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July 19th, 2016

LPSO brings back Neighborhood Watch

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is bringing back an old program with a new twist.

Neighborhood Watch makes its official comeback from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Lincoln Parish Public Safety Complex, located on Road Camp Road. The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Neighborhood Watch or in starting a Neighborhood Watch program.

The revived program will include not only the traditional neighborhood organizations and signage, but also a social media presence, Sheriff Mike Stone said.

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LPL presents a lesson in fun

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The Lincoln Parish Library hosted a children’s event, “Pop-Up Hoop Jam!” in which Jennette Ginsburg, right, from Hey Now! Hooping! taught attendees of all ages how to hula hoop. Samantha Anderson, 4, left, listens as Ginsburg tells her how to properly pick up a hula hoop.

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Panel suggests rezoning of lot

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Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission is recommending to the Board of Aldermen that a lot on the corner of Wynnwood Avenue and North Trenton Street be rezoned from its current residential designation to a commercial node.

But Monday night’s vote in favor of developer Frank Cordaro’s request came over the objection of a group of nearby property owners.

Residents said the single-story office building Cordaro plans to construct on the lot would lead to increased traffic, decreased property values and drainage issues.

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Dubach names fire board representative

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Ralph Bruce was named Dubach’s fire department representative to the Lincoln Parish Fire Protection District No. 1 Board of Commissioners.
Bruce takes over the position immediately after the town council approved his appointment at the council’s regularly scheduled meeting Monday.
Town Clerk Pamela Delp said Bruce will represent the municipality during Lincoln Parish Fire District meetings.
Councilman Robert Colvin said the appointment was good for the town.
“He’s a hard worker,” Colvin said. “I think he will do a terrific job.”

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Man charged with robbery

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A Ruston man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center charged with armed robbery stemming from an alleged incident at an illegal dice game.
Germil Deantonious Rhone, 23, of 1406 Cardinal St., was arrested by parish sheriff’s deputies July 15, and charged with committing armed robbery with a gun, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The episode leading to the robbery charge occurred during the early morning hours of July 7, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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NCLAC calls for photography entries

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North Central Louisiana Arts Council has partnered with Driggers Outdoor to present an opportunity for NCLAC member artists.
One NCLAC member artist will be chosen from entries received to have an image of his/her artwork publicly displayed on a billboard for a six-month period of time.
The featured artist will change every six months per chosen media.
The dimensions for the artwork or photograph of the artwork must fit a 3:1 ratio being that the size of the billboard has a 30ft width and 10ft height.
The fall 2016 call is open to photography submissions.

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Award-winning season for Tech

It’s been an award-winning summer for former Louisiana Tech athletes, something of which both the university and the Ruston Daily Leader are proud.

Already this summer former Lady Techsters basketball standout and head coach Teresa Weatherspoon was named one of the WNBA’s 20 Greatest Players of All Time and former Dunkin ’Dogs standout P.J. Brown, who won an NBA championship with the Boston Celtics, was inducted in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.

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July 18th

Clemency: King

I, MARK KING, DOC#130019, have applied for clemency for my conviction of 2nd degree murder. If you have any comments, contact the Board of Pardons (225-342-5421)
3td: July 17, 18, 19, 2016

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Section 8 Public Hearing

Public Notice
Section 8 Housing Assistance
Public Hearing
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has called a hearing to request input from the public to discuss the mission, goals, and objectives of the Section 8 Housing Assistance Programs Administered by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury. Copies of the plan shall be on display from now until the hearing to be held at 829 E. Georgia Avenue, Suite 7, Ruston, LA.
When: Thursday, September 08, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Where: At the Housing Program Office, 829 E. Georgia Avenue, Suite 7, Ruston, LA
1td: July 18, 2016

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Advertisement for Bids

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be accepted in the Purchasing Department, located at 403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana until 2:00 p.m. CT August 15, 2016 at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
Bid # 50018-170001: Pest Control
A MANDATORY Pre-Bid conference will be held on August 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.. at the address stated above.

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