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McGrath, Harvey plan ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. John McGrath of Haughton, Louisiana and Ms. Lisa Cox of Shreveport, Louisiana are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Lynne McGrath, to Travis Lyman Harvey, II, son of Mr. John Lyman Harvey and the late Mrs. Laura Parish Harvey of Flora, Mississippi.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Colonel and Mrs. Larry Gene Conkle of Ruston, Louisiana; and Mrs. Sondra McGrath and the late Mr. John Joseph McGrath of Bossier City, Louisiana.

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Schutzman, Best to wed

Lendel and Martha Schutzman are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Kirby Noll Schutzman, of Ruston, to Garrett Allen Best, also of Ruston.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John B. Kittrell Jr. and Carolyn Kittrell, of Augusta, Ark., and Mabyn T. Schutzman and the late Calvin L. Schutzman, of Baton Rouge.

Kirby is a 2004 alumna of Ruston High School and a 2008 alumna of Louisiana Tech University.

She is employed with Community Trust Bank.

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Griswold, Henderson to exchange vows

Matthew Henderson, of Pioneer, and Erin Griswold, of Ruston, are pleased to announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Barry Griswold and Joanie and Keith Huffman, all of Ruston.

She is the granddaughter of Fran Griswold, of Lubbock, Texas, and the late Kenneth E. Griswold and Ella Juanita “Jo” Griswold, Joy Detrick, of Haughton, and the late John William Barkley.

Erin is a 2004 alumna of Ruston High School and a 2008 alumna of Louisiana Tech University. She is employed at the Pine Hills Advocacy Center.

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McGehee, Meznar marry in July ceremony

On July 2 Natalie Walker McGehee and Philip Ross Meznar were united in holy matrimony in a 2 p.m. ceremony at Christ Community Church.

The Rev. Carter Allred Johnson officiated the ceremony.

Natalie is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Wayne McGehee, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. L.D. McGehee, of Ruston, the late Mr. L.D. McGehee, the late Mrs.

Harry Everette Burrow and Dr. Harry Everette Burrow, of Ocean Springs, Miss., and the late Theodore Joseph Millette.

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Hoffman, Akin exchange vows

Anna Kathryn Hoffman and Jacob Andrew Akin were married in a 2 p.m. ceremony April 9 at Shearer Hills Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas. The wedding was officiated by Dr. J. Dowell Loftis.

Anna is the daughter of Chuck and Sandra Hoffman, of San Antonio. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Estes and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hoffman, both of Ruston.

Jacob is the son of Dan and Michele Akin, of San Antonio. He is the grandson of Catherine Jane Browne and the late Dr. Robert Browne and Francine Akin and the late William Carroll Akin.

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McMahone, Jenkins marry

Meagan Dianna McMahone, of Ruston, and Dustin Michael Jenkins, of Franklinton, were married in a 6 p.m. ceremony Saturday at First Baptist Church of Ruston.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Dr. Landon Dowden.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Don McMahone, Jr., of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Samuel Morgan, of Ruston, and Harvene Watterson McMahone, of Minden, and the late Don McMahone, Sr.

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Jackson, Barnes unite in matrimony

Hayley Chyree Jackson, of Arcadia, and Shelton Barnes II, of New Orleans, were married on July 30 at the Shreveport Convention Center at 6:30 in the evening. The Rev. Norah Banks Jr. officiated the double ring ceremony.

Hayley is the daughter of Jerry and Judy Harper Jackson. She is the granddaughter of Ben and Frankie Jackson, of Arcadia, and the late Whick and Vida Harper.

Shelton is the son of Drs. Shelton and Janet Duncan Barnes, of New Orleans. He is the grandson of Ruth Barnes, of Logansport, and the late Huey P. Barnes, and the late James and Mary Rice Duncan.

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Patrols out for Labor Day

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Police to crack down on alcohol-impaired driving

Local law enforcement agents will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend making sure that residents get home safely by enforcing the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.
In 2010, alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 42 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in Louisiana.

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Firefighters honored

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Ruston firefighters were treated to a free lunch twice last week, as locals showed them appreciation for the work they do.
The first luncheon was provided by a group of concerned citizens from the Tanglewood Subdivision.
Eric Brazzel, public education officer with the Ruston Fire Department, said the department had responded to a fire on Aug. 9 in the subdivision.

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Desegregation suit discussed

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There was discussion on Monday morning before the Lincoln Parish School Board voted to go into executive session at a special-called meeting.
The meeting was held to discuss pending litigation in the case United States of America v. Lincoln Parish School Board, which was originally filed in the 1960s. The public meeting lasted for 20 minutes, but school board members were in executive session from approximately 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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