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September 3rd

State needs perception clean-up

It’s no secret the state of Louisiana has a black eye right now. Black as in “black gold.”
Perception is a funny thing, often misleading yet sometimes hard to overcome. That’s the situation Louisiana is facing in the wake of the British Petroleum Gulf oil spill.
And things didn’t get any better on Thursday when a second Gulf of Mexico oil rig exploded and burned.

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Show your support for area teams

It’s that time of year, Lincoln Parish.
No, we’re not talking about summer slowly fading into fall. We’re talking “Friday Night Lights” and college football showdowns. We’re talking about Lincoln Parish football.
Even with temperatures still in the 90s, the start of football season just seems to change the ambiance our region has. Maybe it’s because we’re home to two highly recognized college football programs in addition to some great high school and junior high teams. For whatever reason, moods just seem to brighten this time of year.

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September 2nd

Things shaping up for LPSO

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Initiative helps increase deputies’ physical fitness levels
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Either before or after a long shift chasing speeders and criminal suspects, sheriff’s deputies might be found running on a treadmill or pumping iron in the gym.
In December 2009, the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office launched an initiative designed to motivate their lawmen to get in better shape. The incentive? The LPSO would pay for the deputies’ memberships to Anytime Fitness if they chose to join the 24-hour club.
Despite the daily workout regimen in police academy, many veteran law enforcement personnel fall out of shape after a few years on the job.

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Ordering food is a game of chance

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It’s like a game. A surprise of sorts.
I sometimes tell people, “When I pick up my food at a restaurant drive-thru window, it’s interesting to see how close the food preparers get to what I actually ordered.”
Earlier this week, I ordered a chicken sandwich with no pickle and mustard added. It showed on the screen that I ordered the sandwich with mayonnaise added, and also ordered a soda. I let the mysterious voice listening to my order know I did not want a combo meal.

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Extra patrols slated for most deadly holiday

Anyone who plans to drink alcoholic beverages this weekend and through Labor Day on Monday will want to reconsider getting behind the wheel afterward. That’s because the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office will join with other law enforcement at sobriety checkpoints and patrols throughout the state to find people driving under the influence. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is providing $1.2 million to law enforcement agencies across Louisiana to conduct more than 40,000 hours of overtime patrols.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Association reports that Labor Day is one of Louisiana’s most deadly holidays, with 12 people killed on Louisiana roads last Labor Day. Five of those were related to alcohol, their report said.
Knowing how alcohol can affect a body is important in understanding when consumption becomes too much to get behind the wheel.

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GSU, Tech ready to make history

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Neighboring schools to clash in Saturday’s Port City Classic
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GRAMBLING — As Grambling State and Louisiana Tech head into new school years, the schools are also collaborating for a new beginning — and the first meeting between the neighboring universities’ football programs.
A press conference for Saturday’s Port City Classic, to be played at 6 p.m. Saturday at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, was held Wednesday at the Eddie Robinson Museum on the GSU campus with both schools feeling good about the contest.
Community Trust Bank is title sponsor for the contest.

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