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January 14th, 2017

Dunkin’ Dogs power past ODU

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NORFOLK, Va. — Boykins, Bracey and McCree — three names that Old Dominion had no answer for on Saturday evening.
The trio of Bulldogs all scored 15 or more points, leading Louisiana Tech (16-6, 4-1 Conference USA) to an impressive 75-63 win over Old Dominion (11-7, 4-2 C-USA) at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.
“Old Dominion is a program that has had success for many, many years,” said Tech coach Eric Konkol. “We knew this was going to be a challenging game against a really good team.

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GSU women fall at Texas Southern

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HOUSTON — Monisha Neal poured in 19 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead Grambling State, but that wasn’t enough as the GSU women fell 69-61 to to Texas Southern in Southwestern Athletic Conference action Saturday at H&PE Arena.
GSU led much of the way, outscoring TSU 20-11 in the opening stanza and taking a 34-25 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
But the home team started chipping away at that lead after intermission.
Texas Southern outscored GSU 20-13 in the third quarter, whittling the Grambling lead to 47-45.

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TSU tops G-Men

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Nigel Ribeiro (2) was one of three Grambling State Tigers scoring 12 points Saturday, but that wasn’t enough as the G-Men fell 76-55 at Texas Southern. Irvin Mitchell and Ivy Smith also scored 12 points for the G-Men. GSU (7-11 overall and 2-3 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference) will next play at Prairie View at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

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Drug-related arrests, charges increase

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Drug-related arrests in Lincoln Parish jumped almost 40 percent from 2015 to 2016, and drug charges increased slightly more than 32 percent over the same time period, figures released Friday by Sheriff Mike Stone show.

Total arrests in 2016 were 394 compared to 283 the prior year. Total charges in 2016 were 885 compared to 669 the year before.

Stone said the statistics reflect increased activity involving methamphetamine and illegal use of prescription drugs, as well as other drug infractions.

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Ruston High choi to perform at national convention

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Members of the Ruston High School Choir will soon be able to knock two items off of their bucket list.
The choir will compete in the Worldstrides Choral Festival national competition Saturday in Washington D.C. after they witness history during president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.
“We are exited to be participating in an endeavor of such a historical nature and look forward to the artistic, academic and personal enrichment that students can gain from such a great experience,” said Nathan Trahan, RHS director of choirs.

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A labor of love: Local to receive Bill Best Humanitarian Award

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In the 1990s, the Bill Best Humanitarian Award was created to recognize a citizen’s efforts to make lives better for others with an emphasis placed on volunteer service performed over several years.
This year that award will go to a woman who lives by the motto she helped create — “We are here for them until they have a forever home.”
Sue Martin, co-founder of 4 Paws Rescue, Inc., has made the rescuing of abandoned, abused and neglected animals a large part of her life.
When asked how she found herself as the co-founder of a rescue shelter, her answer was one word — “Katrina.”

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RHS choir experience one to remember

It’s one thing to perform in a national competition, but it is another when it just so happens that history will be made in the same weekend.

The Ruston High School Choir, under the direction of Nathan Trahan, will perform at the Worldstrides Choral Festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

However, because president-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated Friday in Washington D.C., the choir will also be attending his inauguration as well.

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Health, future must matter

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Maybe there’s finally some chance that a long-endured wrong in the state of Louisiana’s Constitution can be made right.
Those are my hopes, anyway.
Gov. Jon Bel Edwards said during an interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s editorial board earlier this week that the state might need a special political convention to rewrite the state Constitution if he and the Legislature are unable to resolve the government's fiscal problems.
It would be Louisiana's first Constitutional convention in a quarter century.

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Three tips for finalizing spouse’s finances

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The death of a husband or wife can be an overwhelming experience, compounded by the financial matters you need to consider during this emotional time. Here are three tips to help you through the process:
Seek help from trusted sources
Locating and understanding will and trust documents confirming who has authority over the estate should be a top priority following the death of a family member. So is commemorating their life. Ask your closest friends or relatives to help you research arrangements for the funeral and interment ceremony to help ease your stress.

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Precision vs. perception: The value of getting it right

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Question: I have taken my car in for several repairs in the last couple of months. I assume I’ll need to replace it soon. I might have enough money to pay cash for the next car, but money is tight. Should I try for one of those zero percent finance deals or use my cash?
Answer: When it comes to making decisions about your cash flow, precision beats perception every time.

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