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Bulldogs edged by Aggies 63-62

The junior power forward was standing at mid-court and casually lofted a shot towards the south end basket with one of those frustrating, “what the heck” looks.
Swish.
The shot went through the nets.
Too bad it came after the game was over because the Aggies (16-5, 7-3) were able to exit the Thomas Assembly Center with a 63-62 victory in front of 3,320 fans.
The ‘Dogs (14-9, 7-3) sure could have used a game-winning, last-gasp shot such as the one Paul threw up before he and his teammates then went through the post-game hand-shaking routine with their opponents.

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Greats feel at home in Ruston

We see them as rolling in dough, buying whatever it is they want and looking down on us “little people” as they go about their daily “chore” of being famous.
We read about the scuffles they get in with “ordinary people” who commit the unpardonable sin of saying “hello.” How dare we trespass on their personal space, even though their space might take up an entire floor of a hotel or room in a restaurant.
Yes, most folks can only wonder how the “famous” live their daily lives. That is unless you live in Lincoln Parish.

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Churches prepare for Souper Bowl

Most of us in Lincoln Parish will probably do the same. Even some of those who are not interested in football will watch, waiting to see what new commercials are coming out.
Many churches have gone ahead and canceled services for tonight, recognizing that a large number of their members will skip services anyway. I guess the thinking is let’s not make them feel any more guilty than we must.
But not all churches have chosen sports over salvation tonight. In fact, a group of area churches have scheduled their own “Souper Bowl.”

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Grambling council: 911 Commission stalling

The comments came after Councilman Shawn Robinson delivered his report on a Jan. 11 meeting with the 911 Board of Commissioners and its attorney, Andy Shealy.
“Andy Shealy said we needed clarification on existing contracts between the city of Grambling and Pafford Ambulance Service and we need protocols between the city and Pafford,” Robinson said.
Robinson said there were also concerns about:
• The official city limits of Grambling;
• Clarification on the hold harmless agreement that should cover all entities;

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