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Taxpayers have right to know

Because the taxpayers have a right to know, have a need to know and want to know, that’s why. The argument is as simple as that.
Sure, a school district, a city, a county, a utility district or a state government can post legal notices online at little or no cost. But so what? If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear, does it make a sound? If a notice gets posted on an obscure Web site and taxpayers don’t think to look at the site, does the notice really matter?
Nope. That’s why newspaper notice is important.

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The public's attention helps curb crime

Law enforcement, logically, must do everything in their power to prevent crimes through patrols and solve them when they occur. The problem comes in when information is not forthcoming from witnesses, community members and residents at large. Without that information to go on, law enforcement officials are hobbled in their efforts to track criminals, highlighting the need for everyday people whose eyes are open to start talking.

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Bulldogs have WAC test in Hawaii

“It was a disappointing performance on our part and, hopefully, our young team can learn from it,” Dooley said. “We had some moments where we had a chance to do something offensively and just didn’t get it done.
“We had breakdowns defensively. But we have to put that behind us and move on and be ready for a Hawaii team that is coming off of a great win.”

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Thieves target ATVs

In most cases, the vehicles were taken from residences, primarily located on the west side of the parish around Grambling and Simsboro, during the night.
Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone said no arrests have been made in the incidents, and he encourages ATV owners to protect their vehicles.
“Residents should secure 4-wheelers out of sight from the roadway, and, if possible, lock them up in a garage or elsewhere at night or when they are not in use,” Stone said. “At the very least, remove your keys and take precautions.”

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