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September 20th, 2018

Students ready for National Merit

The journey to become a National Merit scholar will challenge the three Ruston High School seniors named semifinalists in the 64th annual National Merit Scholarship program.
But Ruston High has a long tradition of producing National Merit Scholars, and with the guidance of their teachers and peers, it’s quite possible the community can be home to three National Merit scholars this upcoming spring.
Michael Bishop, Davis Ellis and David Griffin join approximately 16,000 semifinalist around the country to contend for scholarship totaling more than $31 million.

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Floodwaters inundate lake at N.C. power plant, raising alarm

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake.
Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said today that the dam containing Sutton Lake appears stable and they are monitoring the situation with helicopters and drones to react to what she called "an evolving situation." Company employees notified state regulators overnight that the plant was at the highest level of alert under its emergency action plan.

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Edwards wants teacher pay raise

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BATON ROUGE (AP) — As he heads into a re-election campaign year, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that a teacher pay raise will be his "number one priority" in next year's legislative session.
The Democratic governor, elected with the support of teacher unions, said he'll seek a $1,000 across-the-board pay raise for teachers in the 2019 session that begins in April. He said he'll also push for a $500 raise for school support employees, such as cafeteria workers and classroom aides.
The price tag for the raises, if lawmakers agree, would be $114 million.

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GSU enrollment climbs

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Growth in TOPS and retention help fuel increase

GRAMBLING — Grambling State University announced today its fourth consecutive annual increase in student enrollment, with 5,205 students enrolled for Fall 2018 semester.
“We are excited about the increasing number of students who are both choosing and continuing at Grambling State University,” said Grambling State President Rick Gallot.
“Across our University, we are working to provide the high-quality education and know that this Fall’s numbers are a sign we are headed in the right direction.”
The university’s enrollment growth includes a number of successes that include:

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Strong showing down under

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Hebert finishes eighth in world triathlon championships
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It was only fitting that one of Ruston’s most outstanding athletes had a magical showing in the “Land of Oz” last week.
Linzie Hebert’s showing in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia, saw the 35-year-old former Ruston High School and Northwestern State runner finish eighth in the 35-39 year old age group at the world championships.
It was a surprisingly strong start in the first swim leg of the race that set Hebert up for her remarkable finish. But she realized before race began what kind of challenge she was in for.

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September 19th

NOTICE Proposed Constitutional Amendments to be voted on at the Open Primary/Congressional Election November 6, 2018

NOTICE
Proposed Constitutional Amendments
to be voted on at the
Open Primary/Congressional Election
November 6, 2018
CODING: Words which are struck through are deletions from existing law; words in boldface type and/or underscored are additions.
Proposed Amendment No. 1
Regular Session, 2018
ACT No. 719
SENATE BILL NO. 31
BY SENATORS APPEL AND WALSWORTH
A JOINT RESOLUTION

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N O T I C E Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Article IV, Section 21(D)(1) of the Louisiana Constitution

N O T I C E
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Article IV, Section 21(D)(1) of the Louisiana Constitution, that on August 21, 2018, Entergy Louisiana, LLC (“ELL”), a public utility providing retail electric and gas service throughout the State of Louisiana, filed with the Louisiana Public Service Commission (“LPSC”) its Formula Rate Plan (“FRP”) Rider Schedule FRP Evaluation Report and Workpapers for Test Year 2017.

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09/18/2018 The Culbertson Water System is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level

09/18/2018
The Culbertson Water System is currently in violation of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for total trihalomethanes as set forth by the State [Part XII of the Louisiana State Sanitary Code (LAC 51:XII)] and the Federal Primary Drinking Water Regulations (40 CFR Part 141).

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THE VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO TOWN HALL MEETING 6:00 PM MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2018

THE VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO
TOWN HALL MEETING
6:00 PM
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH, 2018
The Village of Simsboro met in regular session on Monday September 10th, 2018 at 6:00 PM.
Council members present were Alderman Doug Durrett, Alderman Sandy Freeman and Alderman Joe Reed.
Mayor Foster opened the meeting with prayer and Alderman Sandy Freeman led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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LINCOLN PARISH SCHOOL BOARD Ruston, Louisiana REGULAR SESSION Tuesday, September 4, 2018 6:00 p.m.

The Lincoln Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Lincoln Parish School Board Office, 410 South Farmerville Street, Ruston, Louisiana. Members present were Ms. Debbie Abrahm, Mr. Otha Anders, Mr. Mike Barmore, Mr. Curtis Dowling, Mr. David Ferguson, Mr. Danny Hancock, Ms. Lynda Henderson, Mr. Trott Hunt, Mr. George Mack, Jr., Mr. Joe Mitcham, and Ms. Susan Wiley.
Ms. Lisa Best was absent.

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