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Woman arrested for homicide - UPDATE

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A local woman is in jail after she allegedly killed her live-in boyfriend on Tuesday night.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office reportedly received a call around 7 a.m. Wednesday reporting the victim, Fredrick P. Abney, age 49, was deceased at his residence in PeachLand Trailer Park, located 7003 U.S. Highway 80 Lot No. 248.
According to the LPSO, they arrived at the scene and discovered suspicious injuries to the victim’s body.

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Juneteenth Festival

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GRAMBLING — The town of Grambling will hold its Juneteenth Heritage Festival from June 15-19.
Juneteenth, also known as The Emancipation Day, is the oldest known celebration to honor the freedom of slaves in the United States since 1865.
Although Juneteenth is not recognized as a national holiday, people all over the country use this occasion as an opportunity to reflect on African-American heritage and rejoice with their love ones.

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Peach Fest offers prize

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Trip to New Orleans up for grabs in cookery contest

This year’s Squire Creek Louisiana Peach Festival Peach Cookery Contest adult division grand prize winner will receive a two-night stay at New Orleans’s historic Roosevelt Hotel.
The prize package is compliments of Louisiana Life magazine, one of the festival’s corporate sponsors.
“I believe this will push the competition over the top this year,” Kim Birch, owner of contest sponsor Townsend House Gifts, said. “The more dishes you enter, the more chances you have to win.”

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Safety work planned for intersection

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After turning in a road improvement request almost five years ago, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury has finally received some good news from the state.
This means one local intersection — at Mondy and Dicks Store roads — will be made a little safer for motorists.
Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has provided a Local Road Safety Program grant for work related to the intersection, which is located about five miles south of Simsboro,
“What that is going to do is enhance the safety at that intersection. I believe they actually had a fatality there at one point,” Hall said.

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Protect home from burglaries

With the rash of burglaries in Lincoln Parish, residents may need to become more aware of suspicious behavior and more cautious of their belongings than usual.
In fact, according to the Uniform Crime Reports, compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a burglary occurs every 14.6 seconds in the United States. Most occur between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and the average burglar spends 8- 12 minutes in a home. The average loss per burglary is $1,725.

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Work together to stop bullying

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It’s amazing what some teachers don’t notice.
Or perhaps a small percentage of them simply refuse to get involved with student issues when their jobs don’t depend on it.
As an adult looking back at my childhood, I have to wonder what a few of my teachers were thinking when there was blatant bullying in the classroom.

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Waiting room leisure reading

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What a world! The waiting room opens your eyes to a world you “don’t” live in, unless you doubled your retirement or have one of those jobs with a few extra round numerical figures on the end of your salary.
Very few of us are lucky enough to achieve this goal, but with the amount of time we spend waiting in “the Waiting Room World,” it is nice to dream. I had to go in for a check-up myself. I had to wait an hour to reach the back and get my own little room. I spent 20 minutes in the little room waiting for, in my opinion, the greatest doctor in the world.

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Princess Peach Pageant

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Pictured left is Sage Elizabeth Tolar. Sage is the 4-year-old daughter of Chad and Sissy Tolar.
Pictured right is Molly Rabb. Molly is the 5-year-old daughter of Josh and Erin Rabb.
Applications are still being accepted from now until Monday for the Princess Peach Pageant.

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Parish prep squads crack Top 100 chart in baseball rankings

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Lincoln Parish may not have had any state champions in baseball this spring, but they’ve got some national recognition to carry into the 2013 season.
Four teams from the parish are included in the Top 100 of the final national polls announced for the Large School and Small School divisions by Prep Sports Nation, a bi-quarterly publication devoted to high school athletics.
Ruston High is No. 89 in the Large School category.

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J.R. joins ‘Walk of Fame’

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Former Ruston Lincoln High School star James Rodney Richard unveils his ‘Walk of Fame’ Houston Astros’ plaque that was recently presented to him during ceremonies at Minute Maid Park in Houston. Richard, the No. 1 draft pick of the Astros in 1969 following a legendary career at Lincoln High, was one of major league baseball’s most successful pitchers in the 1970s, among his accomplishments being 300-plus strikeouts twice during a three-year span.

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