Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT
Top: New Habitat homeowner Lou Moss (left) shares a hug with Lincoln Parish Habitat for Humanity President Nancy Bergeron. Bottom Left: Around 50 university students, Habitat for Humanity members and community residents came out Saturday to see the new Habitat for Humanity home. Bottom Right: Homeowner Lou Moss takes a moment to talk to Tech senior architecture student Alex Chapman during Saturday’s open house ceremony.
The hug said it all.
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Louisiana Tech University’s football team lost out on a bowl berth Sunday and now they’ve lost their head coach.
Sonny Dykes, who had a highly successful three-year stay with the Bulldogs’ program, has been chosen as the new head coach at the University of California.
The 43-year-old native of Lubbock, Texas, and son of former legendary Texas Tech University Head Coach Spike Dykes accepted the position on Wednesday and was unveiled as the Bears’ new leader by Cal Athletics Director Sandy Barbour.
At approximately 5:36 p.m. Friday, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 20 about 12 miles west of Ruston.
The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2002 Nissan Maxima, driven by 34-year-old Heather Berry, of Ruston, was traveling east on Interstate 20 when the Nissan ran off the left side of the road.
Two public hearings will be held Tuesday as the Lincoln Parish Police Jury meets on the thrift floor of the Lincoln Parish Courthouse.
At 6 p.m., the jury will host a public hearing for the purpose of receiving public comments concerning proposed road abandonments.
The roads being considered for abandonment are Alexander Road, Buck Branch Road, Grover Road, Hanks Road, Hayhouse Spur, Lake Foursome Road, Lester Road, Liggin Bluff Road, McFerring Road, Millie Road, Mill Creek Road, Murphy Road, Ruel Road, Shelby Road, Straughter Road, Washington Road Spur and Woodard Road.