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August 19th, 2013

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 6:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana. Members present were Ms. Debbie Abrahm, Mr. Otha Anders (left the meeting early), Mr. Michael Barmore, Ms. Lisa Best, Mr. Curtis Dowling, Mr. Danny Hancock, Ms. Mattie Harrison, Ms. Lynda Henderson, Mr. Eddie Jones, Mr. George Mack, Jr., and Mr. Joe Mitcham.
Mr. Trott Hunt was absent.

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Thomas William “Tommy” Craig

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Funeral services for Thomas William “Tommy” Craig, age 66, of Simsboro will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 19, 2013 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston with Rev. Dale Oden officiating the service. Interment will follow in West Lake Baptist Church Cemetery in Doyline, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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August 17th

James named permanent Grambling AD

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Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue asked Aaron James to be interim athletic director for a second time since he’s been president. This time, however, he’s decided that James is his man.

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Bulldogs scrappy in first scrimmage

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Holding its first scrimmage of preseason workouts, Louisiana Tech kept things simple Saturday.
And while first-year head coach Skip Holtz watched a team battling fatigue, he still like what he saw as the team marked its halfway point through fall camp. The Bulldogs ran approximately 130 plays as the scrimmage marked the beginning of a day’s worth of activities.

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GSU defense dominates as Tigers scrimmage

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Coach Williams: Play was good, but not good enough
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Grambling State’s offense put up points in their second scrimmage of the season, but the defense still won the day Saturday.
“The defense dominated,” GSU junior quarterback DJ Williams said. “We had too many drops, too many lost balls and too many mistakes by me.”

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Bulldogs hold Fan Fest

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Hundreds of Louisiana Tech football fans packed Argent Pavillion Saturday night as the Bulldogs held their annual meet-and-greet Fan Fest. Pictured above is Tech fan Greg Hennigan, left, getting the scoop from head coach Skip Holtz. Pictured below is the Bulldog football team autographing schedule posters for fans.

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Sewer work to begin

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Council approves bid, authorizes airport expansion

Improvements to a sanitary sewer lift station that serves a large portion of southeast Ruston will begin within the next 30 to 60 days.
The city’s Board of Aldermen on Monday accepted San-Tech of Ruston’s low bid of $270,800 for the project. Aldermen also authorized the first phase of a planned apron expansion at the Ruston Regional Airport. That project is expected to begin in October.

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Police targeting drunk drivers

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Drunk driving continues to exact an epidemic toll on this nation and our region. Every year nearly one-third of all motor vehicle traffic deaths involve drunk drivers or motorcycle operators.
In 2011, 9,878 people (31 percent of all fatalities) were killed on America’s roads in drunk driving crashes — about one person every 53 minutes. Holidays are particularly dangerous and the upcoming Labor Day celebration in Lincoln Parish is no exception.

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LPPJ does trash talking

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Changes being considered for garbage collection

Currently, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury anticipates a $175,000 deficit in the solid waste fund due to the expense of taking care of the 77 dumpsters placed around the parish.
Solid Waste Committee Chair Walter Pullen explained to other jurors on the committee that while the projected revenue for the fund is $523,000, the projected expenses have jumped to $783,000 for this fiscal year. A cost he said is heavily weighted by the expense of benefits and the cost of collecting the trash from the various bins.

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Payne selected as GHS, GMS principal

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Longtime GSU faculty member sees bright future, opportunities
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A Grambling State University graduate with deep higher education academic experience and certifications has been chosen as the new principal of Grambling Middle School and Grambling High School.

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