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LSU Athletics announced today all athletics facilities will accept only credit card and mobile payments for merchandise and concessions beginning in the fall of 2020. The move to cashless operations is designed to minimize points of contact for fans and improve speed of service.

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The ongoing and seemingly never ending Coronavirus pandemic has put a mask on, social distanced itself from and quarantined virtually not only Louisiana but the whole universe as well. We are having to adapt to a new way of living with no real end in sight.

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LOUISIANA PHOENIX 10U show their love to teammate, Noah McMahon, who was injured in a car crash last week. Louisiana Phoenix members are: (bottom row from left) Grant Thompson, Bralyn Jackson, Jesse Killingsworth, Carter Blossom, Jackson Blossom and Chase Parker. Members standing are: (from …

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Changing fall sports schedules have not been discussed during meetings by Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) executive director Eddie Bonine, according to Franklin Parish School Superintendent John Gullatt.

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The hunting rules and regulations for the 2020-21 season are now available on the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LWDF) website. Go to www.wlf.louisiana.gov to see this year’s hunting seasons, rules and regulations.

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for deer and waterfowl lottery hunts on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the 2020-2021 hunting season. The deadline to apply for lottery deer hunts is Aug. 31 and the deadline to apply for lottery wa…

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will resume in-person hunter education classes and field days in July. LDWF, however, is encouraging all students who need hunter education certification to take the online course then sign up for an in-person field course.

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Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Morehouse Parish will open July 15 at 6 a.m., according to Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) officials.

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THE LADY CRUSHERS 12U National Champions are: Bottom Row: Avery Hankins, Aubree Jones, Kerrigan Ezell, Emma Foster. Second Row: Shelbie Pruitt, Ava Foster, Tayte Erwin, Mary Catherine Pipes, Karley Curtis, Ellie Kate Ray. Back Row Coaches Tyler Roberts, Chris Pruitt, Tree Erwin, and Curt Cur…

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A Franklin Parish assistant football coach tested positive for the coronavirus, but because the Patriots have been off for a July 4 break no one else has been affected.

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Franklin Parish first-year head coach Sonny Nason said he has been spared his worst nightmare so far.

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FIRST-YEAR Franklin Parish High School head football coach Sonny Nason began official workouts last Thursday after the initial start was slightly delayed due to Tropical Storm Cristobal. During practice, the Patriots went through drills and techniques. Nason said the Patriots will work out t…

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RUNNERS START during the 2020 Winnsboro Rotary Shamrock Color Run Saturday. Participants looped through the streets of downtown Winnsboro during the annual event. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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(Thirty years ago, I was hired to write humor columns for the now defunct Louisiana Conservationist magazine. Recently, a friend was using the down time created by Covid 19 to clean out his files. He found some of those old magazines, called me and offered them to me. Here’s one of my favori…

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FRANKLIN PARISH HIGH SCHOOL Patriot football practice began today. Initial practice was scheduled Monday but due to Tropical Storm Cristobal was delayed until today. (Sun photos by Monica Huff)

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David practicing the fishing skills he learned when he visited Ruston as a teenager. (Photo by Glynn Harris)

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First-year Franklin Parish head football coach Sonny Nason will begin official workouts Thursday after his scheduled workout Monday was cancelled because of Tropical Storm Cristobal.

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PAST RACE volunteers douse runners with green and yellow powder last year. The annual race was delayed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic but was rescheduled for this Saturday. (Sun photo by Monica Huff)

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reminds anglers that if you purchased your fishing license  June 1, it will be good until June 30, 2021. That’s 13 months. While current licenses will not expire until June 30, LDWF reminds anglers that they can purchase and renew today.

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) invites you to take part in its annual Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday, June 13, and Sunday, June 14. Louisiana’s Free Fishing Weekend is an opportunity for residents and visitors to fish Louisiana waters without an otherwise require…

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FRANKLIN PARISH High School’s track waits for further improvements with old material removed. Once complete, FP will be able to host track events. (Sun photo by Joe Curtis)

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Area tennis enthusiasts can enjoy resurfaced and relined courts, new wind screens, nets and refurbished lights at Davis Park Courts thanks to the cooperative endeavors of Franklin Parish Sheriff’s Office, School Board, Town of Winnsboro, Como Charitable Foundation Inc. and the hard work of A…

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New Franklin Parish head football coach Sonny Nason could not hold in his excitement after the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s executive committee unanimously voted to postpone all high school summer workouts until June 8.

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Seven LSU football players, one of whom is currently on the coaching staff, two basketball players and four members of the baseball team earned their degree from LSU on Friday as the university held a virtual spring commencement ceremony.

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The LHSAA issued a memo Wednesday stating it would postpone the first day of permissive LHSAA activities to June 8, 2020.

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THE WINNSBORO WILDCATS state championship team were: front row from left: Charles Smith, manager; Willie Nash, Matt Clark, Demeleus Corbin-Jackson, Greg Walker, Kevin Winn, Calvin Brown, Eddie Jordan and Bryant Carter, manager. Back row from left, Marvin Caston, manager, Anthony Coleman, Dar…

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