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The addition of a 50-bed dormitory would give the Lincoln Parish Detention Center needed bed space and save money over the long run, detention center Warden Jim Tuten said Thursday. The proposed dorm is on the detention center’s capital projects wish list for the coming year. But how soon the work might start and exactly what it would cost are unknown, Tuten told the detention center commission. “We’re at the very preliminary stages of it,” he said. The 241-bed jail is full and another 28 inmates are housed at nearby facilities, Tuten said. As many as 45 inmates have been housed elsewhere to...

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05/24/2016
The application deadline to become a vendor for the 44th annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival is 5 p.m. June 10. Yanise Days, a member of the Grambling Juneteenth Heritage Festival Committee, said...
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05/24/2016
Six Lincoln Parish elementary schools librarians met Friday to review the inaugural year of the Children’s Choices program. Amy Vessel, Louisiana Tech University associate professor of curriculum,...
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05/24/2016
Louisiana Tech University closed out its spring quarter Saturday with keynote speaker John Hofmeister, founder and chief executive for Citizens for Affordable Energy and former president of Shell Oil...
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05/23/2016
Grambling State University’s College of Business maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the longest serving global accrediting body for...
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05/23/2016
Area residents across North Louisiana gathered at Interstate 20 overpasses to show their support for motorcyclists that were participating in Run for the Wall. Run for the Wall’s mission is to...
05/23/2016
She is famed as being able to make music with anything in front of her, and at 6 p.m. May 31, Lady Chops — Elizabeth Vidos— will show residents her talent at the Lincoln Parish Library. During her...
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05/23/2016
The Lincoln Parish School Board recognized the Lincoln Health Foundation for its work in the community recently at the foundation’s annual public meeting. The Lincoln Health Foundation is a nonprofit...
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05/21/2016
From left, Ruston Elementary School third graders Malachi Batiste, 9, Teion Jackson, 9, Branasia Harris, 9, and Kenija Pastor, 9, begin to clean up their classroom for the end of the school year...
05/21/2016
The Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission wants area lawmakers to oppose any move to consolidate all local sales tax collection on the state level. The commission sent a resolution to...
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05/21/2016
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series on the ongoing construction of Lincoln Parish schools. Construction on the 11,000 square foot building at I.A. Lewis includes nine full-sized classrooms,...