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Parish grid season: lots of storylines

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Football has “slipped” back into prominence on the sports landscape and, with Hurricane Isaac slapping our fair state this week, I mean that literally.
It’s been “wet and wild” and even the season has hardly kicked off. But cancellations/postponements or not, this season of 2012 could offer plenty of storylines over the next several months.

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G-Men edged by Alcorn

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Braves take 22-21 victory in final two minutes
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SHREVEPORT — Jay Hopson never figured his first game as head coach at Alcorn State University here Saturday night would turn out this wild.
But exciting and satisfying, nonetheless.

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’Cats bitten by Tigers, 23-2

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Even in a 23-2 defeat, Billy Laird found some encouragement for Ruston High’s football program late Friday night.
Standing at mid-field of Joe Aillet Stadium, where his team had just been halted by longtime rival Monroe Neville in a 2012 season opener, the Bearcats’ head coach delivered a “don’t rush to the panic button” analysis.

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Creek cruises to easy victory

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ST. JOSEPH — After having a down-to-the-final minute victory in last weekend’s “Jam at the Joe,” Cedar Creek made it look easy on Saturday.
The Cougars, who squeezed out a 22-21 win over Rayville at the jamboree, cruised to a convincing 51-0 rout over Tensas to kick off their 2012 regular season schedule.

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School News – Choudrant

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Choudrant welcomes new students, librarian

First grade
The first-grade adventure at Choudrant Elementary has begun. We are already having a great time and learning lots of new things in reading and math. We especially love all the spelling and counting games. We will begin having centers very soon. Come and join us on our

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School News – Cedar Creek

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Classes, organizations kick off new year
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Third grade
Third grade is off to a great start. Students are learning the rules and procedures as well as making lots of new friends. Boys and girls are reviewing and practicing proper sentence structure and working on reading and constructing various types of graphs in math. The new grass in our play area has made recess more enjoyable.

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GSU receives $205K donation from Willis-Knighton

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Grambling State University got some really big, and welcome, news Friday night in Shreveport. Willis-Knighton Health Systems donated $205,000, the single largest donation in the institution’s recent history.
Willis-Knighton is the region’s largest health care firm, and the donation comes as the university faces a $2.5 million budget cut for the new academic year.
“Good things are happening at Grambling State University, and this is a really big thing,” said Frank G. Pogue, president of Grambling State University.

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Parents speak up

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Officials release racial makeup statistics
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Even with Hurricane Isaac blowing students out of school for a day, the first couple of weeks have still raised several other concerns for parents throughout the parish.
Parents with students in the four Ruston district elementary schools have expressed concerns about various topics from the racial makeup of classes to the time some students have to spend on the bus under the new system.

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Board to discuss budget

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Money and the new school year will be the main topics of discussion at the regularly scheduled Lincoln Parish School Board meeting on Tuesday night.
Board members will gather at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lincoln Parish School Board room, located at 410 S. Farmerville St., to discuss the 2012-13 fiscal year budget.

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‘Hunting’ for a great deal

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Lovers of the great outdoors will soon undoubtedly embark on their biggest shopping weekend of the year.
The 2012 Louisiana Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday takes place Sept. 7-9.
During this time, shoppers are exempt from paying state and local sales and use taxes on firearms, ammunition and hunting supplies.
“This covers both state and local taxes with no limit. It’s the only tax holiday that covers both,” said McKinney Honda owner Richie McKinney. “It’s anything hunting related.”

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