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August 1st, 2014

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SEALED PROPOSALS FOR:
CHOUDRANT TRACK PROJECT will be received by the LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, Ruston, Louisiana, in the Board Meeting Room of the Lincoln Parish School Board office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana, until 2:00 P.M., local time, on Thursday, August 28, 2014. No proposals will be received after this hour or date. On this date and specified time, bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.
PROJECT: Choudrant Track Project

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July 31st

Overlooking an 18-wheeler

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Russell received treatment for ‘four scratches’
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At approximately 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Parish Police Juror Skip Russell was involved in a vehicle accident.
The Ruston Fire Department/EMS, along with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police Troop-F, responded to the accident at the intersection of Frazier Road and Louisiana Highway 33.
Russell,69, the driver of the Volkswagen Bug, was traveling east on Frazier Road.
Russell said he came to the stop sign, stopped and looked both ways, waiting on a slow car to pass.

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Bell to serve 42 years

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Levy: Conviction sends strong message
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A man convicted for having indecent behavior with a juvenile has been sentenced.
Judge Jay McCallum sentenced James Anthony Bell to serve 42 years at hard labor for 10 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Bell was originally arrested in July 2012 for the charges.
According to a press release from the 3rd Judicial District Attorney’s office, Bell received the maximum sentence allowed by law on each count of the conviction, which is a fine of $5,000 and seven years at hard labor.

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Pollard: A walking testament

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Despite trials, man travels hundreds of miles on faith
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Terry Pollard didn’t let losing everything stop him from his dream of being a walking testament to his profession of faith. And walk he has — hundreds of miles so far with, thousands to go.
In September 2012, Pollard lost his wife, his business and his home. After a harrowing divorce, Pollard said he was left to couch surf at his best friends house, which happened to be across the street from his estranged wife.

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Mays attempts sanity defense

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The suspect in the 2012 home invasions, rape and first-degree murder, among other charges, attempted an insanity defense earlier this month.
According to court records, Cameron Kinte Mays, of Ruston, has changed his attorney since the beginning of his trial back in June 2012.
His newest attorney, Deanna McCallum, brought sanity hearings before the court in May and informed the court she would be filing a motion for recusal. McCallum also stated she had an issue with some of the charges that Mays has been charged with at this point.

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Fashion program blends creativity, business acumen

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Editor’s Note: This is the fourth article in a six-part series highlighting academic programs at Louisiana Tech University that are having significant impacts on the region and whose graduates are contributing to the growth of the economies, communities and competitiveness of north Louisiana.
Graduates from Louisiana Tech University are doing their part to keep north Louisiana looking good and in style.

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Local shopping helps everyone

People in Lincoln Parish are always being encouraged to “shop locally” and this weekend, they’ll have another good reason to do so.
Starting Friday morning and ending at midnight Saturday night, the annual tax-free weekend will take place.

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Proudly promoting honor flights

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I’ve never claimed to be much of a historian and I wouldn’t consider myself very sentimental either (although the older I get the more that changes), so I surprised myself when I saw something on the news the other day that made me cry.
No, it wasn’t a little immigrant child sleeping on a floor and no, it definitely wasn’t the blue in Anderson Cooper’s eyes (although I can see why both would move some to tears), it was an honor flight.

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Tech Football sets ‘Fan Day’

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‘Meet and greet’ event set for 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Argent Pavilion
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Louisiana Tech will provide Bulldog football fans a preseason tailgating fix as the athletics department will hold its annual meet and greet with head coach Skip Holtz and Co. on Aug. 16 at Argent Pavilion.
All Bulldog faithful are encouraged to load up their families, pull out their secret recipes, clean off their grills, and throw some good old southern barbecue on the coals starting around 4 p.m.

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Talton, Williams tied together

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Pair to be inducted to Ark-La-Miss Museum of Champions
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The ties between Billy Jack Talton and A.L. Williams are many.
Both played football for Louisiana Tech in the 1950s.
Both coached on the high level in Shreveport.
Both coached championship players over the years.
Both coached football at Louisiana Tech.
Both served as head coach for Cedar Creek’s football team.
And both have been written about extensively over the years by Ruston Daily Leader Executive Sports Editor O.K. “Buddy” Davis.

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