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Port City Classic still on for now

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The City of Shreveport and Grambling State University Athletic Officials have been and will be in constant contact with the National Weather Service in Shreveport to monitor the weather for the upcoming Port City Classic.
The Grambling Tiger season opener is still scheduled at 6 p.m. Saturday at Shreveport's Independence Stadium.
Meteorologists have forecasted that the weather system currently in the area should be well north of Shreveport by Saturday and should not pose any threat to the Port City Classic festivities.

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Local High School Games Moved

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Season-opening games for Ruston High and Cedar Creek High football teams were announced for some changes on Thursday as a result of Hurricane Isaac moving through the area.
The Bearcats' game against Monroe Neville that was originally scheduled to be played at L.J. "Hoss" Garrett Stadium at James Field Friday at 7 p.m., will now be held at Joe Aillet Stadium on the campus of Louisiana Tech University at the same time on Friday.

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Students return to school Friday

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Lincoln Parish Schools will resume classes on Friday morning.
“We’ve been talking with our local officials who are monitoring this, and we have been monitoring the weather situation as well,” Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell said. “But we feel like our roadways will be clear, and there will be no significant flooding. We feel it will be safe for our students and employees to return to school tomorrow.”
Cedar Creek is also scheduled to return to classes on Friday.

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GSU hosts convocation

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GRAMBLING — While school officially started for Grambling State University last week, students at the Historically Black College and University got to hear a little bit about how the state of the school is doing and what the future holds for the institution at the school’s Fall Convocation on Tuesday morning.
In front of a packed T.H. Harris Auditorium full of GSU students, faculty and staff, university president Frank G. Pogue spoke to the crowd about one of GSU’s main problems at this point — state budget cuts.

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Evacuees, parish to weather storm

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Gregory Watson is excited to be in Ruston, though he’d prefer it be under better circumstances.
The Hicks resident, along with his father, is staying at the Red Cross Emergency Shelter set up at Trinity United Methodist Church, and said it is the perfect place to weather the storm.
“I love it,” Watson said. “The people are super friendly. They’re always asking if you need anything and if they can help you.”

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High winds knock power out downtown

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More than 500 people in downtown Ruston lost power on Wednesday.
Darrell Caraway, City of Ruston utility manager, said the loss that happened just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday was due to wind blowing a limb onto the line near the railroad tracks. Approximately 550 residential and commercial customers lost their power for about an hour and five minutes.
“So far that’s it,” Caraway said on Wednesday. “We’re looking for a lot more.”

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Grambling Fire looking for volunteers

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GRAMBLING — When people think of volunteering their time to give back to their community, they usually envision thoughts of bringing in canned goods, working with children or even spending time at a nursing home, but not working to help put out fires in the area.
“No matter how many paid firefighters we have on staff, we are always going to need volunteers,” said Grambling Fire Department Chief David Wells.

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Always practice safe hunting

Hunting season is right around the corner.
Soon, area residents will head out to the woods in search of deer and other animals.
However, before they pick up a firearm and head out, residents should be aware that many people must enroll in a federally-mandated course before they can hunt legally without supervision from an age-appropriate individual with a hunting license.

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Local area offers plenty to do

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There are a number of great places to take the family without driving more than a few miles.
I am reminded of this as the newsroom prepares stories for our annual Lincoln Life edition, which is available in the newspaper racks year-round and highlights various attractions in Lincoln Parish.

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Preparing for future careers

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When preparing to graduate from college, the most important thing to remember is that everyone has to start somewhere. At the same time, you need to be willing to roll up your sleeves and make the job search your first full-time job. Your first job may not be your “dream” job, but it gives you some experience. Here are some tips that can help you to get started on your job hunt.

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