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 ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday for the new Bienville Parish Courthouse.
Located off Gap Farms Road in Arcadia, the event is hosted by the Bienville Parish Police Jury — District One Bill Sims, District Two Jerry Roberson, District Three Darryl Ryder, District Five Tony Lawson, District Six Mike McCarthy, District Seven Raymond Malone, District Four Greg Wilson, president; Second Judicial District Court Judge Glenn Fallin; Second Judicial District Attorney Jonathan Stewart; Sheriff John Balance; Clerk of Court Jim Martin; and Assessor Jimmie Smith.
Ruston attorney Tommy Rogers has announced his candidacy for the 3rd Judicial District Division B judgeship being vacated at the end of this year by retiring Judge Wayne Smith.
The election is in November. The 3rd District is Lincoln and Union parishes.
Rogers said he decided to run as a way to repay the community “for all of the good things that have happened to me growing up here, raising a family.”
Rogers is a graduate of Ruston High School, Louisiana Tech University and LSU Law Center. He has been a member of the Napper, Madden and Rogers law firm for 35 years.