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RHS: no Thursday games this fall

“We won all three of them, too,” said the third-year head coach. “We had success playing on Thursday, but honestly, it doesn’t bother me if we don’t have a one this time. It’s a school night and, honestly, it can make it tough on everybody involved.”
The team’s 2006 schedule, now finalized and ready for liftoff come late August, carries no such outing.
They’ll all be played under the Friday night lights.
A total of 10 regular season games along with a scrimmage and jamboree are marked down for the upcoming campaign.

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Agencies pull together

As part of annual required drills, Lincoln General Hospital planned a manufactured disaster at Ruston High School.
Many agencies were incorporated in the emergency drill, including both the Ruston and Lincoln Parish Fire Departments, Pafford Ambulance Service, the Ruston Police Department, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana State Police, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, National Homeland Security and the Civil Air Patrol.

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Dreading 100 days of tickets

Statistics indicate that almost one-third of people killed on the highways were involved in speed-related crashes.
Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark, whose department is participating in the campaign, said officers will be targeting motorists going one-to-five miles per hour over the speed limit.
Personally, that disturbs me a lot. Truthfully, it hurts my heart.
Targeting motorists who are traveling 10 miles per hour over the limit, I can see, maybe even five to 10. But one to five?

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Fire department to receive new truck

“Our primary ladder truck is 21 years old, and that is past the  lifetime (of a truck),” Tornabene said.
“This will put us in a much better  situation for firefighting and insurance rating.”
The council agreed to purchase the new truck, and  Hollingsworth said it was a good move for the city.
“I think this is a step in the right direction,”  Hollingsworth said. “This gives us a big step for possibly getting a better  fire rating.”
Aldermen Jedd Lewis and Jim Pearce said they were pleased  that Tornabene had let the council know about the need for the fire truck.

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