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June 8th, 2013

Drug bust in Ruston

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Through efforts of the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team (LPNET), two Ruston residents were placed behind bars in the early morning hours Friday with multiple charges mostly related to large quantities of various drugs.
LPNET investigators — a conglomerate of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Ruston Police Department, the Grambling Police Department and the Third Judicial District Attorney’s Office — along with the assistance of SWAT Teams from both the RPD and LPSO, executed two different search warrants on residences they believed to be involved with narcotics trade.

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Grambling makes money move

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Residents of Grambling should be glad to know city officials are working diligently to save the city money, as the aldermen showed by approving a resolution to amend the Certificates of Indebtedness from a loan taken out in 2005.

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Levy reappointed to state Board of Regents

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Ruston resident Robert W. Levy has been reappointed to the Louisiana Board of Regents for another term.
This reappointment marks Levy’s 12th year on the Board and designates him as the longest serving current member on the Louisiana Board of Regents.

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Miss Juneteenth finalists

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Pictured above from left to right during Friday’s Miss Juneteenth Pageant in Grambling are first runner-up Alexis Felton of Grambling, 2013 Miss Juneteenth Jade Colton of Simsboro and second runner-up Armani Jackson of Simsboro.

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Little Miss Juneteenth Pageant finalists

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Pictured above from left to right during Friday’s Miss Juneteenth Pageant in Grambling are 2013 Little Miss Juneteenth first runner up Amaya Major of Ruston, 2013 Little Miss Juneteenth Sydney Millage of Grambling and second runner-up Mar Kaylia Buggs of Grambling.

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Keep crime down by keeping kids busy

The Louisiana summer months are upon us and it’s beginning to get hot. It’s unfortunate, but like the temperatures, statistically, crime will also rise.
According to the FBI crime statistics, the crime rate typically increases between 6 and 16 percent, with a medium of 10 percent, during the months of June, July and August. Violent crime usually increases by 13 percent.

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Life lessons from a bicycle

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I hated to see May end.
Don’t get me wrong — it was nice to get the school year to an endpoint. And my compulsively organized self was relieved to see my office and desk take on a more respectable look. Plus my legs were especially glad to see the calendar clear off a bit. However, none of that contributed to my dismay in seeing May give way to June.

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Big Brother is watching

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For those who have been regular, law-abiding taxpayers, you might believe that the branch of our bureaucracy, the Internal Revenue Service, is doing its predictable outstanding job. After all, although we do not particularly enjoy paying taxes, we know as responsible citizens, that it government cannot operate on a whim and promise, although things such as increasing debt and printing more money do come into play. There are those who need assistance of various types, for example, social security recipients. There are some other arenas that are of vital importance to our nation’s security that must be paid for, and this cannot occur without a payment of a fair amount of taxes.

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Dubach Revitalization and Coalition elects officers

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The Board of the Dubach Revitalization and Coalition, Inc. met recently to elect new officers. The new officers and board members attending are shown from left to right in the above picture: Maggie Brown, president, Fellowship Baptist Church; Hattie Graham, Church of God in Christ; Billie Jenkins, First Baptist Church Dubach; Glenda Knowles, secretary, Hico Baptist Church; Judy Beavers, Treasurer, Dubach United Methodist Church; and Evelyn Graham, Greater Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Not pictured is Denine Stringfellow, vice-president, Church of the Living God.

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Stanley, Lovell: ‘bargain’ track gems in parish

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On the bargain “aisle” for collegiate track and field coaches, there are few better buys than Gary Stanley and Bertram Lovell.
Talk about the best bang for the buck, but the veteran leaders for the Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University programs make Dollar General and Family Dollar look like Tiffany’s.

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