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April 10th, 2014

Mrs. Willie Mae Brantley Williams

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Funeral Services for Mrs. Willie Mae Brantley Williams were held April 9, 2014 at 12 noon at Church of Christ of Haynesville, La and she was in state at 11am. Willie Mae was born in the farming community of “Norton Shop” (now Shongaloo), the third of five children born to Wade Brantley and Beatrice Roberson Brantley.

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April 9th

PUBLIC HEARING

PUBLIC HEARING
City of Grambling, Louisiana
The City of Grambling will hold a public hearing at 5:30 PM on April 17, 2014, at the Town Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain views on the housing and community development needs of the City and to discuss the submission of an application for funding under the State of Louisiana FY 2014 Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) Program. The following items will be discussed at the hearing:
A. The amount of funds available for proposed community development and housing activities;

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Ordinance #_0403014-1

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Council members, that the following ordinance be and it is hereby introduced for consideration the Mayor and Board of Council members held on March 6, 2014, to-wit:
Ordinance #_0403014-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING AMENDING THE BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF GRAMBLING FOR THE FISCAL YEAR, BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2013 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2013; AND TO PROVIDE FOR ALL MATTERS RELATIVE THERETO; AND TO REPEAL ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES INCONSISTENT OR IN CONFLICT THEREWITH.

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MINUTES

MINUTES. CITY OF GRAMBLING, GRAMBLING, LOUISIANA. Monthly Meeting March 6, 2014
MINUTES OF PUBLIC HEARING
Mayor Edward R. Jones opened the Public Hearing of the City of Grambling on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 5:40 p.m.; the purpose of the public hearing was to get input from the citizens concerning the following:
ORDINANCE NO. 020602014-1
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GRAMBLING TO REPEAL THE EXISTING GARBAGE, TRASH, AND WEEDS CODE AND TO ADOPT A NEW GARBAGE, TRASH AND WEEDS CODE IN COMPLIANCE WITH LOUISIANA LAW
Part II. Comments, Information, and Presentation
Public Comment:

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GSU police make drug bust

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Pogue: Investigation is ongoing, no one is exempt
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An ongoing investigation by the Grambling State University Police Department has resulted in the arrest of two GSU students.
Warrants for two non-student suspects have been issued. The investigation resulted in the seizure of several pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $12,000. In addition to the seizure of the narcotics, the GSU police department seized a semi-automatic handgun and drug paraphernalia.

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Guice: The best is yet to be

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Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice said Tuesday his team has a clear understanding of the challenges they face and a plan in place to meet those challenges.
“The wheels are already in motion, and we have great hope and optimism for the future,” Guice told about 800 people gathered in Tech’s Howard Auditorium for his official investiture as the university’s 14th president.

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Courthouse construction

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Backus: This is exactly what we need for the parish

The Lincoln Parish Police Jury met Tuesday night to discuss beginning the application process to construct a new courthouse, as well as several other items.
Before the regular meeting, the Public Property and Buildings Committee met at 6 p.m. to discuss a capital outlay request to the state that, if approved, would pay for 75 percent of a new courthouse building for Lincoln Parish.

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Durrett Sr. steps up in Simsboro

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The Simsboro Town Council met Monday night to discuss an appointment to the Lincoln Parish Fire District and approve the minutes for the month of March, among other things.
Mayor Willie Hendricks opened the meeting and after no corrections were made, minutes were approved.
The next item up was the announcement of Richard Durrett Sr. as the newly appointed representative to the Lincoln Parish Fire District.
“Our current representative, Richard Durrett Jr. has taken on a new assignment,” Hendricks said. “We are lucky to have his father, Richard Durrett Sr. stepping forward.

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GSU proudly presents success by faculty, students

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Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue and first lady Dorothy Pogue warmly received guests as they entered the Thomas Jefferson Room at the Claiborne Building for an evening reception.
GSU director of bands Larry Pannell and other faculty musicians serenaded guests as they mingled, dining on crab cakes, shrimp and crawfish pasta, bruschetta on toast and finger sandwiches. They also had an assortment of fresh fruits, cheeses and desserts — and GSU’s signature cookies.

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Bienville student art on display

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is pleased to announce the exhibit of artwork by Talented Art students from Bienville Parish Schools now through May 16.
The exhibit is in the lobby of the historic Dixie Center for the Arts. The range of artwork that the students have created includes sculpture, painting, drawing, animation, ink and mixed media.

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