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August 28th, 2013

One dead, two injured at Hodge mill

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HODGE (AP) — One person is dead and two people were injured following an accident Tuesday at the RockTenn paper mill in Jackson Parish.
Hodge Police Department, the Jonesboro Fire Department and ambulance services responded to a call at the mill around 10 a.m. Tuesday for what was described as a "confined-space rescue operation involving three people."
Authorities said there was no explosion, chemical leak or danger to the public as had been earlier reported.

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Event stresses importance of agencies working together

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The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has been serving Lincoln Parish, along with six other parishes, since 1994. In that time those involved have managed to bring awareness to issues and to help those in need.
The 13th annual Collaboration is the Key seminar was held on Aug. 21 hosting numerous speakers that covered topics from sexting, texting and the dark side of the Internet; from bullying to battering; and leadership skills for the crowd of more than 125 area residents.
DART Legal Advocate Wanda James said the importance of the collaboration is working together.

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Self-defense class kicks off

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NLMC to host event at intramural center

Each year there are hundreds of incidents that women could have avoided if they had received the proper information.
Healthy Woman, a Northern Louisiana Medical Center resource, will host a self-defense seminar at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Maxie Lambright Intramural Center on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.
Although the event is free and open to the public those interested are encourages to register because space is limited.

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Innovative IT certificate program launched

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Tech, IC3 Consortium team together

Louisiana Tech University, through its College of Engineering and Science, and the Industry Consortium for Innovations in Communications, Information, and Cyberspace (IC3) will offer a unique and innovative certificate program in information technology, starting this fall.

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Louisiana youth concussion act

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Two years ago, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act. With the signing of Bill 189/Act 314, sponsored by State Sen. Sherry Cheek (R-Shreveport), youth and high school athletes in Louisiana receive more extensive oversight in the diagnosis and treatment. The law also establishes guidelines in removal from activities and more concise procedures if the occurrence of a concussion is suspected.

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Cheers: Kozik

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Mississippi College School of Law, in Jackson, Miss., is proud to announce that Judith Hampton Kozik, of Farmerville, recently was awarded an Academic Merit Scholarship.  
Kozik is the daughter of Bruce E. Hampton and Cindy K. Hampton, of Ruston.
Kozik is married to David Christopher Kozik.  Kozik is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University.

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Cheers: Gafford

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Army Reserve Col. Gerald J. Gafford has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Penn., and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution.
The 10-month curriculum of the Army’s senior officer school is designed to prepare and train officers of all the U.S. military branches of service, foreign military officers, as well as senior civilian officials of federal agencies, to serve in top-level command and staff positions with the U.S. Armed Forces worldwide.

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Supporting the arts important for community

Lincoln Parish has been fortunate enough to have local organizations whose whole purpose is striving to bring the arts to the area.
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council serves Ruston and surrounding parishes bringing children and adults a variety of ways to experience something a little more artistic than they would be used to.

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School millage to save change

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Voters in the Ruston school district can save a huge chunk of change over time if they spend an even bigger chunk of change now.
That’s the best educated guesstimate of bond attorneys upon whom the Lincoln Parish School Board relied when it decided this summer to ask district voters for an early extension of a property tax millage that’s set to expire in 2024. The referendum is Nov. 16.
At least part of the rationale behind the renewal call is the current rock-bottom interest rates that could save almost $6 million or more in the long run. But that’s getting ahead of the story.

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Book about ‘Breaking the Line’

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Author signs work about GSU’s place in civil rights movement
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Author Samuel G. Freedman’s book “Breaking The Line” tells the story of the season in black college football that transformed the sport and helped change the course of the civil rights movement.
Freedman appeared Monday for a book signing session in the Doris Robinson Banquet Hall at the Eddie Robinson Museum.

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