The city of Grambling will now regulate and protect the maintenance of local businesses properties.
The Grambling City Council approved the ordinance during Thursday’s meeting.
City Attorney Pamela Breedlove said Grambling’s codes only apply to the exterior of the building.
“We sort of took different codes from several different cities and towns around the state and all we ask is that property owners fix the exterior of their building,” she said. “We just ask owners to chip off the old paint and repaint the same color it was before.”
After almost 10 months of absence from local stores due to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes — according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration —Blue Bell Ice Cream will be back on the shelves in Lincoln Parish just in time for Christmas, according to Jenny Van Dorf, public relations officer for Blue Bell Ice Cream.
“We will begin distribution in Ruston on Monday, Dec. 21 when we enter phase four,” she said. “Phase four includes Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi and it’s surrounding areas.”
Area needy families will get a boost at Christmastime from the Zeta Rho chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, and area residents can assist by eating pancakes at the Ruston’s Applebee’s restaurant on Oct. 29.
“With the holiday season approaching, this Applebee’s Flapjack Benefit is a win/win situation,” event chair Cindy Tait said. “For $5 you will receive a pancake breakfast and the joy of knowing that all proceeds from the event will go toward benefiting needy families right here in our Ruston community. What more could anyone ask for?”