Business came to a standstill at some Ruston locations, and a few traffic lights were out on Monday afternoon due to a power interruption.
City of Ruston Power and Light Manager Darrell Caraway said at approximately 3 p.m., a large pecan tree limb fell down on a power line at the corner of Georgia Avenue and Minden Avenue
“It broke out of the tree, just as green as it can be,” Caraway said.
The Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators, a nonporfit that promotes the use of computers in education, recently honored one local high school teacher as state High School Teacher of the Year.
Ruston High School’s Dustin Whitlock was recognized for his contributions to New Tech @ Ruston.
Whitlock, who teaches World Geography combined with English at New Tech, said he was honored to win the award.