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Area officials lobby for Sparta in capitol

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Lincoln and Union parish officials have hit a few roadblocks while trying to obtain federal funding for a project that would enable area residents to use Lake D’Arbonne as their primary source of potable water.

Water needs run deep for Lincoln and Union parishes, but it’s unclear if the area will get any help from the federal government in the near future.

Last week, Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth, Lincoln Parish Administrator Courtney Hall, Jury President Theresa Wyatt, Farmerville Mayor Stein Baughman and Union Parish Police Juror Jerry Rugg traveled to Washington, D.C., to make their pitch to preserve the Sparta Aquifer.

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