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Jury dumps tax off ballot

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury voted unanimously to pull the ballot item at a special meeting Monday, but support for a board-requested opinion from the Louisiana Attorney General on several unanswered questions swirling about the large sum was lacking. At least one juror has filed a request for answers individually.
Some of the jurors against a joint request said the tax proposition speaks for itself on the matter.

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Tech dealing with ‘wacky’ schedule

“Then we’ll have nine days before the next game, which will be on a Wednesday (Oct. 1, at Boise State) and then we’ll be off 10 days before playing at Hawaii (Oct. 11). In November, we have a Thanksgiving game. It’s the first time I’ve dealt with something like this, so it’s quite a bit different experience.”
Right how, though, Dooley is assured of one thing preparation-wise: the Bulldogs (1-1) will need to be ready to play against Southeastern Louisiana (2-1) at Joe Aillet Stadium Saturday (6 p.m.).

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Area sportsmen shoot straight

“This isn’t about making money, it’s about doing what’s right for hunters in this area and for all the citizens of this area,” Sportsman’s Jamboree chairman Glynn Harris said. “Years ago, hunting around here was starting to get a bit of a bad name because we had people hunting without the proper etitiquette. They were hunting on property owners’ land without permission, knocking down fences and leaving messes all around.

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Once again, city shined in time of need

As our reporters have covered the local impact of the two most recent hurricanes, they’ve spoken with many volunteers and evacuees. They’ve given a lot of people a chance to share their opinions, and not once have we heard a negative comment.
That is really saying something about our community.
Evacuees have been comfortable and provided with all of the basic necessities. That didn’t happen everywhere. In some shelters, people went for days without showers. They complained about the condition of their surroundings and treatment by shelter workers.

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Texas crippled

“They had a lot of devastation over there,” Jones said. “It took a direct hit.”
Some subdivisions in the area are completely gone, he said.
Jones did not have information on whether anyone had died on the island, mainly because they still don’t know how many stayed through the storm that struck early Saturday.
Northerly winds have begun blowing into southern Louisiana, a change that could help clear lingering floodwaters pushed in by Hurricane Ike.

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