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July 23rd

Jones announces his candidacy for mayor

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GRAMBLING — Grambling Mayor Pro Tem Edward Jones is looking to make a move up.
The alderman has entered this year’s mayoral race in Grambling. The election will take place Oct. 2.
“Let me take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Grambling for allowing me to serve as a city councilman these past eight years. This experience has been educational and rewarding,” Jones said.

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Sanders has new role

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Grambling State University has a new interim vice president for finance and administration in Leon Sanders.
The Gramblinite student newspaper reported this week that university President Frank G. Pogue confirmed via e-mail that Sanders had replaced Daarel Burnette.

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July 22nd

DART seeks help to prepare children for school

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The fourth annual Domestic Abuse Resistance Team School Uniform and Supplies Drive is under way.
Each year, DART organizes two major fundraisers for children. One is the Christmas Angel Tree, and the other is the School Uniform and Supplies Drive.
DART child advocate Tiffany Lockett said both events are opportunities for the community to get involved and play a part in the lives of children who are affected by domestic violence.

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Jurors prep to fill Movie Gallery space

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Lincoln Parish Police Jurors might soon have a new tenant in the space previously occupied by Movie Gallery.
The Movie Gallery corporation filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, and the local video store recently closed its doors.
Along with Dollar General and a couple of other businesses, the Ruston Movie Gallery was located in the old County Market building, which was purchased by the Police Jury with a $1.5 million bank loan last year.

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Simsboro now home to manned firehouse

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SIMSBORO — As of Monday morning, the Village of Simsboro is the new home to a full-time manned fire station.
Chief Dennis Ford said the new addition to the Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 was already in place, but the new full-time positions required renovations to include suitable living quarters for the firefighters.
“It’s always been here,” Ford said. “It was the Village of Simsboro station before they incorporated into the fire district.”

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