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June 4th

Man accused of pointing firearm, ramming vehicle

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A Ruston man is behind bars after allegedly threatening the passengers of a car with a gun and then ramming their vehicle with his Sunday morning.
Artis Jones, 62, 1412 Dark St., was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and hit and run for the incident.
Ruston Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Parker said at around 11 a.m. Sunday, the RPD received a complaint from someone who reported they had been involved in an aggravated assault and hit and run with Artis Jones.

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Mattie S. Madden Weldon

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Funeral services for Mattie S. Madden Weldon, age 95, of Bernice, LA will be 3:00 P.M. Monday, June 4, 2012 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home Chapel in Ruston. Rev. Michael McIntosh and Rev. Jeff Hurst will officiate the services. Interment will follow in Pisgah Cemetery in Bernice, LA under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston.

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MAY 21,2012 Re: Safe Drinking Water Act-Notice

MAY 21,2012 Re: Safe Drinking Water Act-Notice of Violation/ Public Notification of Non- Compliance Disinfection By-Product (TTHMs) MCL Violation Community Water System Weston Water System PWSID#LA1049019 Jackson Parish

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THE VILLAGE of Simsboro in Lincoln Parish

THE VILLAGE of Simsboro in Lincoln Parish is seeking HPG funds from U.S.D.A./RHS for rural community housing preservation program. The funds will be used for the repair and rehabilitation of single- family houses of low and very low income residents of Simsboro rural area of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. Informed citizens are urged to provide their input to the Village Mayor, Honorable Willie Hendricks, or the city’s consultant, Dr. Benedict Nwokolo. Dr. Nwokolo can be reached via this phone number: (318)247-2716 or via this email address: Nwokolo@gram.edu.

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EARLY NOTICE AND PUBLIC REVIEW OF A PROPOSED ACTION IN FLOODPLAINS AND WETLANDS

EARLY NOTICE AND PUBLIC REVIEW OF A PROPOSED ACTION IN FLOODPLAINS AND WETLANDS
All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals

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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 P.M. CT June 26, 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018120014: HEATING WATER BOILER REPLACEMENTS FOR JEWETT HALL

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June 3rd

THE VILLAGE of Simsboro

THE VILLAGE of Simsboro in Lincoln Parish is seeking HPG funds from U.S.D.A./RHS for rural community housing preservation program. The funds will be used for the repair and rehabilitation of single- family houses of low and very low income residents of Simsboro rural area of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. Informed citizens are urged to provide their input to the Village Mayor, Honorable Willie Hendricks, or the city’s consultant, Dr. Benedict Nwokolo. Dr. Nwokolo can be reached via this phone number: (318)247-2716 or via this email address: Nwokolo@gram.edu.

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June 2nd

Remembering victim

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Union Parish mourns loss of Page
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Some Union Parish residents are still trying to absorb the shock of the tragic death of Vergie Page. The 76-year-old Farmerville native was allegedly shot in the chest by her companion, Carl Eldred Davis, 74, of 611 Vernon Street in Ruston, on April 17.
Davis was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. He remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center on a $475,000 bond.
The loss of Page is, according to long-time friend Tim Tettleton, a loss to the entire community.

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Voucher program to impact local schools

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More than a week after New Living Word School in Ruston received word that it was approved by the state to accept 315 students as part of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s scholarship program, Lincoln Parish’s school board is preparing for what a lack of students may bring to its system.
Schools Superintendent Danny Bell said the voucher program will affect the parish’s public school system in a negative way.
“It is certainly going to create a funding issue for us,” he said. “We are already currently dealing with a budget shortfall, and losing more money would just make things more difficult.”
New Living Word, which had 122 students enrolled last year, reportedly doesn’t have enough space, teachers or computers available for such a large increase, but school principal and church pastor, the Rev. Jerry Baldwin said he and the school plan to move forward “on faith” with plans to upgrade the school’s facilities for the increase of students.

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Loosening firearms restrictions

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With Louisiana known around the country as “The Sportsman’s Paradise” for its great fishing and hunting experiences, one can only assume guns are ingrained as a part of the culture.
That culture was strengthened this past week as the Senate voted Tuesday to approve final passage of Senate Bill 303, which will head to the polls in November for a vote among the state’s registered voters.
The bill, which would set tougher standards for restricting the use of firearms, was passed easily through both the House and Senate — with a 77-22 vote in the House and a 34-4 vote in the Senate — but whether or not the voters of the state uphold that decision is still up in the air.

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