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Fire causes extensive damage

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Not a total loss
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A home located at the intersection of Medgar Evers Drive and Clark Street in Grambling was partially engulfed in flames on Jan. 5, but fortunately was not a total loss.
“Two units responded to a call at 4:12 p.m. Saturday,” said Grambling Fire Chief David Wells. “A neighbor had seen the fire and called it in. There was no one home at the time of the fire and no one was injured. It took about 45 minutes to contain the fire but personnel stayed at the scene until 9 p.m.”
Assisting with the fire was the Lincoln Parish Fire Department.
“They responded for mutual aid,” Wells continued.

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One injured in head-on crash

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Driver cited for improper lane use in Madden Road collision
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A Texas woman was injured and a citation was given after a head-on collision on Madden Road this morning.
Trooper Albert Paxton, public information officer for Louisiana State Police Troop F, said just after 7:30 a.m. today, a 2002 GMC pickup truck driven by Dustin Nalley, 36, of Quitman, was traveling south on Madden Road when it struck another vehicle head-on that was headed north.
Sara Eckert, 35, of Brenham, Texas, the driver of the second vehicle, was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

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Grambling honors Lt. Livingston

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Council readies for new year
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GRAMBLING — The City of Grambling took care of a few housekeeping measures during its Jan. 4 regularly scheduled council meeting.
However, before regular agenda items were discussed, Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark asked Lt. Aundrea Livingston to stand before the council as she was presented with a plaque for her long-time service as resident policewoman of University Place Apartments. Sandra Dupree, property manager for University Place Apartments, presented Livingston with the plaque and remarked on Livingston’s tenure at the apartments.

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The ‘value’ of being a biker

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New tax assessor enjoys riding motorcycles as a hobby
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When local residents hear the roar of motorcycles speeding by, Sheila Glover Bordelon could be among those enjoying the open air on her Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe.
The new Lincoln Parish tax assessor said her parents, former Police Juror Roy Glover and church daycare worker Ellen Glover, refused to let her purchase a motorcycle when she was younger. But about five years ago, Bordelon cruised down the driveway she shares with her parents in a Honda Shadow Ace bike.

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Bradford set to join ’Dogs

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Ex-NFL player, coach due for defensive staff
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When Sonny Dykes got the head coaching job at the University of California, he hired several assistants off of his staff at Louisiana Tech University.
Now, one of the Bears’ current assistants will be headed to North Louisiana.
An official university announcement is expected soon for former NFL player and assistant coach Ronald L. “Ronnie” Bradford to be hired as a member of the Tech staff being put together by new Head Coach Skip Holtz Jr.
Bradford, 42, is scheduled to be a member of the Tech’s defensive coaching corps, plus he has experience as a special teams’ tutor.

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GSU women go for victory No. 2 in row

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s women have had enough losing streaks.
Now, they’re ready to start a string of wins, however short it might seem at this time of the 2012-13 season.
The Lady Tigers (2-12, 1-2) go for back-to-back victories for the first time this campaign tonight when they host Alcorn State University (0-12, 0-3) in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assemblky Center starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Parish Hoops Slate

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This week’s Lincoln Parish high school and college basketball schedule:
HIGH SCHOOL
(Boys)
• CHOUDRANT: Tonight, at Plainview; Friday, home, vs. Downsville; SIMSBORO: Tonight, home, vs. Atlanta; NEW LIVING WORD SCHOOL: Tonight, home, vs. Grambling; CEDAR CREEK: Tonight home, vs. Claiborne Christian; Friday, home, vs. Grambling; DUBACH: Tonight home, vs. Downsville; RUSTON: Tonight, home, vs. Airline High; Thursday, at North DeSoto; Friday, home, vs. Bastrop; GRAMBLING: Tonight, at New Living Word; Friday, at Cedar Creek.
(Girls)

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Dixon named All-America

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Louisiana Tech Universityu running back Kenneth Dixon was named Freshman All-America by the Football Writers Association of America on Monday.

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Prep hoopsters tip off new year

A new year means the start of several busy months of hoops.
Or basketball if you will.
That’s certainly the case with Lincoln Parish and its high school programs, several of which have been playing regular season games since October.
But now is the time of the year when the interest, enthusiasm and importance of each game increases to an even greater level.
Just as in past years, the parish has the potential of providing several representatives in the annual Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs, possibly even the state tournament.

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Tips to avoid 'crape murder'

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I’ve received a dozen or more phone calls during the past month or so regarding pruning various landscape plants. The majority of the callers have either inquired into the proper timing for pruning shade trees or crape myrtles. Today I want to discuss the latter because of a disturbing trend in the landscape industry, especially throughout the South, known as “crape murder.” And, unfortunately, it is occurring earlier and earlier each year. “Crape murder” refers to the practice of topping crape myrtles which gives them a crew-cut appearance.

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