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February 24th

GIBSLAND BANK & TRUST COMPANY VS. NO: 54,266

GIBSLAND BANK & TRUST COMPANY VS. NO: 54,266
VIRGINIA ANN BRANTLEY AND WILLIE LORANT MAYS AKA WILLIE MAYS
IN THIRD DISTRICT COURT,
PARISH OF LINCOLN
STATE OF LOUISIANA

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PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held to consider an application for conditional use permit at the regular meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to be held at 5:30 p.m., on March 5, 2012, Council Chambers/Courtroom, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street, Ruston, Louisiana.
Case #1103: Application for Conditional Use Permit
Applicant: Grace United Methodist Church
Location: 3411 North Trenton Street

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February 23rd

Dubach water rates raised

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Increase will go into effect in April bill after March readings
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DUBACH — The village of Dubach’s town council met in regular session Tuesday night to handle business concerning the town’s water and sewer rates.
The current rate is $10 for the first 3,000 gallons of water used and $3 for each subsequent 1,000 gallons.
On Tuesday, however, the council voted unanimously to approve a water rate increase to $16 for the first 2,000 gallons of water and $4 per 1,000 subsequent gallons. The change will take effect in the April bill, after meters are read in March.

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Naming RHS facilities

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Residents will have to wait a little longer to find out what the Lincoln Parish School Board will name the football stadium and new field house at Ruston High School.
On Wednesday, after a regularly scheduled school board meeting held at Choudrant Elementary School, the Building and Grounds Committee met to discuss the naming of the facilities.
Danny Bell, superintendent of schools, presented suggestions for the naming from a special committee of RHS alumni and other interested parties.

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Ruston Fire Department responds to debris fire

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A small rubbish pile fire broke out at the site where the Simba Inn is being demolished on the North Service Road around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday. Ruston Fire Department Assistant Chief Schuyler League said nine firefighters responded to the scene with two fire trucks and a command vehicle. The fire, which reportedly took about an hour to put out, began when a salvage crew cutting steel with a cutting torch accidentally ignited some old paper files from the motel, and the fire spread to some roofing material already on the ground from the demolishment, League said.

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Ruston High School class seeks items from the 1930s, ’60s

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A single week just wasn’t enough time for students to get their fill of examining items of World War II ephemera sent throughout the state by the WWII Museum in New Orleans. So, Ruston High School history teacher Heather Reeder decided she would make a box of her own for her juniors to use.
Operation Footlocker, the museum’s traveling ephemera box program by the museum, features a box of items from both the home and war front.

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Two arrested on drug distribution charges

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A man and a woman were arrested at around 2 a.m. today by local law enforcement officials on drug possession and distribution charges.
Kimberly Renee Dailey, 38, of 13012 Greenway Chase Court, Houston, and King Jelani Marwan Beckwith, 26, of 118 Richmond St., were arrested by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office after a confidential informant reportedly purchased 40 units of hydrocodone (Vicodin).

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White, Weatherspoon join Coaches vs. Cancer

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Louisiana Tech coaches Michael White and Teresa Weatherspoon will be two of nearly 4,000 head and assistant basketball coaches across the U.S. swapping their loafers for sneakers during the ninth annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers event — an effort to bring awareness to the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world with less cancer and more birthdays.

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Museum of Fashion, Textiles at La. Tech receives donation

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Louisiana Tech’s Museum of Fashion and Textiles just became a bit more colorful.
Dorothy Williams, a Monroe resident, has donated four pieces of wearable art she has created throughout the years. The clothing pieces have been appraised at $5,500 for one piece and $11,000 for the other three.
The four pieces include her “Picasso,” based on the artist’s “Girl Before a Mirror;” “Diamonds R Back,” a baseball-themed ensemble; “Dinosaurs,” which includes the names of some of the dinosaurs; and “Voice of the Flowers,” which includes 40 colors of silk.

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Baseball, hoops coming up for local fans

The month of March will mean a double dose of exciting sports action for fans not only around Lincoln Parish and the surrounding area, but also the entire state.
That’s because two big events are scheduled during the first two weekend, beginning with the annual Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Baseball Classic and finishing up with the 2012 Louisiana High School Athletic Association boys’ and girls’ championship basketball rounds.

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