GRAMBLING — Grambling State University took some time out to remember the first dean of the college’s School of Nursing, Betty E. Smith, when they named the nursing building in honor of her with a ceremony in front of the building Wednesday.
Many of Smith’s friends, co-workers, colleagues, students and family members were in attendance for the event, which President Frank Pogue said was very important to the university.
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury started the process to make repairs to the Federal Building roof during its monthly meeting last week.
Jurors on the Public Property and Building Committee moved to authorize advertisement for bids to repair leaks to the roof of the Federal Building, located at 201 S. Vienna St. in Ruston.
The City of Ruston website says the solid, rectangular structure, completed in 1909, was the first one to be built in Ruston with Indiana limestone and today is one of only two buildings made of limestone in the city.
Area motorists are going to have to wait a few more weeks before they travel on East Kentucky Avenue between Cedar Creek Road and Commerce Street. That’s because the bridge replacement on East Kentucky Avenue is taking longer than expected.
The roadway isn’t scheduled to reopen until Sept. 8 — a month later than originally planned.
“Just bear with us,” Kendal Terral, of Terral Construction, the Farmerville company building the new bridge, said.