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District watches fire tax

“The main thing I want voters to know is that this is very necessary for the safety of the parish’s citizens and fire district firefighters,” Ford said.
The mainly volunteer force is still recruiting people to come in and give their time — the district has eight active paid firefighters including the chief to cover Lincoln Parish 24 hours a day.

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Jenkins, Bennett aid Tech win

Together, they combined for 12 completions in 21 attempts for 117 yards and a touchdown while being intercepted once.
“We had plans to play both of them,” said coach Derek Dooley. “Taylor had been practicing well during the week and, also, the schemes being used by Fresno State played into his hands.
“We’re planning to continue playing both quarterbacks and see what happens and which one can help us.”
Jenkins was seven-of-12 for 88 yards and a 27-yard TD connection to senior running back Patrick Jackson, while Bennett went five-of-nine for 29 yards.

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Don't miss your chance to participate

Maybe the months of campaigning have worn you down, with the attack ads, half-truths and questionable politics. Two of the major items on Lincoln Parish ballots — the presidential election and the race for the Senate seat — have turned nasty in recent weeks. It’s enough to make voters want to shut off the TV and the radio and stay at home.
But, no matter how strong the urge is, that’s something we shouldn’t do.

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Make sure your voice is heard

Much has gone into today’s election. A lot of hard work, and even more moolah. Landrieu has outraised Kennedy $10 million to $6 million, according to finance reports. Obama has amassed a $600 million war chest in the most successful political fundraising effort ever. By Wednesday morning, the election will have cost $1 billion with the candidates spending around $8 per vote. Both races have seen plenty of mud slung at the opposition, an ever-increasing problem in modern politics.

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HOME STRETCH

Obama, comfortably ahead in national polls, was getting a later start with a rally in Jacksonville at midday and a swing through longtime GOP bastions that might go to his Democratic Party this time.
“I feel pretty peaceful,” Obama said on the Russ Parr Morning Show.
“The question is going to be who wants it more,” he added. “And I hope that our supporters want it bad, because I think the country needs it.”
It has been the longest and most expensive presidential contest ever — featuring for the first time an African-American as a major party standardbearer.

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