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Grambling calls crisis meeting

Wednesday, Mayor Martha Andrus held a special-called meeting at city hall, where she addressed residents’ concerns over the murky state of the city’s finances. During that meeting, Andrus angered city council members by passing out a budget prepared by an accounting firm not approved by them and not worked on by Mabry.
She also passed out bank statements of the city’s primary bank accounts during that meeting. The statement for the city’s main general fund account said it contained $113,129.08 as of March 31.

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Bradshaw promoting Tech

“I’m at a Tom Thumb supermarket store in Gainesville, Texas, the other day when this lady, probably in her 70s, came up to me and started talking about Tech,” Bradshaw said Monday during a press conference held in conjunction with the golf tournament being hosted by him and country and western musician Kix Brooks at the Squire Creek course in Choudrant. “She wanted to know what I thought about the football team’s chances next season and how things are going with everything happening at Tech.

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A large effort for little lives

I wasn’t the only preemie born that day at West Jefferson Hospital in the New Orleans suburb of Marrero. My mother was only seven months pregnant when I was born during an emergency C-section that day. My parents met another couple, the wife being eight months pregnant, when their son was born the same afternoon I was. That premature child didn’t survive.
Like I said, I was one of the lucky ones.

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Get serious about Sparta

The depleting Sparta aquifer provides potable water to residents in 16 parishes across north Louisiana. Locally, we rely 100 percent on the Sparta for our water.
It’s our responsibility to use only what we need year-round, but especially during the summer months. We can’t afford to waste one drop of our precious Sparta water. Once it’s gone, our community will be in dire straits.

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Groups’ green efforts united

“We need trees for oxygen,” fifth-grader Rachel Brown said. “And people are cutting down trees, so we’re losing oxygen.”
Throughout the year, students work in the courtyard garden, planting flowers and peanuts or building strawberry beds to grow fruit for local nursing home residents. Herbs grown by the students are being sold at the Townsend House to benefit the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team.
Seated under the courtyard gazebo on Friday, fourth-grader Ricky Parker reflected on his other experiences in the school garden this year.

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