Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held recently for Burkes Outlet, located at 309 N. Service Road in the Interstate 20 Shopping Center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
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The Annual Downtown Howl’oween event, which was originally set to kick off at 4 p.m. today, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Kristi Lumpkin, economic development administrator, said while the weather may clear, the city didn’t want to take a chance.
“We were hoping for the best,” Lumpkin said. “While the rain may still clear out early afternoon, we feel conditions will be too wet for Downtown Howl’oween activities. I really appreciate your willingness to participate, and we look forward to next year.”
Ruston Fire Department along with the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office have arrested a man suspected of arson.
Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said the suspect was apprehended in New Orleans.
“On Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, Derrick Johnson was arrested by officers from the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s office in New Orleans,” he said. “Derrick Johnson will be extradited back to Lincoln Parish to face this charge.”
Johnson, 25, is the owner of the vehicle from a call RFD responded to at 4:10 a.m. Dec. 3.
The Second Chance Car Truck and Bike Show was held Saturday and Sunday at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.
More than 50 entrants participated to raise money and awareness for the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency.
The event began when event promoter Andy Curry’s son, Tommy Curry, died of polycystic kidney disease.
Pictured is participant J.R. Hansen, of Monroe, who has been working on alterations to a 1984 Chevy, some of which include suicide doors, rear steering, airbag suspension, 18-wheeler custom rims and dually tires on the back.
Mark Dennis, public information officer with Louisiana State Police Troop F, said that just before 4 p.m. Wednesday a Lincoln Parish school bus driven by Donnie Watson, 59, failed to yield at a stop sign at the intersection of Fourth Street and Water Tank Road. The bus impacted with a 2010 Nissan Altima driven by Brenda Jerro, 51, that had stopped to allow the bus to turn. Dennis said one student was transported by Ruston EMS to the hospital with minor injuries. Watson was issued a citation for failure to yield at a stop sign.