Leader photos by ELIZABETH DEGRIE AND T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT
Above: A wheelchair passenger van rolled over an unknown number of times before coming to rest on its side on Chatham Highway at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Eric Brazzel, public education officer with the Ruston Fire Department, said all occupants were out of the vehicle when emergency responders arrived. One passenger was transported to the emergency room with unknown injuries.
Below: One person was transported to Northern Louisiana Medical Center Tuesday afternoon following a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 145 and U.S. Highway 80 in Choudrant. Keisha Leonard of Baton Rouge was driving south on La. 145 and reportedly ran a stop sign and struck a 2001 Toyota pick-up traveling on U.S. 80. The driver of the pick-up was taken to the hospital, while Leonard was ticketed for failure to yield.
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GRAMBLING — Minister of State for Investments in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Member of Parliament for the Pinewood Gardens Constituency, Bahamas, the Hon. Khaalis E. Rolle, M.P., will deliver Grambling State University’s fall commencement address on Friday.
“We are privileged to welcome the Hon. Khaalis E. Rolle, M.P., back home to GSU as our special guest and graduation speaker,” GSU Interim President Cynthia Warrick said. “He’s a stellar academic, a great leader and a remarkable example of the type of professionals grown at our institution.”
Rachel Hill, 22, of Ruston, was recently sworn into service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Rwanda.
As a health extension volunteer, Hill will live and work at the community level, making a difference by promoting public health initiatives in underserved communities.
“I have always felt strongly in serving others, and I believe that Peace Corps service allows me to not only serve those I will interact with in Rwanda, but also serve my nation in representing the United States in a positive manner in a foreign country,” said Hill.
Thank you Rotary Club of Ruston for your donation of dictionaries!
February has gone, but the art classes at AJB sent it out with a bang. Students created beautiful hearts of various colors and sizes. Visitors to the school complimented the students’ artwork displayed throughout the school. March is here, and AJB is looking wonderfully green. All artwork will be centered on “Celebrating March.”