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December 20th

Home safety stressed during holiday season

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Editor’s note: This is the third article in a three-part series as part of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Holiday Campaign. Today’s story looks at protecting families from home invasions. Last Sunday’s article focused on shopping safety, and an article on Dec. 5 focused on holiday decorating.

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Home safety stressed during holiday season

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Editor’s note: This is the third article in a three-part series as part of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Holiday Campaign. Today’s story looks at protecting families from home invasions. Last Sunday’s article focused on shopping safety, and an article on Dec. 5 focused on holiday decorating.

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Austin named Chief of RFD

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After seven months in the interim, there is a new fire chief in town.
Ruston City Council members on Friday unanimously approved Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth’s recommendation of Assistant Fire Chief James Austin to head up the Ruston Fire Department.

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Man injured in rollover

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One man received was airlifted to a Shreveport hospital Friday night after a truck rollover on La. Hwy. north of Ruston.

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7 more nabbed in Operation Roundup

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Seven new arrests have been made in the ongoing Operation Roundup, which is an operation by the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team to make nearly 100 drug arrests over the course of the next few months.
Thus far, 29 individuals have been arrested in the operation. The most recent arrests are as follows”
• Daryl Howard, 30, 1430 Oriole St. — Distribution of cocaine
• Deshun Mardis, 24, 220 Styles Ranch Road, Choudrant — Distribution of marijuana (four counts)
• Sherri Snipe Solley, 24, 2505 U.S. Highway 167 — Distribution of marijuana (three counts)

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Glen View celebrates good grade

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In this season of generosity and thanksgiv Glen View Elementary is celebrating the success of our 2010 School Performance Score. In an attempt to put into perspective what this score means to Glen View, I immediately began to think of football and more specifically the Bowl Championship Series. What mere fan can adequately explain how teams are ranked in the BCS series? The same applies to a School Performance Score. The score is a complicated method of describing a school’s academic success.

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Discipline in classroom needed

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For years, the trend has been to do away with physical punishment in public schools. In conjunction with that, large sums of money have been invested for school facilities. Beautiful new school buildings have been built with state of the art amenities.

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Reader: Tech working toward CUSA

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This is in reference to a recent Letter to the Editor concerning Louisiana Tech University not actively pursuing another conference and in particular Conference USA. Louisiana Tech has had on going communication with Conference USA over the last two years.

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Christmas, babies belong together

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what I visit with you about today is – of all things – Christmas! It has taken on a new meaning, at least new for me, this year because of – dare I say it – grandchildren?! You’ve got to be kidding me! How did I get here so fast?

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Take steps to reduce cost of heating

The first day of winter officially begins on Tuesday, but many local residents are already feeling the shiver of cold weather embrace them. Lows fell down to the 20s last week, and some locals found themselves pulling out the ice scrapers to clear off their vehicle windows.
Although the lows are not expected to be quite so harsh this week, it appears jackets and gloves would be handy to have. Lows are expected to hover around the mid 30s for most of the week. Exceptions are on Monday, where it will be slightly warmer with a low of 52, and on Wednesday, with a low down to 29.

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