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January 11th, 2017

Reader writes about education

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 It is all too often said that Louisiana is at the bottom of all the “good lists” and top of all the “bad lists.”  This statement applies primarily to our social economic status.  Unfortunately, the claim is supported by facts and statistics.  We suffer from high rates of poverty, school dropouts, adult illiteracy, unskilled labor, crime, poor health, even obesity.  All of these have huge social and economic costs.

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Life with Great-grandpa

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Every time I walk down the hallway in my house, I see my great-grandfather. His portrait hangs there, painted by his son, my grandfather.
I don’t know much about John Allen Hearn; he was born on March 12, 1839, in Arkansas. Somewhere along the way he married Sarah Josephine Yates. They had 12 children, of whom my grandfather, Hubert Watson Hearn, was the youngest.
But over a century-and-a-half later, great-grandfather’s pedigree really doesn’t matter.

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Student, teacher honorees deserve recognition

Lincoln Parish students and teachers always raise the bar for what they try to achieve in our school district.
Some, however, like to set that bar a little higher than most and on Monday the school district and community took notice.
Students Chad Hamlin, 10; Hana Le, 13; high school senior Addison Patton and teachers Karla Smith, Jordan Blachier, Jane Wallace and Corinne Nutt were named students and teachers of the year.

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Grambling introduces new athletics director

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Grambling State University officially introduced Paul Bryant, who took over on Jan. 1, as new athletics director during a Tuesday press conference at the Eddie Robinson Museum. Bryant, left, is pictured with GSU President Rick Gallot.
Photo by GLENN LEWIS/GSU Media Bureau

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Diamond ’Dogs set First-Pitch dinner

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With opening day just over a month away, Louisiana Tech Baseball’s annual “First Pitch Dinner” will be held on at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the club level of the Davison Athletics Complex.
Tables are available for purchase with a cost of $250 for a table of six and $350 for a table of eight. Single tickets are also available for purchase at $50 per ticket.

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Dunkin’ Dogs signee gets all-star invite

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Louisiana Tech men’s basketball signee Exavian Christon was nominated to participate in the 2017 McDonald’s All-American game.
The future Bulldog was one of 272 high school seniors and only one of two from the state of Arkansas announced by McDonald’s for the prestigious event which will tip off March 29 at Chicago’s United Center.
Christon, a 6-foot-4-inch guard out of Hot Springs, has had multiple games of 30+ points as well as his first career triple-double with 15 points, 11 assists and 10 steals.

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January 10th

Blankets available for elderly, disabled

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department’s TRIAD program has blankets to give to local eligible senior citizens and people with disabilities.
For qualification information or to pick up a blanket call Deputy Emma Williams at 251-6451 or go by the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex, locate on Road Camp Road in Ruston.

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Students, Teachers of the Year recognized

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Students Chad Hamlin, 10; Hana Le, 13; high school senior Addison Patton and teachers Karla Smith, Jordan Blachier, Jane Wallace and Corinne Nutt were recognized as students and teachers of the year Monday.
The ninth annual Lincoln Parish Schools Student and Teacher of the Year Awards Gala recognized these individuals for their contributions in Lincoln Parish classrooms, said Cathi-Cox Boniol, Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE Coordinator.

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Governor address shooting of Wildlife and Fisheries agent

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has deep ties to law enforcement.
Both his father and grandfather served as sheriff of Tangipahoa Parish, a position his brother holds today. Another brother serves as chief of police in Independence.
Monday evening, he and First Lady Donna Edwards hosted a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day reception at the Governor’s Mansion, which was later bathed in blue light Monday night.

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Medical parole denied to local drug kingpin

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There will be no medical parole for a Grambling man said to be a local drug kingpin and who was sentenced in October to five years at hard labor in a maximum security state corrections facility.
Instead, Willie James “Big Hip” Scott, 68, is expected to serve his sentence at Angola State Penitentiary.
Louisiana’s Board of Parole rescinded an apparent corrections department request for medical parole for Scott when they learned none of a handful of nursing homes Scott’s doctor thought might be able to accommodate him was willing to do so.

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