A new business can go in, but the “no parking” signs must come down.
This was the unanimous decision of Ruston City Council members Monday when asked to approve a conditional use permit for a dance studio to be opened at 414 W. California St.
The building owned by Robert Flournoy has a few other tenants in addition to the dance studio owner, and Flournoy said clients utilize the 11 parking spaces on the west side of the building.
About 30 local residents and two dogs got a sneak preview Thursday evening of the first mile of what’s expected to become Ruston’s Rock Island Greenway biking and walking trail.
The trail follows the abandoned Rock Island Railroad bed.
“I think this is fantastic,” Tracy Hanks, of Ruston, said after completing a trek along the segment that stretches through the woods from West Kentucky Avenue to the Interstate 20 service road.
Hanks was reared not far from what was, until 1980, the functioning north-south rail line. She still lives nearby.
Three Lincoln Parish middle schoolers will represent Lincoln Parish at the Louisiana You Be the Chemist competition to vie for a slot at the National You Be the Chemist Competition.
Twins Benjamin and Jonathan Gunasekaran, of Ruston Junior High School, and Eli Watson, of Chourdrant High School, will travel April 29 to Baton Rouge to attempt a Lincoln Parish “three-peat” of the state title, said Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE Coordinator.