Lincoln Parish School System officials call it another tool at their possible disposal to reduce the high-school dropout rate in the parish.
According to a new proposed plan, a high-school student who attends the Lincoln Parish School System and skips class might lose his or her driving privileges. School system officials could contact officials with the state Department of Motor Vehicles and tell them about students who are habitually late to class and habitually absent. School system officials could also tell them about students who drop out of school. Department of Motor Vehicles officials could then deny that student’s driving privileges.
Minors who attend any school in the parish school system must present evidence of their school enrollment to the Office of Motor Vehicles.
We’re only one week into the prep football season, and already Lincoln Parish is a big winner.
That’s all thanks to the “Jam at the Joe.”
The five-game, 10-team high school jamboree held at Joe Aillet Stadium on Aug. 28 earned rave reviews from coaches, fans and players alike. But maybe the most important review came from creator and organizer Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO of the Ruston/Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Kenneth “Speedy” Smith was a winner throughout his four-year career as a point guard for the Louisiana Tech University men’s basketball team.
But Smith may have been a bigger winner off the court.
Smith was recently honored for those actions as he was one of 14 student athletes presented with the Conference USA 2014-15 C-USA Winter Spirit of Service Award by league commissioner Britton Banowsky.
Talent, we’ve heard, comes in all forms. In the case of Lincoln Parish, the amount of talent we are blessed with in our own neighborhood is tremendous.
In fact, some of that local talent will be showcased in several events coming up this week.
To begin, Grambling State University will present “State of Mississippi and the Face of Emmett Till” by Mamie Till Mobley and David Barr III beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Floyd L. Sandal Theatre, located in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center.