Earlier this month, the City of Ruston aldermen unanimously approved the proposed amendments to the city’s zoning code.
Over a period of several months, city officials worked with consultant Clearzoning with the expressed intent to make the zoning code easier to understand, protect existing neighborhoods, preserve the historic downtown and make the zoning application process faster and more predictable.
This Thanksgiving, Lincoln Parish educators have a little something extra for which to be thankful. On Friday, employees of the school district will receive their annual November supplemental — or 13th — check.
Certified personnel — which includes teachers and administrators — have an extra $2,450 in their pockets, while support personnel — which includes secretaries, food service personnel and maintenance personnel, among others — have an extra $1,225 to spend this holiday season.
A committee tasked with finding ways to reduce the dropout rate among high- school students in the Lincoln Parish School System has spoken.
Committee members are to be commended for their many months of hard work and the amount of detail to which they studied this problem.
Lincoln Parish had a graduation rate of 76.5 percent for the 2007-08 school year, but that number dropped to 65.1 percent in the 2008-09 school year, according to statistics from the Louisiana Department of Education.