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Draining the democratic process

There were many new members along with some familiar faces. There was much discussion about all the activity this past year. Many on the committee were quite satisfied with the progress of saving our Sparta.
Rep. Jim Fannin, D-Jonesboro, informed the commission members of the progress of his legislation. But I would not call Fannin’s work “progress.” What Fannin’s legislation has done, in fact, is dictate his desires and “concerns” in spite of public opinion in north Louisiana. Fannin has performed a frontal lobotomy on Sparta’s democratic mindset without anesthesia.

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Economic district expansion approved

The aldermen also voted to allow the city to enter into an agreement with PCS 2000 for engineering, design and field engineering services related to relay systems at the city’s Trenton Street utilities substation.
“This is the next step in a long series of events,” Darrell Caraway, head of electric utilities said.
This is a very good company in relay design; we want to make sure we get this right.”
In other action, the aldermen:

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Tech’s FieldTurf in spotlight

Written by Peter Keating in his regular column called “The Biz,” the nearly 1,000-word article notes that “the latest generation of FieldTurf features UV-protected, paintable blades that stick up through an infill of rubber bits that are layered over sand (which workers have been doing over the past week or so at Joe Aillet Stadium).
“Each square foot of turf contains about 10 pounds of infill; the layering means you can wriggle your toes deep into the field. It also provides better protection for noggins.

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Avoid hook of phishers

Usually, the scammer will ask you to “confirm” personal information for a variety of reasons and scenarios — dealing with an existing bank account, credit card or established retailer.
A recent phishing scam that has come to light involves jury duty, whereas the identity thieves will call up an unwary resident and intimidate the person by claiming to be a court official and that the person has a warrant out for his or her arrest because of missing jury duty.
They then ask for the supposed juror’s Social Security number and birthday for verification purposes.

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Decide games on the field

It had been a close game throughout the contest, with Zwolle eking out a slim 2-point margin to claim the victory.
As is typical with close, well-played games, the emotion of the crowd was high and came to a head with the final buzzer.
As the crowds spilled out into the Dome and the parking lot, the situation really began to get volatile.
I’ll be the first to say that a hard-fought victory is a reason to celebrate, but some of the Zwolle fans showed a definite lack of tact. In fact, some of their actions resembled pure boasting, bragging and taunting.

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Louisiana Tech soars into new year

He added that data compiled from the Board of Regents indicated that Tech students finish their bachelor’s degrees faster than any other school in the state.
Also, Reneau mentioned the current construction projects taking place on Tech’s campus.
“The new Student Achievement Center housed in Wyly Tower will open for business during the fall quarter,” he said.
“This facility will provide curricular and co-curricular tools for student success.”
Reneau added the new biomedical engineering building, which will connect with the Institute for Micromanufacturing, would be completed soon.

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