LEFT: New Library Aide, John Pruden, is busy processing a new book being added to the library collection at RJHS. RIGHT: Submitted photos
Pictured are Sarah Gilliland, Hannah Scheaffer, Aislyn Coyne, Oneke Gwan, Heather Thorson, Joanitah Nakiggwe, Christian Campbell, Vincent Grisby, Abby Pace, Brianna Currie, Ciera Wright, Scott Cater, Justin Griffin, James Ellenberger, Kayon Gamble, Ronald Wagner, Armani Bowman, Ryan Sorensen, Devin Chadwick, Trey Williams, Drew Campbell and Connor Cahoun, who all participated in the District Honor Band.
Principal’s List—All A’s
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Lincoln Parish School System Superintendent Danny Bell had something to say before school board members began discussing whether to pay for a new athletic field house at Ruston High School to replace the existing one.
“I’m going to ask the board to approve me an increment of Rogaine. I think a hair is going to fall out on this topic,” Bell said, but only in jest.
The school’s current athletic field house, which is on the east side of the football stadium, is 50 years old and too small to meet the needs of the current number of athletes at the school. Therefore, a new one is needed, said football coach and athletics director Billy Laird.
Ruston’s City Court has a new home. After 40 years on the second floor of City Hall, the courtroom, judge’s office, probation office and other court services have moved downstairs.
“The whole set up ought to make everything run smoothly and more efficiently,” City Judge Danny Tatum said. “We’re excited.”
The renovated, state-of-the art facilities occupy space that formerly housed the city’s police department. The approximately $900,000 court renovation project is part of a multi-phase city hall-civic center complex upgrade.
“I just hope people could understand that I am doing this for a good cause and that it’s not like a video game when it comes to being here — there is no respawn button. You get killed here, you are gone. Game Over.”
That quote came from the journal of PFC Tyler McCann of the Army’s 2nd Division, 1st Battalion — 23rd Infantry — Alpha Co.
He posted it in his journal on July 25, 2012, as he served as a sniper and mortar gunner with his unit in southeast Afghanistan.
Little did the Ruston native know that his life would change only days later.
Shoppers at the I-20 Shopping Center in Ruston had more than just bargains to look at Friday as firefighters from the Ruston Fire Department extinguished a fire than had broken out in the engine compartment of a car parked near Old Mexico Restaurant. The fire was quickly brought under control and no injuries were reported.