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Choudrant, Creek teams advance

Dubach High (5-11-1) will meet up with Claiborne Christian in West Monroe Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Both teams, which are members of District 2-C, received byes in the first round.
Ruston High (16-15) had its season end with a 4-1 first-round loss to Chalmette in 5A.
Cedar Creek and Choudrant are the two highest seeded teams out of the parish, the Lady Cougars being No. 2 in its classification and the Lady Aggies No. 2 in their class.

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Cell phones, cars a bad mix

If, however, it were illegal to talk on a phone while driving and I knew I could end up paying a $100 fine if I got caught, that little cellular device would probably never leave my purse.
I could just picture myself trying to explain to an officer: “No sir, that was not a cell phone by my ear. That was my steel water bottle container. It just looks smaller and flatter from a distance.”
With the state legislative session starting next week, there’s a chance one of those scenarios could become a reality.

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Resolve the confusion in Grambling

Questionable expenses on the books must be investigated fully and expediently, and if found to be illegal or abusive, handled by law enforcement and our justice system.
More and more residents are becoming more and more tired of the media circus that has come to the small community. People living in Grambling are good, helpful and caring individuals who want the best for their community and are willing to speak out when they feel the best is not within their grasp.

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Community marks losses

“The point of the display is not just to raise awareness but to provoke an emotional response and change behavior, such as getting a designated driver or not drinking at all,” said Addie Smith, coordinator of the North Central Alliance Partners in Prevention.
The group teamed up with Louisiana Tech University Choices, the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office to launch the display.

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