Top left: Robby Earle; Top Middle: Pictured is Dylan Spain, who won second-grade grand champion at the JA Dinner and a Movie; Top Right: John McCallum (center) received the Tulane University Book Award. Bottom: Pictured are the state science fair winners.
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The District 10 seat of the Lincoln Parish School Board will stay in the Mack family, at least for now.
The school board held a specially called meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday to appoint an interim board member for the District 10 seat and to discuss pending litigation in the school district’s desegregation case.
The meeting was called before longtime board member George Mack Sr. died last week, but electing an interim was added to the agenda before the meeting. Board member Mattie Harrison, representative for District 1, nominated Mack’s son, George Mack Jr., to take his father’s seat until a special election is held. The board unanimously — with the exception of Lynda Henderson and Danny Hancock who were both absent — approved the nomination and approved a resolution to instate Mack Jr. to the seat. Mack Jr. accepted the interim seat, though Superintendent Danny Bell said Mack Jr. has previously said he does not intend to run for the seat.
A six-month investigation by an area law enforcement agency aided by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has led to the arrest of a Lincoln Parish couple on multiple drug charges.
Scott Kalanquin, 32, and his wife, Kristin Kalanquin, 26, of 583 Main Street in Grambling, are each charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule II methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and firearm violations.
Scott Kalanquin is also charged with possession with intent to distribute Schedule I Ecstasy.
Individuals will flood downtown Ruston on Saturday morning with one goal in mind — finding a cure for juvenile diabetes.
The sixth annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund Walk for the Cure will kick off at 9 a.m. in Sexton Parking Lot, across from Sundown and Ponchatoula’s in downtown Ruston. Typically, the walk begins in Railroad Park, but the location has been changed due to the park being under renovations. Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m.
Mike Henderson, assistant professor of research and director for the Public Policy Research Laboratory at Louisiana State University, will conduct a discussion titled, “What do the people want? Findings from the 2015 Louisiana Survey” at 2 p.m., Thursday in Wyly Auditorium located in Wyly Tower on the campus of Louisiana Tech University.