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Traffic stop nets arrest

A Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Hwy 120 near Cherry Springs Road on Feb. 13, when a passenger jumped out of the vehicle and discharged a firearm in the direction of the deputy as he ran into a wooded area.

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Lowrey grandson killed in Lafayette accident, Friday

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s flag flew at half-mast Sunday, Feb. 15 in memory of ULL student Grant James Ingram, who died Friday, Feb. 13 after being struck by several vehicles as he was walking on I-10 near the Ambassador-Kaffery exit at 1:45 a.m
An 18-year-old University of Louisiana at Lafayette freshman was struck and killed as he crossed I-10 in Lafayette at l:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13. Grant James Ingram of Natchitoches, died at the scene. According to Cpl. Paul Mouton of the Lafayette Police Dept., Ingram had been struck multiple times before a woman stopped and alerted authorities. He was crossing for an unknown reason, officers stated.
 
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MidSouth donates to Sheriff’s Dept.

Abington and Sheriff Ronny Richardson with several bank employees.
MidSouth Bank recently donated furniture to The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Dept. The desks, chairs, and other items are to be used at the new criminal investigation building, which was donated by MidSouth Bank’s Pete Abington recently.
 
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Williams introduced as member of inaugural class of La. Tourism Leadership Academy

Wanda Rivers
The Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) introduced Wanda “Rainy” Rivers Williams, Administrative/Media Manager and Bookkeeper of the Sabine Parish Tourist Commission as a member of the inaugural class of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (LTLA) at its 2015 Annual Membership Meeting at Cypress Bend Resort in Many.
 
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Van Sickle named chairman

Bank of Montgomery’s Vice President Stephen C. Van Sickle II is the new Chairman for the National Rural Lenders  Association’s. The NRLA’s mission is to advocate for USDA Guaranteed Lending programs in support of rural economic development. Guaranteed lending programs fill an important gap in access to capital for farming operations, rural businesses, rural communities, not-for-profits and tribal entities.
 
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NSU programs ranked high in affordability

Three higher education websites have recognized Northwestern State University’s online bachelor’s programs in criminal justice and psychology and graduate programs for their affordability. The university’s online bachelor’s degree in criminal justice was ranked as the most affordable in country by nonprofitcollegesonline. com. NSU led the “Students Before Profits Award” rankings with a four cost of more than $3,300 less than the second ranked institution.
 
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Arrests made in recovery of stolen items

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department has arrested two people for their alleged involvement in several burglaries around Toledo Bend and Many. Warrants have been obtained for another who is currently being held in Natchitoches Parish on similar charges. Zachary C. Skinner, 25, of Natchitoches, is wanted in Sabine Parish for eight counts of simple burglary and three counts of theft of a firearm. He is currently being detained in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center for his alleged involvement in additional burglaries that occurred in Natchitoches Parish.

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Sabine Parish captures tourism awards

During its Annual Membership Meeting last week at Cypress Bend Resort, the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) announced the winners of the Louey Awards, premiere awards which honor and showcase individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to the Louisiana tourism industry. Sabine Parish won two of 14 awarded during the ceremony and were voted as winners out of 44 nominations reviewed by industry expert judges. “It is our privilege to honor those in Louisiana’s tourism industry who work diligently every day to showcase our great culture to the rest of the world,” said Darienne Mobley, LTPA co-executive director. “Their work attracted 27.3 million visitors to Louisiana in 2013 and resulted in $10.8 billion in visitor spending, stimulating the economy of the entire state.”
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Toledo Bend used as cover of travel guide

The State of Louisiana official Inspiration Guide for travel was introduced at the Annual Louisiana Travel Promotion Association (LTPA) Membership Meeting at Cypress Bend Resort January 28th. It is a traveler’s comprehensive companion with the inside scoop on where to go and what to see on your next Louisiana adventure. A compliment to the beauty of the Toledo Bend area is apparent in the cover of the guide. Featured on the banks of Toledo Bend is Cory Bahr, owner and executive chef at restaurants Cotton and Nona in Monroe. The Louisiana Office of Tourism has chosen “A Culinary Celebration” as their major emphasis in marketing the state nationally and internationally this year.

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Movies in Many offers special February

by donna smith ammons
 
Darby, our newest grandchild visited in Many for the first time last weekend. Needless to say, her great grandmother, Lois Barnhill, was thrilled. Of course, this Grammie was excited too. Oldest son Davy spent Saturday afternoon with Riley Kate and Braeden, strolling down Memory Lane. For some reason, he decided to crawl up in the attic over the garage. Several hours later, after handing down boxes of “stuff” and bins of toys, books and magazine, we started sorting. It was almost like Christmas!!

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