Firefighters from the Ruston Fire Department underwent Hazardous Material Training Wednesday at Coastal Chemical Company under the auspices of officials from the LSU Fire and Emergency Training Institute. Pictured are firefighters undergoing a simulated decontamination. The drill had firefighters patch a hole in a ruptured tank leaking chemicals before they practiced decontamination.
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The Lincoln Parish School Board approved the assignment of the oil, gas and mineral lease for additional land Tuesday.
The resolution authorizes the Louisiana State Mineral and Energy board to act on behalf of the LPSB to accept nominations, advertise for and accept an award bid and execute oil, gas and mineral leases, George Murphy, chief financial officer and business manager, said.
The school board previously met in a special meeting in April to approve the same type of resolution for a different parcel.
Paige Oliver, executive vice president, Investor Relations and Strategic Initiatives at Community Trust Bank, was among the 160 bankers who received graduation diplomas on June 1 from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
This three-year program provides students with detailed courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects. Students traveled from 20 states and Mexico to participate in the graduate program.
Morgan Pressley performed in Railroad Park for Ruston’s Teen Challenge, part of a statewide Louisiana Teen Challenge program held Saturday. The group sponsored a walk before eating lunch and listening to music in Railroad Park to raise awareness about their efforts to break the chains of addiction.