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June 14th, 2017

DESTRUCTION OF RECORDS

Lincoln Parish School Board Destruction of Confidential Records

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GSU leader named Mississippi ‘Nurse of the Year’

Natchez native Brown leads nursing at Grambling State, training students to be compassionate health care practitioners
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Grambling State University’s Meg Brown has been named the 2017 Nurse of the Year by the Eliza Pillars Registered Nurses of Mississippi.
Eliza Farish Pillars was the first African American woman to work for the Mississippi department of health in 1926. The nursing organization is noted for health care efforts and helping nurses in Mississippi.

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‘Good Vibrations — A Cappella Style’ on tap for summer

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Each Thursday night for the entire summer, beginning June 22, a local chorus will offer musical escape and “Good Vibrations — A Cappella Style.”
Piney Hills Harmony Chorus of Sweet Adelines is inviting women to come sing with its 26 members during rehearsal and “find out what the fun’s all about,” President Judy Sisson said. The chorus is headquartered in Ruston but draws members from throughout North Louisiana.
Sweet Adelines is an international organization of women who sing four-part a cappella harmony.

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Local club thanks community

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April 8 marked the end to National Junior Auxiliary week as well as the end of Junior Auxiliary of Ruston’s 2016-2017 year. It is only fitting that we end our year with one of the community’s favorite events: Dinner and A Movie.
My heartfelt thanks go out to the unselfish volunteers from Junior Auxiliary of Ruston and to Rotary Club of Lincoln who rolled up their sleeves to ensure that the 10th Annual Dinner and A Movie was a success. Over 435 people were in attendance for the fun, entertainment, booths, giveaways, prizes, food and much, much more.

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Keep up or don’t complain

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One year ago this month, Ruston’s Board of Aldermen decided to spend $50,000 to hire a local engineering firm to create and maintain a web page specifically designed for residents to be able to keep track of the progress of Moving Ruston Forward infrastructure projects.
It was a hefty expense, but one aldermen and Mayor Ronny Walker thought was worth it. After all, only two months before, voters had overwhelmingly approved a new three-quarter-cent sales tax to help fund an approximately $120 million citywide infrastructure improvements plan.

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New abuse laws could save lives

Earlier in the month, Louisiana lawmakers voted to widen the state’s domestic abuse laws to cover dating partners.
The proposal created the crimes of battery of a dating partner and aggravated assault upon a dating partner, with varying penalties, according to the Associated Press.
The House gave final passage to the measure with a 67-31 vote, sending it to Gov. John Bel Edwards for his consideration. Edwards signed the bill into law Monday.
The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team is reveling in the victory, said Terrie Queen Autrey, community advocate for DART.

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LPPJ tables purchase of Lincoln Hall

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury unanimously voted to table a resolution that would terminate a lease and purchase Lincoln Hall, an entertainment venue located at 149 Fairgrounds Road, until it can get an appraisal of the property.
Burton Entertainment, that built the structure on the property owned by the jury, has asked for $200,000 to mutually terminate the 30-year lease that began in March 2002.

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Sporting events announced for Louisiana Peach Festival

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The 2017 edition of the Louisiana Peach Festival won’t only be about enjoying Lincoln Parish’s favorite sweet treat.
There’ll be plenty of athletic action involved, too.
Sporting events have always been a vital part of the Peach Fest, and they’ll begin this year at 8 a.m. June 23 with the annual Lincoln Parish Park Kids’ Fishing Tournament, sponsored by The IDEA Place, La Capitol Federal Credit Union, Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites; and Walmart Supercenter, at Lincoln Parish Park.

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Bring sound of success to Ruston

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Singer Kat Taylor toured the Ruston region over the weekend, all because of a vision local optician Jan Houck had.
Houck and lifelong friend Sam Thomas, a Ruston native who now lives in Nashville, penned a song called “Shame On You” that Taylor has sent rocketing up the music charts.
Taylor arrived in Ruston to spend time with Houck and promote the song that hit No. 1 on the Indie World chart. It spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Country Main chart.
“It’s my first time here, but it’s gorgeous,” Taylor said of Ruston on Friday.

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Locals: Scalise is friend of Lincoln Parish

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Local officials and others who know Congressman Steven Scalise say the South Louisiana lawmaker has been a friend to Lincoln Parish and all of Louisiana.
“He’s been very helpful to the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative and also offered his support for the Rough Edge Road turn lane,” Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker said this morning.
Scalise, who represents Louisiana’s first district, was undergoing surgery for his hip wound as of deadline
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Walker said Scalise always seemed to perceive the answer to questions before he asked them.
“He’s very knowledgeable,” Walker said.

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