It’s no secret that our state colleges – Louisiana Tech and Grambling State included — have taken some tremendous budget cuts in recent years.
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s No. 1 goal in his comprehensive plan to redesign workforce development is to strengthen and prioritize community and technical colleges to match workforce needs, meet market demand and fill available jobs.
But even our community colleges weren’t spared the budget axe as the Louisiana Community and Technical College System took a $2 million cut for the upcoming 2010-11 academic year.
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has been back and forth on what to do with one piece of adjudicated property for several years now — one out of about 300 parcels in Lincoln Parish which have been adjudicated and are no longer inside the economic stream of commerce.
The question is: what is the best plan of action to sell adjudicated properties and still benefit the parish?
There are three options available:
• The LPPJ staff and attorneys work on obtaining titles themselves.
During the holiday season, many people — even frequent donors — don’t think about giving blood.
The bustle of the holiday season frequently results in a blood shortage, and LifeShare Blood Centers said that’s what has happened this year.
“We are experiencing an O negative blood shortage, which has the capability to become critical before the end of the week,” Tina Hooper, LifeShare spokesperson, said. “The extreme weather predicted adds another layer of concern, underscoring the immediate need for O negative donors to provide for patient needs through the week.”