Saturday’s General Election will mark the runoff between Republicans Jason Bullock and Rob Shadoin, both of Lincoln Parish, for the state House of Representatives District 12 seat currently held by Hollis Downs, R-Ruston.
District 12 encompasses all of Union Parish and the northern half of Lincoln Parish.
Each of the two candidates recently spoke with the Ruston Daily Leader and Farmerville Gazette regarding issues affecting Lincoln and Union parishes.
With the state of Louisiana facing a budget shortfall and resulting cuts, the candidates commented on what should be done to address the situation, whether it be increasing revenue or executing additional cuts to programs and services.
A Dubach man was arrested for charges related to the manufacturing methamphetamine Wednesday afternoon after police received a tip and subsequently search his residence.
According to the arrest affidavit, police received information that Donald Scott Upchurch, 41, of 8417 Highway 822, Dubach, was possibly manufacturing methamphetamine and upon a consented search of his residence, all of the components used to manufacture methamphetamine were uncovered.
With recent redistricting plans adding two senate districts to Lincoln Parish — Lincoln was previously represented by one senator — candidates from two of the three Senate races gathered at the Ruston Country Club Monday night to take part in a candidate forum at the North Central Louisiana TEA Party’s general meeting.
For the first time in several years, Lincoln Parish will have the chance to see all sorts of different livestock on display this weekend. Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, 4-H students from across North Louisiana ages 9-18 will parade their livestock and display their showmanship for all to see at North Louisiana Exhibition Center.