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December 18th

Invitation to Quote

PUBLIC NOTICE
Invitation to Quote
The City of Grambling is currently accepting sealed quotes for the Demolition and Removal of Substandard Structures until 2:00 p.m. local time, January 4, 2018. Please contact Mary Gipson, Planning and Zoning Commission, City of Grambling, at 318-243-8494 or 318-247-6120, for additional information. Bid packages may be picked up and returned to the City of Grambling Town Hall from Mrs. Linda Butler, Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The City of Grambling Town Hall will be closed on December 25 & 26, 2017.

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Allen: ‘I’m proud of all of these students’

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More than 51 Ruston High School students received their certificates of completion from Teach One to Lead One.
T1l1 is a program takes at-risk students through a 14-week journey, teaching the principles based from Christian scripture through local mentors.
Walter Allen, the Lincoln Parish coordinator of the program, said having 51 students finish the program was “phenomenal” and that he couldn’t be “more proud of what they have accomplished.”
“I’m proud of all of these students,” he said. “This is something they worked hard at and they’ve earned it.”

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Local artist shares inspiration behind winning billboard art

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council recently announced their newest Driggers Outdoor Billboard winner — Deana Revels with her piece “Papaw Played Bluegrass.”
Born and raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, Revels, a local artist, said her love for art began early.

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GSU valedictorian looks ahead to bright future

Graduating with two degrees, Smiley plans to become entrepreneur, venture capitalist
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GRAMBLING — After hundreds of classes, papers, midterms and finals, Prentiss Smiley crossed the stage at Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center in commencement exercises at Grambling State University on Friday.
As the top fall graduate, Smiley had the honor of addressing his peers when he delivered his valedictorian speech.
Even though he was a double major in computer information systems and history, Smiley did not let that stop him from achieving success in and out of the classroom.

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Hope exists, even in the darkest place

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What do you think of when you hear someone talking about Domestic Abuse Resistance Team?
Is it tragic stories? Battered women and children, hiding out in a shelter? Well, certainly, these stories are part of what DART has responded to in the last 24 years.
But DART does a lot more than respond to emergencies and remember those whose lives were lost.
In addition to our shelter, where we house women and children who need a safe place to stay, we have free and confidential counseling for women and men who are victims of domestic or dating violence.

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Sitting behind the wheel of a mid-life crisis

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All I wanted was a rental car, nothing fancy, nothing flashy, just one that got good gas mileage and could get me safely to Tennessee and back to see my best friend Terry “T-bone” Presley.
My local rental car dealer recently changed hands and all the people I used to deal with there have moved on to become brain surgeons. I guess they took my renter’s profile with them, because this time, when I showed up to pick up my car, the transaction went something like this:

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Edmonson must face consequences

The Louisiana State Police motto is “Courtesy. Loyalty. Service.”
Hundreds of men and women across the state make the honorable sacrifice, and risk their lives, to uphold that motto by enforcing the laws of our state.
It is quite the noble and honorable sacrifice that makes the state troopers some of the most revered leaders in our state.
However, recent news about the department’s former highest-ranking leader has put a damper on the police force.

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Edmonson must face consequences

The Louisiana State Police motto is “Courtesy. Loyalty. Service.”
Hundreds of men and women across the state make the honorable sacrifice, and risk their lives, to uphold that motto by enforcing the laws of our state.
It is quite the noble and honorable sacrifice that makes the state troopers some of the most revered leaders in our state.
However, recent news about the department’s former highest-ranking leader has put a damper on the police force.

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Frisco, Texas: Tech’s home away from home

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FRISCO, Texas — As the Louisiana Tech football team heads west to its team hotel on Saturday in preparation for the DXL Frisco Bowl on December 20, the University brand will be prominent in Frisco, Texas and the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the next three months.
Tech fans living in and around Northeast Texas will have plenty of chances to see Tech teams in person over the next four months and won’t have to travel far as Frisco will be the athletic department’s home away from home.

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Saints’ win not a thing of beauty

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It wasn’t pretty. The New Orleans Saints’ win over the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon almost played out like a movie.
Let’s call it “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
Getting a win is always a good thing. Scoring 31 points when you’re not executing well on offense is a good thing. Reaching the 10-win plateau is a good thing.
But even with all that, it’s hard to feel good about the way the Saints played.
New Orleans outgained New York in total net yardage 416-294. The Saints won the rushing battle 131 yards to 124, and topped the Jets in passing yardage 285-170.

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