There was “a whole lot of squawking going on” under Louisiana Tech University’s Argent Pavilion on Friday.
That’s the way Kip Franklin, director of the Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, described an emergency responder communications drill that involved checking radio frequencies.
Representatives from local fire and police departments, as well as Louisiana State Police, the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and regional emergency personnel spent several hours testing their radio communication skills.
Ruston High School football players will have a much more impressive place to prepare for the field this fall.
This week, the players’ belongings are expected to be moved to the more than 100 lockers at the new 19,000 square-foot field house, named after legendary coach Jimmy “Chick” Childress.
“We’ve been to West Monroe, Ouachita and other places, and we don’t think anyone has bragging rights over us now,” RHS Principal Mike Milstead said at the school board meeting last week, which was held in the new facility.