Guided Materials Applications (LA-SiGMA).

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Tech focuses on fundamentals

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Team tightening up little things in workouts
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As Louisiana Tech University pushes into week two of preseason football practice, head coach Skip Holtz is making sure the little things are taken care of before moving on to bigger and more important things.

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Bulldogs add veteran WR to roster

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced the addition of wide receiver Sterling Griffin to the team Monday. Griffin joins the Louisiana Tech Family after graduating from the University of South Florida.
A Miami, Fla. native, Griffin played in 23 games and started in 19 during his career at USF. He caught 59 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns but was plagued by injuries that limited his game action in 2010 and in 2012.

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Looking at Tech players in NFL preseason

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With the first round of National Football League preseason games complete, Louisiana Tech continues to make its mark on the professional ranks with 10 former players seeing action.
Overall, teams with Tech players on their roster went 4-6 with two games having Tech players on both sides. Below is a report on each former Bulldog in the NFL after the first week of preseason games.
RYAN ALLEN, P, New England Patriots
• New England Patriots 31, Philadelphia Eagles 22
• Two punts for 108 yards, 54.0 avg, long punt of 56 yards
• One tackle
MATT BROHA, DE, New York Giants

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Public service stressed to Techster soccer newcomers

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There is much more to being a Louisiana Tech soccer player than learning counter attacks and set pieces.
The 18 freshmen newcomers are quickly learning that service, one of the four pillars of the Tech program, is equally as important.
During the first two days of preseason camp, when the players were not practicing they were giving a free soccer training session to local kids and visiting 4PAWS Rescue in Ruston, both of which will be main community service causes throughout the season for the team.

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Taking one for the GSU secondary

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Defensive back Terrence Getret picked off this interception during a recent Grambling State University football scrimmage.

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