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UPPJ rescinds split request

However, the resolution caused an immediate negative reaction from local legislators, who were not informed of the Police Jury’s intentions until the bill had already been filed with the state legislature.
State Sen. Robert Barham, R-Oak Ridge, who represents Union and Morehouse parishes, and Rep. Hollis Downs, R-Ruston, who represents Union and Lincoln parishes, said they were not informed of the intention of the jury to split the districts.

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Bearcats get past East St. John

With the victory, Ruston (20-14) reached the 20-win plateau under first-year head coach Toby White and sent the District 5-5A third place finisher back to the New Orleans area with a final mark of 13-14.
“We were able to get some runs early and then hold on in the last inning to get the win,” said White. “Fortunately, we had enough runs. East St. John had a home run in the last inning, but we were able to get the win.”

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CASA ignites future of children

CASA volunteers also explain the often complicated legal events to the children and encourage them to express their own opinions and views.
There are more than 52,000 volunteers nationally and 48 in the Third Judicial District that is comprised of Lincoln and Union parishes. This chapter recently celebrated five years in this area — an important milestone for a volunteer-driven organization.

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Feeling hunger pains again

Many of us grew up knowing that secondary education was a fairly feasible goal to have; with recent incentive programs such as TOPS and MTAG, it has become easier than ever to attend college. All that is required are semi-decent grades and a little bit of planning, yet so many young Americans are missing the boat every year.

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Standoff ends in suicide

Brown said the victim was able to talk to Mack and calm him down.
She reportedly told him that she would give him a ride back to his truck, which he had parked in nearby woods.
“She got in the car making him believe her intention was to take him back to his truck, locked the door and sped away,” he said.
“On her way to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, she ran into a neighbor and told them what had happened, who in turn called us.”

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