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September 24th, 2014

C-USA announces six contests for Dunkin’ ’Dogs to be televised

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Louisiana Tech will have at least six conference games televised for the upcoming 2014-15 men’s basketball season, announced today by Conference USA.
The television schedule makes up one-third of C-USA contests for Tech with four of the six TV games coming at home inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Bulldogs will host Middle Tennessee at 3 p.m. Jan. 17 in a contest that will be broadcast on FSN.
Less than two weeks later, CBS Sports Network will televise the home match against first-year C-USA member Western Kentucky on Jan. 29. Tip time will be at 6 p.m.

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Lady Techsters welcome back luncheon set

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Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt, the Lady Techster coaches and players and the Tip-Off Club invite everyone to the annual Lady Techster Welcome Back Luncheon set for noon Oct. 11.
During the covered-dish event which will be held at Argent Pavilion adjacent to the Thomas Assembly Center, Summitt will introduce this year’s players, coaches and support staff while previewing the upcoming season.
Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish (vegetable, salad, bread or dessert) while the entrée and drinks will be provided.

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Conference of Mayors embrace healthy communities

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ATLANTA — Morehouse School of Medicine’s Satcher Health Leadership Institute in partnership with the World Conference of Mayors hosted an intensive one week Community Health Leadership training Aug. 4-8, titled, “Mayors for Healthy Communities Program,” at the National Center for Primary Care on the campus of Morehouse School of Medicine.
Grambling Mayor Edward Jones was one of the mayors who participated in this event.

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Lions Club hosts Sheriff Stone

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The noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club was held at LifeCare Hospital. Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone addressed the group. Stone told the group of the ongoing operations of the sheriff’s office.

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September 23rd

LPDC plans installation of razor wire, cameras

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When Jim Tuten took the position as warden for the Lincoln Parish Detention Center, there was a total of eight cameras for the entire facility and virtually no fencing that would deter an inmate from hopping right over.
Since, improvements in security measures have been made, but two men escaping from the LPDC on Sept. 13 made it clear to Tuten that immediate measures had to be taken to ensure that did not happen again.

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Search yields marijuana

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A small child was present during the Monday arrest of two Grambling residents.
According to the arrest affidavit, agents with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team served a search warrant at 187 Mansfield Estates, Grambling, on Monday morning.
During the search of the residence ,agents reportedly located three individuals — Alexandria Alexis Patrick, 24, Sirarminus Demetrius Williams, 27, both of 187 Mansfield Estates, Grambling, and a small child.
Patrick and Williams were both advised of their rights per Miranda and handcuffed while agents finished searching the residence.

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Clucks to be heard in Dubach

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The 26th annual Louisiana Chicken Festival is set to strut through Dubach this week.
Kicking off the festivities will be a mix and mingle event from 6 to 6:45 p.m. today at the Scott Hamilton Warehouse.
Gina Stokes, a member of the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization, thinks this will be the best festival to date.
“I think this is going to be the best festival we’ve had yet,” she said. “We’ve had a lot more entries and people seem to be more excited about the festival.”

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NSU game still hit despite loss

Congratulations to our Lincoln Parish collegiate athletic teams for one of the most exciting weekends in our region for quite some time.
No, Louisiana Tech didn’t win the big renewed rivalry game against Northwestern State University that packed a near-record 26,004 fans in Joe Aillet Stadium.
It marked the third largest crowd in Joe Aillet Stadium history and the largest crowd since Dec. 13, 1999. The new capacity of the stadium is 27,717.
Joe Aillet Stadium has now hosted 33 games with crowds of more than 20,000.

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LP to celebrate National 4-H Week

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More than 6 million young people across the country soon will be celebrating National 4-H Week, which takes place annually during the first full week of October. Lincoln Parish 4-H leverages National 4-H Week to celebrate the great things that the 4-H youth development program offers young people and highlights the incredible 4-H young people who each day work to a make a positive impact on their community.

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’Dogs look to build off frustrating loss

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Last Saturday’s home loss to Northwestern State University was unquestionably a big blow to the Louisiana Tech University football team.
Now the Bulldogs are focused on learning from the loss and preparing to face one of the toughest teams in the country on Saturday at Auburn.
“Recapping last week, it is always hard to lose,” Tech coach Skip Holtz said. “It is hard to lose when you feel like you physically controlled the football game. It is really hard to look at game film and understand how you lost the game.

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