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Grahams: football is a ‘snap’

First Matt Graham, now Thomas Graham.
Who knows, one of these days, it might be Gantt Graham, currently playing over at Ruston High School.
You just figure that, well, if your name is Graham, there’s a pretty good chance you’re going to be snapping the football a lot.
Take Matt as an example.
For four straight years, he set up for that oftentimes overlooked and
underappreciated specialty.
That’s 47 consecutive times that he was deep snapper for the Bulldogs.
Then he passed the torch? er, football, over to brother Thomas.

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Tailgate at the Tech game safely

Tailgating is fun, there’s little use denying it. Food of all kinds, socializing with friends and relatives, and that great feeling of anticipation are sure to be a part of tailgating this season.
Fans get hyped up for the games, and excitement grows as the hours wind down to the kickoff.
There’s more than excitement and football-tossing, though.
There is the drinking. It is a person’s right to drink alcohol when they are of appropriate age, so we’re not saying that you shouldn’t.

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Ready for some football?

After cooking the bratwursts, bring yourself and the kids down to Tailgate Alley which will be buzzing before the game from 3:30-5:30 p.m. providing Tech supporters with a chance to win an autographed football with signatures from the 2007 team. Fans who still have a rumble in their tummy can also fix that problem in the Alumni Association’s tent where three bucks can get you a deli sandwich, chips and a drink. Blue Bell will supply free ice cream to beat the heat while waiting for the big game.

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Man electrocuted at work site

Ruston Police Department Lt. Curtis Hawkins said officers who responded at the scene reported bystanders heard the truck hit the power lines.
When they ran over to check out the situation and see if Solis was all right, they saw him lying on the ground, police said.
“One of the bystanders took a tow strap and pulled the victim away from the vehicle,” Hawkins said.
When Ruston firefighters arrived at the scene, Brazzel said they found the rubber tires of the forklift on fire. He said CPR had been started on the victim.

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