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September 24th

Chicken Fest adds spice to weekend

The parade will roll into action around 2:30 p.m., giving participants plenty of time to rest before heading out to the gospel/country concert at 6 p.m. that evening.

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A visit from the paranormal

To this day I’m not sure if what I saw that morning so many summers ago was a ghost, the culprit behind the stove being left on and any of the other oddities that occurred in our house at that time, or simply a figment of an insomniac’s wild imagination. What I do know, though, is that whatever I saw still gives me goosebumps when I think about it.

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Money trouble hits parish jail

“We want to exhaust every possible alternative before we go to the people,” Stone said. The past has shown asking for a tax is fruitless, anyway, he said, with two such propositions failing in recent years.
Total revenue sits around $2,125,000 per year, Stone said, but expenses are at about $2,230,000.
The LPDC, which has been at full inmate capacity since 1999, had a fund balance of more than $400,000 from 2006 that will deplete within about four years if no change is made. The parish and city will have to pick up the tab, as required by law, if funds run dry.

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Tech’s research park the final piece

Downs’ excitement is reasonable. He is an education legislator. And he is happy to find himself in the middle of all of this after a lot of bulldogging to help make it happen.
Dan Reneau has another $25 million in his coffers, and we all will benefit.
Speaking of that, I have it on good authority that the preferred site is very prominent in the city, but out of respect for my requested silence on the topic and a healthy dose of skepticism, I won’t go into the details.

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Cedar Creek stays unbeaten

It didn’t happen, thanks in large part to the continued offensive explosion provided by All-State candidate Sean Dwyer.
The senior running back scored four of the Cougars’ touchdowns and all on runs.
Dwyer, who leads the team in rushing and finished with 118 yards on 19 carries against the Bears, gave Cedar Creek a 6-0 lead in the first quarter with a 12-yard run.
He had an 11-yard run and then added on a two-point conversion run for the Cougars’ second touchdown and a 14-8 halftime lead.

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Is Ruston ready to profit?

Are we attractive in any way to a high-tech new command, which could generate thousands upon thousands of jobs and be a nexus of millions of dollars in infrastructure and salary impact on the local economy in the northwestern part of our state?

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House destroyed in collision

Hawkins said the accident is currently under investigation and police are unsure whether the occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seatbelts or if alcohol was a factor in the accident. He also said all three occupants of the vehicle were transported to the hospital.
Chad Malinak, activities coordinator for the fraternity, said he was standing at the front door when the truck slammed into their front porch.

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September 21st

GSU, A&M hook up Saturday

If first-year head coach Rod Broadway and his staff wanted a barometer by which to measure their squad, then this is it.
The Bulldogs are the defending league champions, receiving votes in the weekly national polls for Division 1-AA teams and are ranked No. 1 in nine different team categories of the SWAC statistical report. In six different individual departments, they’ve got a player at the very top.

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Make your votes count

Of the 12 district seats, eight are up for grabs:
• District 1 — Jerry Lewis, Democrat; Charles Owens, Democrat (incumbent); Theresa Wyatt, Democrat
• District 2 — Eddie Allen, Democrat (incumbent); Hazel Hunter, Democrat
• District 3 — Clyde Aycock, no party; Boby Bennett, Democrat; Bobby Dowling, no party (incumbent)
• District 4 — Mike Franklin, Republican; Terry Knowles, Democrat (incumbent)
• District 5 — Wayne Brooks, no party; David Hammons, Republican (incumbent)
• District 8 — Bill Crowe, Republican; “Skip” Russell, Republican

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Immunization, a necessary evil

The seventeenth consecutive observance of National Adult Immunization Awareness Week (NAIAW) begins Sunday and continues through
Sept. 29. Spearheaded by NFID, the week serves to promote immunization as “prevention for a healthier life” for adults and adolescents as a way to help protect against serious diseases such as shingles, influenza and meningococcal meningitis.
So, yes, as it turns out, they don’t go away after entering adulthood.

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