For quite some time, local government officials have been concerned about the deficit at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.
They all agree that criminals have to stay off the street, but keeping them imprisoned has cost the parish more than it had to spend on them. So, late in 2012, a jail study committee was formed to attempt to deal with the issue.
After doing extensive research, the committee came back in February to suggest that the Lincoln Parish Detention Center Commission either take back over the jail or allow the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office to do so.
There’s something to be said for quiet, unassuming leaders who get things done. Wayne Parker, winner of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce’s 2012 Robert E. Russ Award, is that kind of leader.
Parker, a retired forest products industry executive and current chairman of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, is the latest in a distinguished line of Lincoln Parish residents to receive the award established almost three decades ago to recognize those who have contributed to the civic, business or cultural advancement or development of the region in an outstanding manner.
Jack Frost has been nipping relentlessly at Lincoln Parish residents’ noses, and it’s the time of year when he’ll probably stick around.
We should all be watching out for the safety of our loved ones, especially those of the furry and garden variety. While family members can throw on extra clothes to battle the frigid temperatures, the family pet and plants aren’t so lucky.
The Fourth of July isn’t just fireworks, food and fun in the sun.
Independence Day is a reverent, joyous celebration of the freedoms we hold dear to our hearts living in the United States of America. This year, like the 236 others that have been marked since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, we remember our roots and those who fought to give us our freedom.
The Declaration of Independence began as a document listing grievances Americans had with England, but it turned into a document of freedom that changed our country, as well as the rest of the world.