Winter Storm Thor dropped its hammer on Lincoln Parish overnight, but the blow wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
“I think we skirted this one,” Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker said today. “We were just right on the edge.”
Most roadways remained open and, as of early this morning, no major power outages had been reported. Even Ruston’s Bonner Street bridge, generally the first to be shut down, stayed open. The Everett Street bridge was closed.
At 9:43 p.m. Thursday night, Grambling Police Department arrested one man on charges of cruelty to a juvenile.
On Wednesday, GPD received a call in reference to a report of a 7 month old at Northern Louisiana Medical Center who had reportedly ingested some form of medication. The emergency room did a toxicology report and the results showed the baby ingested opiates and methamphetamines.
On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Bobby Jindal signed into law his historic package of education bills that marked sweeping reform to the state’s public education.
Locally, many teachers, residents and community members were on edge while the bills were debated in the House and Senate. The representatives and senators that represent Lincoln Parish in the state Legislature had mixed feelings about the bills and shared some of those thoughts with the Ruston Daily Leader.
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony Oct. 30 for JPS Realty. Tami Alexander, owner and agent was proud to have her parents, John and Connie Lockwood in attendance, visiting from Ohio.
Broker/Owner — Tami L. Alexander. Agents — Kim Brasher, Turner Brasher, Briley Cotton and Aimee Rambin.