An estimated 70 area residents showed up at the Lincoln Parish Library on Tuesday at either of two sessions designed to foster a better understanding of the Geographic Information Systems Office website.
The recently updated website — www.lincolnparish.org — contains tabs to a diversity of data, such as property information, online maps and local government contacts.
During Tuesday’s meetings, Lincoln Parish GIS District Chair Pam Jones and GIS Analyst Jackson Matthews used a projector to show attendees inside the library meeting room how to navigate the website.
Appropriate for this time of year, Ernie Stevens, director of the Louisiana Military Museum, said he has one more reason to be thankful.
“I’ve been looking for a knot board for 18 years,” Stevens said. “And it’s extremely hard to find an original one too. Now we have one.”
After touching base with area resident and former coast guard member Dennis Penuell, along with active coast guard member, Brett Anderson, the board was commissioned and specifically made by Penuell and Anderson to be donated to the museum.
A Ruston man was arrested and charged with two counts of simple battery, one count of false imprisonment and one count of resisting an officer late Monday night, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office.
According to the arrest affidavit, two officers arrived at 11:30 p.m. Monday at 171 Larrance Orchard Road in reference to a battery complaint.
Officers then made contact with the victim who reportedly stated that she was being forced to leave the residence by Kenneth Hensley, 43, of 179 Downs Road, according to the report.
A Sterlington man was reportedly shot by officers following a police chase early Thursday morning.
Louisiana State Police, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office assisted Monroe Police Department in a two-parish vehicle pursuit, which ended in the shooting of the suspect driver, identified as 36-year-old James Hemphill, of Sterlington.