Lincoln Parish schools to close Friday

In an effort to allow community members drive down to New Orleans to support the Ruston High football team in the state title game Friday, the Lincoln Parish School Board announced that ALL Lincoln Parish schools and the central office will be closed Friday.

The Bearcats are making their first appearance in the state title game since 1998. Ruston will face Destrehan Friday at 7 p.m. in the New Orleans Superdome.