For mascot Champ and such young fans as Nicolas “Cutter” Likens (center) and Ally Dykes, Saturday will be an extra busy time for Louisiana Tech University athletics. A “T-Day” spring football game, Jim Mize Invitational and baseball contest against LSU-Shreveport will be featured on campus. Cutter is the son of Bulldogs’ wide receivers coach Rob Likens and Ally is the daughter of head coach Sonny Dykes.
Football, track and field and baseball.
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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for an escaped prisoner from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. Moses Marcell Cooper escaped the detention center sometime between midnight and 5 a.m. today. He could still be in the area, although he is believed to have family in Texas and Franklin Parish.
Under the custody of the Department of Corrections, Cooper was serving time on an armed robbery conviction.
Suddenlink announced this week that it is continuing to upgrade technology in Ruston and Grambling as part of a larger, three-year, companywide program that calls for approximately $350 million of capital investments above and beyond traditional capital spending levels.
As a result of this program, recent Suddenlink improvements include adding more high-definition channels and increasing the speeds of existing Internet services.
The next phase of the local work will facilitate a new, all-digital TV lineup. Digital TV features sharper pictures and better sound quality. The transition to this new lineup will be completed in different neighborhoods at different times through 2011. Suddenlink will notify local customers multiple times before their neighborhood is converted to the new digital lineup. The company also will provide instructions to help customers determine if they require digital adapters — also known as “DigitaLinks” — which enable digital channel viewing.
Money was on the mind of the Lincoln Parish School Board during their monthly meeting Tuesday night. Among the agenda items were a report by an independent auditor and Superintendent Danny Bell’s contract renewal. Board members also discussed the potential hiring of an insurance consultant, purchasing a piece of land in Simsboro and changing part of the Choudrant High School plan.