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July 27th, 2016

Community members receive mentor certification

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Teach One to Lead One trains 24 local citizens for upcoming school year
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More than 24 Lincoln and Union Parish law enforcement, educators and church leaders spent six hours training to become Teach One to Lead One certified mentors Tuesday at the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Safety Complex.
Felisha Hunter, Teach One to Lead One global program manager, said the community mentor program teaches universal principles of Christian scripture to at-risk students toward a life of purpose.
Teams of certified community mentors will lead at-risk children through the 14-week program.

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Citizens group files suit against Police Jury

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A group of Lincoln Parish residents calling themselves The Association of Under-Represented Citizens of Lincoln has filed a lawsuit against the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.

The suit, filed July 21 in 3rd District Court, alleges the jury “barred” majority African-American districts from “participating in the determination of how public funds are to be expended.”

The association wants a preliminary injunction issued against the jury.

Parish Administrator Courtney Hall said the suit is without merit.

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Tech duo on Biletnikoff Watch List

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Louisiana Tech receivers Trent Taylor and Carlos Henderson have been named to the 2016 Biletnikoff Award Preseason Watch List, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club (TQC) Foundation, Inc., the Florida-based creator and sponsor of the Biletnikoff Award.

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Former Saint Galette out for season again with Achilles injury

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The Washington Redskins were dealt a big blow before the start of training camp when linebacker Junior Galette tore his right Achilles tendon and is out for the season.
Galette missed last season with a torn left Achilles tendon. This latest injury came while preparing for camp. He tweeted about it Monday, and coach Jay Gruden confirmed Galette’s status Tuesday.

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GSU initiatives benefit parish

Sixteen years ago, Congress created the Delta Regional Authority to improve economic opportunities in its eight-state region by helping build communities and creating jobs so as to better the lives of the region’s 10 million people.

Because Louisiana is part of the delta region, Lincoln Parish residents stand to benefit from the authority’s programs. One of those programs came a bit closer to home recently, when Grambling State University was selected to be part of authority’s HBCU Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Initiative.

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Thin Blue Line needs fattening

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For more than 40 years, I’ve listened to police scanners 24/7, 365 days a year.
It’s a practice I picked up from my Great Aunt Betty. Aunt Betty lived alone in a second story apartment in an older section of Shreveport. The voices coming from the scanner not only kept her company, but also kept her safe. Nobody would try to break into her place with all that talking going on, she figured.
When I became a reporter, listening to the police, fire, airport and emergency medical services transmissions became more of a professional charge than an informational pastime.

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NAMI provides support, emergency numbers

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In these trying times, you may be seeking a mental health service or care provider.
Know what type of treatment or care you need, and then you will know what type of service or which provider to search for.
Listed below are crisis helplines and other local emergency numbers, and local mental health and other complementary service providers.
Crisis Helplines
• Police (who will contact the Crisis Intervention Team, if needed) and Emergency (fire, police and ambulance) 911 or check local listing.
• Behavioral Health Clinic Hotline — (800) 256-2522.

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Library to present reading medals at ceremony

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The Lincoln Parish Library Children’s Department reminds readers that reporting books read for the 2016 Summer Reading Program ends today. The Closing Party, including awarding Summer Reading Medals to those who reached their goal, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Library Events Center.

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July 26th

’Dogs meet press at C-USA Media Days

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IRVING, Texas — It’s the time of year a college football coach loves.
Preseason practice is days away from beginning with the kickoff to a new season coming a few weeks after that.
Attending Conference USA Media Days Monday, Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz was clearly in one of his favorite elements.
“I enjoy this part of it,” Holtz said. “I enjoy talking a little bit about the season and creating the excitement and the energy in the Conference USA.”

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Tech cross country announces slate

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Louisiana Tech head cross country coach Gary Stanley announced the 2016 cross country schedule Monday with the Mook Triple-Duals highlighting the slate on Sept. 17.
The season kicks off Sept. 10, with Tech competing in the New Orleans Invitational, hosted by the University of New Orleans.
Just a week later, Tech returns home to host the third annual Mook Triple-Duals on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Tech Farm.
The final two events of the season will feature a highly talented field, first on Oct. 7 at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station.

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