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GSU’s Nicholson to be honored

Officially naming the football stadium press box in honor of one of the most influential individuals in the lengthy and distinquished history of Grambling State athletics.
Ceremonies will be held starting at 10 a.m. at the Support Facility, that site being selected because of ongoing construction of the university’s new fieldhouse located adjacent to Robinson Stadium.
Earlier this year, the University of Louisiana System Board which oversees Grambling State, put its stamp of approval on renaming the stadium’s press box after Nicholson.

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Insurance reform should continue

Granted, some of the jurors who originally opposed the motions Monday were probably looking out for their political hides when they changed their votes Tuesday. But the fact remains the first steps toward meaningful insurance reform in the Lincoln Parish Police Jury were taken. For that, the Police Jury should be commended; the actions taken Tuesday night will save area taxpayers nearly $100,000 a year.
It should also help when the Police Jury seeks its next insurance quote.

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Grieving parents set example

A number of parents throughout Lincoln Parish live each day with the reality of their children’s deaths, a loss believed to be the most painful.
Many of us will experience tremendous grief and sadness in our lifetime. With a fallen career, we might mourn the loss of income and status, experience feelings of shame and disappointment or face financial fears about the future. The loss of a spouse or close romantic partner is also notorious for producing feelings of anger, shock, bitterness and long-lasting hurt.

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Jurors choose insurance reform

Currently, the Police Jury pays 100 percent of former jurors’ premiums and 50 percent of their dependents’ premiums.
At the request of juror Mickey Mays, a roll call vote was taken. The motion passed 9-3, with jurors Huntington, Albritton, Mays, Jody Backus, Bobby Dowling, Terry Knowles, David Hammons, Roy Glover and Joe Henderson voting for the motion, and jurors Charles Owens, Eddie Allen and Annie Brown voting against the motion.

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