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October 12th, 2017

Parish voters head to the polls Saturday

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Treasurer’s race, amendments on ballot

Lincoln Parish voters join their peers across the state Saturday in the primary election for Louisiana’s next treasurer and to decide on three constitutional amendments.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voters must bring photo ID.
Some 487 local voters cast early ballots during the early voting period that closed Oct. 7, parish Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone said. Stone said she anticipates a low turnout on Saturday.
The treasurer’s seat became open last year when former 17-year incumbent John Kennedy, a Republican, was elected to the U.S. Senate.

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Tarbutton road project officially underway

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After over two decades of waiting, state and local officials broke ground Wednesday for a new Tarbutton Road overpass at Interstate 20, complete with on-off ramps and connecting service roads.
“It’s an investment that’s not only going to benefit the motoring public, but also businesses and homeowners in the area,” state Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson said.

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Tigers move up notch in FCS poll

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University football team stayed in one spot and moved up one position in the latest Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) rankings on Monday.
The Tigers are coming off a 34-21 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) victory on Saturday against Prairie View A&M in the 94th Annual Southwest Airlines State Fair Classic.

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G-Men predicted to finish seventh

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Grambling State men’s basketball team was predicted to finish seventh in the Southwestern Athletic Conference preseason poll, the league coaches and sports information directors announced on Wednesday.

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Tech’s Boykins primed for big year

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Senior sharpshooter averaged 15 points per game last season
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College basketball jerseys don’t have a “C” patch on them to represent a team captain.
If they did, Jacobi Boykins would certainly have one on his No. 0 uniform.
The 6-6, 175-pound sharpshooter who has never seen a three-pointer he didn’t like, returns as the lone senior for the 2017-18 Louisiana Tech Dunkin’ Dogs.
Boykins was originally part of a star-studded, five-person signing class in November of 2013. Three of them eventually transferred and the fourth is fellow teammate Joniah White who is a redshirt junior.

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GSU’s Hill tabbed SWAC Preseason POY

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Grambling State women picked to finish second in conference
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Grambling State University junior guard Shakyla Hill was chosen as the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Preseason Player of the Year, while the Lady Tigers finished with four players named to the preseason all-conference teams.
Grambling State was also selected to finish second in the preseason predicted order of finish behind Texas Southern, the league’s head coaches and sports information directors announced on Wednesday.

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A teacher’s legacy will live on through his students

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Everyone remembers their favorite teacher and how much of an impact he or she had on our lives.

While many education mentors can lay claim to the man I proudly am, none have been around as long as Metairie’s Ecole Classique School headmaster Sal Federico, better known as “Mr. Sal.”

While Mr. Sal was not a physically commanding figure, hovering a little above five feet, his presence demanded your full attention and required you to listen to every word he uttered. He was the type of person who did not want to have to repeat himself.

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Celebrate 10 years of Adopt-A-School

The Adopt-A-School concept is simple. Pair up a local school with a local church, community service group, business or community stakeholder and work together to make the community a better place.
While it sounds great in theory, in practice, it’s not always so easy.
However, Lincoln Parish has found the right formula and it’s the envy of communities across the state.
For 10 years, Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE and the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Adopt-A-School program has partnered hundreds of partnerships to better the community in various ways.

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October 11th

Schools, businesses benefit from Adopt-A-School

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Editor’s Note: This is part two of a two-part series about the 10th anniversary of Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE’s and the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Adopt-A-School program.
When the Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE’s and the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s Adopt-A-School program began to come into fruition again, former Lincoln Parish schools Superintendent Danny Bell said he knew the program would become successful.

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LPPJ votes to help city with new animal control facility

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury voted unanimously on Tuesday to enter a cooperative endeavor agreement with the city of Ruston regarding site work and driveway construction for a new animal control facility.
Courtney Hall, parish administrator, said the agreement would only be for dirt work and driveway construction.

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