SIMSBORO — After the Simsboro town hall meeting earlier this month, discussion over how to move forward on the renovations of the town hall are still ongoing.
The administration of Simsboro has been looking into the renovations of the village’s original town hall, located between the police station and JR’s restaurant on Martha Street, but is trying to figure out which way is best to fund the $85,000 project.
The current town hall is located across the street.
With recent news that the burn ban in Lincoln Parish had been lifted, meaning parish residents can burn leaves and debris in their yard, a few Ruston residents got a little too excited, burning debris in their yards in an area where you can’t — the whole city.
Ruston Fire Department Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said after the burn ban was lifted in the parish, his office received calls that many people in the city limits had started to burn debris, which is prohibited inside the municipal limits.
“The city ordinance states that there is to be no open burning on the ground for leaves, debris or trash within the city limits,” he said. “The city has been operating under this ordinance for more than 20 years.”
Hope in spite of diversity was the theme of Louisiana Tech University’s Happening XXIV, which Tech President Daniel Reneau said was the largest Happening to date.
More than 1,200 Tech alumni, friends and supporters gathered in the Monroe Civic Center to take a look at the current and future state of Tech. This featured a speech by Reneau about the state of affairs, a look at the football program with new head coach Sonny Dykes and a visit with famous Tech alumnus Terry Bradshaw.
Reneau’s message was one of hope. Amidst a recent wave of state budget cuts, Tech President Daniel Reneau provided a hopeful look.