Each year numerous homes are destroyed as a result of hurricanes and hurricane related weather.
Louisiana residents can purchase flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies, free of the 4 percent state sales tax, during the 2015 Louisiana Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday.
The sales tax holiday will take place Saturday and Sunday right before the start of the six-month 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season that begins on Monday.
Sept. 18-24 is National Child Passenger Safety Week.
In his proclamation specifically for Ruston, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth pointed out that in 2009, an average of two children ages 12 and younger were killed and around 340 were injured every day in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In fact, for children ages 1-12, crashes are the leading cause of death.
During a May 8 banquet at Squire Creek, three entities that have made significant contributions to this area will be honored.
Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business will induct prominent businessmen James Davison and Glen Post into the College of Business Hall of Fame, while the Chamber of Commerce will honor Ruston Florist as the 2014 Business of the Year.