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Grambling improves

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling Fire Department recently had its newest fire rating review, and although the town didn’t improve its rating from a 6 to a 5, it did manage to make some headway in trying to lower its fire rating.
GFD Fire Chief David Wells said in the department’s first review since 2007, the firehouse received a 44.89 rating, a slight increase from the 40.45 rating it received previously.

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Returning home

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After 32 years of soaring the skies with Delta airlines, Jon Moss has taken on the role of managing the Eddie G. Robinson Museum, which is housed on Grambling State University campus.
Returning to Grambling was close to second nature to Moss, being a Grambling native.

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Ruston 21 meeting set for Thursday

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The public is invited to a Ruston 21 community update meeting, planned for 5:30 p.m.
Thursday in the Ruston Civic Center.
City Administrator Lewis Love said attendees will receive an update on progress of the Ruston 21 master plan, an overview of the city’s new zoning code and an opportunity to ask questions.
“We said every year we would get together and talk about where we are,” Love said.

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Ribbon cutting to mark opening of GSU West Campus on Aug. 29

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Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue, faculty, staff, students and many invited guests will cut the ribbon unveiling the university’s newest campus for academic, housing and program expansion, Grambling State University West Campus Annex.
The newly acquired property, the former Ruston Developmental Center (most recently the Northeast Supports and Services Center), was donated to Grambling State University through Senate Bill 583 (Act 236) of the 2012 session of the Louisiana Legislature.

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Tips for minimizing storm damage to trees

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One can never predict Louisiana weather, thus making it an everyday topic among gardeners. This past weekend’s morning weather with its cooler temperatures and humidity sure made my morning front porch time refreshing. I am hoping this is an indication of an early fall, but we must remember it is only the middle of August and many hot, humid days are waiting on the calendar.

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GSU offers free business class

A group of entrepreneurs pursuing dreams for small business ownership will study business fundamentals and gain practical, hands-on experience in a free program offered by Grambling State University.
The College of Business and the Office of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning have teamed up to provide a six-week course, Operation JumpStart: First Step, a nationally-recognized training model for people considering starting or expanding a small business.

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’Dogs: Lofty expectations

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Talented Tech ready to follow through on hype
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No wonder there’s an air of optimism circulating through Tech Nation.
The Bulldogs’ football team could be chomping down a bunch of victories during the soon-to-be-arriving 2012 season.
An experienced and talented group of players are returning from last year’s turnaround march that included eight wins, a Western Athletic Conference championship, berth in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl and Top 40 ranking in the USA Today/ESPN coaches’ poll.

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Preseason injuries are pointless

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The National Football League is halfway done with the preseason, which means there is only two more games until they are over and we start watching the games that matter.
Sure, it is interesting (I guess) to watch the quarterback duel between some quarterbacks, but for the most part I am ready to see the first-stringers in the game competing against their opponents and not each other.

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Banks could help put GSU in ‘money’

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Junior offensive lineman producing dividends in Tigers’ offense
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GRAMBLING — Just as sure as late August means the approach of another football season, so it is with Sanford Banks being included on an “all” team, be it of the Southwestern Athletic Conference or All-American variety.
And sure enough, the offensive lineman at Grambling State University has been honored once again as the Tigers near the kickoff to the 2012 campaign.

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‘Jam at the Joe’ could be best yet

Fourth time even better than the first three? If you’re speaking about the “Jam at the Joe,” everything certainly points that way.
For the fourth straight year, Joe Aillet Stadium on the campus of Louisiana Tech University will be the site of the jamboree that will bring together several of the area’s and state’s most outstanding programs.

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