If all goes as Mayor Bill Sanderson would hope, the Village of Choudrant should be much more pedestrian-friendly and aesthetically-pleasing by the time residents ring in 2014.
Sanderson said the village has been working since 2006 on a revitalization project, similar to the one Ruston has been doing for the past few years.
Riley Company, a local engineering consultancy firm, recently submitted the design for the project to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Members of the Army ROTC cadet chain of command (2012-13) at Grambling State University are presented special shirts during a contract ceremony on Aug. 22. These fourth-year cadets were recognized for their performances this summer during a camp at Fort Lewis, Wash.
ion recently awarded Louisiana Tech University and its College of Engineering and Science $23,000 in academic grants, as part of their nationwide Departmental Grants Program.
Tech’s civil engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering programs will each benefit from the funding provided by ExxonMobil.
This year, ExxonMobil has awarded $2 million in academic grants to 83 colleges and universities. During the last 10 years, ExxonMobil has provided more than $20 million to higher education institutions.
Lincoln Parish School System Superintendent Danny Bell had something to say before school board members began discussing whether to pay for a new athletic field house at Ruston High School to replace the existing one.
“I’m going to ask the board to approve me an increment of Rogaine. I think a hair is going to fall out on this topic,” Bell said, but only in jest.
The school’s current athletic field house, which is on the east side of the football stadium, is 50 years old and too small to meet the needs of the current number of athletes at the school. Therefore, a new one is needed, said football coach and athletics director Billy Laird.