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Parish enjoys economic boost

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“We’ve had some nice bumps, although one reason was because of an unfortunate incident,” said Kyle Edmiston, Ruston Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau president/CEO.

The trend that started at the beginning of the month is on course to continue. The threat of Hurricane Ike, which is projected to move into the Gulf of Mexico and make landfall somewhere between southwest Louisiana and Mexico, has prompted south Louisiana residents to again book rooms at local hotels. All Ruston hotel rooms are sold from Thursday through Sunday, Edmiston said.

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