Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt resigned as head coach of the Lady Techsters basketball program, admitting in a statement that he had engaged "in a relationship that has negatively affected the people I love."
Tech made the announcement Thursday afternoon in a release featuring brief statements from the university and Summitt.
Ruston Parks and Recreation’s Recreation Supervisor Ashlynn J. Shell announced the hiring of a new contract employee who will teach guitar lessons by appointments.
Cain Budds received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in classical guitar performance at Arizona State University where he was a student of Frank Koonce. While in residence there, he served as a teaching assistant and faculty associate in the internationally recognized classical guitar program.
An amended ordinance unanimously passed by Ruston aldermen on Monday will make it necessary for business owners to take a few extra steps before they can open businesses in a residential area.
The city’s transition zoning ordinance allows doctors’ offices, attorney’s offices and some other businesses to locate in the first lot of a residential area — if it’s next to a commercial or industrial zone. The previous ordinance also allowed some other businesses not specified in the ordinance to set up shop in the first residential lot if they were approved by the Board of Adjustment.
The amended ordinance means instead of obtaining only Board of Adjustment approval, business owners must get the OK from the Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council, which can add restrictions to make the business more compatible with the neighborhood.