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Anyone who plans to drink alcoholic beverages this weekend and through Labor Day on Monday will want to reconsider getting behind the wheel afterward. That’s because the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office will join with other law enforcement at sobriety checkpoints and patrols throughout the state to find people driving under the influence. The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission is providing $1.2 million to law enforcement agencies across Louisiana to conduct more than 40,000 hours of overtime patrols.
The Governor’s Highway Safety Association reports that Labor Day is one of Louisiana’s most deadly holidays, with 12 people killed on Louisiana roads last Labor Day. Five of those were related to alcohol, their report said.
Knowing how alcohol can affect a body is important in understanding when consumption becomes too much to get behind the wheel.
One step closer to reality. That’s where Ruston’s planned curbside recycling program is today, thanks to action taken by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
Jurors on Tuesday unanimously agreed to authorize Jury President Jody Backus to sign a cooperative endeavor with the city regarding operation of a recycling transfer station.
While that doesn’t sound particularly exciting, it is. The reason? The recycling program can’t begin without a transfer station. A transfer station is the facility in which collected recyclables are housed until enough are gathered to ship to a recycling center.
Next time you drive down Goodwin Road and suddenly realize you’ve got to detour around a sizeable construction project at the Reynolds Drive intersection, remember the old adage “Good things come to those who wait.”
Late last year, the city began the initial phase of the $1.6 million project that, when complete, will make one of the most heavily trafficked areas in north Ruston safer and easier for motorists to maneuver.