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First black sheriff in St. Helena Parish

– The first black sheriff in the history of St. Helena Parish has taken his oath of office. Nathaniel “Nat” Williams was the chief criminal deputy under former Sheriff Ronald “Gun” Ficklin before becoming sheriff. He was sworn-in during ceremonies on Friday. Ficklin resigned as sheriff after pleading guilty to 17 federal counts last year.… Read More »

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Ark. panel rejects resolution congratulating Obama

An Arkansas House committee has rejected a resolution congratulating President Barack Obama on his electoral victory after some lawmakers questioned wording that referred to the United States being founded by slave owners. Six members of the House Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs voted Wednesday to recommend the nonbinding resolution to the House, while… Read More »

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Awards Melanie L. Campbell Social Action Award

– In recognition of her outstanding work as a civic leader, public administrator, and civil rights activist, Melanie L. Campbell was presented the Althea T. L. Simmons Social Action Award during Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s 49th National Convention held recently in Orlando, Florida. The award was presented by Dr. Louise A. Rice, national president of… Read More »

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