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One jailed following standoff

Deputies from the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and their tactical team responded to the scene to assist.
The victim’s brother, Rodolfo Antonio Serafin-Escobado, was in his bedroom when police entered the residence.
“As officers went toward the rear bedroom, Rodolfo stuck a knife out the door,” Hawkins said. “When they told him to drop the knife, he slammed the door and barricaded himself in the room, refusing to comply with officers’ requests.”
Hawkins said Rodolfo remained in the room, yelling, screaming, turning up the volume on his radio and stabbing the door.

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Ruston golfers to go ‘Down Under’

The Kirtons have been members of coach Janet Well’s highly successful golf program at Cedar Creek High School since the ninth grade.
They have played vital roles in the team being successful at the regional level and also garnering no lower than a fifth place finish at the annual Louisiana High School Athletic Association tournament.
For this past season, Lauren Kirton finished in fifth place among medalists at the state tourney.

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Clean up for Peach Fest

show off what a wonderful place Lincoln Parish is to call home.
With that in mind, it’s important that area residents do their best to sell the positive aspects of north central Louisiana to any visitors that might be considering a move. Here are a few tips on showing off our community:

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FEMA money handled poorly

Did you know you paid for “Girls Gone Wild” videos in California? Did you know your money went to help one evacuee get a sex change?
The audit reported that up to $1.4 billion of the money FEMA gave out was spent for bogus reasons. That’s basically 16 percent of the money handed out.
Not only this, but some evacuees have lounged around in Hawaii, spent FEMA money paying for divorces and even traveled to an all-inclusive Caribbean resort for a week.
How does this happen?
Like this: FEMA sent money to an undercover agent using a fake address

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Life is sweet on dance floor at Peach Fest

Auctioneer Dusty Taylor encouraged the bidders who moved quickly up the scale by hundreds. Taylor reminded those in the audience that it was customary for the original of the poster to bring at least $1,000.
And he hit his mark when Stan Beeson offered the winning bid of $1,100.
Nancy Bergeron of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce first introduced the Peach Blossoms in formal attire and then welcomed them to the dance floor with their escorts.

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