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August 23rd, 2013

Fannin receives LRWA appreciation award

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Reeves: Rep. a big supporter of rural water
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Last week at the Ruston Civic Center, the Louisiana Rural Water Association Executive Director Pat Cadeur presented Rep. Jim Fannin with an appreciation award for his efforts in supporting Louisiana and its local rural water systems.
Fannin expressed his appreciation for the award saying it was “an honor” and that it “feels good when people recognize the work done for the system.”
During his speech, Fannin added that he would continue to fight the Public Service Commission in order to give the local water systems the ability to adjust water rates.

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August 22nd

LPDC guard arrested, charged with prisoner abuse

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Henshaw resigns from LPSO
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Today, investigators with the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested a prison guard employed at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. The arrest was a result of a joint investigation initiated by Lincoln Parish Sheriff Mike Stone on Aug. 12.

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Council introduces budget ordinance

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Ruston’s proposed $55.1 million budget for the coming fiscal year is on its way to the Board of Aldermen for approval.
The 2014 spending plan won the endorsement of the board’s personnel-finance committee Monday night. Aldermen vote on the budget ordinance Sept. 9. The fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
The proposed budget is $1.7 million less than the current budget, and is an effort by Mayor Dan Hollingsworth to tighten the city’s financial belt in light of rising retirement system costs and generally flat sales tax revenue.

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CHEF kicks off new year

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Home schooling doesn’t mean being locked away with one’s children until they turn 18 years old.
In fact, the local Christian Home Educators Fellowship offers plentiful opportunities throughout the year for home-school families to interact and spend time together.
From 6-8 p.m. Friday in the Temple Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, those who have questions about the group can find their answers.

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Dancing opens Dixie season

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Variety of bands hit the stage starting Sept. 21
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Each year the Dixie Center for the Arts brings numerous bands to the stage for local residents to enjoy and this year is no different.
Dixie President John Emory said this season will feature new entertainment.
“So many times we seek out what is familiar to us and we attend concerts of well-known artists,” he said. “But this season we have put together a really good schedule for residents.”
The season will open with the Harmon Drew Super Group on Sept. 21. Emory said the band has performed several times at the annual Mardi Gras Ball and is a local favorite.

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

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A man was arrested on a drugs charge after a routine traffic stop on Wednesday morning.
According to the arrest affidavit, a Louisiana State Police Troop-F Trooper was patrolling on U.S. Highway 80 East when he noticed a driver not wearing a seat belt.
The officer reportedly conducted a traffic stop, and the driver, later identified as Khailon Ershawn Dupriest Williams, 20, of Tallulah, exited his vehicle.

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Dubach discusses fire ordinance, karate class

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The Dubach Town Council met in regular session Monday night to discuss new business and hear from residents.
In new business, Dubach Police Chief Russell Croxton asked the council for permission to hire Robert Owens to fill a temporary position while Officer Larry Lewis is out on extended leave.
The council voted unanimously to hire Owens, who has more than 20 years in law enforcement. He will begin work Aug. 30, when the current temporary employee Jonathan Taylor must leave for his new job.

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Save a life, donate to local blood bank

The LifeShare Blood Center in the Graham Shopping Center has been giving out limited edition T-shirts through August in an effort to increase the amount of donors for this summer.
This summer hasn’t been very productive for the donation center due to the amount of students on vacation. With the majority of donations being received from students, it is logical that LifeShare has taken a hit in numbers with high school and college students on break. But this regular trend doesn’t mean it should continue to persist.

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Step back from competitive spirit

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I love competition. I grew up in a competitive environment, being one of six brothers in a single household, so it was only natural that it translated over into my social life. I remember in second grade, my class had a math competition that lasted for several weeks. We used to take math tests that were timed, and depending on the number of correct answers and the time you finished your test, you would receive a certain score when everyone was finished. I remember taking that competition very seriously and as a result, I won a gold medal for it.

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Local school plants garden

When students work together for a common goal, they usually get good results. Rosiland Russell and Wanda Wilson from Alma J. Brown Elementary School wanted a school garden. The Lincoln Health Foundation and the LSU AgCenter and many volunteers made that happen.
“It took many stages, hours and volunteers to complete the Alma J. Brown Elementary School garden. It is the cutest garden in the parish,” said Cathy Judd, Extension Agent with the LSU AgCenter. “There is a lot of talent and character in every cinder block.”

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