Top: FBLA members are sworn into office. Middle: Pictured are student council members. Bottom: The FFA Forestry Team is pictured including members who will be competing at the state competition in November — Ty Best, Hunter Finley, John Pruden and Caleb Ogden.
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A drug bust involving 5.5 grams of what is suspected to be heroin valued at $200 took place Saturday when the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team served arrest and search warrants at the residence of Roy Danton Pee, located at 214 Hodges Road.
Pee, 52, has been charged with three counts of distribution of schedule I heroin, two counts of conspiracy to distribute schedule I heroin, possession of schedule I heroin, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pee also has a parole and probation hold.
Ron Garner Kelly, 41, who lives at 2336 Bocage Place, has been charged with three counts of distribution of schedule I heroin, two counts conspiracy to distribute schedule I heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
If they haven’t arrived already, state standardized test scores should be arriving soon. With that, the Louisiana Department of Education has released a picture of how well overall school districts did this year.
A release from State Superintendent of Education John White’s office reveals that overall, more students in Louisiana achieved passing grades than any year before. According to the release, nearly 10,000 more students reached grade level this year. The percentage of students statewide performing at Basic or higher on the iLEAP and LEAP tests grew from 66 percent statewide in 2011 to 68 percent statewide in 2012.
Sherry Owens of Sherry Owens Photography in Ruston has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from the Professional Photographic Certification Commission.
Owens earned this designation after meeting rigorous requirements measuring her artistic and technical competence. The Professional Photographic Certification Commission currently recognizes less then 2,000 Certified Professional Photographers.