Though it could be many years before Lincoln Parish truly sees any benefit from the decision, local elected officials voted in favor of a resolution to support a Union-Lincoln Water Supply Initiative request at their monthly board meetings held earlier this month.
Both the Ruston City Council and the Lincoln Parish Police Jury passed resolutions supporting the project, which is slated to use water from Lake D’Arbonne to help alleviate the strain on the Sparta Aquifer.
Grambling State University got some really big, and welcome, news Friday night in Shreveport. Willis-Knighton Health Systems donated $205,000, the single largest donation in the institution’s recent history.
Willis-Knighton is the region’s largest health care firm, and the donation comes as the university faces a $2.5 million budget cut for the new academic year.
“Good things are happening at Grambling State University, and this is a really big thing,” said Frank G. Pogue, president of Grambling State University.