Today, the parish — which includes several visitors from down South — waits to see the full effects of Hurricane Isaac.
The category 1 hurricane made landfall in New Orleans at approximately 7 p.m. Tuesday, and the effects of its continued movement are expected to hit northern Louisiana around 7 a.m. Thursday, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Many environmentally conscious residents were met with surprise last week when recycling bins disappeared from all over Lincoln Parish.
The blue bins were located at businesses, schools and other sites throughout the parish, as well as in hubs at the parish dumpster megasite and in the parking lots of the Police Jury Complex and Super 1 Foods. Residents used the bins to dispose of newspapers, office paper, aluminum cans and telephone books to be recycled through Ruston-based Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development, a nonprofit organization.
But because Trailblazer’s $95,000 federal grant for recycling in an eight-parish area was not renewed this fall, the organization does not have sufficient funding to continue its recycling program.
Ever since the North Central Alliance for Partners in Prevention started doing mock crashes at the schools in Lincoln Parish, there has been a raised awareness of the consequences of drunk driving.
The mock crash held at Choudrant High School Tuesday morning was one of the more startling ones they have done, and the shock factor was evident by the silent audience.
Even though it is sponsored by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the mock crash is primarily done by the school’s student council who write the script, act and serve as role models to their fellow students.