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June 18th

Mayor, council try compromise

Clerk Pamela Stringfellow was moved from her position at city hall to the city’s fire station after a February vacation, and around the time that a still-ongoing investigation into possible misappropriation of city funds began. The council has said that Stringfellow played no role in the investigation and demanded her return to city hall. The mayor has, up to now, denied the request.

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Dooley excited about Tech future

“We’re all on a very clear mission here at Louisiana Tech University. I believe in this place. I am committed to helping our athletic program be successful.”
Similar to other stops he’s made in the region (Shreveport-Bossier, Dallas, Bastrop, etc.) in recent weeks, Dooley emphasized the various goals, needs and obstacles that comprise the overall “game plan” for the Western Athletic Conference-affiliated program.

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Cool off your community with fans

We may think we’re too strapped by the high price of gasoline at the pump as it climbs higher or the high price of our electric bills as cooling costs continue to drive up our monthly bills. At least we have the luxury of sweet relief.
Humanitarian Enterprises of Lincoln Parish is reaching out, as they do annually, to those in our community who may not have air conditioning and fans to give them fans, helping to keep their brows at least somewhat dry during the coming months.

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Let's keep up the trash talk

Our coverage has drawn feelings from both sides of the trash argument, with some calling to tell us to keep up the good fight and be hard-line in the effort to clean up, as well as people calling to tell us that no one will ever be able to get their Dumpsters from them.
Individually, I have strong faith that this Police Jury, with Theresa Wyatt heading the committee overseeing solid waste and recycling, will make the right moves to get our parish looking clean and keeping it that way.

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Jones: Another postseason honor?

That’s the same position that he’s been nominated for on the All-Louisiana team, one that will include first and second squads and also an honorable mention list.
Given his statistics, Jones would appear to be the top candidate as the utility player on the first team.
The Corinth, Texas product finished with a .364 average, nearly 50 percentage points higher than two other players (Southeastern Louisiana’s Josh Cryer and Nicholls State’s Brandt Boudreaux) who have also been submitted as nominees at the utility position.

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Professional group picks Tech as home

As Tech continues to foster an environment that is nurturing to the business community and innovators, bringing in an organization of marketing professionals will only add to the perks the university is able to offer.
AMS offers a wide range of services, including a series of conferences and special interest programs and symposia, a refereed scholarly journal, a quarterly member newsletter and conference proceedings. The Academy has numerous programs that sponsor future scholars and encourage thought leadership in marketing research.

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Earmarks meet local needs

Rather than give up on a system that has proven to be effective when exercised correctly, Congress should do a better job of holding itself accountable and ensuring this right given to us by our forefathers upholds the standards they intended.
The resolution for the earmark debate should not be to obliterate the system but to reform it — to ensure all earmarks meet guidelines and regulations that will prevent misuse.

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Festival set up for summer shopping

New to the Peach Festival, Bonnie Roberts, of Aberdeen, Miss., will be one of the many vendors at Railroad Market Place. Her business, Dixie Rebel Clothing, offers Southern Belle T-shirts for women and Dixie shirts for men.

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June 16th

Williams: ‘Can’t miss’ recruit

The highly-regarded wide receiver out of the Arkansas prep ranks who will be enrolling at Tech this fall is called a “can’t miss” prospect by a national recruiting newsletter.
“His upside is unlimited,” noted Prep Gridiron Report. “He’s easily one of the top 50 college prospects at receiver this year. He could make as big an impact at the next level as he did as a Arkansas prep phenom.”
Williams, a 6-4 and 208-pounder, averaged nearly 12 yards per reception during his senior season at Little Rock-based Pulaski Academy and was chosen as an all-stater and to several All-American teams.

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Fuel costs hike rates for basic services

The road repairs, trash pick-up, school bus transportation and law enforcement duties cannot be suspended in our parish. They are basic services that residents depend on and that keep our community running.
Therefore, our government leaders are watching larger than usual portions of taxpayer money go toward the cost of keeping vehicles fueled up.
There’s really not much that can be done at this point. No one could have predicted the recent severe jump in gas prices.

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