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January 1st

‘Coach Rob’ remembered

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Museum dedication is parish’s top sports story in 2010
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When the seeds were planted to have a museum honoring longtime Grambling State University football coaching legend Eddie Robinson, there were probably skeptics mumbling something like:
“It will be a cold and snowy day in February before that ever happens.”
Well, as ironic as it was, that’s exactly what happened in February of 2010.

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NFL Network is addictive for sports fans

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A nice problem has been created for Lincoln Parish sports fans by the Suddenlink cable television firm.
They’re making channel 690 highly addictive.
In case you haven’t noticed, that’s one of the new channels on their much-expanded programming schedule.

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Panthers’ win would be big for Saints

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It’s great to be home for the holiday.
It’s even better to be home for the playoffs.
That’s an unlikely scenario for the New Orleans Saints, but it is a possible one, even more so after Friday’s news that John Fox won’t be returning to coach the Carolina Panthers.
The Saints head into today’s regular season-ending home game against Tampa Bay one game behind the Atlanta Falcons for first place in the NFC. But it’s not only a divisional title on the line for the Saints — a win over the Buccaneers combined with a Carolina win over Atlanta would give the Saints a short at the top seed in the NFC and would give them at least one home game for the playoffs.

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The New Year sparks fond memories

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Had you noticed? It’s a brand new year!
I may have to rewrite my column, because it was a Sunday on Jan. 2, 2005 when my husband Wes gave me a crooked smile, which I was begging for, closed his eyes and went to meet his maker.
In the intervening years, with prayer and determination, I’ve made constant progress in building a new life. Why it came back at me with a rush on this day, I cannot explain.

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Dixie hosts 2008 ‘Best New Act in Country’

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The Dixie begins 2011 with an exciting act that’s sure to warm your heart during the overcast and cold days of January.
The talented musicians of Nash Street from Starkville, Miss. call Nashville, Tenn. home today as they continue their musical journey with a sound uniquely their own. The influences of Chris Thile, The Eagles, Little Big Town and Allison Krauss and Union Station have had a great impact on the group known for its soulful melodies.
The blending of blues, folk, pop, bluegrass and country has produced a sound known as “grassroots country.”

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