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Is Sparta substitute feasible?

“Ten million gallons a day off the top of Lake D’Arbonne amounts to 1/64th of an inch,’’ McGee said. “The bottom line: 10 million gallons of water a day should not prove to be an issue for the lake.’’
McGee made his remarks Monday night at a meeting of the Bayou D’Arbonne Lake Watershed District.
McGee said the lake loses 50 million gallons of water per day to evaporation and that the daily yield — the amount of water that comes over the spillway — is 200 million gallons a day.
Union and Lincoln parishes both hold rights to the lake.

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’Dogs have tough Broncos next

“We have to be focused totally on Boise State. That’s a great team we’re going to be playing.”
And little introduction should be necessary for anyone even remotely familiar with college football.
The Broncos (5-1, 2-0) were last year’s Cinderella story in college football, going a perfect 13-0 and finishing among the top 20 teams in the country. The final victory was that wild Fiesta Bowl decision against favored Oklahoma.
“We realize what we’re going to be facing Saturday,” said linebacker Quin Harris. “Boise State is a tremendous team with a lot of talent.

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State money a boon for parish

Choudrant’s $25,000 will help firefighters serve the small community by providing more air tanks and air-tank refilling gear. Mayor Bill Sanderson said the opportunity to purchase the equipment will keep the local fire department from having to travel into Ruston to refill, saving valuable time and possibly helping save lives.
Dubach will receive a $35,000 grant to help fund a new garbage truck for public works.
Simsboro will be able to renovate a community building located across the street from the town hall into a place for seniors and youth with its $25,000 from the state.

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Film industry benefits north LA.

It also brought Hollywood to north Louisiana. Movies that were being filmed in New Orleans embraced Shreveport as their new movie set.
But how has this changed residents’ lives?

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Grant backs airport lights

This is the second grant provided to the local airport by the DOTD for a generator in the last couple of years. The first generator was used for the runway lights to allow planes to land safely despite power outages.
“What drove a lot of this is a lot of airports during Katrina and Rita were without power,” said Ben Humphries, chairman of the Ruston Airport Authority. “On these two particular projects (the DOTD) pays 100 percent. These are basically grants which are usually for safety upgrades.”

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