Fireworks will likely be heard in various spots around Lincoln Parish beginning Tuesday night.
Despite the burn ban, the Lincoln Parish Fire Department has given the green light for fireworks to be shot between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Thursday.
However, LPFD spokesman Jim Hilton urges caution for those who do choose to shoot fireworks, since the celebratory devices have caused both grass and structure fires in Lincoln Parish. In two cases in recent years, he said, houses were completely destroyed by fires sparked by fireworks.
The hurried excitement of Black Friday shopping may be fun for a little while, but there’s also something to be said for the more relaxed hometown atmosphere of shopping where everybody knows your name.
Area residents have the opportunity to do just that tomorrow on Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday — always the Saturday after Black Friday — is a day to celebrate, support and thank small businesses for all that they do in our community.
Kudos to the Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University athletics departments for taking a proactive stance and joining with the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (DART) in trying to do something about the problem of domestic violence.
Last week Tech held a seminar for its student athletics with DART community advocate Terri Queen Autrey leading a panel of five men well-known in north Louisiana for their athletic histories in talking to students about recognizing domestic violence and steps they can take to avoid it or do something about it.