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June 11th, 2014

Perfect audits reported for 2013

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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury was given an unqualified opinion for the 2013 audit in Tuesday night’s regular meeting, which, according to CPA David Hartt, is the highest achievement for an audit.
“We saw no findings and everything looked really good this year,” Hartt said.
Total costs for the year were $14,545,767 and total revenues were $15,186,084.
Assets for the year amounted to $63,527,353 against total liabilities of 8,364, 216, leaving the total net position slightly over $55 million — an $85,000 increase over 2012.

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Grambling NAACP awards two student scholarships

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The recipients of the 2014 academic scholarships from the Grambling Branch of the NAACP were two young ment from Grambling High School — Adarian Williams and Jaylon Wright.
Each recipient received $500 and will attend Grambling State University. The checks were presented to the young men at the annual Freedom Fund Scholarship Banquet by the Chair Larry Jones.

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Juneteenth pageant set for 7 p.m. Friday

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17 area young ladies set to vie for the three crowns
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Keep children safe online

Earlier this month, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced the arrest of 19 individuals as a result of Operation Broken Heart, a coordinated enforcement effort aimed at apprehending offenders engaged in exploiting children.
This effort was conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force, and came just in time for June’s observation of National Internet Safety Month.

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War stories bring lessons for life

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I remember the night Operation Desert Storm began. It was Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1991.
I was listening to National Public Radio as I drove home from tutoring a student in my study skills class. I was a graduate assistant at Louisiana Tech University. Shortly after 6 p.m., the regular NPR broadcast stopped. The breaking news began.
I remember lying awake all that night watching CNN’s Bernard Shaw broadcast live from Baghdad as anti-aircraft fire aimed at American warplanes cracked around him.

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Running down a dream

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Tech’s Hadnot, six teammates set for NCAA Championships
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Louisiana Tech will compete among the nation’s best this week for a chance at individual championships as six student-athletes in five events head to Eugene, Oregon, for the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships beginning today.
Seniors Kim Francis and Trey Hadnot — both with experience competing at the NCAA Championships — make their return to Eugene and lead the Tech contingent.

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Dunkin’ Dogs add Mincy to staff

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Louisiana Tech head coach Michael White announced Tuesday the addition of Jordan Mincy as an assistant coach to the Bulldog coaching staff.
Mincy previously served as an assistant coach for the past four years, spending two years at his alma mater Kent State, one year at the College of Charleston and most recently at the University of Toledo under Tod Kowalcyzk last season.

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Faneca preparing for State HOF induction

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An exceptional college and pro football career put offensive guard Alan Faneca on the fast track to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.
As if to remove any doubts about his worthiness, the former LSU Tiger and Pittsburgh Steeler slipped in one more extraordinary accomplishment between election and induction.

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June 10th

Warrick recommended as GSU chief

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GRAMBLING — University of Louisiana System President Sandra Woodley will recommend the UL System Board of Supervisors appoint Cynthia Warrick to serve as Interim President of Grambling State University effective July 1, 2014. Warrick’s appointment will be considered by the Board at its June 27 meeting in Baton Rouge.

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Local volunteer to be honored by A+PEL

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Ruston resident Janie Humphries is among 26 school volunteers statewide being recognized today in Baton Rouge as winners of the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana Volunteer of the Year awards.
Winners will receive their awards during an afternoon reception at the Governor’s Mansion.
Humphries, retired coordinator of early childhood education at Louisiana Tech University, was nominated for the volunteer award by the Lincoln Parish school district.

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