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September 15th, 2017

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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 September 26, 2017 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
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Sealed bids for the construction of the following project will be received by the Lincoln Parish School Board, located at their current office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana 71270, either by mail or hand delivery, no later than 2:00 PM. local time on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at which time all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. Bids received after the 2:00 PM. deadline will be returned to the bidder unopened.

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Officials: Autopsy planned in LSU student’s death

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BATON ROUGE — An autopsy was planned Friday on the body of a Louisiana State University student whose death police are investigating as a possible fraternity hazing incident.
Maxwell Raymond Gruver, an 18-year-old LSU freshman from Roswell, Georgia, died Thursday after he was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital to be treated for an unspecified “medical emergency,” university spokesman Ernie Ballard said.
LSU President F. King Alexander said police are investigating allegations that alcohol was a factor.

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Choudrant announces 13th annual Saturday in the Park

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It’s that time of year again, and Lincoln Parish residents should not be surprised if they see a couple of outhouses whizzing down the street in Choudrant.
They have simply stumbled upon the Village of Choudrant’s Outhouse Grand Nationals event and should pull up a chair and join the fun.
The event is a soapbox derby style race featuring outhouses.Mayor Bill Sanderson said the event began several years ago.

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LDCC chancellor shares vision

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Louisiana Delta Community College chancellor Dennis Epps has a broad vision of the school’s Ruston campus.
The second-year chancellor said he wants a new campus for the community college’s Ruston campus, tap into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiative in Lincoln Parish schools and continue to grow the college along with the community.
“I’m bullish on the future of Ruston and Lincoln Parish,” said Epps during an interview Thursday in Ruston. “What I see here is tremendous opportunity with great leadership.”

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Exhibit to display artwork of local artist

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council has announced an exhibit of paintings by local artist Emily Pullin.
Pullin is an art educator, teaching elementary art at Rusotn’s Cedar Creek School.
She holds two art degrees: a Master of Arts in Teaching, K-12, and a Bachelor of Interior Design, both from Louisiana Tech University.
The exhibition will be on display Sep. 26 through Nov. 28, with an Artist Meet and Greet on Sept. 28.
Pullin grew up in a creative family and always knew that she would be in the arts in some form, but never considered herself a painter until recently.

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‘Pushing Dead’ is coming to the Dixie

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NCLAC is excited to announce “Pushing Dead” as the first film in our 2017-18 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
The film will be shown at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students, and may be purchased at the door the night of the show.
Current NCLAC members attend for free. Before the film, NCLAC, along with fellow film lovers will be gathering on the lawn beside the Dixie Center for dinner and drinks.

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Preps set for Week 3

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Lincoln Parish prep teams play Week 3 games for the football season at 7 p.m. today with Donald Johnson (with ball) and the Ruston Bearcats hosting Airline, Lincoln Prep hosting Carroll and Cedar Creek hosting Arcadia.

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Tech volleyball to play in Billiken Invitational

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After snagging wins in three of its last five matches, the Louisiana Tech women’s volleyball team (4-6) will head to St. Louis this weekend, to face off against the host University of St. Louis Billikens (1-9), DePaul (3-6) and Little Rock (3-6) in Tech’s final non-conference tournament of the season.

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GSU-JSU rivalry finally to return to Grambling

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Grambling State and Jackson State have always been strong rivals.
Events four years ago, when GSU players boycotted and refused to play at Jackson State’s Homecoming game to protest conditions they were living, practicing and playing in, pushed the rivalry to the boiling point.
Now, after three straight games in Jackson, Mississippi, the teams will finally meet once against in Eddie G. Robinson Stadium as Grambling State plays host to JSU at 6 p.m. Saturday.

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