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Second wreck victim dies

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A second man has died following a crash in Lincoln Parish last week.
According to a news release from Louisiana State Police, on Dec. 16, the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office informed Troop F that Andrew Perkins, 25, of Shreveport, had died.
Perkins was the best friend of Grambling State University student and wreck victim Michael Hubbard Jr., 25, according to a relative of Hubbard.

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Santa, Joy Fund group spread Christmas cheer

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GRAMBLING — There were sights to see and snacks to grab as part of the City of Grambling’s annual Christmas celebration on Saturday.
It began with a parade themed “Peace on Earth,” where participants rode vehicles or horses or marched. Among the participants was the jolly old man in red himself, who then settled in at the Grambling Community Center to hear the Christmas wishes of local children.
Resident Gardner Clark, a retired Grambling State University professor, stumbled upon the parade by accident.

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New library policy targets sex offenders

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Convicted sex offenders whose victims were under the age of 13 can only visit the Lincoln Parish Library during certain hours, according to a new policy approved by board members on Wednesday.
A 2012 state law prohibits such offenders from entering a public library, with certain exceptions. As part of Act 693, library boards must have a policy pertaining to sex offenders in place by Jan. 1.
One issue that was raised was how library board members and staff could enforce a policy to prohibit sex offenders from using the library during certain hours.

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CVB to have additional $100K a year

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Board approves bond refunding at lower interest rate
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The Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau will have an extra $100,000 a year to spend following the recent refunding and extension of a bond.
Bank of Ruston President and CVB Board Chair Bill Hogan said, about five years ago, the CVB authorized Foley & Judell, LLP, a law firm in New Orleans, to put together a bond issue and send a request for proposals to banks that might want to purchase the bonds. The monies would be used to construct the new CVB building on U.S. Highway 167.

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Pierian Club

The Pierian Club of Ruston began its 112th year on Sept. 11 in the home of Vickie Benefield. Members were treated to lemon ice-box pie and croissant roll ups served on fine china with starched napkins by co-hostesses Bobbie Sue Lann and Sharon Thomas.
Programs for the year will mainly be taken from the book “Louisiana Women: their Lives and Times.” Gaye Ross told about Sarah Katherine Stone, a Confederate woman from the Vicksburg area. Stone’s insightful and honest impressions of the hardships of Civil War life were revealed through her diaries.

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Toy drive helps more than 500

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The Ruston Jaycees held their annual Toys for Tots event on Saturday and more than 500 children received presents for Christmas morning. Toys and money were donated from community members and organizations to help provide Christmas presents to Lincoln Parish children in need.

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Tough weekend for parish hoops

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Tech, Grambling women lose; G-Men stopped
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It was a tough weekend for Lincoln Parish college basketball teams.
On Saturday, the Lady Tigers and Tigers of Grambling State University stumbled.
On Sunday, it was the Lady Techsters of Louisiana Tech University falling.
Both of the Grambling teams played on the road, with the Lady Tigers tumbling to Florida State University 96-60 and the men being a 93-45 victim of the University of Southern Mississippi at Hattiesburg.
The Lady Techsters were in Baton Rouge against LSU and lost 77-55.
Capsuling those games:
Techsters

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’Dogs play at Arkansas-Little Rock tonight

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The Louisiana Tech (8-3) men’s basketball team concludes their non-conference schedule prior to Western Athletic Conference play tonight, as they take on UALR (8-4) at 7 p.m. in Little Rock, Ark. inside the Jack Stephens Center.
The Bulldogs look to get over their recent road struggles before Christmas break as they have dropped their last two games away from the Thomas Assembly Center, but it will a tough task as the Trojans are a perfect 7-0 at home this season.

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Mandate can be good for parish

Starting with the 2013-14 school year, local teachers’ paychecks will be much more closely tied to their performance, instead of just their experience and education.
While demand and experience still account for some of the equation, the biggest factor will be the rating teachers receive on their annual evaluations.

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Be sensitive to holiday grieving

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Friday, we learned of another mass shooting. Instead of a crowded area filled with a range of demographics, this shooter chose an elementary school filled with children. Most of his victims — 27 in all — were children. The other six were adults at the school, while another was at a different location.

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