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 Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the February Student of the Month Awards. Recognized by Rotarian Jim Hilton, each student was honored at the Feb. 22 luncheon and presented an award of achievement by club president Tom Garza. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra curricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.
Cedar Creek High School is represented by Molly Mitchell, a senior with a 4.28 GPA and 31 on the ACT. President of the Art Club, she is also secretary of both Student Council and National Honor Society. A member of the Temple Baptist Church Youth Group, Molly also participates in Homework Helpers Tutoring and the “Have a Heart” St. Jude Fundraiser. An AP Scholar, she was a Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen district winner and honored with the Ruston Masonic Honesty and Integrity Award. Molly plans to attend Baylor University or Texas Christian University to major in psychology.
After an abuse complaint made by a Lincoln Parish resident, a man was arrested Monday afternoon.
Dwaun Jarelle Harris, 26, of 217 Gahagan Road No. 32, Simsboro, was arrested for domestic abuse battery, child endangerment and child desertion after allegedly beating the mother of his two young children, while she reportedly held their 9-month-old son.
The victim filed a complaint with Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office stating that Harris had beat her after she told him she was leaving.
Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph captured Grambling State University’s audience quickly as she artistically, emphatically and elegantly punctuated the words of a song as she sang “I am an endangered species, but I sing no victim’s song.”