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July 27th, 2017

Finding beauty amongst continued chaos

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Through the chaos and celebrations on the streets of New Orleans’ world famous French Quarter, former Times Picayune journalist Chris Rose weaves his Magical Musical Mystery History Tour to several historic landmarks.
“This is unlike any tour you’ve ever been on,” he begins.
He’s right. A city known for its swamp, haunted and Hurricane Katrina tours, there’s quite nothing like this tour guided by one of New Orleans’ earliest post-Katrina ambassadors.

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Drive supplies deserving students

As summer draws to a close, the first day of school quickly approaches.
That means students will be needing school supplies.
Unfortunately, those supplies can be expensive and some residents, especially those who have endured domestic abuse or are fostering children, may find it difficult to buy supplies.
The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team and The Well Ministries, a foster care group at The Bridge Community Church, have stepped up to the plate and come together to help those families struggling to pay for school supplies.

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Media tours new suites, press box and other additions to Joe Aillet Stadium

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As Louisiana Tech looks to claim its first Conference football championship, athletics departments feel they’ve already claimed a title.
Members of the media toured the new Joe Aillet Stadium Press Box facility Wednesday morning, with Tech athletics director Tommy McClelland saying he feels it will be the best in Conference USA.

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State to talk with Union jury about dumpsters

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FARMERVILLE — A spokesman with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has confirmed the agency will soon begin talks with the Union Parish Police Jury about removing trash dumpsters located along state-maintained highways.
Information obtained through a public records request filed by The Gazette shows the Police Jury has 76 dumpsters at 27 locations which are on state highways.
Rodney Mallett is communications director for DOTD.
He said the agency recently received questions about whether the practice was allowable.

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His writing on the wall

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Press box Media Room at Joe Aillet Stadium named in honor of O.K. ‘Buddy’ Davis
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Ruston Daily Leader Executive Sports Editor O.K. “Buddy” Davis thought it was a simple, impromptu birthday gathering Wednesday afternoon in what he calls the Jack Lambert Suite at Princeton Place.
Instead, it became the memory of a lifetime.
Louisiana Tech officials gathered in Davis’ room Wednesday not only to wish him the best on his 71st birthday, but also to let him know that the Media Room at the new Joe Aillet Stadium press box is being named in his honor.

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July 26th

GEORGE ANDREWS

Funeral Services for George Andrews (93) will be held Saturday July 29, 2017 at 10:30 AM at the Christ Centered Ministries Church in Farmerville, Reverend Michael Singleton Pastor/Officiating. Interment will Immediately follow at the Antioch Cemetery in Truxno. Visitation will be held Friday July 28, 2017 from 2 Till 5PM and Family Hour (WAKE) will be from 6 Till 7PM at the Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Farmerville. Services Entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home, Farmerville Louisiana.

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PUBLIC HEARING

The following application will be considered at a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Grambling, Monday, July 31, 2017, at 5:00 P.M. in Grambling City Hall, 127 King Street. Application for: Variance for lot size from _ acre to _ acre (Single Family Residential) 8.5 ACRES: Parcel #32183080012 (7077 Highway 80)Any person interested in these matters may attend these public hearings and voice their interest.

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SEX OFFENDER

LEGAL NOTICE

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I, CHRISTIAN JAMAAL AMOS, have been convicted of 14:81.4 PROHIBITED SEXUAL CONDUCT BETWEEN EDUCATOR AND STUDENT on June 14, 2017.
My address is: 500 KIRKLAND ST. RUSTON, LA 71270.
Race: Black
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: 02/13/92
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 215
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
2td:July 25 & 26, 2017

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Prospective officer jailed in domestic violence case

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FARMERVILLE — The employment future of a man hired as a policeman by the Bernice Board of Aldermen ended before he started work with his arrest on domestic violence charges.
At its meeting July 11,
the board was asked considered hiring three full-time
officers. A report published
following the meeting stated that Chief Ricky Albritton and assistant chief
Justin Yruegas are the only
full-time employees. The
names of three potential 
new full-time employees
were submitted for the board to consider and one — Darin Owen — was approved.

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Dixie hosting VFW benefit concert

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The Dixie Center for the Arts has joined in the fight to raise funds for a new hall for VFW Parnell Burt Post 3615 by sponsoring a benefit concert from 6-9 a.m. Saturday.
After 80 years of service and due to the fact that no rebar was used to construct the foundation of the current hall, located at 200 Memorial Dr., the foundation there has large cracks throughout and has become so uneven that walls are cracking and separating on both the inside and outside and the roof has also become uneven and has many leaks.

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