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January 18th, 2017

Note to bond commission: Just say yes

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Thursday is the big day. That’s when the Louisiana Bond Commission will decide whether Ruston will be allowed to issue up to $34 million in incremental revenue sales tax bonds to finance transportation projects in the tax incremental district.
The commission was supposed to have made that decision in December, but in a last-minute move, pulled the request because officials couldn’t get their heads around the concept of a TID. In fact, Ruston’s request didn’t formally get on Thursday’s agenda until Tuesday afternoon.

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Reader writes about Obamacare

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Well, the cat is out of the bag.
The Republican Party has put its targets on the Affordable Care Act.
They want it repealed.
No one should be surprised.
That’s what the president-elect ran on, and that’s what Congress is set to do.
That means 21 million families will lose their health care. Either part of it, or all of it.
I will lose my supplemental insurance, and I expect to become sicker and sicker until that day I die.
My son will lose his insurance and he will become sicker, as well.

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Miss GSU needs community’s support

Voting for the Ebony magazine’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Campus Queens Contest has been extended until 11:59 p.m. today and one local college student needs your help.
The community has another chance to vote for Miss Grambling State University Astra Watts, a senior pre-med student, and give her the opportunity to be one of the magazine’s Top 10 vote getters to land a photo shoot and magazine spread in an upcoming issue of the publication.
Currently, Watts is at No. 7, which would mean she would be one of the 10 to win the grand prize.

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Lady Cougars roar past DWCS

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Anna Larr Roberson and the Cedar Creek Lady Cougars picked up a big win Tuesday night as they roared past D’Arbonne Woods Charter School 64-14. Cedar Creek is now 16-17 overall and 3-3 in District 1-1A play while DWCS fell to 5-16 and 1-6.

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Bearcats fall in final seconds

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Cepheus Gix’s 3-pointer with three seconds remaining proved to be the difference Tuesday as Ouachita Parish escaped with a 56-53 win over the Ruston High School Bearcats in the District 2-5A opener for both teams at the RHS Gym.
Terrance Dodson and Demarques Harris scored 18 each to lead the Bearcats.
OPHS was led by Gix and Rod Hall with 16 points each.
Lincoln Prep 50,
Haynesville 42
Lincoln Preparatory School remained unbeaten in district play Friday as the Panthers roared past Haynesville.

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January 17th

GEORGIA EVELYN GRAY

Georgia Evelyn Gray, age 90 of Palm Beach Gardens, FL died January 13, 2017. Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Shiloh Cemetery near Bernice under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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FREDDY PRICE JR.

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The funeral service for Freddy Price, Jr., age 91 will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Antioch United Methodist Church on Hwy. 544 in Lincoln Parish, LA with Reverend Joe Koskie officiating the service. Burial will follow in Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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FRANK COCKERHAM

Mr. Frank Cockerham, age 72 passed away January 14, 2017 in Simsboro, LA.
Funeral Services are January 21, 2017 at 11:00am at Paradise Funeral Home in Arcadia, LA. Burial is Grambling Memorial Gardens in Grambling, LA. There is no visitation.

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RESOLUTION

The following resolution was offered by Councilmember Cathy Holmes and seconded by
Councilmember Yanise Days:
RESOLUTION
A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR CANVASSING THE RETURNS AND DECLARING THE RESULTS OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION HELD BY THE CITY OF GRAMBLING, STATE OF LOUISIANA UNDER ARTICLE VI, SECTION 30 AND 32 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF LOUISIANA OF 1974, AND OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY AUTHORITY, ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016 AND TO AUTHORIZE SPECIAL TAXES THEREIN.

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WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Further Information
Contact: Laurance Guidry (318) 861-4808
Louisiana Relay 711
APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR CCAA LINCOLN PARISH
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM
The Caddo Community Action Agency Weatherization Program is currently accepting

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