Representatives of Devon Energy, Adopt-A-School partner with I. A. Lewis School, surprised principal Sonja Fuller recently with a $1,000 check for the school to use on projects of its choosing. Fuller said the money will be used for technology upgrades. Fuller, who knew only that Devon’s Michelle Gantt and Aime Skipper where coming to the school, opens the check.
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Macey Roark, left, a Louisiana Tech University sophomore nursing major, buys her textbooks from Barby Meyers, a junior speech pathology major, at the Tech bookstore Tuesday. Tech officially starts the 2016-17 school year Thursday.
Left to right: Cedar Creek Board of Directors President Jay McCallum along with current Head of School Connie Bradford and Lincoln Parish Superintendent of Schools Danny Bell welcome newly appointed Head of School Linda Ruth Bass.
Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon says Lincoln Parish homeowners in Choudrant can expect significant rate reductions in their fire insurance premiums, effective Dec. 12.
Donelon commended firefighters and local officials in Choudrant for the improvement of their fire protection grading from Class 5 to Class 4. This improvement will bring about insurance rate reductions for many policyholders.
“Your efforts to make your property safer have brought about the lowering of your fire protection grading, which results in lower insurance rates on your homes and other property,” Donelon said.
A search continued late Saturday for a suspect who escaped Friday from the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office reported that at approximately 5:14 p.m. Friday, Dekedrick Dontez Mardis was booked into the LPDC by officers with the Ruston Police Department and charged with numerous drug-related offenses as well as an illegal carrying of weapons offense.
Mardis, who possessed no form of identification at the time of his arrest, reportedly represented himself under a false name and allowed himself to be booked under a false name.