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Fire chief seeks sales tax

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The Police Jury stopped an effort to put a 4-mill property tax before voters last fall, and Ford said the district is still struggling under the same issues — lack of highly trained manpower, high average age and low volunteer turnout.

The quarter-cent Ford proposes would bring in about $700,000, according to his projections, and would apply only to those in outlying areas of the parish, excluding municipalities like Ruston, Grambling and Choudrant. The funds would provide four full-time firefighters at locations around the parish.

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