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DWI case highlights problems

We have to figure out better controls for the problem, because it’s not going to just control itself.
One particular driver was arrested over the weekend on Louisiana 33 — a construction zone, and one of the heaviest traffic areas of the city, feeding commuters and businesspeople both headed north and those bound for Ruston.
The more concerning part of the story is that he has been convicted of driving under the influence nine times. This one, if it sticks, will be his 10th conviction. That is absolutely ridiculous. His addiction is in black and white on his rap sheet.

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Police Jury needs focus

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury, for all of the good intentions that bounced from juror to juror during their meetings, was a bit off the mark last year on a few fronts.

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Bulldogs looking for answers

Here’s what has happened:
• Last Thursday night, in a league home opener against Utah State, Tech held a nine-point (19-10) lead late in the first half. A 3-point field goal by senior guard James Loe early in the final half left the ’Dogs ahead by 24-18 before the Aggies came roaring back, finally building up a 13-0 run that resulted in a 50-37 victory.

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Reforestation: Trees fill void

Twin Oaks Nursery planted the trees and installed an irrigation system along the city’s right-of-way on Maple Street near its intersection with Barnett Springs Street. The cost of the project was $6,500, Riggs said.
“It looks like a war zone now,” she said. “This is going to give us a better feeling as we drive along Maple Street. It hurts every time we go down that way. It makes us sad.”
The trees will grow to about 30 feet and will have white blooms in the spring and colorful fall foliage, said Jeremy Magee, landscape designer at Twin Oaks.

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