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Voter turnout could be up

According to the Secretary of State’s office, 50.4 percent of registered voters statewide and 48.3 percent of registered voters in Lincoln Parish cast their votes in the 2003 gubernatorial primary election.
Stone said typically less than 50 percent of registered voters cast votes in gubernatorial elections.
“If we do 50 percent that would be good,” Stone said. “Our early voter turnout was similar to the 2003 governor’s race.”
Voters must bring a picture ID to vote.

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Cedar Creek has No. 1 target on back

“Our kids have been learning that everybody is going to be playing us hard,” said Aldredge. “We aren’t allowed an off night now, not after being in this position (No. 1).
“So from here on, it’s going to be that way and we have got to win.”
The Cougars (7-0, 2-0) will try and win again tonight when they tangle with Bernice (3-4, 1-1) in a District 2-1A game set for the Cedar Creek stadium.

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Greenspace adds quality downtown

Intermission Park offers a slice of nature to drivers passing through town on U.S. 167. It will be a quiet escape for people who work downtown to stop and have lunch or take a break at one of the benches.
Ruston is fortunate to have a thriving downtown district, unlike many Louisiana cities. Downtown is a safe, friendly place to live and do business, and it attracts locals and visitors alike. The refurbishment of the Dixie has helped to preserve historic downtown Ruston and draw visitors to the city. The addition of Intermission Park only enhances the quality of our downtown area.

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Bus safety involves all of us

The National Association for Pupil Transportation tries to target this need with its annual National School Bus Safety Week. The week, which always emphasizes a different aspect of school bus safety, takes place Monday through Oct. 26. This year’s theme is “Be Aware! Cross with Care.”
Here in Lincoln Parish, with more than 4,000 students bused to schools each day, attention is given year-round to school bus safety. The Lincoln Parish School Board operates 68 school bus routes, with transportation service to schools in Ruston, Simsboro, Dubach/Hico, Grambling and Choudrant.

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Parishes team up to boost tourism

“This will benefit all of North Louisiana,” Ruston-Lincoln CVB President/CEO Kyle Edmiston said. “This will be an alliance of all of North Louisiana working together to be promoted in trade shows, travel inserts and magazines.”
Funds contributed from coalition members are expected to total $100,000, bringing the total available for promotion efforts to $200,000.

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