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Silhouettes to remind public of choices

Each of the 29 silhouettes represents a person in Lincoln Parish who has died due to alcohol in the last 10 years. Four silhouettes have been added this year since four lives were lost in 2006.
“This is an extension of an environmental strategy to change the culture of drinking within Lincoln Parish,” CHOICES director Clarence Thomas said. “We want to promote a clear public message supporting responsible decision making. Those 29 silhouettes represent deaths due to alcohol not just from vehicles, but anything where alcohol is a factor in the death.”

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‘White Tiger’ loved Robinson

But that other former player who proudly wore the black and gold and who will be among the hundreds of ex-GSU members coming into Lincoln Parish to attend Wednesday’s funeral services in Grambling is James Gregory.
Yes, he’s THAT James Gregory.
The original “White Tiger.”
Gregory, who became the first white football player in Grambling history in 1968, will make a journey of over 2,000 miles from his native state of California to be among the thousands who will gather for the 11 a.m. services at the university’s new Assembly Center.

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Coalition to create safer parish

Alcohol abuse is a prevalent issue in all communities, and the South Service Road West has had its fair share of alcohol-related deaths in the past few years.
Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages is never a smart idea and can lead to a tragic accident involving not only your life but the lives of others as well.

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Count your blessings, share

And, yes, for those of you wanting to know, I did cry during the movie.
As I watched that movie, I wondered what I would do if I were in that type of situation. Would I fight back? Would I concede to the terrorists’ demands and be passive? In my vivid imagination, I see myself being terrified at first and then absolutely furious and wanting to fight. I hope I would not take death sitting still.
I then thought of what I would do if I were in the passengers’ loved ones’ shoes. How would I feel if my parents or my husband were up in the air about to die? What would I do?

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A really hot car

No one was injured in the fire which occurred across from County Market in downtown Ruston, but the car was a total loss.

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