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City was right to give officers a pay raise

The city’s leadership has been wrangling with problems attracting and retaining officers for its civil service positions for years, and the strictest competition has come from metropolitan areas that could afford more in salaries and wages.
Never mind that the standard of living is typically higher in a place like Shreveport and Monroe, where fair market rents and the costs of goods and services tend to reflect those higher wages.

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No such thing as a 'slow day'

One incident comes to mind that was a non-starter for a news piece. I heard it on the radio scanner Saturday. Let me tell you, that weekend shift can be thankless and monotonous, as I fully expected last weekend.
Such was not the case Saturday.
At about 10:30 a.m., a 10-year-old picked up the keys to his grandmother’s Chevy Impala, picked up his little brother and took a joy ride. Neighbors called in the incident, citing “erratic driving.”

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Struggling ’Dogs keeping the faith

Consider that, in the team’s last three games, they’ve lost by a combined total of eight points.
First, there was a 58-53 defeat at Boise State.
Then came two heartbreakers at the Thomas Assembly Center: 54-53 to Hawaii on a last-second tip-in and a 53-51 setback to San Jose State in which the ’Dogs had the basketball on the game’s final possession.
Of the last seven games to be played by Tech — all against WAC opponents — five losses have been suffered by five or fewer points.

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Series gives beneficial information

The free event is made possible by an endowment to Louisiana Tech University established in 1985 by the Ruston Junior Auxiliary in honor of the late Dr. Bruce Everist, a local pediatrician who served this community for almost half a century.
Every year, the series assembles a panel of local experts on topics that touch the lives of families nation-wide and right here in Lincoln Parish.
The subject of this year’s event, set for 6 p.m. today, is “Understanding the World of Autism: Children, Families, Teachers and Community.”

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Battle for city is growing old

I know a majority of Grambling residents are tired — they’ve voiced their displeasure at numerous city council meetings.
And I have a sneaking suspicion that Third District Court Judge Jay McCallum is slowly but surely becoming exasperated by the scene that has unfolded before him over the course of the past year.
Grambling’s City Council and Mayor Martha Andrus are slated to appear before McCallum on Friday as he tries to unravel the mess surrounding a flurry of filings and charges the council and Andrus have made against each other.

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Police get 17 percent raise

Despite tough economic times, the pay raise was necessary, said City Public Works Administrator Ed Pittman, who presented the proposal.
“I think in desperate times it’s more important than ever to have a quality police force,” he
said. “Ruston is progressive, and we like to be known as a leader.”
Pittman said the city appears to be in good financial shape to offer the raise, as city sales tax collections were up 10 percent in December from the year prior.

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’Dogs due for big signing day

Tech’s group, the second under Derek Dooley, features a trio of junior college signees along with a solid prep group that includes several three-star prospects.
The highly-regarded class is a spinoff of the Bulldogs’ seven-win regular season and 17-10 Independence Bowl victory over Northern Illinois University.

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