CHOUDRANT — Owners of a plot of land in Choudrant will have to wait to find out the verdict on a proposed zoning classification change.
At the Sept. 12 meeting, village aldermen were presented with a request by landowners Bud and Skip Morrison to convert a piece of property — adjacent to both Lamar Drive and U.S. Highway 80 — they own in Choudrant from a Residential 1 property to a Residential 2 property.
Mayor Bill Sanderson explained to aldermen that an R-1 property designation means that a piece of land can only be broken up into lots that are 1-acre or bigger. An R-2 designation would mean the land could be divided into much smaller lots with smaller houses placed on it.
More than 80 local girls are showing their spirit during the Pepette Cheer Mini-Clinic this week at Ruston High School.
Girls from pre-k to sixth grade have spent the week learning cheering techniques and dance moves from the Ruston High cheerleaders.
Heather Reeder, Pepette coordinator, said the event is a tradition that offers RHS cheerleaders a chance to give back.
“I came to this when I was little,” Reeder said. “It gives younger girls a chance to get to know the high school girls and hang out with them. It’s also a great way for my girls to give back to the community.”
Lincoln Parish Detention Center Warden Jim Tuten is looking into installing video kiosks to serve as informational terminals for prisoners. Although the new technology would allow prisoners more access to communication and references, the benefit is not actually meant for the inmates, but rather the judicial system and, inevitably, the Lincoln Parish taxpayer.