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September 16th, 2015

Choudrant Police, Fire speak at meeting

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Choudrant Police and Fire brought reports before the Town Council on Monday.
Police Chief Bobby Milner said the Choudrant Police responded issued 24 tickets, had 28 assists and responded to one accident over the last month.
Choudrant Fire responded to seven alarms.
Jim Fannin, candidate for Senate District 35, was present at the meeting and briefly introduced himself.
“I’ve been in the legislature since 2003,” he said. “I live out in Westin, so I am familiar with what rural communities like Choudrant need.”

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Biomedical engineer, Tech alumnae to begin New Frontiers lecture series

The New Frontiers in Biomedical Research lecture series will kick-off its third year at Louisiana Tech University on Monday with a presentation by Michelle Dawson, assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech and 1999 Tech alumnae.
Dawson, whose research is focused on manipulating cell mechanics to control cell function, will present a lecture titled, “Mechanics and Malignancy: Biophysical Approaches for Understanding Cancer,” at 3:30 p.m. in University Hall on the Tech campus.

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COES joins national ASEE pledge

Louisiana Tech University and its College of Engineering and Science has joined more than 100 North American universities in a pledge to support diversity in engineering.
Hisham Hegab, dean of the College of Engineering and Science, signed the American Society for Engineering Education ledge on behalf of Louisiana Tech “to provide increased opportunities for women and other underrepresented demographic groups to pursue meaningful engineering careers.”

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Sparta Foundation receives donation

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The Sparta Foundation recently received financial support from WestRock for their conservation efforts to save the Sparta aquifer.
The funding will go directly to WaterFest activities in north central Louisiana. WaterFest focuses on educating 5th graders on the plight of the Sparta aquifer and teaches lessons of conservation. The Sparta aquifer is the primary water source for 14 parishes in north Louisiana. Pictured above is Lindsay Gouedy, sparta educator, and Charles Hughes from WestRock.

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Chicken Fest honors state’s chicken industry

When it comes to chickens, Dubach knows how to clucking celebrate.
The village’s annual Louisiana Chicken Festival kicked off Saturday and will continue until festival day on Sept. 26.
Under the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization, the Louisiana Chicken Festival started in 1989 and continues as Dubach’s biggest event of the year.
The festival began around the time the chicken industry in Louisiana boomed toward the end of the 20th century.

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Parish to Mother Nature: come on

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Bring it on, Mother Nature. Lincoln Parish is ready.
Lincoln is now among 19 parishes statewide — only six of which are in North Louisiana — to be recognized by the National Weather Service as officially StormReady®.
That means the parish has a 24-hour warning system in place, an emergency operations center, more than one way to receive warnings and alert the public, a procedure to monitor the weather, a plan for what to do when bad weather hits and conducts practice drills to make sure that plan works.

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September 15th

Bulldogs turn focus toward K-State

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A slow start proved costly for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs last week as they fell 41-38 at Western Kentucky.
The Bulldogs fought back from a two touchdown deficit to pull within a field goal of WKU before falling to 1-1 on the season.
Now the Bulldogs are working to learn from their mistakes and look forward to a tough game they’ll play at Kansas State on Saturday.

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GSU stresses improving on little things

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GRAMBLING — Sometimes it’s the little things that can make the difference in a tight football game.
And it was those little things that cost Grambling State in Saturday’s 56-53 home loss to Bethune Cookman, something that Tigers coach Broderick Fobbs realizes.
As the score indicated, both offenses turned in strong performances with more than 1,000 combined yards, with GSU totaling 524 offensive yards and BCU 523.
But penalties and turnovers at inopportune times proved too much to overcome as the G-Men saw the game slip away.

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Tech’s Lange tied for golf tourney lead

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Senior Victor Lange is tied for the individual lead and Louisiana Tech is in second place as the second round wrapped up Monday afternoon at the Sam Hall Intercollegiate hosted by Southern Miss in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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Prayers lifted up for law enforcement

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About 40 police officers, sheriff’s deputies and elected officials gathered at the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex to pray Monday as part of a statewide day of prayer for law enforcement officers.
“Lord, heal our land,” state Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, said as he prayed during the 30-minute event.
He read the names of the nine Louisiana officers killed this year in the line of duty and asked those gathered to “concentrate not just on those names, but those who are among us, the living, who will go out there in a few minutes to face we don’t know what.”

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