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SB approves bond proposition for Choudrant

If a bond issue is passed by voters, property owners in the Choudrant School District would pay additional taxes to fund renovations.
Property owners who have a home with an assessed value of $75,000 or less, which is eligible for homestead exemption would not pay the tax.
Those homeowners whose property value exceeds this would pay anywhere from $23 to $705 in additional taxes per year, and businesses owners would pay between $705 and $7,050 extra in taxes, depending on the value of the business.

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End near to misconduct investigation

Numerous interviews have been conducted by investigators, who have also been pouring over seized items in connection to the complaint received Jan. 25.
Stone said his department is trying to act fairly with all parties involved and not leap to conclusions until the investigation is complete.
“We will then take appropriate action based upon the evidence gathered during our investigation,” he said.

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Prep stars move to next level

In Cedar Creek’s march to 10 victories, a top 10 Class A Louisiana Sports Writers Association state poll ranking and two games deep into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs, the tandem of Aldredge and Blackwelder played a major role.
A 6-1 and 208-pounder, Aldredge excelled at two positions and earned Class 1-A LSWA All-State honors in the process.
The winner of the Bert Jones Offensive Player of the Year award on The Daily Leader All-Lincoln Parish squad set a new single season (190) and career (386) record for the Cougars in scoring.

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Volunteer firefighters are needed

LPFD Chief Dennis Ford said his department has a colossal need for volunteers.
“Our numbers are down this year,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of college kids move away and some health problems have caused some people to not be as active as they were.”
Ford said a variety of people can contribute to the department in different ways; he is seeking people of all ages, as well as both men and women.

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Breathe out some anger

That was also an instruction passed on to emergency responders during a seminar on how stress and adrenaline affects our bodies. In both situations, our bodies have similar responses — an increase in temperature, faster heart beat, shallow breathing, etc.
Even the second graders in the classroom recognized these signs, and they talked about how they dealt with these symptoms — some calmly and some with violence, slamming a door, for example.

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City council discusses abatement issues

“I’m asking for 90 days so we can get it up to snuff. I can assure you it will be done,” he said. “We want to demolish it ourselves.”
The council responded positively to Spencer’s request and decided to give him the 90 days and then hear a progress report at the end of that time.
“He is going to try and put forth an effort to get it done,” said Alderman Elmore Mayfield. “My feeling is as long as the property owner will come to the hearing ... I think (he) should be given a chance.”

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