For Lincoln Parish football fans, the wait will be over this week.
No more preseason scrimmages, practice sessions or events such as “Jam at the Joe.”
Pending weather conditions, the real season will kick off Thursday with the highly anticipated showdown of Louisiana Tech University and Texas A&M in Shreveport. On Friday, a full slate of high school games are scheduled and then arrives a Saturday night duel of Grambling State University and Alcorn State University.
The 2014 regular Louisiana legislative session is underway. And if the observations of local lawmakers are any indication, this session, like so many before it, will be chock-full of ardent debate on issues ranging from the controversial Common Core education curriculum to lessening the penalties for marijuana possession, to how to plug holes in the state budget.
Lincoln Parish Detention Center Warden Jim Tuten had several things in mind when he decided he wanted inmates to attempt to grow a vegetable garden.
If the garden was made, Tuten reasoned, some of the harvest could be served in the jail cafeteria, thus lowering the facility’s grocery bill. And, if the harvest was really good, excess vegetables could be sold, and the income put toward purchase of items benefitting the inmates, Tuten figured.