E.M. Jones, center, holds his great nephew Legend Jones, 6, left, and great niece Legacy Jones, 4, right, as he prays during the opening ceremony of the city of Grambling’s Juneteenth Festival Wednesday at the Grambling Community Center. More than 70 people enjoyed an Old Fashioned Prayer meeting and watermelon feast after prayer. Festivities continue today with a Health and Wellness — Community Health Fair ending at 1 p.m. at the Grambling Community Center followed at 6 p.m. by a Economic Empowerment Workshop.
A Grambling woman faces child desertion charges today after her 4-year-old son was discovered standing the in the driveway of a neighbor’s home, barefoot and clad only in a T-shirt and underwear.
Grambling police arrested Tyesha Jefferson 27, of 182 Mansfield States, around 6 a.m. Thursday after she apparently left her sleeping child alone while she went to retrieve a lost purse from a Ruston business.
Police reports say a neighbor spotted the boy in her driveway shortly after 4 a.m. and called authorities. The neighbor told police she didn’t know the child.
Two Louisiana congressmen slammed the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday saying the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule is an overreach of authority.
“This was a deal that was made in the shadows. It’s just a federal overreach of controlling private property,” 5th District Rep. Ralph Abraham, of Alto, told the Ruston Kiwanis Club
Abraham and 3rd District Rep. Charles Boustany, of Lafayette, updated the club on several issues, including the threat of ISIS activity and the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.
Drunk driving continues to exact an epidemic toll on this nation and our region. Every year nearly one-third of all motor vehicle trafﬁc deaths involve drunk drivers or motorcycle operators.
In 2011, 9,878 people (31 percent of all fatalities) were killed on America’s roads in drunk driving crashes — about one person every 53 minutes. Holidays are particularly dangerous and the upcoming Labor Day celebration in Lincoln Parish is no exception.