Archive for August, 2012

JPD Officers Sue Jonesboro


Several Town of Jonesboro police officers have filed a class-action suit against the town alleging that they were improperly terminated, sources have told Lincoln Parish News Online (LPNO).

We will have further details later today.

Higher Ed Roundup – 8/24/12


La. unlikely to give matching funds for endowed professors

Higher Ed Roundup – 8/23/12


Recruiting firm OK’d for University of Louisiana System President search

UNO to announce acceptance to Southland Conference

Williams releases draft of McNeese’s five-year strategic plan

LSU Executive vice chancellor and provost wants to continue growth

Higher Ed Roundup – 8/22/12


UL System’s budget woes ‘critical’

UL budget cuts cited as thefts rise

Jenkins, interim system president and chancellor, on why he’s back at LSU

Raises in Store for City of Ruston Employees


Raises averaging about 2% are budgeted for City of Ruston employees, according to Finance/Personnel Committee Chair and District 3 Alderman Jedd Lewis.

Said Lewis, “We’re looking at some raises for the folks this year, and that’s going to I think be a boost to our morale.” Lewis added that capital projects will be be about the same as last year.

The remarks came at last night’s meeting of the committee, which reviewed the fiscal year 2012 – 2013 budget for Ruston, and then recommended adoption by the council at the September meeting.

Compared to last year, revenues grew about $1.2 million, from $67.3 million to $68.5 million (about 1.8%). Expenditures decreased slightly from $69.7 million to $69 million.

See here the budget summaries for the past several years:


Higher Ed Roundup – 8/21/12


Keep Moret in the best place

LSU board considers consolidating jobs, system

ULL: Student fee boost aids plan

University of Louisiana System budget cuts will be decided Tuesday

Arrest Made in Jonesboro City Hall Incident


An arrest was made Friday afternoon in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred after last Tuesday night’s Town of Jonesboro’s Board of Aldermen meeting, according to the booking log of the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO).

Willie Joseph, of Quitman, was charged in a warrant with simple battery for allegedly elbowing an individual in the hallway of the W. Richard Zuber City Hall.

Joseph was bonded out on $2,500 the same day by Anthony Anderson of Anderson’s Bail Bonds.

The arresting officer was Wayne Smith of the Jonesboro Police Department.

Higher Ed Roundup – 8/20/12


Ex-LSU chief recounts obstacles

LSU Board considers consolidating jobs, system

LSU still without constant leaders

Ruston Budget to be Introduced Monday


The fiscal year 2012 – 2013 budget for the City of Ruston will be introduced at a special called meeting of the Board of Aldermen Monday, August 20, 5:30 PM, Ruston City Hall, 2nd floor Mayor’s conference room.

Acting as a committee of the whole, the personnel/finance committee will review and discuss the budget before forwarding it to the board for adoption.

Here are the agendas:

Council Agenda
Personnel/Finance Committee Agenda

Higher Ed Roundup – 8/19/12


Warhawks head to nest for school year

Education over athletics

LSU Board considering structural changes

TOPS scholarships raise concerns as college tuition rises

LSU grapples with consolidation questions