Louisiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, announced that on June 24 Chair John Pugh presented the ESGR James M. Roche Spirit of Volunteerism Award to Louisiana Chair Emeritus Jack Humphries. The presentation took place in Ruston at the shock and amazement of Jack Humphries who had no idea that the award had been requested in his honor. Several volunteers were able to assemble and honor the current member and former Chair for his long and distinguished service to ESGR.
A Grambling man wanted in connection with an armed robbery that happened in early August was arrested by the Ruston Police Department Tuesday evening.
Ruben Bridges, 29, 290 Dunn Road, was picked up by the RPD on a warrant for armed robbery with a gun through the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, and he is currently in custody at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
LPSO spokesman Stephen Williams said the warrant stems from an incident in early August in which Bridges and Quinton LeBlanc, 25, 2607 Kavanaugh Road, allegedly pulled a gun on a couple and stole cash and a car from them.
About 500 Ruston power customers were without power this morning for about 30 minutes beginning at 10:16 a.m.
Darrell Caraway, public utilities manager for the city, said a business hosting a grand opening ceremony caused the power outage.
“They had a bunch of those aluminum balloons get away from them and they were tangled in the power lines,” he said. “The outage was centrally located to the downtown area of Ruston.”
Caraway added that everything has been fixed and all electricity should be back on.
“We have taken down those lines, repaired them and put them back up,” he said.
The Parent Teacher Organization in conjunction with New Living Word School will host a State of Louisiana “only” College Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m Saturday at the New Living Word Family Center.
Brenda Dupree, the Community Service Chair for the New Living Word PTO, said the fair is open to students in grades eighth through 12th and their parents or guardians. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Representatives from several area colleges will be in attendance at the fair.