This week, someone decided to do some prank calling.
Maj. Stephen Williams, spokesman for the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, said that a prank call/text message began circulating this week.
Williams said the victim initially receives a text message asking them to call a phone number. When that phone number is called, the caller hears a voice message indicating that the person has missed jury duty and will be subject to a $500 or 30 days in jail.
Williams said if residents listen to the end, it is clear that it is a hoax.
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has taken the first step in what’s expected to be a major transportation project along a portion of Cooktown Road.
Aldermen on Monday approved hiring the Riley Company of Louisiana to design improvements that will include a turning lane onto the westbound Interstate 20 service road.
The board also agreed to spend approximately $566,000 to extend Reynolds Drive from its current intersection with Goodwin Road through to Celebrity Drive. Officials say both road projects will not only help traffic flow in the respective areas, but also boost economic development.