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The Grambling State University College of Business is currently sponsoring a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Room 262 of Jacob T. Stewart Hall on the GSU campus. IRS-certified community volunteers are providing free federal and state tax preparation. Program hours are from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays, 2-7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturdays. All returns will be electronically filed.

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Wading through water bill woes

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Grambling moves to correct 19 citings within department

GRAMBLING — Grambling Mayor Ed Jones announced several moves directed to eliminate billing problems in the town’s water department during Thursday’s monthly Town Council meeting at City Hall.
Jones said an audit of Grambling’s 2009 budget found 19 citings of problems in the town’s water department. That led Jones to revamp the department. He introduced during Thursday’s meeting two new water department employees, Marjorie Prudhomme and Ida Ary.
“We have to get a grip on some of the problems in our Public Works department,” Jones said.

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Back to back fires

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Lincoln Parish Fire District responded to two calls over the weekend, both within a short time of each other.

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TASC battles truancy

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Shealy: Parental involvement is equalizer

By Elizabeth DeGrie
elizabeth@rustonleader.com
The Lincoln Parish Truancy Assessment Service Center believes key factors have been identified in helping win the fight against truancy.
These findings were revealed during the monthly meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board on Tuesday night.
According to the TASC website, research has shown that truancy is one of the first indicators that serves as a link to future juvenile crime.

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Mt. Zion, NAMI host program

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Recently, volunteers from NAMI Ruston, the local affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, partnered with the Mount Zion Baptist Church to raise awareness about mental illness.

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Truancy, dropout battle important

The Lincoln Parish School Board and the Ruston 21 Education Committee are working to make Lincoln Parish the top district in the state by 2017. One of the obstacles to achieving that designation is the 73 percent graduation rate within the parish.
Tied closely into the graduation rate is the truancy rate, which Andy Shealy, director of the Truancy Assessment Service Center program, said was 3.23 percent for the fall semester.

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Kicking the habit is worth the pain

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Some people are serious about their caffeine.

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Packers’ defense plays big role in championship

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You wanted an old-fashioned, smashmouth Super Bowl.

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Techsters on a big roll

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Win over Fresno State pushes streak to nine
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If the …. are feeling pumped up with enthusiasm today after winning the Super Bowl on Sunday, imagine how Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters must be doing.

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Bulldogs lose at Fresno State, 72-64

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FRESNO, Calif. — Senior guard DeAndre Brown scored a game-high 23 points, but the Louisiana Tech men’s basketball team lost 72-64 to Fresno State in front of 9,059 fans at the Save Mart Center.

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