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August 19th

Union Jury eyes new district

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Human Service District would encompass 12 parishes
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The Union Parish Police Jury and its legal counsel are taking a closer look at a law that would establish a Region 8 Human Service District, which supposedly would give the 12-parish region more say in how funds are spent in certain areas now controlled by the state Department of Health and Hospitals.
Yakima K. Black, Human Services Interagency Council coordinator, gave the jury a brief presentation on how the district would work, but legal counsel, Assistant District Attorney Andy Shealy, said it appeared to him that the state Legislature is trying to abandon its responsibility.
He said the legislators don’t want to take blame because of the big budget cuts being faced by DHH over the next several years.

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Pre-k opening could increase congestion

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Drivers should avoid area
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Ruston Police Chief Steve Rogers has a message for anyone who has a habit of driving on East Mississippi and Georgia Avenues, especially in the mornings and afternoons — expect delays from now on.
The new Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center, located at 801 E. Mississippi Ave., is scheduled to open next week in an area that is unaccustomed to having heavy amounts of traffic. Because of that, Rogers and his police officers expect mass confusion, he said.
“We would like to advise the general public to avoid that area. Don’t travel east on East Mississippi if you don’t have to. It’s a new school. There will be very young children, about 200 of them, all around the age of 4. This will be a learning process for parents and children as far as how traffic is to be directed,” Rogers said.

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Hydrovibe swims to greater fame

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Band nabs Japanese record deal, Yahoo front page
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Los Angles based rock group Hydrovibe, a band with Ruston ties, has gained worldwide notoriety in recent years, and they will return to their roots today when they perform in Ruston.
Heather St. Marie, who attended Louisiana Tech University, and Ruston native, guitarist / vocalist Mat Dauzat, formed the band, writing music via the Internet while Dauzat toured the world as Kelly Osbourne’s guitarist.
In 2006, upon Dauzat’s return from touring, he and St. Marie chose drummer Philippe Mathys (UPO on Sony/Nitrus Records) and bassist Eliot Lorango (former Hollywood session musician) to complete the band.

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August 18th

Tech eases up with lighter workout

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Louisiana Tech had a shortened practice Tuesday to allow some players to nurse some minor injuries as the team worked out for just over an hour on the Tech practice fields.
Tech spent an hour on the practice fields going through special teams and other workouts as the physical toll on fall camp has worn the team thin at some positions.
The goal of Tuesday’s shortened practice was to allow the team to rest before today’s two-a-days session.

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A controversy at first ‘site’

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Aldermen, mayor tangle over web page
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GRAMBLING — Once again, Grambling’s City Council could be headed to court.
The City Council, during a special-called meeting Tuesday evening, passed a motion to turn over all documents and information regarding a city website to town attorney James Colvin’s office.
Grambling’s aldermen requested Colvin’s office look into filing a possible lawsuit against website developer Sheree Rabon and/or Mayor Martha Andrus for a $7,760 payment for work on the site that was paid against the council’s wishes.

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School times scheduled

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The Lincoln Parish Public School System has announced the schedule for the opening of school this week. Starting dates and times differ depending on school and grade.
Cypress Springs, Glen View, Hillcrest and Ruston Elementary
• Friday — First through fifth-grade students go to school from 7:30 a.m.–10:40 a.m. Buses will make their regular routes.

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Locking in family love

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Six-year-old donates hair to charity
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Choudrant Elementary student Briley Kent will start the new school year with a haircut that hits her shoulders.
On Tuesday, the 6-year-old received her first real haircut when a stylist at the Boardwalk Salon chopped more than 10 inches off of Briley’s smooth locks.
For this little first-grader, however, the haircut was more than a fashion statement — it was a statement of love.

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Verdicts in on halting drop-out

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A committee tasked with finding ways to reduce the dropout rate among high-school students in the Lincoln Parish School System has come forward with eight recommendations.
Ronnie Volentine, the school system’s child welfare attendance/truancy coordinator, announced the eight recommendations at last week’s school board meeting:
• Designate someone who is accountable for addressing high-school dropout issues.

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Suddenlink is upgrading to all-digital TV

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Suddenlink announced this week that it is continuing to upgrade technology in Ruston and Grambling as part of a larger, three-year, companywide program that calls for approximately $350 million of capital investments above and beyond traditional capital spending levels.
As a result of this program, recent Suddenlink improvements include adding more high-definition channels and increasing the speeds of existing Internet services.
The next phase of the local work will facilitate a new, all-digital TV lineup. Digital TV features sharper pictures and better sound quality. The transition to this new lineup will be completed in different neighborhoods at different times through 2011. Suddenlink will notify local customers multiple times before their neighborhood is converted to the new digital lineup. The company also will provide instructions to help customers determine if they require digital adapters — also known as “DigitaLinks” — which enable digital channel viewing.

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MedCamps hosts annual fun shoot, auction Saturday

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WEST MONROE — On Saturday, MedCamps of Louisiana will host its 16th annual Fun Shoot, a sporting clay and archery fundraiser. This year’s event will be hosted by Ouachita Parish Sheriff Royce Toney at the OPSO Training Center and Public Range.
“We are excited to host this year’s Fun Shoot,” Toney said. “We think this event will be a great success for MedCamps and will ultimately benefit the children and families of Ouachita Parish and all of Louisiana who face the challenges of living with special medical and physical needs.”
The Fun Shoot is an individual or five-man team event and is comprised of a 100-shot Sporting Clay tournament and a 25 target archery tournament. Participants may register for both. The Fun Shoot is open to sporting men and women of all skill levels and youth are welcomed.

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