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April 24th, 2014

GSU students approve athletics fee

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GRAMBLING (AP) — Grambling State University’s athletic programs will get a finanical boost beginning in the fall after students approved an athletics fee that will generate an additional $1 million annually.
After students voted against the athletics fee last year, university officials launched an awareness campaign to show the need for another mandatory fee.
The fee will become effective in the fall. Each student will be assessed $100 per semester.

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April 23rd

Hillcrest Elementary turning 90

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Faculty asks community to donate memorabilia for event
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Hillcrest Elementary School is asking residents in the area to help them celebrate their upcoming 90th anniversary, and one way they can do this is to donate memorabilia.
“Anyone in the community who can bring items related to Hillcrest would be greatly appreciated,” Principal Patrice Hilton said. “We are very proud of our students and our school.”
The Hillcrest faculty plans on hosting an event to celebrate the occasion from 2-3 p.m. Sunday. They hope to have as many historic souvenirs, mementos and collectibles on display as possible for the enjoyment of those who attend.

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Wreck holds up line of vehicles

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At approximately 9:50 a.m.Tuesday, an accident occured at the 97 mile marker on Interstate 20. According to the Louisiana State Police Public Information Officer Albert Paxton, the accident involved three vehicles, with one person being transported for minor injuries. Charles Black, of Ouachita Parish, was reportedly the cause of the wreck. Black was reportedly driving a 2011 GMC Sierra when he reportedly failed to see an Entergy truck (above) in front of him, driven by Michael Ward. Black swerved to miss Ward and sideswiped the vehicle.

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Conference planned

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The Louisiana Forgery and Fraud Investigator’s Association will be holding their annual conference from Tuesday through May 2 at the Ruston Civic Center.
The 2014 LAFFIA Conference will be hosted by the current President Capt. Eric Hanna, of the Ruston Police Department. This year’s corporate sponsor will be Community Trust Bank.
The LAFFIA was formed in 1966 as a means to combat financial crimes through intelligence exchanges between federal, state and local law enforcement along with private industry.

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Chamber wraps up year’s Adopt-A-School

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Outstanding businesses, schools to be recognized at annual banquet

The Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce will be wrapping up this year’s Adopt-A-School program with a luncheon set for 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center.
“Each year we kick off Adopt-A-School with a luncheon in September to get the Chamber partners and education partners connected and networking as they prepare for the year’s activities,” Lincoln ACHIEVE coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol said. “Then at the end of the year, we have another luncheon to celebrate the partnership efforts throughout the year and, yes, present awards.” 

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Tech to host annual Banker’s Day

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The College of Business at Louisiana Tech University will host banking executives from financial institutions throughout the region at its annual William D. Tindoll Banker’s Day on May 2 in the College of Business building.
Executives from local and regional banking institutions will share their expertise with students on a variety of topics during economics and finance classes. The bankers will be able to provide examples of real-life application of what students are learning in class.

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Dubach man cited for turkey hunting violations

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — State wildlife and fisheries agents cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing charges in Union Parish.
On Saturday, agents cited 40-year-old Anthony J. Lewis for intentional concealment of wildlife evidence, failing to comply with turkey tagging requirements, hunting turkeys with no basic hunting and big game licenses and turkey stamp, criminal trespassing and operating an ATV on a public road.
Agents received an anonymous complaint about Lewis hunting on private property without permission near Dubach.

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Tech engineers win national design contest

Louisiana Tech University’s student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) won first place in the 2014 Best Senior Design Competition at the AIChE Spring Meeting and 10th Global Congress on Process Safety held in New Orleans.
The Louisiana Tech team, comprised of Jessica Davis, Jayme Ferro and James J. Horton, presented their “Economic Optimization and Hazard Analysis of a Hydrofluoric Acid Catalyzed Alkylation Process” design to a panel of judges composed of professors and industry representatives.

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Cheers: Sterry sings at the Lincoln Center

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Courtney Sterry, granddaughter of Bill and Joyce Crowe of Ruston, recently performed with five choirs from across the nation at New York’s Lincoln Center. Sterry is a member of the Bellaire High School choir in Bellaire, Texas.

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PAWS of NELA to host ‘Super Adoption Day’

PAWS of Northeast Louisiana will host the 10th annual “Super Adoption Day” for pets in Monroe this month.

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