A garage on Ridgemont Street in Ruston was destroyed during the storm Tuesday evening after it caught fire and burned down.
Ruston Fire Department Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said at approximately 8:45 p.m., the department received a call from neighbors passing by the flaming garage that sat detached from the main house. The neighbors also reportedly alerted the residents inside of the home of the fire, giving them enough time to move vehicles before the garage collapsed. Brazzel said the RFD responded, and the flames were put out within 30 minutes of their arrival.
Local banker and businessman Ronny Walker announces his candidacy for Police Jury District 12 for the Oct. 22 primary election.
Walker has served as past president of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, Louisiana Quarterback Club and Louisiana Peach Festival. He has been a past board member of the Lady Techsters Tip-off Club, Louisiana Tech Alumni Association and the University Hills Marketing Committee. He presently serves on the board of Lincoln Parish Crime Stoppers and as president of the board of directors of ARCO. Walker has lived in Lincoln Parish for 30 years.
During the Christmas season, Grambling High School students were busy with many events.
On Dec. 17, the student council sponsored a Christmas program in which students from Grambling High School and Grambling Middle School were able to showcase their talents. The GHS band performed many Christmas musical selections.
The Spanish classes at GHS helped decorate the school by creating ornaments with Spanish themes and using those ornaments to decorate a large Christmas tree at the entrance of the school.
Earlier this month, Jerusalem Baptist Church in Calhoun took the time to say “Thanks” to a group of individuals who have served the area by educating future leaders.
A group of 25 retired teachers, all 85 years of age and older, as well as more than 200 supporters, showed up to the Lincoln Parish Library in their Sunday best on Jan. 6 for the church’s inaugural Retired Teachers’ Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
The Rev. Don J. White, pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church, presided over the ceremony, which included musical performances and the presentation of plaques.