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January 11th, 2018

National notice

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GSU’s Shakyla Hill named BOXTOROW Player of Week
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FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. — Grambling State University junior guard Shaklla Hill was named the BOXTOROW National Player of the Week on Tuesday.

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Dunkin’ Dogs set for televised contest

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Louisiana Tech gets ready for its second road weekend of conference play, starting with a matchup against defending C-USA champion and preseason favorite Middle Tennessee at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Murphy Center.
The game will be nationally-televised on the CBS Sports Network with Jason Knapp and Mo Cassara calling the action.
Fans can also listen to the Voice of the Bulldogs Dave Nitz and Jack Thigpen call the game on the LA Tech Sports Network on KXKZ 107.5 FM (Ruston), KJVC 92.7 FM (Mansfield) and KRMD 100.7 FM (Shreveport) as well as on the Louisiana Tech X mobile app.

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I-20 Escape begins adventure in Ruston

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Escape games are the latest entertainment and team=building rage that is sweeping the nation.
On Jan. 1, two couples — Jerry and Angela Yarborough and Tara and Eddie Howington opened their own puzzle room, located at 1800 Trade Drive in Ruston.
According to their website, i20escape.com, “at I-20 Escape, you will be transported into a set with the task of looking for clues, solving riddles and puzzles, all while trying to escape the room.”
The idea to open an escape room in Ruston came from a girl’s trip to Arkansas, Tara Howington said.

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Sparta Commission expected to pursue legislation

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WINNFIELD — The Sparta Groundwater Commission is expected to begin working with area elected officials to look at potential legislation that could give the commission policymaking, enforcement and revenue-raising power.
The panel spent an hour in a questionable closed session Wednesday before voting to look at changes commission Chairman Zack Spivey said “would put us back to the original legislation as drafted.”

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January 10th

GSU’s Hill named SWAC Player of Week

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Grambling State University junior guard Shaykla Hill was selected the Southwestern Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday.

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Tech’s Robertson frosh All-American

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Louisiana Tech freshman Amik Robertson’s outstanding rookie campaign was capped off with one of the nation’s top honors, as the cornerback was featured on the 17th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-American Team, which was officially released on Monday.
Robertson becomes the fifth Freshman All-American in the history of Louisiana Tech football, while it marks the third straight season that a Bulldog student-athlete has been honored as a Freshman All-American (Jaylon Ferguson, 2015; Ethan Reed, 2016). Overall, Robertson is the 58th All-American in program history.

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G-Man DB Cargo honored for academics

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University junior defensive back Percy Cargo, Jr. was one of 49 winners who were have been selected to the 20th Annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star team.

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Vikes should expect different Saints’ defense

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Yes, the New Orleans Saints are facing a divisional playoff game against a team it lost to by the score of 29-19 in their season opener at Minnesota.
But make no mistake, these aren’t the same two teams that faced off in September.
Quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Dalvin Cook won’t be playing for the Vikings.
For the Saints, safety Kenny Vaccaro, linebackers Alex Anzalone and A.J. Klein and pass rusher Alex Okafor are all on injured reserve after logging a good amount of snaps in the opener.

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Sparta panel needs management authority

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In the summer of 1999, a little more than two years after the first stories appeared in this newspaper about the frightening plight of the Sparta Aquifer, the Louisiana Legislature created the Sparta Groundwater Conservation District and its board of commissioners.
The Sparta Commission was directed to “study and survey” the groundwater resources in its 16-parish area that includes Lincoln Parish; to educate people about the aquifer’s predicament; hire personnel; hold hearings; receive money and basically advocate for the Sparta’s interests.

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Take the path less traveled

A walk through the woods won’t be the same after a short visit to the Master Gardener’s Tree Identification Trail at the Lincoln Parish Park.
As part of their mission in educating the community on gardening and horticulture, the Master Gardeners thought it would be a great idea to develop a walking trail for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.

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