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July 14th, 2018

Not knowing can be worst feeling of all

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There’s only one thing worse than knowing you’re facing very bad news.
And that’s not knowing what you’re facing at all.
That was the case for some Lincoln Parish residents late last month who were reminded of the pain they still feel as the FBI searched and dug in a wooded area off of state Highway 3061 in connection with a cold case it was working on. The FBI later said that the search was fruitless but did not release any information on who or what they were searching for.

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Grambling Legends adds 11

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GRAMBLING — Eleven of Grambling’s greatest athletes ever were honored Saturday as the Grambling Legends Sports Hall of Fame inductsed its 10th Anniversary Enshrinement Class.
The former student-athletes were recognized for their athletic success at the undergraduate and professional levels in addition to achievements in their professional lives.

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Wright, White was dynamic duo in prep circles

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White and Wright.
Sounds like a law firm, doesn’t it?
Actually, it’s arguably the best combination of guards in Louisiana high school basketball history.
Sammy White and Larry Wright.
They led Monroe Richwood High to state championship prominence, under former Grambling State University star Herschel West.
Now, ironically, Wright and White are joined together again. They’re both in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
And albeit in two different sports, no less.
Wright was inducted recently during ceremonies for the Class of 2018 and White was honored earlier.

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G-Men tabbed to win SWAC West

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Grambling State University football team placed a Southwestern Athletic Conference-high 15 players on the preseason team, including 10 on the first team, as the conference announced the honors during Media Day on Friday morning at the Birmingham Marriott.
The Tigers landed 15 on the All-SWAC Preseason teams as De’Arius Christmas was selected the Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. Grambling State was also voted to win the West Division.

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Is a will or trust right for you?

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If you have a will, there’s a question you should be asking yourself: “Do I also need a trust?” You might be surprised. A revocable living trust can be a useful estate-planning tool for people at all income levels, not just the very rich, says Lisa Montano, an Estate Planning Strategist for Wells Fargo Advisors.
Knowing the basics

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Help protect family from scam artists

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If you have older family members whose cognitive functions or decision-making abilities have declined, or who are lonely or recently widowed, you might need to help protect them against financial scams. What steps should you take?

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Reacting vs. responding to financial disagreements

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Question: Finances are a very volatile subject in our home. We’ve gotten to the place that whenever the topic comes up, I can feel myself getting mad. We actually do fairly well with most of the big stuff, but some the little things can just set us both off. Any suggestions?
Answer: It sounds like you are both reacting.

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Appetite for donuts ends Ruston bear saga

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Ruston apparently has a big appetite for donuts. We have Daylight Donuts and In-n-Out donuts, and you can get Krispy Kremes at the grocery store. Not only do Rustonites love donuts; so do bears. More about this later.

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Man with loaded assault rifle arrested

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A Shreveport man is in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center after an incident Friday morning involving an assault rifle.

Sheriff’s deputies were called to the UPS Customer Care Center, located at 2312 Farmerville Highway, at approximately 9:21 a.m. after a UPS employee saw a customer open the trunk of his car and load an assault rifle.

Dontavious Raquan Alexander, 21, had gone to the UPS center inquiring about a package that was supposedly being shipped to him from California, Chief Deputy Stephen Williams, with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said.

But the package wasn’t there.

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Jones announces re-election bid

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Grambling mayor Ed Jones announced Saturday he is running for re-election.
The second-term mayor said he is running on the slogan “Project Progress” because he wants to continue enhancing economic development in the city. Jones said he wants to continue to build upon Legends Square’s success that city officials figure will bring in approximately $1.5 million annually.
“I love my job. I love what I do,” Jones said. “My way of thinking is, ‘Whatever it takes to get the job done, do it.’ I want to be it the best it can be.”

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