Louisiana Tech University’s annual Mayfest Music Festival was moved to The Depot from 1:30 -10 p.m. on Friday due to inclement weather.
Students, bands and other citizens enjoyed free lemonade, sweet tea provided by McCallister’s and free tacos beginning at 3 p.m. all while enjoying the music of eight area bands.
“KLPI puts on Mayfest every year to provide a fun environment for students, and to support local musicians,” Scott Cook, the general manager of KLPI said.
Drake Mills, president and chief executive officer of Community Trust Bank, was named a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 program in the Gulf Coast Area. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Mills was selected from more than 70 nominations by a panel of independent judges. Awards will be presented at a special gala Thursday at the Houston’s Hilton Americas.
Kevin Cannady knows what it’s like to deal with the effects of bad weather. For the past five days, the first responder with the Ward 2 Fire Department in Kellys, a small Jackson Parish community just south of Ruston, has been removing trees and other debris downed by the recent rains from parish roadways.
“We get called out for bad weather as much as we do for other emergencies,” Cannady said.
Two Mississippi residents were arrested Thursday on charges related to obstruction of justice.
Ruston Police Department responded to a theft complaint around Duque and Line Ave., where Wayland Dean Hill, 24, of Vicksburg, Miss., reportedly stated a black male had struck him in the face and stolen his cell phone.
Hill and his passenger Tess Aurea Barber, 21, also of Vicksburg, Miss., had allegedly picked up the black male at a local store.