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July 23rd

Sanders has new role

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Grambling State University has a new interim vice president for finance and administration in Leon Sanders.
The Gramblinite student newspaper reported this week that university President Frank G. Pogue confirmed via e-mail that Sanders had replaced Daarel Burnette.

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July 22nd

Price and Parker unite

Kathryn Price of Shreveport and Robert Parker of Keithville were united in marriage at 1 o’clock in the afternoon on April 17 at Brookwood Baptist Church in Shreveport. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. John Harp.

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DART seeks help to prepare children for school

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The fourth annual Domestic Abuse Resistance Team School Uniform and Supplies Drive is under way.
Each year, DART organizes two major fundraisers for children. One is the Christmas Angel Tree, and the other is the School Uniform and Supplies Drive.
DART child advocate Tiffany Lockett said both events are opportunities for the community to get involved and play a part in the lives of children who are affected by domestic violence.

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Jurors prep to fill Movie Gallery space

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Lincoln Parish Police Jurors might soon have a new tenant in the space previously occupied by Movie Gallery.
The Movie Gallery corporation filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, and the local video store recently closed its doors.
Along with Dollar General and a couple of other businesses, the Ruston Movie Gallery was located in the old County Market building, which was purchased by the Police Jury with a $1.5 million bank loan last year.

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Simsboro now home to manned firehouse

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SIMSBORO — As of Monday morning, the Village of Simsboro is the new home to a full-time manned fire station.
Chief Dennis Ford said the new addition to the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 was already in place, but the new full-time positions required renovations to include suitable living quarters for the firefighters.
“It’s always been here,” Ford said. “It was the Village of Simsboro station before they incorporated into the fire district.”

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June 11th

Holiday shopping season begins

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Explore variety of gifts available in Lincoln Parish stores
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With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to remember how shopping locally benefits the local community.
By spending money in Lincoln Parish — as opposed to Shreveport or Monroe — residents are helping local businesses to thrive. Consequently, there will be fewer local layoffs and perhaps more job openings.
Local sales tax collections benefit not only schools, but other governmental entities. Local sales tax collections support everything from road repairs to fire and police protection.

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May 10th

Tech’s King, Gresham earn scholastic honor

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Senior forward Kiva Gresham and junior forward Rachel King of the Louisiana Tech soccer team have been named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic all-District VI Team.
“It is a great honor for both Kiva and Rachel to receive this award,” head coach Kevin Sherry said. “They set the standard of our program and we are extremely proud of them. We emphasize academics very strongly and urge our players to give their best not only on the field of play, but in the classroom and in the community too.”

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May 9th

Not your average band

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GSU alums to hit field for homecoming
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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State Tiger Band has for years traveled all across the country and even worldwide entertaining countless thousands of people.
So it’s only fitting that this weekend, former band members who performed from the 1960s – 2000s will return to GSU to join the current Tiger Marching Band to perform during Saturday’s halftime show at Robinson Stadium.
The group, called “GSU Alumni Band — 100 Horses for 2010”— said the reunion is to honor the legacy of the late legendary bandmaster Professor Conrad “Hutch” Hutchinson, Jr.

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Library worker booked on video voyeurism charge

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A Lincoln Parish Library employee faces a video voyeurism charge after police say he took pictures of women’s legs and buttocks without their permission.
Joel Brooks Robertson, 36, of Louisiana Highway 821, has been released from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on a $2,000 bond.
According to Robertson’s arrest affidavit, Ruston Police Department received a call in reference to a white male taking pictures of females inside Walmart on Oct. 29. It noted the man was wearing a T-shirt from the library.

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