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August 16th, 2013

MINUTES OF FAIR HOUSING HEARING

MINUTES OF FAIR HOUSING HEARING
FOR THE
CITY OF GRAMBLING
FY 2012 LCDBG PROGRAM
JULY 11, 2013
Meeting called to order to discuss the Fair Housing policies and receive suggestions or recommendations for improving fair housing opportunities within the community. The following discussion and suggestions were offered:
SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: The following suggestions were recommended by citizens of the city:
The streets in the Hill's of Grambling were recommended mostly by the citizens to be considered next to be repaired.

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Committee Report

TO: LINCOLN Parish Police Jury
FROM: Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Committee
SUBJECT: Committee Report
The Louisiana Community Development Block Grant Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Lincoln Parish Courthouse, Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. Present were: David Hammons, Chair; Skip Russell, and Sharyon Mayfield.
ABSENT: Joe Henderson
David Hammons called the meeting to order and delivered the Invocation.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Zoning Commission of the City of Ruston, Monday, August 19, 2013, at 5:30 P.M. in the Court Room, City Hall, 401 North Trenton Street.
Case No. 1157: Application for:
a. Rezone (from R-25 One Family Residential to MX/CN Mixed Use Commercial Node)
b. Conditional Use Permit (Professional Office Building)
Applicant: Brent Crawford/Crawford Financial Group
Location: Vacant Property abutting South side of tract at 1843 North Trenton
(Parcels 14183112163 and 14183000071)

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August 15th

Area troops to deploy Friday

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Local National Guard to leave in procession at 10 a.m.

It has been more than a decade since the War on Terror began.
And since then hundreds of local military personnel have served their country.
Capt. Robert Parker, of Ruston, along with other members of the 527th Engineering Battalion 844th Engineering Company, will begin their journey to Kuwait at 10 a.m. Friday.
“The guys going on this deployment are not only from Ruston, but also from West Monroe and Pineville,” Parker said. “They are college students, public works guys, local mill workers, policemen and firemen.”

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RHS band offers sneak peek

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After two weeks of hard work and practice, the Ruston High School Band showcased what they learned Friday at the band’s 2013-14 Sneak Peak. On the practice field, the band gave those in attendance a preview of what to expect throughout the year, including numbers from the pregame and away shows. The RHS band will also play at Bearcat Madness on Saturday at Hoss Garrett Stadium. The event will start at 10 a.m.

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A precious discussion

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TEA Party hosts Sparta panel
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There is trouble ahead in the future if something isn’t done about it now.
That was the main message conveyed Monday as experts involved with the Sparta Aquifer met with TEA Party members during their monthly meeting held at Ruston Country Club.
Ben McGee, of the U.S. Geological Service; Richard Durrett, of Waggoner Engineering; and Rick Hohlt, Sparta Commission member, served as panel team members to speak on “The Future of the Sparta Aquifer.”
McGee started the session explaining the history of the Sparta Aquifer and how it has been gradually depleted over time.

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LPFD helps out in Union

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At 4:22 a.m. Tuesday, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a house fire on Kuhn Road in Farmerville. Due to storming, a tree was knocked over and fell through the house starting the fire. The owner of the house was not injured, and there were no other injuries reported.
The Lincoln Parish Fire Department had six apparatus on scene, with nine volunteers and four career personnel responding. The incident was cleared and secure by 7:56 a.m.

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Learning the percussive arts

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Free drumming class kicks off Monday
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Coming from a musical background, the Waller family had talked about doing something similar to the new Percussive Arts Institute in Ruston.
“James is the musical mastermind,” Sarah said. “We’ve talked about doing something like this for some time and it has always been his dream.”

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College of Education programs at Tech earn accreditation

Two concentrations in Louisiana Tech’s College of Education received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP.)
CACREP granted accreditation to clinical mental health counseling and school counseling, which are both concentrations within the counseling and guidance master’s program.

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Lions club hosts Shadoin

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State Representative Rob Shadoin was a recent speaker at the Ruston Lions Club. Rep. Shadoin told the group of some of the travails of the recent fiscal session.

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