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Kimble

John Willie Kimble, 68, of Ruston, died July 28 in Ruston. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Christian Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Our Christian Funeral Home.

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Hanna

Betty Hanna, 78, of Dubach, died Aug. 3. Funeral arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.

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William (Cecil) Davis

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Funeral service for Mr. William (Cecil) Davis, age 91, of Ruston, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, August 6, 2010 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston. Officiating the service will be Dr. Mike Holloway. Interment will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Bienville, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

Mr. Davis was born August 9, 1918 and passed away August 2, 2010.

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Teens close book on summer at the library

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Local teens had a chance to unwind after spending the summer hitting the books for the Lincoln Parish Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program.
The final event featured awards, costumes and a look at the future for the program. Participants who attended eight programs and read 2,000 pages during the summer were entered into the grand prize drawing. The winner, Joe Murphy, received a flat screen television.
Sherry Dill, teen coordinator, said she had no idea what to expect since this was her first year working with the teens.

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Heroin found in parish

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Two suspected drug dealers arrested Saturday

A drug bust involving 5.5 grams of what is suspected to be heroin valued at $200 took place Saturday when the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team served arrest and search warrants at the residence of Roy Danton Pee, located at 214 Hodges Road.
Pee, 52, has been charged with three counts of distribution of schedule I heroin, two counts of conspiracy to distribute schedule I heroin, possession of schedule I heroin, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pee also has a parole and probation hold.
Ron Garner Kelly, 41, who lives at 2336 Bocage Place, has been charged with three counts of distribution of schedule I heroin, two counts conspiracy to distribute schedule I heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Six teens drown in river

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SHREVEPORT (AP) — Six teenagers who could not swim drowned in a northwest Louisiana river during a family outing, falling into deep water from the shallows where they were wading.
Officials planned to hold a news conference today to release more details about the deaths of the six, who drowned Monday in the Red River in a popular recreational area where sand bars gave way to 20-foot depths. A seventh teen, a 14-year-old, was rescued.
“They had one lifejacket here. As you can imagine, everybody started yelling for help. Nobody could swim,” said Caddo Parish sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick.

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Zoning law tightened

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An amended ordinance unanimously passed by Ruston aldermen on Monday will make it necessary for business owners to take a few extra steps before they can open businesses in a residential area.
The city’s transition zoning ordinance allows doctors’ offices, attorney’s offices and some other businesses to locate in the first lot of a residential area — if it’s next to a commercial or industrial zone. The previous ordinance also allowed some other businesses not specified in the ordinance to set up shop in the first residential lot if they were approved by the Board of Adjustment.
The amended ordinance means instead of obtaining only Board of Adjustment approval, business owners must get the OK from the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council, which can add restrictions to make the business more compatible with the neighborhood.

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June sales tax collection spiked

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When compared with the same months in 2009, Lincoln Parish sales tax collections spiked in June after taking a tumble in May.
Jerry Moore, sales and use tax administrator for Lincoln Parish, said collections for June 2010 were up 10.9 percent over collections for June 2009. For May, collections were down 18.5 percent.
Moore attributes the difference to delinquencies not collected until June and to other factors, such as some construction and a tweak in the law to help the parish collect sales taxes on mobile home purchases.

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Career Academy’s pre-registration nears

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Lincoln Parish Career Academy enrollment will now consist of grades eight-12 and pre-GED students. Lincoln Center will service fourth through seventh grades.
The school’s uniform shirt color will be new this year. Lincoln Center’s color will be royal blue and Career Academy’s will return to purple. All other uniform color stipulations will remain the same.
Pre-registration/orientation for all Career Academy students will be held Monday and consist of two sessions.

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Piano students capture state honors

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Ruston Area Music Teacher’s Association was honored recently to have two local students win honors at the annual state competition.
The competition is one of the largest Louisiana piano competitions. More than 100 students competed, representing areas such as New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Lafayette, Shreveport, Monroe and Ruston.
Madeline Smith, daughter of the Rev. Edward and Mrs. Mildred Smith of Ruston, won Honorable Mention in the third and fourth grade division. Madeline will be a fourth-grade student at A. E. Phillips in the fall and takes piano in the piano program there.

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