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Primary candidates qualify

• District 1 — Jerry Lewis, D-Grambling, Charles Owens, D-Grambling (Incumbent), and Theresa Wyatt, D-Ruston;
• District 2 — Eddie Allen, D-Grambling (Incumbent), and Hazel Hunter, D-Grambling;
• District 3 — Bobby Dowling, O-Simsboro (Incumbent), Bobby Bennett, D-Ruston, and Clyde Aycock, O-Dubach;
• District 4 — Terry Knowles, D-Dubach (Incumbent), and Mike Franklin, R-Dubach;
• District 5 — David Hammons, R-Choudrant (Incumbent), and T. Wayne Brooks, O-Choudrant;
• District 6 — Roy Glover, D-Ruston (Incumbent);
• District 7 — Jody Backus, R-Ruston (Incumbent);

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Primary candidates qualify

• District 1 — Jerry Lewis, D-Grambling, Charles Owens, D-Grambling (Incumbent), and Theresa Wyatt, D-Ruston;
• District 2 — Eddie Allen, D-Grambling (Incumbent), and Hazel Hunter, D-Grambling;
• District 3 — Bobby Dowling, O-Simsboro (Incumbent), Bobby Bennett, D-Ruston, and Clyde Aycock, O-Dubach;
• District 4 — Terry Knowles, D-Dubach (Incumbent), and Mike Franklin, R-Dubach;
• District 5 — David Hammons, R-Choudrant (Incumbent), and T. Wayne Brooks, O-Choudrant;
• District 6 — Roy Glover, D-Ruston (Incumbent);
• District 7 — Jody Backus, R-Ruston (Incumbent);

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Don’t run when you see me

I can literally see them draw into themselves, tense up, as if an overwhelming wave of fear has suddenly taken control of their bodies and paralyzed them.
Then they plead.
“You’re not going to, like, write about me, are you?”
Finally they muster a nervous laugh and the air becomes so thick with silence, you could cut it, bag it and sell it at market.

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Tech hopes to ground Hawaii

Brennan, whose 99 career touchdown passes is one shy of the all-time NCAA record, threw for 416 yards and six scores while hooking up on all but six of his 40 throws in that laughter against the Coloradians.
Tech, meanwhile, is banking and hoping on a xeroxed performance that its defensive unit exhibited in a 28-7 season opening win against the University of Central Arkansas.

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Community tackles breast cancer

Today, area schools will be selling “Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer” T-shirts and taking donations from those who would like to give them. Tonight, a breast cancer blitz will be held at Community Trust Bank on Trenton Street.
Saturday, as the game between Louisiana Tech and Hawaii looms large, volunteers will be waiting at the gates to sell more T-shirts and collect donations.
The objective — curing breast cancer — seems so far from our grasp, but each bit of charity goes toward achieving it.

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Freshmen begin new era

He said learning opportunities present themselves everywhere, not just in classrooms.
Daniel Lewis, student government association president, said his journey in college is almost over, and throughout it he has had many successes and many failures, but has learned from all of his experiences.
“Enjoy your time here because this is the time you get to live for free,” Lewis said. “Try to get involved and enjoy the journey.”
Football head coach Derek Dooley also addressed the new students.

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Creek vs. JHHS: ‘a natural’

Granted, they’re in different classifications (Cedar Creek, 1-A; Jonesboro-Hodge, 2-A), but this appeared to be —again — “a natural.”
“When I’ve heard our fans talk about how excited they are about this game Friday, it was hard to believe that the two schools had never played each other before,” said Aldredge, head coach for the Cougars. “We’ve gotten a lot of calls about it and I’m sure there’s going to be a great crowd there Friday.”
Kickoff time is set for 7 p.m. in one of two games set within Lincoln Parish on that night.

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Help for survivors in reach

Serving Lincoln, Union, Bienville, Claiborne and Jackson parishes, the center provides counseling services for sexual assault victims and their families and assists in investigations of abuse by providing forensic interviews, which may be presented as evidence in a courtroom.
In the short time the center has been in existence, trained therapists have interviewed children from ages two to 14 or older about instances of suspected abuse at the request of law enforcement or OCS.

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Pilot program seems to have promise

So often, once a young student begins to slip and fall behind in their course of study, the discouragement and difficulty that inevitably follow further upset their futures. Dropping out can follow quickly, and at least a high school education — often more — is required to see a measure of success in life.

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City hires attorney, passes $65M budget

“I was in hope that at least we would try to keep or maintain minorities on staff,” Mayfield said.
Green is white. Mayfield said that though he and the public are told hirings are conducted based on a person’s qualifications, he has trouble believing it.
“Thirty-five to 37 percent of the city is not being represented in your administration,” Mayfield said to Mayor Dan Hollingsworth before the vote. “There has to be a reason other than the fact they’re qualified. And I know the buck stops with you.”

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