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Five teachers face sanctions

“We have a strong understanding of what happened and are taking swift steps to ensure nothing of this nature occurs again,” Judson said in the release. “It is regrettable and unfortunate that elementary students were participants in an activity that was inappropriate and showed lack of judgment. After 23 interviews and 32 hours spent on this investigation, I am confident we have gathered all the pertinent facts surrounding these events.”

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Tigers go for fourth SWAC win

“All week long, I kept telling our guys to be aware of Prairie View and not take them lightly,” said first-year head coach Rod Broadway. “I kept reminding them, all week, and it didn’t do much good. I just couldn’t challenge them to take them seriously enough and, as it turned out, we were fortunate to get that win. It’s still a win and that’s the bottom line, but it was tougher than our players thought it would be. We can’t let that happen again.”

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Amendments bloat state constitution

• Revise funding requirements for future benefits to members of state retirement systems; and
• Provide a property tax exemption for jewelry held on consignment.
The state’s most recent constitution, our state’s 11th, adopted in 1974, began as a relatively slim work of about 35,000 words.
However, it has been amended 148 times in just 33 years. More striking is that Louisiana voters have voted against 62 more amendments. Last year alone, we voted on 21, the largest number since the new constitution was adopted. But, we haven’t defeated a proposed amendment in four years.

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No one is above the law

Around 6:25 p.m., I was leisurely driving home to make myself dinner when all of a sudden a Ruston Police officer pulls out of nowhere, barreling toward me with the lights a-flashing.

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GSU decision coming Friday

The investigation stems from a Sept. 20 rally in support of the Jena 6 on the elementary school’s playground in which kindergartners and first-graders made signs and played with shackles and chains.
The Gramblinite, GSU’s student newspaper, which printed a story and photo from the event in its Sept. 27 edition, photographed a young girl being held up by her grandmother, who is also a school employee, as a teacher placed a rope noose around the child’s neck.

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