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Ginger Hathaway Pullin

Funeral services for Ginger Hathaway Pullin will be held on Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 2pm at First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Dr. Charles Wesley will officiate with burial following in the Gayla Traina Cemetery in Jonesboro.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Edmonds Funeral Home from 4-9pm. Mrs.

Pullin was born on June 8, 1951 and passed away on January 5, 2012. She was 60. Mrs. Pullin was a guidance counselor at Quitman High School in Quitman, LA., where she also was the golf coach and won three State Championships in a row.

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LSU will win another BCS title Monday

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NEW ORLEANS — I’ll be honest with you. I was hoping for LSU and Oklahoma State squaring off in Monday’s BCS championship game.
Not LSU and Alabama.
Been there, done that.
Nevertheless, if this is what the computers, “expert” analysts and a plethora of other judging bodies have determined as the best matchup to determine who is the No. 1 college football team in the land for the 2011 season, so be it.
We all have to live with it.
I’ll also be honest with you on this, too: no matter who might have been pitted against LSU in the big game, it might not matter.

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BCS duel: Stars galore

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LSU, ’Bama feature national headliners
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NEW ORLEANS — Tyrann Mathieu, Trent Richardson, Morris Claiborne, Don’ta Hightower.
And plenty of others.
As much as Monday night’s BCS championship game is about the teams themselves, it’s about current stars and potentially future impact performers at the next level.
When you tune in to the 7:30 p.m. kickoff from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, there’s a good chance that the 10 names included later in this story will be difference makers in deciding who wears the national title-logo caps and T-shirts when the final buzzer sounds.
The names:

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Bulldogs fall to NMSU in WAC opener

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Game marked Tech’s first defeat at home this season
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Heading into Saturday’s conference opener, Louisiana Tech head coach Mike White said that New Mexico State forward Wendell McKines would be the Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year if the season ended today.
Saturday night McKines didn’t do anything to change White’s opinion as he scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the Aggies to an 83-73 victory over the Bulldogs before 2,263 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center.
The loss drops the Bulldogs to 8-8 on the year and 0-1 in conference play while NMSU is now 11-5 overall and 1-0 in the WAC.

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Bulldogs sign lineman

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Lost in the shuffle of all of the pomp and pageantry of Louisiana Tech’s appearance at the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl against No. 15 TCU was an addition to the Bulldog program as Tech inked offensive lineman Alec Davis to a National Letter of Intent.
Davis spent the last two years as the starting center for Orange Coast Junior Collegein Costa Mesa, Calif. Where he was named first team all-division and first team all-conference.

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