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Tech eager to start conference play

The Broncos (5-0) are now up to No. 20 in the latest Associated Press poll, pummeled Utah 36-3 on the latter club’s field last weekend and have nine different No. 1 listings in the current conference statistical report.
“They’re a great team that’s having a great year,” said Tech head coach Jack Bicknell.
“It’s just another tremendous challenge from our team and comes a game after we had to play another great team in Clemson.
“Offensively, defensively, special teams, Boise State doesn’t have a weakness.
They are a very sound, well coached football team.”

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Drunk driving still a problem

An unfortunate incident late at night on a rural road — it seems like the kind of tragedy that could happen to anyone, until you factor in the fact that according to Louisiana State Police the driver had been drinking prior to the crash.
Now, no only does the driver have to worry about his own serious injuries, he also has the guilt of knowing he was behind the wheel when four of his friends were injured, one severely.
He also faces consequences from the judicial system for his actions as he faces charges of DWI, reckless operation and no seat belt.

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Voices of experience win votes

Ruston’s Dan Hollingsworth and Dubach’s Margaret Rogers both ran unopposed, leaving the municipalities up for grabs in Grambling, Choudrant and Simsboro.
In Simsboro, the election was extremely close, with Willie Hendricks beating out Sybil Smalling Foster by only four votes.
Hendricks said that during his campaign one of his main statements was that he needed one more vote, which is almost fitting considering his slim win margin.
He will fill the seat currently occupied by Woodie Pritchett, who did not seek re-election.

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Choudrant council adopts two ordinances, attains service vehicle

The vote was unamious, and Ordinance 84 will become go into effect on Nov. 1.
The next ordinance to be adopted was Ordinance 85, which provided for the licensing of itinerant vendors operating in the village of Choudrant for a $50 fee.
Sanderson simplified the ordinance by saying, “This ordinance is, of course, to set a small registration fee on any vendor doing business in Choudrant that does not have as its domicile a location (or sub office) within Lincoln Parish.”

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