We’re only one week into the prep football season, and already Lincoln Parish is a big winner.
That’s all thanks to the “Jam at the Joe.”
The five-game, 10-team high school jamboree held at Joe Aillet Stadium on Aug. 28 earned rave reviews from coaches, fans and players alike. But maybe the most important review came from creator and organizer Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO of the Ruston/Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Many people have walked into convenience stores or other businesses only to get an unwanted sniff of cigarette smoke from someone puffing away outside the door.
But a bill by state Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe, could make residents’ air a little cleaner as they pass into these places. The bill, which was approved by the House in an 81-12 vote on Monday, would prohibit smoking within 25 feet of the entrance to any building where smoking already is banned.
Earlier this week, the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team collaborated with other area law enforcement agents to arrest a big-time alleged methamphetamine distributor.
We should commend law enforcement agents — local and area — on their work in this matter. Meth is a dangerous drug, and the manufacturing and use of it poses many hazards to the user and the community.
Some locals have been ready for the holidays since they ended last year. Others are still having trouble getting into the yuletide spirit. Either way, the next couple of weeks are ripe with opportunities for Lincoln Parish residents to get into the mood for the holidays.