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HBCU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Carl Wilmer Jr., still a Tiger after trading in his Marksville purple and gold for Grambling’s black and gold, holds the Historically Black Colleges and Universities national championship trophy. The G-Men won their 15th HBCU National Championship with a 10-9 defensive contest with North Carolina Central University on Dec. 17. The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl was held in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.

Wilmer part of Grambling national champs

Although only a freshman, Carl Wilmer Jr.

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NOT FORGOTTEN
Almost 16 months have passed since 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis was killed in a hail of bullets fired into his father’s car by Marksville City Marshal’s deputies at the dead-end of Martin Luther King Dr. This memorial, at the entrance of the Marksville State Historic Site, was erected soon after the Nov. 3, 2015, incident that killed Jeremy and critically wounded his father, Chris Few.
Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. are free on $1 million bond each while awaiting trial on charges of 2nd-degree murder and attempted 2nd-degree murder in that case. Stafford’s trial is scheduled for March 13. Greenhouse is set to go to trial on June 12. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Motions to be heard Friday in Stafford case

A hearing on three prosecutor’s motions in the murder trial of Derrick Stafford is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday before 12th Judicial District Judge Billy Bennett.

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