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Grambling falls to ULM, 35-7

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MONROE— Grambling State University Head Football Coach Doug Williams saw the danger creeping in during last week’s practice. Repeatedly, Williams and his staff warned the youthful Tigers what could happen if they lost focus on the field.
Those warnings went unheeded, and now all Williams and Co. can do is hope it will be a learning experience for the G-Men as Grambling State fell 35-7 at Louisiana-Monroe before a crowd of 36,532, the third largest in Malone Stadium history.

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Bulldogs: A wild OT win

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Tech survives shootout with Central Arkansas
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It wasn’t supposed to be this nerve-wracking for Louisiana Tech University in its home opener Saturday night.
But figure on Bulldogs’ Head Coach Sonny Dykes adding on a few gray hairs after his team had to use an overtime period to edge past Football Championship Series member University of Central Arkansas 48-42 in front of nearly 21,000 fans at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Bert Jones: At 60, still a kid at heart

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Bert Jones turned 60 this week.
Dang, where does time go?
Not only is he a longtime friend who I have always admired and thought the world of, but have also had the good fortune of writing about for….

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Jordan Dunn continues family success in lifting

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Like father, like son.
In the mid-1980s, Butch Dunn established a new Louisiana Tech University powerlifting mark in the deadlift division and earned All-American honors.
Now, son Jordan is continuing the family’s winning tradition in the sport.
The younger Dunn earned three medals for the United States Junior Team that recently competed in the World Championships held in Canada.

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Sportsman’s Jamboree nears

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Louisiana wildlife biologist to speak at Sept. 15 event
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She’s a pretty tough old bird. She suffered with everybody else following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, relinquished her spot in the limelight during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 but every other September, she’s been there sharing information and entertainment that people have enjoyed for the past 31 years.

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Hunter vies for Jury seat

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Hazel D. Hunter has announced that she will seek re-election for Lincoln Parish Police Juror for District 2 on Oct. 22.
“I am ready and eager to serve again for the people of Lincoln Parish and this great state of Louisiana,” Hunter said. “I would like to thank the citizens of District 2 for their support and involvement during the past four years. The achievements that the Police Jury has made would not have been possible without your providing me with the insight to present to the jury and bring these issues to fruition.”

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Remembering 9/11

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The entire school fell silent, except for the sound of coins clanking in an aluminum bucket, on Friday as A.E. Phillips Principal Carynn Wiggins provided a visual and auditory depiction of how many people died during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
Wiggins poured more than 2,800 pennies, provided by Adopt-A-School partners Community Trust Bank, to help students understand how many people died on that fateful day, during the school’s annual Patriot Day Ceremony. This year’s ceremony marked the 10th anniversary of the tragic event.

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Recalling the day

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Residents share their reactions on Sept. 11
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Today marks the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, a group of 19 terrorists from the terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial planes filled with passengers. Two of the planes were crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, one was flown into the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., and the fourth was crashed in a field in Pennsylvania after passengers attempted to take control of the plane from the terrorists. Close to 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks.

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Health Hut revealed

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Those without medical insurance in Lincoln Parish can offer up a sigh of relief as The Health Hut rolls out on Monday morning.
On Thursday afternoon, more than 150 members of the community – both those involved with the medical field and those not – joined together at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the culmination of The Health Hut with founders Dr. Leonel Lacayo and his wife Lisa.
“This is something we have been called by God to do,” Lacayo said.

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Blue Star mothers show pep

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During the Communitywide Pep Rally on Saturday, the Blue Star Mothers, an organization for mothers of current or former soldiers, were on hand to answer questions and show their support. The pep rally featured a patriotic theme since it was the day before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Pictured are Blue Star Mothers (left to right) Angie Sanders, Caroline Russell, JoAnn Barr, Mae Elliott, Colette Minnifield and Linda Richardson.

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