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September 17th

Put trash in its place, keep cities clean

In the hopes of reducing the accumulation of this trash, Grambling has adopted Keep America Beautiful’s national cigarette litter prevention program.
Grambling Beautification Committee Chairman Bettye Giles is leading the way on this initiative, and she recently brought 10 cigarette ash/butt receptacles to be placed throughout the town and at local parks.
It’s a great idea, but it’s one that will only work if residents use the receptacles.

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Rogers to rock Rabb’s

“We play 250 shows a year and have done so for the past six years,” he said. “We focus on touring, and we’re always trying to evolve the show to make it better.”
Placing songwriting as his first priority, before the band formed Rogers performed solo at open mic nights at the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos. Rogers said his songs are intended to be relatable to the average person and to help people through their struggles.

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September 16th

Jury dumps tax off ballot

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury voted unanimously to pull the ballot item at a special meeting Monday, but support for a board-requested opinion from the Louisiana Attorney General on several unanswered questions swirling about the large sum was lacking. At least one juror has filed a request for answers individually.
Some of the jurors against a joint request said the tax proposition speaks for itself on the matter.

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Tech dealing with ‘wacky’ schedule

“Then we’ll have nine days before the next game, which will be on a Wednesday (Oct. 1, at Boise State) and then we’ll be off 10 days before playing at Hawaii (Oct. 11). In November, we have a Thanksgiving game. It’s the first time I’ve dealt with something like this, so it’s quite a bit different experience.”
Right how, though, Dooley is assured of one thing preparation-wise: the Bulldogs (1-1) will need to be ready to play against Southeastern Louisiana (2-1) at Joe Aillet Stadium Saturday (6 p.m.).

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Area sportsmen shoot straight

“This isn’t about making money, it’s about doing what’s right for hunters in this area and for all the citizens of this area,” Sportsman’s Jamboree chairman Glynn Harris said. “Years ago, hunting around here was starting to get a bit of a bad name because we had people hunting without the proper etitiquette. They were hunting on property owners’ land without permission, knocking down fences and leaving messes all around.

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Once again, city shined in time of need

As our reporters have covered the local impact of the two most recent hurricanes, they’ve spoken with many volunteers and evacuees. They’ve given a lot of people a chance to share their opinions, and not once have we heard a negative comment.
That is really saying something about our community.
Evacuees have been comfortable and provided with all of the basic necessities. That didn’t happen everywhere. In some shelters, people went for days without showers. They complained about the condition of their surroundings and treatment by shelter workers.

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Texas crippled

“They had a lot of devastation over there,” Jones said. “It took a direct hit.”
Some subdivisions in the area are completely gone, he said.
Jones did not have information on whether anyone had died on the island, mainly because they still don’t know how many stayed through the storm that struck early Saturday.
Northerly winds have begun blowing into southern Louisiana, a change that could help clear lingering floodwaters pushed in by Hurricane Ike.

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September 15th

They didn't let dreams die

Killgore, a clinical social worker, said that as a girl she wanted to be a journalist, but when an unsupportive teacher publicly criticized her creative writing paper, her dream was deflated. She put down the pen and dropped the goal. Years later, inspired by the people she counseled through her practice, Killgore found the courage to begin writing the book, Who am I? How Do I Find Me?, a guide to point readers toward the path of self-discovery.

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Simplicity of conservation demonstrated

The methods of water conservation we’ve been hearing about for so long are demonstrated on the DVD. And, as the video shows, many techniques are so simple even an elementary school student can do them.
Schools, libraries, area government bodies, employers and other agencies have incorporated the “Our Lives, Our Water” video into their education efforts. This is the next big step in spreading the message of the declining Sparta aquifer and empowering local residents to do their part to preserve our water supply.

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GSU falls to Demons, 31-19

On fourth-and-one, however, heavy pressure by the Demons’ defense forced quarterback J.P. Tillman to toss up a pass that was quickly batted down by senior linebacker Mark Dampier and sophomore end Ledell Love.
No sooner had the Tigers’ threat been squashed did NSU defensive coordinator Brad Laird leap up in the air and greet his gut-check crew with high fives and hugs, the former Ruston High quarterback knowing full well that the clutch effort might turn out to be the difference in winning and losing.

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