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November 10th, 2017

G-Men to start season at VCU

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The Grambling State University men’s basketball team, under the direction of first-year head coach Donte’ Jackson, begin the 2017-18 campaign with its season opener on as the Tigers visit Richmond, Virginia, to take on Virginia Commonwealth University at 6 p.m. today.
The Tigers finished the 2016-17 season with a 62-57 loss to Texas Southern in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Tournament and concluded the year with a 16-17 overall record and a 10-8 SWAC mark.
Grambling State returns six players off last year’s team.

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Tech volleyball weaps up play

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HATTESBURG, Miss. — The Louisiana Tech women’s volleyball team concluded its 2017 season with a tough 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-20) defeat to league-foe Southern Miss on Thursday evening at Reed Green Coliseum.

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GSU volleyball ends home slate

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University volleyball team closed out its home campaign on Thursday night as the Lady Tigers were swept by Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 3-0, in a Southwestern Athletic Conference match at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

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GSU to play at Alabama State

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GRAMBLING — Two hot teams meet in Montgomery, Alabama, at 2 p.m. Saturday as Grambling State hits the road for a Southwestern Conference showdown at Alabama State.
Grambling stands at 8-1 overall and 5-0 in the SWAC. The G-Men haven’t lost since their season opener at Tulane on Sept. 2.
Alabama State has won three straight after defeating Jackson State 13-3 last Saturday. The Hornets held the Tigers to only 203 yards of total offense and forced five turnovers in that win.

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Holidays in CedarTown kicks off

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Elena Baines looks over the book selection at the Usborne Books booth at the Holidays in Cedartown event Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center. The event will continue today and Saturday.

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‘Red and Blue go Green’

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Volunteers to scour Aillet Stadium for recyclables after game

Quenton Townsell figures he and fellow members of Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers have literally picked up a ton of recyclables around Joe Aillet Stadium since Tech’s home football season began in September.
“We just go row by row,” Townsell, a junior chemical engineering major from Zachary, said of the student group’s efforts to find plastic beverage bottles and maybe some salvageable cardboard to contribute to the “Red and Blue go Green” recycling campaign.

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Operation Christmas Child calls on Lincoln Parish donors

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Lincoln Parish residents have the opportunity to spread Christmas cheer and the word of God across the world — one shoebox at a time.
The Samaritan’s Purse is calling on citizens across the nation to donate a shoebox filled with school supplies, hygiene items and a special toy, such as a doll or deflated soccer ball, that will go to a child in need.
The project is called Operation Christmas Child and it’s one of the world’s largest Christmas projects of its kind.

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Freshmen view ‘Romeo is Bleeding’ screening

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Playwright Donte Clark, the subject of a documentary titled “Romeo Is Bleeding,” poses for a photo with a group of Lincoln Parish public school freshmen after a special screening of the film Thursday at the Dixie Center for the Arts. More than 400 Lincoln Parish public school from Choudrant High, Ruston High and Simsboro Schools viewed a special screening of the documentary about Clark’s version of playwright William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” and the poetry Clark uses to speak on violence in his hometown of Richmond, California.

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Music from Bach, Brahms to Blue

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As a patron of classical music and/or blues, pop, gospel and country, put 7:30 p.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Thursday on your calendar for two outstanding events at the Dixie Center for the Arts.
On Monday, the DCA proudly presents Lawrence Gibbs on clarinet and Daniel Immel on piano in a “Lagniappe Special Recital” benefit for the Dixie.
It is a free concert, but donations are welcomed for help in maintaining the Dixie for future programs.
The duo will perform Brahms, Bach, Stravinsky, Poulenc and John Philip Sousa.

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Civic Guild hosts speaker

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The Ruston Civic Guild met recently at the Squire Creek home of Tyrette Cowan.
The guest speaker, Kay Church from Life Choices, gave an informative and inspirational talk on the ministry’s services.
The members also agreed to help provide solar lanterns and water filtration systems for the victims of hurricane Maria that destroyed much of Puerto Rico.
Pictured are Dolora Gregory, left, president; and Kay Church, right, Hope Program director of Life Choices.

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