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Wyatt, Hammons named officers

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Parish police jurors highlight goals for 2012, 4-year terms
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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will retain the same president as the previous two years, but a switch has been made to the vice-president position.
David Hammons was nominated for the vice-president spot by Juror Bobby Bennett, with 2011 Jury Vice President Skip Russell making a motion to close the nominations, which was approved. Hence, Hammons was automatically moved to the position.
Hammons said he didn’t seek the spot, but was fine with serving in the role.

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Tide easily wins BCS title over LSU

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NEW ORLEANS — Early on, in Monday night’s Bowl Championship Series title game, chants of “Roll Tide, Roll Tide, Roll Tide” disseminated from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Alabama faithful might have been outnumbered by their counterparts from LSU, but they weren’t about to be out yelled in this second and most important showdown of the season between the two Southeastern Conference rivals. Or, more significantly, be outplayed.
And for 60 minutes, in front of a sellout crowd of 78,237 fans, they certainly weren’t.

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Healing Louisiana’s economy

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Program offers free training, job-seeking help to state’s residents
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The economy has been in a slow recovery for quite a while now, and finding jobs can be a difficult prospect. But, thanks to a grant, Louisiana residents can get a leg up on the competition for free.
The Advanced Certifications and Training for Technology program is provided through a grant from the Louisiana Recovery Authority Innovation Workforce Program. Judi Null, director of ACTT, said the classes and program are geared toward helping Louisiana residents get back to work.

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Alabama dominates LSU

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Tigers shut out in BCS National Championship
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NEW ORLEANS — LSU who?
That loud thump that might have been heard vibrating through all parts of the Bayou State and elsewhere late Monday night was probably No. 1-ranked and previously unbeaten LSU tumbling to the canvas at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Had it been a boxing match, it would have been equivalent to a veteran heavyweight champion delivering knockout punches to a sparring partner.

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’Bama gear goes fast after win

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NEW ORLEANS — Only a few minutes following their team's 21-0 victory over LSU, Alabama fans started lining up for keepsakes at various gift shops along Poydras Street, near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, late Monday night.
Anything carrying the Tide's colors or logos were going fast, from caps and T-shirts to bumper stickers and fleece jackets.
At one such shop located adjacent to the 'Dome, it was a virtual “sea” of Alabama fans checking out at the cash registers with multiple bags of souvenirs.

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Argent Financial title sponsor for golf tournament

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Louisiana Tech golf coach Jeff Parks has announced that Argent Financial will serve as the title sponsor for the Bulldogs spring golf tournament set for March 11-13 at Squire Creek Country Club.
The event will be called the Argent Financial Classic.
“Argent is proud to continue our support of Louisiana Tech University,” said Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group. “We are especially pleased to serve as the title sponsor of the spring golf tournament hosted by coach Jeff Parks and his Bulldog golf team at Squire Creek.”

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Off the court with Donaldson

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Before Shantale Bramble-Donaldson ever thought about dribbling a basketball, the Louisiana Tech senior forward was picking up a different skill set … this of a musical variety.
“I grew up loving music,” Shantale said. “I play a lot of instruments. I play the piano, the bass guitar, the drums; I used to play the saxophone. I just love it.”
From “before I could even remember,” Shantale said she was following her father Eliston Donaldson around Quebec, Canada as he played with his Jamaican reggae band.

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Too much, too little of something could harm grapefruit trees

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Last Monday I was tied up with extensive personal business that included attending a funeral for Peggy White who was my wife’s best friend through school and for years after. For several years later they had a nursery and greenhouse in Marion.
While at the funeral a man in the row behind us said, “I got to talk to you right after the service is over.”
As we were headed toward the car he caught up with us and said, “I got a problem and I need your advice!”

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Club celebrates 10th anniversary

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The Northeast Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society met on Dec. 11 at the main library on Stubbs Avenue to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the society.
There were 28 members present and one visitor. A new member was gained that day. The membership quarterly commemorated the occasion.
Terry Perritt had compiled the history that was available. The two past presidents, Nan Gorton and Bennie Hixon, and current President James Free were there.

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Millage tax vote important

On April 21, voters will be asked to make an important decision concerning local schools. The end of 2012 tax collections will mark the expiration of the approved 10-year term for a parishwide millage tax, and the end of 2013 tax collections will mark the expiration of the approved 10-year term for a Ruston district millage tax. In April, voters will be asked to extend these millage taxes for another 10 years.

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