Earning college credits at UPHS
Students at Union Parish High School who plan to attend Louisiana Tech University can actually start classes in Ruston with one year of college credit. Through the dual enrollment curriculum offered at UPHS, junior and senior students can take college level courses that are also applied toward the credits needed to earn their high school diploma. »»

Skains scuttles DCS teacher pay stipend
Downsville Charter School Board president Reggie Skains cast the deciding ballot, killing a measure that would have seen faculty members at the school receive a performance evaluation payment. A motion to give teachers a $2,329 payment in lieu of evaluations based on student performance scores was defeated by a 3-2 vote, with Skains casting the tiebreaker to defeat the recommendation from DCS executive director Jim Kircus. »»

Family, friends honor Rockett
Even if you get up early in Spearsville, you’re not going to get much by Mayor Oda Rockett. Looking out her window Saturday morning, she noticed a truck where there shouldn’t be one in the Spearsville Park. “When she saw someone was messing with her park, she jumped in her car like a jack rabbit and got down here,” said her daughter, Karen Rockett Gilbert. »»

Museum Opens Its Doors
Bobby Green, left, looks at some of the paintings on display at the Union Museum of History and Art after the ribbon cutting last Thursday that marked the opening of the museum’s premier exhibit, “Celebrating the Waters of Union Parish. »»

Shadoin bows out of possible legal action
If the board that oversees the Downsville Charter School chooses to take the Union Parish School System to court over funds allocated for improvements at the school, they’ll do so without Rob Shadoin as their attorney. »»