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Law enforcement takes a look at safety

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Reports of a record number of incidents resulting in the serious injury or death of law enforcement officers across the country have sparked concern about what can be done to better protect our lawmen.

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Census: City, parish show growth

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Lincoln Parish and the city of Ruston have grown in population based on U.S. Census figures released last week.

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GSU has made mark on history

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Founded in 1901, Grambling State University has long played a role in black history, producing leaders who have gone on to make their marks throughout the country and even the world.

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St. Jude Radiothon set to start

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Nine-year-old Gervoniya Newton and her mother, Tyrhonda McGuire, smile a lot.

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Packers’ varied weapons earn edge over Steelers

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Ever since today’s Super Bowl combatants were decided, I have been in somewhat of a quandary.

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Techsters halt FSU in OT

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If it’s Louisiana Tech and Fresno State playing in women’s basketball, it must mean another overtime game.

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Robinson named GSU interim coach

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GRAMBLING — While a search committee seeks the next head football coach at Grambling State University, Andre Robinson has been assigned the interim position of guiding the program.

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Maggie Moncrief Williams

Funeral services for Maggie Moncrief Williams, age 100, a native of Bernice and a resident of Houma will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Weldon Baptist Church near Bernice.

The Rev. Carroll Holmes will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Weldon Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

Maggie was born in Bernice on Aug. 21, 1910 and died in Houma on Feb. 3, 2011.
She was a 1929 graduate of Bernice High School and was the oldest member of Weldon Baptist Church.

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Melba L. Skipper

Funeral services for Melba L. Skipper, 65 of Choudrant , will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating will be Rev. Tommy Speights and Rev. Jimmy Barmore. Burial will follow in Hamilton Cemetery in Dubach.

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Cecil E. Volentine

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Funeral services will be held for Cecil E, Volentine, 91, of Homer, at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home chapel in Homer on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at 3 p.m. with Rev. James Simeon and Rev. John McClelland officiating. Interment will follow at Arlington cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday at 1 p.m. until service time.

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