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March 15th, 2019

Errors costly in GSU baseball team’s 18-1 at Mississippi State

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STARKVILLE, Miss. — The Grambling State University baseball team led early against the seventh-ranked team in the nation, but errors continued to plague the Tiger defense in a 18-1 loss to Mississippi State on Wednesday night at Dudy Noble Field at Polk-Dement Stadium.
Grambling State (7-9) took a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth, but the Tigers could not hold onto the lead as Mississippi State (16-1), ranked seventh in the nation, exploded for 12 runs on 12 hits between the fourth and sixth innings to take a 12-1 lead.

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Saints sign K Wil Lutz to five-year contract

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The New Orleans Saints announced that they have agreed to terms with kicker Wil Lutz on a five-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. Lutz signed the contract Wednesday at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center.

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March 14th

LPPJ provides sunny future

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Tax exemption for solar farm pushes project forward
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An energy company’s solar project that was first pitched to the Simsboro Board of Aldermen in November made its way to the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Tuesday, seeking approval for a sizable tax abatement.
Hecate Energy obtained a conditional use permit from the village in January to construct a solar energy farm on 84 acres of land leased for 35 years from Pulpwood Producers, owned by Simsboro residents Bryan and Steven Ray.

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Simsboro dealing with wastewater issues

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SIMSBORO — At last week’s Simsboro town hall meeting, the village’s new water/wastewater operator A.J. Swayze provided an update on overloading at the wastewater plant. Since then, the issue has begun to improve somewhat.
“We had a line leaving the plant that had been clogged up,” Swayze said Tuesday. “We had it cleaned out, and in about a week’s time since then that’s already done a lot of good.”

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No injuries in rollover

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Bobby Crockett was driving north on La. Hwy. 33 Monday afternoon when he lost control of his 2019 white Ford F150 and ran off the road. According to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Stephen Williams, Crockett overcorrected his vehicle on the slick roadway, causing him to flip the truck into the ditch. No one was injured, and no citation was issued.

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Wanted: Volunteers for Dixie World Series

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The city of Ruston needs volunteers to help with the 2019 Dixie World Series this summer.
Volunteer opportunities include host families, registration, opening ceremonies, concierge shifts, field help and church service volunteers, Haley Perot, the event’s volunteer coordinator said.
Two 30-minute interest meetings will be held at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. April 16 for anyone interested in helping to learn more about the opportunities the events will offer, Perot said.

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Know how to properly help victims of domestic abuse

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As a staff member of Domestic Abuse Resistance Team, I am often approached by a domestic abuse victim’s concerned friend or family member seeking advice on how to help.
Here is what you need to know if you want to assist someone facing domestic violence.
Domestic abuse is about power and control and can include the following types of abuse:

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Local Links chapter celebrates Mardi Gras

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The Monroe-Grambling chapter of The Links, Incorporated celebrated Mardi Gras while planning community service activities. These professional women, through friendship and service, work effortlessly volunteering their time at the activities throughout the year. According to Chapter President Janice Winder, “members donned masks, paraded with second line umbrellas and listened to traditional Mardi Gras music at the meeting that was held on Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday.” All of the items were gifts provided by Chapter member and meeting hostess, Katrina Jackson.

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SGA holds benefit concert Saturday

The Louisiana Tech University Student Government Association is hosting an all local benefit concert to raise money for Pine Hills Children’s Advocacy Center in Railroad from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday.
The Pine Hills Children’s Advocacy Center works with children who have suffered abuse.

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Crime shows influence parents’ paranoia

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DEAR ABBY: I dwell in a small, Southern and, I thought, safe hometown. I’m currently unemployed and therefore unable to afford a place of my own. I live with my parents. I have job-searched for months now for something within walking distance. I pay for food with food stamps. But I can’t yet pay for transportation, insurance, necessities, etc.

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