Bad guys in Ruston and Lincoln Parish took it on the chin in 2011. Ruston-Lincoln Crime Stoppers, the organization that seeks anonymous tips leading to the arrest or grand jury indictment of suspected criminals, logged an almost 400 percent jump in the number of successful tips from 2010 to 2011.
It paid out just shy of five times more reward money last year than the year before. So crime must be rampant, right? Nope. What’s booming is the number of people who are calling, texting, or going online to offer a tip.
School’s back in session, but I’m still enjoying such a summertime high. This summer was such fun because Tom and I were able to get away on several little mini-excursions. One of the reasons they were so incredible is the fact that most included at least one dynamic musical performance. With everything from Earth, Wind, and Fire to Johnny Mathis, Motown to Broadway, and Chicago to The Eagles, we traversed the complete musical spectrum and even learned a little something along the way.
Our vast forestry lands in the state of Louisiana offer an opportunity for diversified incomes. A landowner can plant trees, harvest and lease for hunting purposes. These are great traditional uses for the land, but today our forests offer another opportunity: agritourism. In this article we will explore how you can make money while your trees grow.
It’s something young athletes are taught from the beginning — never give up on a play.
Always run hard to first base, even when you know it’s an easy out coming up.
Always run down the court in case there’s a chance at a rebound.
And always run out a football play in case of the chance of a late tackle or fumble.
Watch a pro game and you can often see that not happen. And it’s a very frustrating thing for a fan to watch, knowing that not adhering to a basic principle of athletic play can end up being costly in the long run.