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June 9th, 2014

Honor local hero as France did on Friday

Lamore Carter has had a career that many people would envy.
In 1992, after decades of service to Grambling State University, he retired as the school’s provost and vice president of academic affairs. For three years after that, from 1993 to 1996, Carter was president of Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.
He has a comfortable home, a wonderful family and enough memories of life, education and the United States Army to fill a library. But Carter will quickly say the greatest honor he’s ever received was placed in his hand on Friday.

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Higher educators breathing easier

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Officials working in Louisiana’s higher education system are breathing easier this week after the state legislative session ended on June 2.
That’s because the ax didn’t fall on the higher education budget as it’s consistently done for years now.
Lawmakers approved a $24.6 billion budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year that begins July 1. It will increase spending on services for the disabled, higher education and public schools, and give pay raises to “rank-and-file” state workers and state troopers.

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Bearcats staying in shape during offseason

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The Ruston High School Bearcats football team were hard at work earlier today as they participated in offseason conditioning workouts on the RHS practice field. The Bearcats will scrimmage at Byrd on Aug. 21 and play their jamboree game at home against West Ouachita on Aug. 28 before opening the 2014 season on Sept. 5 against Neville at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.

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THE WATER We Drink

THE WATER We Drink
GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY WS
Public Water Supply ID: LA1061005

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THE WATER We Drink

THE WATER We Drink
GRAMBLING STATE UNIV WEST
Public Water Supply ID: LA1061016

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

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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 2:00 p.m. CT July 8, 2014 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid #50018-140015: Grambling State University E-mail Upgrade and Migration
A Pre-Bid conference will be held on June 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the address stated above.

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June 7th

Grambling acts to improve infrastructure

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GRAMBLING — Grambling’s City Council paved the way to try to help secure a hotel/retail outlet and to create a recreation trail through town as it held its regular monthly meeting Thursday night at City Hall.
Also passed was a motion authorizing the Ruston Daily Leader as official journal for the city for the upcoming year.

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LPPJ tweaks solid waste policy

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Due to some contractors taking advantage of the free services the Lincoln Parish Solid Waste Department offers, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury created an addendum to the current landfill policy statement.
“We’ve had some contractors pull up on scales and present themselves as hauling residential material and so there was no charge,” Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said.
Hall said one company in particular was bringing up to 20 tons a month and passing the material off as residential rather than commercial.

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Scouts prepare for flag retirement ceremony

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Cub and Boys Scouts from Pack 45 and Troop 45 in Ruston were hard at work Saturday morning cutting up American flags for proper disposal during a Flag Retirement Ceremony to be conducted as part of Flag Day festivities by the scouts and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3615 at 10 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, next to Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Area residents are encouraged to join the scouts and VFW for the ceremony. Pictured are Pack 45 Cub Scouts Matthew Dalton, Luke Wages and Hunter Ellenberger cutting up the flags.

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