Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT
Top: New Habitat homeowner Lou Moss (left) shares a hug with Lincoln Parish Habitat for Humanity President Nancy Bergeron. Bottom Left: Around 50 university students, Habitat for Humanity members and community residents came out Saturday to see the new Habitat for Humanity home. Bottom Right: Homeowner Lou Moss takes a moment to talk to Tech senior architecture student Alex Chapman during Saturday’s open house ceremony.
The hug said it all.
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We welcome Pamela M. Payne to the helm of Grambling Middle and Grambling High School.
“I’m especially excited that I will work with a talented faculty and staff to educate young men and women, helping them to become creative, smart and productive citizens, and students ready for greater challenges,” Payne said.
We also welcome to the middle school family Oredia Marsh, English teacher, and Mrs. Bettie Williford, teacher of social studies. We anticipate an enriching, productive school year!
With State Rep. Hollis Downs retiring from the District 12 seat at the end of his current term, three new candidates have stepped up to vie for the district that covers portions of both Lincoln and Union parishes.
Ruston resident Jason Bullock, Farmerville resident Jake Halley and Ruston resident Rob Shadoin all qualified for the Oct. 22 election to fill Downs’ spot. On Monday night the three men gathered at the Ruston Country Club for the North Central Louisiana TEA Party’s general meeting where they participated in a candidate forum to let those in attendance know where they stand on key issues in the area.