The Bank of Ruston entry (pictured above) was the winning float in the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival Parade held Saturday morning. Rainy weather made things tough on the festival tennis tournament but also helped cool things off for the thousands of people who hit the streets of downtown Ruston to attend the festival. Pictured at bottom is Ruby Belle Smith of Shreveport testing out her bungee jumping abilities. Saturday’s events started at 7 a.m. with the annual Peach Fest 5K and Fun Run and wrapped up around 11 p.m. with the end of the Dylan Scott concert at Railroad Park.
The fourth annual SOCA (South of California Avenue) Sprint 5K is set for 9:30 a.m. April 28 at Mays Chapel Church, located at 601 W. Line Ave. Early registration for the event ends Saturday. Early registration costs $75 for a team of five members and $20 for individuals, which includes lunch and a T-shirt. More information about the event can be found on the organization’s website at www.socak5K.com. Residents can register, pay their entry fee or make a donation on the website.
School principal Shavonne Garner-Price announced to the faculty and students at IAL the exciting news that we had obtained a B rating by the State Department of Education.
Teachers and staff were rewarded for their efforts by receiving lunches provided by supportive community businesses. We would like to thank all of those in our community that have supported our school to make this achievement possible.
Faculty from Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science are celebrating the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ awarding of the Nobel Prize in physics to theorists Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their work developing the theory of what is now known as the Higgs field.
A team of physicists from Tech, along with scientists from around the country, played a significant role in advancing the theory, which gives elementary particles mass, and in discovering the particle that proves the existence of the Higgs field, the Higgs boson.