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September 12th, 2016

Officials: More can be done for Sparta

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Conservation both through public awareness efforts and the construction of a water recycling plant has helped the Sparta Aquifer reach sustainable levels in Louisiana after decades of overuse.
Now officials throughout north Louisiana are thinking proactively to reduce consumption even more to allow the Sparta to begin recharging its water supply.
In a recently released report, USGS data showed that as of 2014, approximately 54.9 million gallons of water — a sustainable level — were being pumped out of the Sparta daily in north Louisiana. That compares to 71.3 million gallons in 1995.

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LPPJ to talk library millage rate

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will discuss and vote on an ordinance that would amend the millage rate for the operation and maintenance of the Lincoln Parish Library from 4.62 mills to 3.25 mills.
A board of review meeting will be held when the Lincoln Parish Police Jury convened at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.
The board will host a public hearing on a dozen local properties on the issue of property assessment and then certify the assessment list to the Louisiana Tax Commission.

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Robbery suspects still at large

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Police seek public’s help in locating alleged robbers

Ruston police are asking for the public’s help in locating three black men who robbed two other men Saturday night.
The armed robbery took place around 8:30 p.m. at the Campus Evolution Apartments on West Alabama Avenue. Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams said the two victims were walking toward an exit ramp in the complex when the three suspects approached them.
The suspects had been standing by the entrance, police said.

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Back to school, or back to bullying?

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As a young person, I always looked forward to going back to school. I loved shopping for fall shoes and a few new dresses, getting a new notebook, new pencils, and fresh, clean paper which seemed to wait expectantly for my learning to begin. Having attended 11 schools in 12 years, I was used to being one of the new kids at school. But on the military bases where I grew up, this was actually a very common experience. I was not traumatized by the new setting, new teachers, or new classmates.

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Pet of the Week

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This is Kay — or as she’s called at 4 Paws — “Miss Kay. She is the hidden treasure at 4 Paws. She is often over looked, but when she gets to go on a walk, everyone is surprised at how much fun she has. She is one of our seniors being featured for Senior September month. She is spayed, up-to-date on shots and heart worm negative. This month all seniors adopt for half price — $42.50. For more information call, 251-3647. Submitted photo

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It was high time to muscle up

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I read on the Internet the other day that it was Road & Track magazine that first started calling them muscle cars back in 1965.
I bought mine used in 1974 — my senior year in high school — and it still had plenty of muscle left. It was a 1969 Buick GS 400 with raised white letter tires, dual exhaust with glass packs, chrome tailpipe extenders, bucket seats, a 4-speed Hurst stick shift with a white cue ball grip. When I punched the gas pedal it would go from zero to seeing Jesus in less than six seconds. You could see the RPM needle going right and the fuel gauge needle going left.

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New police cars to aid GPD

A new president is not all Grambling State University students are noticing on campus.
Two police cars were recently donated to the GSU Police Department by the city of Monroe.
As part of Monroe’s “Strengthening ties between our towns and gowns” initiative, the Monroe City Council approved the donation of a 2007 and 2008 Ford Crown Victorias used previously by the Monroe Police Department to GSU.

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BUDDY'S BLOG: Lewis: A 42-year fixture at Grambling

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What do Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones, Eddie Robinson, Pete Dosher, Doug Williams and the patriarch of “Duck Dynasty” have in common?
They are all intricately connected to Edward Glenn Lewis.
For that matter — more on that further down in today’s blog — so is the guy staring at you in the mug shot today.
After 42 years of clocking in with the regularity of a night watchman, Lewis has retired as a photographer and yearbook advisor at Grambling State University.
Forty-two years.
Wrap your hands around that number.

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Milestones reached in Tech soccer win

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THIBODAUX — It did not turn into a four-hour weather delay like Saturday’s Louisiana Tech football game, but the soccer team endured a one-hour delay Sunday due to lightning before the match was called 74 minutes in.
Tech had the upper hand at that point, extending their unbeaten streak to seven with the 2-1 victory over Nicholls State at the Nicholls Soccer Complex.

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Brenda Kitchingham

Funeral services for Brenda Roan Kitchingham will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 in the chapel of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, Monroe. Pastor Warren Eckhardt will officiate. Interment will follow at Camp Creek Cemetery in Spearsville, LA.

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