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September 3rd, 2013

A package of weed

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GSU student charged with intent to distribute
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Grambling State University Police Department made an arrest Friday after a suspicious package was found in the mail room.
Officers arrested Terrell Lee Briggs, 26, of 1703 Aralia Drive, Pomona, Calif., at approximately 4:45 p.m. Friday. According to the affidavit, a mail room employee reported to police a package had been received that was suspicious and had a distinct odor of what was believed to be marijuana.
An officer responded to the call and upon arrival sniffed the package. The officer stated in the affidavit a strong smell of suspected marijuana was coming from the package.

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Napping behind the wheel leads to DWI

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A man was arrested on Monday after being found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle.
At approximately 9:31 p.m. Monday, Alberto Ybanez II, 40, of 957 Jimbo Freeman Road, was reportedly found parked in the middle of CCC Road with no headlights and passed out behind the wheel.
According to the affidavit, Ybanez identified himself and police reported a very strong odor of alcoholic beverages being emitted from his breath.Police also reported the suspect’s eyes being very bloodshot and glassy, his speech being slurred and having poor motor coordination.

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Harris’ love of kids pushes her out of retirement

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Just because someone decides to retire, doesn’t mean they’re finished working.
That’s certainly the case with new Head Start Director Pamela Harris, who spent more than 20 years working in the Lincoln Parish School system, most recently as the principal of Ruston Elementary School.
She retired from the system about three years ago, and when former Head Start Director Mildred Hill retired, Harris saw a great opportunity.

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Preparing lawns for winter

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After a long summer of lawn maintenance many homeowners are glad to see the growing season coming to a close, a time when the lawn mower can be put into the garage and lawn care tasks are put on the list for next spring. But wait, soon garden centers start advertising the need for winterizing the lawn and the calls start coming into the office asking about winterization.

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Tech turns focus toward Lamar

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Following a season opener that featured a sluggish offense that turned the ball over at crucial times and a defense that played decently at time but gave up too many big plays, Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz pointed a finger at only one person during Monday’s weekly press conference — himself.

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Lady Techsters soccer team falls to USA

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TROY, Ala. — A match that pitted two vastly different playing styles went the way of the opposition on Sunday afternoon as Louisiana Tech fell 1-0 to South Alabama in the second game of the Trojan Classic tournament.
“It was there to be won against a very big and powerful South Alabama team,” said head coach Kevin Sherry. “We were rushing our through passes and the quality of the pass wasn’t very high.”
Tech (1-3-1) used sound technique and its speed to counter USA’s (3-0-1) size and aggressiveness.

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Grambling takes aim at offensive increase

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University head Doug Williams was straight forward Monday in his assessment of last weekend’s 23-9 season opener loss to Alabama A&M.
“Our offense just didn’t get it done,” Williams said. “We played a good game defensively, those guys were just out there too long, especially late in the game, and they wore down. We have to control the ball better offensively and successfully throw and run the football to take pressure off the defense.”
Grambling managed only 165 yards of offense in the game — 87 rushing 78 passing.

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Sports briefs

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Junior golf tourney on tap
Ruston junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the 
AJGT Santa Maria Junior Classic in Baton Rouge at the Santa Maria Golf Club
on the weekend of Sept. 28 – 29.
The two-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked 
by the Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.
The tournament entry fee is $215 and includes two days of green fees, 
tee gifts and trophies in four age divisions.
Recommended accommodations 
are available at the Holiday Inn Baton Rouge South. Please call 1-225-924-7021 for reservations.

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Parish football in full swing

Are you ready for some football? You better be, because it’s here!
The wait ended for Lincoln Parish football fans over the weekend as Grambling State and Louisiana Tech Universities kicked off their seasons.
And with the high school regular season set to start on Friday, there are no more preseason scrimmages, practice sessions or jamborees. It’s all for real, now.
Grambling State kicked off its season at home as the G-Men fell to Alabama A&M before a crowd of 7,648.

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Farm to table experience

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The “farm to table” experience is not new, but it’s getting lots of attention nation wide as people are becoming more concerned about how food is grown and processed. As a child growing up on a small farm in Winn Parish, my parents practiced “farm to table.” We grew everything we ate. My mother went to the grocery store for just a few items: flour, sugar and salt. All the rest came from our farm.

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