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September 24th, 2014

Voicing your opinion matters

Every so often residents are given the opportunity to openly voice their opinions and Thursday night Grambling citizens will have that chance again.
During the August meeting of the Grambling Board of Aldermen a single resident raised the question of changing the board from an at-large voting membership to individual member districts.
The argument behind the proposed change is that residents will know exactly who to talk to when an issue arises.
The resident stated that many people have come to him with questions not knowing with whom they needed to speak.

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Parking patterns are the real issue

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Grab a chair and settle in for a while. Downtown merchants and the city are talking about parking — again. Or maybe the more apt word is “still.”
The discussion has gone on through at least the last three mayoral administrations and always seem to center on two things: how long should vehicles be allowed to remain in the same parking place before being ticketed and what to do about merchants who habitually park in front of their businesses.

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Remembering the picture show

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The picture show in Dubach was the Gem Theater. It was a place where small town folks older than me went to see James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, the Duke and others. The Gem was “Giant,” “East of Eden,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and on some of its bad days — “The Three Stooges in Orbit.”
It was a chance to get away and see a little of the world. Unless you ever lived in a small town, you probably don’t know what I’m talking about. That’s okay, we do. It was a magical place with a great big balcony, and two entrances, one of which at a young age, was very mysterious to me.

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GSU focuses on learning to handle wins

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Is there any chance Grambling State University’s football team might bask in the glory of their first win of the season and only third victory over the past years and rest on their laurels preparing for its upcoming game against Prairie View?
Forget about it.
That’s what first-year GSU coach Broderick Fobbs intends to do.

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RHS freshmen defeat Neville

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Ruston High School defeated Neville High School 8-2 Monday in a freshman game played at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium. The Bearcats’ Donald Johnson is pictured scoring the lone touchdown of the contest.

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Tech’s Dennis earns C-USA soccer honor

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Louisiana Tech forward Taylor Dennis earned Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week honors for her program record-setting four goals scored against Grambling State this past Friday.
This marked Dennis’ second ever player of the week award and the first by any Tech player in C-USA.
She was previously tied with seven other Lady Techsters for the most goals scored in a single game with three, a feat she accomplished in 2010 as a freshman.

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C-USA announces six contests for Dunkin’ ’Dogs to be televised

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Louisiana Tech will have at least six conference games televised for the upcoming 2014-15 men’s basketball season, announced today by Conference USA.
The television schedule makes up one-third of C-USA contests for Tech with four of the six TV games coming at home inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
The Bulldogs will host Middle Tennessee at 3 p.m. Jan. 17 in a contest that will be broadcast on FSN.
Less than two weeks later, CBS Sports Network will televise the home match against first-year C-USA member Western Kentucky on Jan. 29. Tip time will be at 6 p.m.

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Lady Techsters welcome back luncheon set

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Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt, the Lady Techster coaches and players and the Tip-Off Club invite everyone to the annual Lady Techster Welcome Back Luncheon set for noon Oct. 11.
During the covered-dish event which will be held at Argent Pavilion adjacent to the Thomas Assembly Center, Summitt will introduce this year’s players, coaches and support staff while previewing the upcoming season.
Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish (vegetable, salad, bread or dessert) while the entrée and drinks will be provided.

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Conference of Mayors embrace healthy communities

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ATLANTA — Morehouse School of Medicine’s Satcher Health Leadership Institute in partnership with the World Conference of Mayors hosted an intensive one week Community Health Leadership training Aug. 4-8, titled, “Mayors for Healthy Communities Program,” at the National Center for Primary Care on the campus of Morehouse School of Medicine.
Grambling Mayor Edward Jones was one of the mayors who participated in this event.

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Lions Club hosts Sheriff Stone

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The noon meeting of the Ruston Lions Club was held at LifeCare Hospital. Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone addressed the group. Stone told the group of the ongoing operations of the sheriff’s office.

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