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Downtown Howl'oween cancelled

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The Annual Downtown Howl’oween event, which was originally set to kick off at 4 p.m. today, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Kristi Lumpkin, economic development administrator, said while the weather may clear, the city didn’t want to take a chance.
“We were hoping for the best,” Lumpkin said. “While the rain may still clear out early afternoon, we feel conditions will be too wet for Downtown Howl’oween activities. I really appreciate your willingness to participate, and we look forward to next year.”

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Regular Session

The Town Council of Dubach, Louisiana met in Regular Session Monday, September 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall. Present were Honorable Robert Jensen Mayor, and Council members Vallie Carrico, Robert Colvin, Hattie Graham, Davie Powell, Donna Lewis, Chief Croxton, Jessica Darden with the Ruston Daily Leader and Representative Rob Shadoin.
Absent: NONE
Citizens attended: NONE
The Meeting opened with Pledge of Allegiance and Invocation by Robert Colvin.
Motion by Donna Lewis Seconded by Hattie Graham to approve Agenda as presented

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REGULAR SESSION

LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Ruston, Louisiana
REGULAR SESSION
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 6:00 p.m.
The Lincoln Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Lincoln Parish School Board office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana. Members present were Ms. Debbie Abrahm, Mr. Otha Anders, Mr. Michael Barmore, Mr. Curtis Dowling, Mr. Danny Hancock, Ms. Mattie Harrison, Ms. Lynda Henderson, Mr. Trott Hunt, Mr. Eddie Jones, Mr. George Mack, Jr., and Mr. Joe Mitcham.

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legal NOTICE

LEGAL NOTICE
I, Charles Alexander, #81796, have applied for clemency for my conviction of the crime of second degree murder. If you have any comments, contact the Board of Pardon (225)342-5421
3td: October 31, November 1 and 3, 2013

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Meeting

The Village of Simsboro met in regular session Monday, October 07, 2013 at 6:15 p. m. Present was Aldermen: Pam Durrett, Tiffany Cole and Doug Durrett. Also in attendance was Doug Brewer, Ruston Daily Leader, T. Scott Boatright and Heath McGuffee, Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixson. Mayor Hendricks called the meeting to order. Alderman Pam Durrett voiced the prayer. Mayor Hendricks led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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October 30th

DART remembers those lost to domestic violence

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While children are out trick-or-treating around the neighborhoods this Halloween, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team will be having a moment of silence for those who have lost their lives due to domestic violence. Randy Ewing, former Louisiana senator, will be this year’s key speaker.
At 6 p.m. Thursday DART will wrap up Domestic Abuse Awareness Month by hosting a candlelight vigil in the community room at the Lincoln Parish Library.
Terrie Queen Autrey, community advocate for DART, said the purpose of the vigil is for the community to remember victims of domestic violence.

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Nine arrested at La. Tech

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A 9 p.m. Tuesday the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office along with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested nine Louisiana Tech University students on charges of possession of marijuana after police located the students allegedly smoking marijuana in a courtyard at Pierce Hall on Tech’s campus.

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Firefighters complete training for LPFD

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This fall’s firefighter school for the Lincoln Parish Fire Department produced eight new volunteer firefighters who are now equipped with the training necessary to protect Lincoln Parish.
Danny Cross, district chief for LPFD, said the firefighter school began with 13 people, and eight completed the training.
“After completing nine days of firefighter school, we came out with eight volunteers,” Cross said. “Usually we only have a couple that stick around, but this is a really energetic group.
“This is the best class we ever had. We should be able to keep all of these volunteers.

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Gas leak detours traffic

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At 11 a.m. Tuesday a natural gas line ruptured at the Ruston Fire Department Headquarters on Georgia Avenue.
Eric Brazzel, public education officer for RFD, said traffic was redirected and Georgia Avenue was shut down at Willow Glen Boulevard and Louisiana Highway 33 because of the gas leak.
“We are doing construction at the (Georgia Avenue) fire station,” Brazzel said. “We are using a construction company and they ruptured it with a backhoe.”
Brazzel said the fire department evacuated Price Tire, which is across the street from the RFD headquarters.

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Rain expected tomorrow

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Lincoln Parish could be in for some heavy rainfall tonight and Thursday in advance of a cold front that’s beginning to make its way across the country.
Kip Franklin, director of Lincoln Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said this morning that though the chance of severe weather still exists, the threat appears to be lessening.
“It’ just going to be a typical cold front coming through,” Franklin said.
The National Weather Service predicts a 60 percent chance of rain tonight and a 100 percent chance of rain on Thursday.

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