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September 2nd, 2014

Aker enters Grambling council race

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Long-time Grambling resident Claud Aker says he’s running for the city’s council to abolish the current at-large representation system.
Aker, a Democrat, is one of eight candidates in the race for Grambling’s five council seats. The primary election is Nov. 4. Aker said he wants to see the current at-large system replaced by districts.
He said districts would not only give constituents a specific representative on the council, but would also foster accountability between councilmen and citizens.

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First-Year Convocation welcomes, celebrates newest class of Louisiana Tech students

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It’s become a rite of passage for new students entering Louisiana Tech University and a tradition of new Bulldogs making the transition from high school to college.
Tech’s seventh annual First-Year Convocation will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 in Howard Auditorium. All first-year students, as well as Tech alumni and friends, are invited and encouraged to attend.

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Minimize storm damage around the home

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We are approaching the peak season for tropical storms and hurricanes. When looking at long-term averages of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic Basin, there is a broad maximum from late August through September with a pronounced peak occurring around Sept. 10. In north Louisiana these events can be damaging to landscapes and structures, primarily from strong winds and heavy rainfall. It may be difficult to entirely protect your home and yard from the strong winds of a storm, but there are certainly steps you can take to help minimize the damage

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Bulldogs looking to bounce back

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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz can only hope lessons were learned during his Bulldogs’ 48-16 season-opener loss to Top 5 powerhouse Oklahoma over the weekend.

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Tech soccer team rallies again

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Lady Techsters remain unbeaten with win over E. Illinois
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CHARLESTON, Illinois — The Louisiana Tech soccer team is already starting to build the reputation of comeback kids.
The team was down a goal at halftime but then exploded for three second half scores to defeat Eastern Illinois, 3-1, on Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field.
It marked the third comeback for Tech (4-0-1) in just five matches this season and wrapped up a great effort at the EIU Tournament.

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Get in the game with your school

Are you ready for some football? You better be, because it’s here!
The wait ended for Lincoln Parish football fans over the weekend as Grambling State and Louisiana Tech Universities kicked off their seasons.
And with the high school regular season set to start on Friday, there are no more preseason scrimmages, practice sessions or jamborees. It’s all for real now.
Grambling State kicked off its season on the road, putting up a tough fight before falling at Lamar.
The Tigers head back to Texas this weekend to face the University of Houston at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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There are keys to being successful

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You’ve heard the saying, when you keep doing the same thing over and over again and expect different results, that is the definition of insanity. That’s just what many of us do when we decide to make healthy changes to our eating patterns. You start out saying today is going to be the day.

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August 30th

Plenty of star power on parish gridirons

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There’s no absence of star power on Lincoln Parish gridirons this season.
From running back Jawaun Wright of Ruston High to wide receiver Chester Rogers of Grambling State University, there are plenty of all-star potential performers to circle on your game program for the upcoming months.
Here are some names to keep in mind as another season gets under way:

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Tech boomed by Sooners

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Top 5 Oklahoma runs past Bulldogs, 48-16

NORMAN, Oklahoma — Oklahoma entered Saturday night’s game ranked as high as No. 3 and the Sooners showed why, rolling up 436 yards of offense in a 48-16 win over Louisiana Tech in front of 85,063 at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman.
In his first career start, Tech’s Cody Sokol threw for 191 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-for-36 performance, throwing only one interception. The Bulldogs ended up winning the turnover battle as Oklahoma’s Trevor Knight was intercepted by Houston Bates while Vontarrius Dora recovered an OU fumble.

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Lamar surges past GSU, 42-27

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BEAUMONT, Texas — Lamar ignited to score 28 points in the third quarter Saturday to pull away for a 42-27 over Grambling State in the season opener for both teams.
Lamar’s Caleb Berry threw for 389 yards and five touchdowns, breaking the Lamar career record with his 41st touchdown pass, breaking John Evans’ mark of 40.
Berry now has 43 career TD passes.
Mark Roberts caught three passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals while Reggie Begelton added 12 receptions for 119 yards and one score.

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