Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held recently for Burkes Outlet, located at 309 N. Service Road in the Interstate 20 Shopping Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
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A Jonesboro man is behind bars on one charge of armed robbery following an incident that occurred on May 26.
According to reports, a male with his face partially covered robbed the staff of the Sonic Drive In on West California at gunpoint. Through a series of tips received by the Ruston Police Department and the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team, Phillip Leon Newton, 34, of 287 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro, was subsequently apprehended on June 19.
The Lincoln Parish School Board discussed various proposed improvements to the athletic facilities at two parish high schools at their regular meeting earlier this month.
Board members heard reports on both the proposed track at Simsboro High School and the proposed stadium renovations at Ruston High School. Contracts to research both projects were approved at the November board meeting.
Enrollment at Louisiana Tech continues to rise as the University’s Division of Enrollment Management reports an increase of 488 students, or 5.5 percent, over last year in the spring quarter headcount. Spring enrollment totaled 9,377 students.