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August 9th, 2017

RPD officer still critical

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A Ruston city police officer injured Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle accident in Jackson Parish remains in critical condition in a Shreveport hospital, Ruston Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams said Tuesday.
Officer Brandon Milner suffered head, neck and other injuries when his motorcycle apparently crossed into the path of an oncoming one-ton pickup truck, Williams said.
“The family is continuing to ask for prayers,” Williams said.
The accident report from the Louisiana State Police, the agency that worked the mishap, was unavailable Tuesday afternoon.

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Bearing gifts: Local group visits village in Malawi, Africa

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There are now children donning Louisiana Peach Festival shirts halfway across the world, thanks to Bruce Siegmund and his team.
“My wife is from Malawi and so I go there fairly often and last year I decided I was going to start helping some relatives that are helping a poor rural village there,” Sigmund said. “This year I went and I took five people with me to help, whether it was educational or construction. We went around door to door praying for people.”
They also brought items for the school located in the village and its students, he said.

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Jurors kill vote to roll millages forward

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Members of the Lincoln Parish Policy Jury voted unanimously to keep general alimony millages the same as last year — 1.68 mills inside Ruston city limits and 3.37 mills outside the city limits — during the regular meeting Tuesday at the courthouse.
When asked to vote on rolling the millages forward to their limits — 1.82 mills inside Ruston city limits and 3.65 mills outside the city limits — only Hazel Hunter and Sharyon Mayfield voted “yes.”
If passed, the vote would have increased the general alimony fund by $133,700.

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Let’s get rational about leadership, Louisiana

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Here’s what’s wrong in Louisiana.
In July, Gov. John Bel Edwards sent at letter to House Speaker Taylor Barras asking Barras to identify a plan he is willing to support to keep the state from plummeting off the fiscal cliff upon which it is rather precariously perched.
“Specifically, I need a good faith commitment to remove the partisan barriers and solve the problem,” Edwards, a Democrat, wrote to Barras, a Republican from New Iberia.

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Board decision good for growth

Ruston’s Board of Aldermen took the first steps Monday toward what could be the city’s biggest economic boom tool since the decision 24 years ago that lead to the still-expanding development along the Interstate 20 north service road.
In a unanimous vote, aldermen agreed to start the process for Ruston’s first tax increment financing district.

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GSU’s Kincade named to watch list

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CHARLESTON, S.C. —People all across the country are keeping an eye out for Grambling State senior quarterback DeVante Kincade.
On Tuesday, the College Football Performance Awards announced its 2017 preseason watch list for the CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy.
Kincade was one of 42 other returning performers from the Football Championship Subdivision on the list.
The goal of the College Football Performance Awards is to provide the most scientifically rigorous conferments in college football.

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Bulldogs work out in the rain

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Mother Nature gave Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz exactly what he wanted on Tuesday morning.
It was a double dose of positive as overcast, dreary, raining conditions greeted the Bulldogs at Joe Aillet Stadium for a two-hour workout. With the rain came cooler temperatures and an opportunity for Holtz and Co. to get some much needed snaps in wet conditions
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August 8th

ROBERT CHARLES SIMS

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Graveside services for Robert Charles Sims, 74, of Arcadia, LA will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at 2 PM at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA. Rev. Jon Lord will officiate. Visitation will be 5 - 7 PM, Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, LA.

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MINUTES, CITY OF GRAMBLING

MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA.
Monthly Meeting
July 6, 2017
Mayor Edward R. Jones opened the regular session of the Grambling City Council on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Grambling City Hall. Rev. Barry Calahan offered the invocation and led the council and audience into the Pledge of Allegiance. Present were the following Council members: Yanise Days, G. Denise Dupree, Cathy Holmes, Roy Jackson, and Cullen Jackson. Absent: None. It was moved by Council member Cathy Holmes and seconded by Council member Roy Jackson to adopt the Minutes dated May 4, 2017.

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be accepted in the office of the Purchasing Director in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2 P.M. CT September 5, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018- 180003 Furnish and Install a Digital Sign on the campus of Grambling State University.
A Pre-Bid Conference will be held on August 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Purchasing Department Conference Room.

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