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November 21st

New chief can lead city forward

Aldermen Jedd Lewis and Jim Pearce said they have received input that Rogers, who worked for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office for 12 years and the Ruston Police Department for three, will receive both police and community support in his new role.

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Turnover leaves questions

Three were defeated in runoff elections that leave no doubt as to the voters’ preferences, but the margins of their defeat are surprising.
One lost the seat by a nine-vote margin, another by eight. Last election, District 7 juror Jody Backus, who ran unopposed this election, managed victory by 13 votes. It makes you wonder how close the next election will be once votes are tallied.
What does that mean about the mindset of the voters and what is in

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La. Sparta stakeholders look to Arkansas for solutions

Union County Water Conservation board president Robert Reynolds and member Sherrel Johnson presented data and information about the $65 million Ouachita River Alternative Water Supply Project. The successful project has allowed Union County industry to convert from using the Sparta Aquifer to using water from the Ouachita River and is being studied by the USGS for possible implementation in other parts of the country. Water levels in the aquifer are rising in the Union County area and some areas in Union Parish in Louisiana for the first time in 60 years.

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Rogers to lead Ruston Police

Rogers, of Ruston, will replace Randal Hermes, who retired as Ruston police chief after 14 years in May.
Capt. Jim Hilton has served as chief during the interim period.
Rogers has been a patrol officer for the Ruston Police Department since November 2004.
His responsibilities in that post included enforcement of traffic and criminal law, as well as investigation of traffic crashes.
Today’s action followed the aldermen’s rejection last week of Hollingsworth’s recommendation of Ruston Police Department Patrol Commander Bill Davis for the chief of police position.

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November 20th

Techsters tip off season tonight

All five starters from last year’s team that went 17-13 overall and tied for first place in the conference (12-4 mark) are gone.
The roster will have players who have a composite total of only four starts at the collegiate level.
There’s only three seniors: former Ruston High star Nastassja “Tub” Levingston at guard, West Monroe product April Williams at another backcourt slot and All-WAC hopeful JoKierra Sneed at forward.

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State should fund family literacy work

The program, housed at the Lincoln Center, focuses on more than the traditional academic subjects taught in school. A key element is parenting skills, including teaching moms how to play with and talk to their children, showing them proper food and nutrition guidelines and more. These skills can’t be taken for granted, because many parents simply don’t have them.
All of this life-changing work is happening in Lincoln Parish with only three full-time employees. Their passion is impressive, but without funding the program will die.

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When trust defies logic

Before long, what seemed, at first, like such a waste of time and money became a necessity. If I left home without my cell phone, I would double back to get it. If Donna could not reach me because my phone was turned off, it would cause her to worry about my well-being.
My daughters would automatically call my cell phone if they could not reach me at home. I eventually labeled my cell phone “my leash.”

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City to study health insurance plan

“We’re anticipating health care costs nationwide to rise 11 percent on average,” Hollingswortth said. “If you don’t peck away at this problem a little bit at a time, you’ve got to hit your workers with a 25 or 30 percent increase, and we don’t want to go there.
We want to have small increases every year to stay in good, solid financial condition.”
Hollingsworth said it has been a while since they have looked at the health care plan, and the city is searching for a consultant to get some additional input.

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November 19th

Creek doesn’t mind holiday work

“They’re telling me this is only the second time that it’s ever happened that we’ll be working out during the Thanksgiving holidays,” said head coach Corwyn Aldredge. “That’s fine with us. Our staff and our players are ready to get back to work this week.”
Since late October, when the two I-20 rivals collided in a regular season at Cougar Stadium, a rematch has been anticipated.
Now it’s a reality after No. 1 ranked Cedar Creek out-pointed White Castle 60-50 and Ouachita Christian halted Arcadia 35-14 in second round contests this past weekend.

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New leaders must work hard, smart

Voters across the state are looking hopefully into the future as new public servants take the reins. The coming years hold the promise of a fresh start and a revitalized state, which will require a lot of hard work from our elected leaders. We feel confident they’re up to it, and as long as they work to make smart decisions and quickly address problems that arise, they will have our support.

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