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January 2nd, 2013

Grambling teams start SWAC play

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The Grambling State University (GSU) men’s and women’s basketball teams get Southwestern Athletic Conference action under way tonight with a doubleheader against Alabama A&M in Huntsville, Ala.
A women’s game is set for 5:30 pm. and the men’s game will tip off at 7:30 p.m.
The Tigers swept the regular season series last year from A&M winning by a combined eight points in both games. It was the first time that the Tigers had swept the regular season series from the Bulldogs since the 2006-2007 campaign.

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Laird was loyal to RHS football

On a recent day when Billy Laird retired as head football coach at Ruston High, school Principal Mike Milstead listed three qualities that earmarked his career.
Loyalty, service, integrity.
Those were, indeed, the characteristics always exhibited during the nine years that Laird headed up the Bearcats’ gridiron program.
It will continue with his now full-time duties as athletics director, a role he also carried with his coaching responsibilities.

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Time capsule: Rewind to 1976

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I never thought much about still being around to witness a time capsule opened that I had seen be buried. That’s something that really old people do, and they get their picture in the newspaper for remembering things like when George Burns married Gracie Allen.

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Local, national events in 2012

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Note: About this time every year, I take some time to reflect back on the events of the past year. Here’s the one for 2012.
I saw in 2012:
A lifelong friend lose his mom;
The death of a brother and the opportunity to honor his last wishes;
The loss of a great actor, a news and pop icon;
A high-school principal with a tear in her eye — so born to do what she does;
A teenager get a nice used truck and a daughter her first car;
An elementary school robbed of precious souls;
A beautiful part of the country destroyed by a hurricane;

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NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to Article IV,

NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to Article IV, Section 21(D)(1) of the Louisiana Constitution, that on December 21, 2012, Entergy Louisiana, LLC (“ELL”), an electric public utility providing retail electric service to customers in forty-six (46) Parishes of the State of Louisiana, filed with the Louisiana Public Service Commission (“LPSC”), pursuant to Article IV, Section 21(D)(3) of the Louisiana Constitution and Title 45, Section 1163.1 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes, filed its Revised Formula Rate Plan (“FRP”) Rider (Rider Schedule FRP-6) Evaluation Report for the test year ended Decemb

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January 1st

Simsboro post office to close

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Postal representative to address concerns

SIMSBORO — It appears the village of Simsboro will soon be without a post office.
Mayor Willie Hendricks said he recently received word that the Simsboro Post Office will close, with all operations moving to Ruston.
“It’s just a major impact on a small community,” Hendricks said. “It just caught everybody by surprise.”
Stephen Seewoester, U.S. Postal Service public information officer, said that effective Jan. 26, services will be suspended at the Simsboro Post Office.

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Too much drinking?

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Resolving to practice moderation in 2013
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As people wake up on New Year’s Day and recall what happened the night before, some may make it their first duty to add drinking a little less alcohol to their list of resolutions for the year ahead.
While some infrequently drink or only do so in moderation, others do so every night or excessively. According to usa.gov, drinking less alcohol is one of the top resolutions at the beginning of each year.

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Mayors share municipal plans for new year

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As Lincoln Parish rings in a new year, there are a number of items on the agenda for local municipalities in 2013.
Five local mayors shared some of their goals for the year with the Daily Leader.
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said he hopes to keep the community headed in a positive direction. This will be accomplished by working with Louisiana Tech University Research Park and research and development efforts to bring more businesses there. He said he will work closely with city aldermen, current Tech President Dan Reneau and President-Elect Les Guice to improve the community.

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Audition calls for ‘Anybody Out There?’

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RCT production set to show in March

The Ruston Community Theatre is seeking character of all kinds to audition for its March stage production of “Anybody Out There?’
A two-act comedy written by John Patrick, “Anybody Out There?” follows Oliver Pankey during the worst day of his life.
“He wakes up on his birthday, gets a brick thrown through his window, his landlady tries to make him pay for it, his girlfriend breaks up with him, he gets robbed and his employer decreases his salary,” said Director Billy Chandler. “He is a born loser, Barney Fife-type character.”

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Locals resolve to make 2013 a better year

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Local residents have been considering how to make 2013 a better year, and they took time to share their New Year’s resolutions with the Daily Leader staff.
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“In 2013, I will be an even better husband and father, make more significant contributions to our community as an Eagle Scout and scout leader in the Louisiana Purchase Council and, of course, make important communications contributions for, through and to Grambling State University and our students.”
Will Sutton,
GSU Public Relations and Communications
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Improving health

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