The Russ House presented its annual Breast Cancer Awareness Program to a packed house Wednesday afternoon. In the top picture, Tameka Brantley (left) and Margaret Archie light candles remembering those lost to breast cancer (white candles) as well as breast cancer survivors. In the bottom picture, Belinda Shively (left) presents a thank you to Patricia Moss, who started the annual Russ House program around 10 years ago.
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Ruston residents have another opportunity tonight to express their opinions on a lengthy list of proposed changes to the city’s zoning code.
A public hearing on the suggested revisions, all of which lessen restrictions in the existing code, will be part of the planning and zoning commission’s regular meeting set for 5:30 p.m. today in the courtroom at Ruston’s City Hall.
Art Innovations will close its doors in a month’s time, but before they do the business has decided to host multiple events.
“This is our last month as an establishment so we’re taking advantage of that and hosting some events as kind of a last hoorah to bring the community together in the space,” event organizer Alexandria Bozeman said.
Nearly one in three teens that have been in a dating relationship have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse or threats of physical harm to a partner or self.
Likewise, according to statistics provided by the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team, the highest rate of romantic partner violence is against women aged 16-24.
Terrie Queen Autrey, community advocate for DART, said while DART doesn’t directly serve teens, they can offer resources to parents who suspect their teen might be experiencing dating violence — including helping them obtain restraining orders against the aggressor.