Top: FBLA members are sworn into office. Middle: Pictured are student council members. Bottom: The FFA Forestry Team is pictured including members who will be competing at the state competition in November — Ty Best, Hunter Finley, John Pruden and Caleb Ogden.
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A.E. Phillips has held a ceremony on 9/11 for the past 12 years to honor and remember the people who lost their lives during the terrorist attack on Washington D.C. and New York City on Sept. 11, 2001.
There were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks that day launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaida that killed almost 3,000 people and caused approximately $10 billion in damages.
Students and teachers at A.E. Phillips not only wanted to honor those who lost their lives, but also the service men and women who sacrificed their own lives to save others in the aftermath.
The 2012 Louisiana Legislative Session will begin on March 12, and the three senators who represent Lincoln Parish have already been making plans for what they would like to see happen.
When redistricting took place in 2011 following the U.S. Census count, Lincoln Parish was split among three senate districts — 29, 33 and 35. The senators from each district discussed their thoughts on the upcoming session in interviews with the Ruston Daily Leader staff.
District 29 Sen. Rick Gallot, a Democrat who previously represented District 11 in the state House of Representatives, is a member of the Agriculture Committee and the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee. He is also serving as vice-chairman of the Commerce Committee.
Gallot said the budget is a big-ticket item this year.