Good things are happening in Lincoln Parish and there are even more exciting times to come. That’s the message 10 local elected or appointed officials brought to about 100 parish residents gathered Monday night for the first Lincoln Parish United community update.
Patrick Walsh, an associate media relations director with the Louisiana Tech University Communications Department, was arrested in the early hours this morning for domestic abuse battery, a misdemeanor charge.
Facing tough financial choices, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury passed a motion at last week’s monthly meeting to maintain the same budget award requests for 2014 as were given in 2013.
Several agencies that receive funds from the LPPJ requested increases for 2014, including a 70.73 percent increase requested by the Lincoln Parish District Attorney’s Office. The Lincoln Parish DA’s Office requested $289,660, a $120,000 increase over the $169,660 the agency received last year.
Youth of all ages could be seen in a flurry of activity as the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana finished the final summer camp session last week.
Ruston Elementary School student Cha’lea Green, 11, was a first-time camper and attended to engage in various activities.
“I (attended so I) would have something to do instead of hanging around the house, watching TV and eating,” she said. “I like playing basketball here, and I like the field trips. We went to Tech pool, Lincoln Parish Park and the movies.”