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October 28th

Safety complex vision a step closer to reality

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is making steady strides toward the creation of a parish public safety complex.
Sheriff Mike Stone puts the total price tag for the project at around $4.8 million. So far, he said they have received a $980,000 federal Homeland Security grant, a $100,000 allocation in state capital outlay funds and, most recently, a guarantee of $1 million and a “maybe” on $4 million more in state funding.

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Tech Homecoming

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In the long and successful history of homecoming games for Louisiana Tech University, the Bulldogs have never played a team from California.
Until now.
And it’s only fitting that it’s San Jose State, which will supply the opposition for Saturday’s 3 p.m. kickoff at Joe Aillet Stadium.
If there’s any Western Athletic Conference foe out there this year who should be used to playing in a homecoming game, it’s the Spartans.

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Wreck kills one

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An accident at the intersection of U.S. 167 and Vaughn Street involving a motorcycle left a Farmerville man dead Thursday afternoon. Charles Griffin Chandler, 27, of Farmerville, died after his Honda motorcycle collided with a Toyota Camry driven by 27-year-old Jonesboro, Ark., resident Bethany Primm. According to preliminary reports from the Ruston Police Department, at approximately 3 p.m. Thursday, Chandler was driving northbound on U.S. 167 South approaching Vaughn Street while Primm was heading southbound on U.S. 167.

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Tech royalty named

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Fourteen students have been selected to serve on this year’s Homecoming Court at Louisiana Tech University.
The 2011 court includes the following, listed by their hometowns:
• Alexandria — Kewaynethian “Kiwi” Riser, a freshman computer science major
• Baton Rouge — Morgan Broussard, a junior marketing major

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Drive safely this Halloween

With the months passing by, the holiday season is nearing, and that all begins Monday with the celebration of Halloween.
While many don’t consider Halloween a major holiday, since most people have to work on the day, there are still plenty of people who offer parties and chances to drink alcohol to help celebrate Halloween.

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Climbing Driskill Mountain

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Driskill Mountain, named after James Christopher Driskill, is the highest natural summit in Louisiana. I learned that in my seventh grade Louisiana History class. That’s also where I learned that my home state had been shopped around a little before Jefferson purchased it from Napoleon in 1803.

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Proposal set to reduce divorce

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Former Georgia Chief Justice Leah Sears (on the short list for Obama appointments to the Supreme Court) and family relations professor William Doherty have teamed up to produce what they call, without irony, a modest proposal to reduce “unnecessary divorce” the Second Chances Act (americanvalues.org/secondchances/).
The Second Chances Act is a brilliant piece of work by two of the nation’s leading pro-marriage liberals. (Full disclosure: The authors kindly give me far more credit than I am due by including me in a list of people to be thanked for “contributions,” which in my case consisted of attending one meeting in which an early draft of the report and the legislation were presented.)

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Wearing red and blue with pride

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In the midst of Homecoming Week, it hit me that there was something different about the atmosphere surrounding the campus. It was something that I was not used to feeling when on campus, and it was not something that I would normally feel when Tech is discussed. I felt a feeling of pride, unity, excitement, suspense and a sense of amusement all mixed together. I began to ponder why I do not normally feel this way every other week, and what makes Homecoming so special?

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LSP joins in National Take Back Initiative

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Area residents can drop off various prescription medications Saturday

On Saturday, Louisiana State Police will be participating in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Take Back Initiative.
DEA’s National Take Back Initiative is a nationwide coordinated effort with state and local law enforcement agencies to remove potentially dangerous controlled substances from households across the country. This initiative provides the public with the opportunity to surrender pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to their local law enforcement officers for disposal and destruction.

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NLAC offers November workshops

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council announces three exciting and very different opportunities for November. These workshops are part of NCLAC’s goal to expand our hands-on artistic classes to the residents of Lincoln parish and our surrounding communities. We strive to provide a variety to encourage those of all skill levels and interests to participate.

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