A former Plaquemines Parish president running for lieutenant governor said he is one of the “hardest working men” in the country who is trying to “make the state a better place.”
William “Billy” Nungesser said he has plenty of ideas to bring enhance the already booming tourism industry in the state.
“We have plenty of opportunities in the state to work on our tourism industry,” he said. “We’re called ‘Sportsman’s Paradise’ for a reason and I want to start fishing tournaments and bring in more sportsmen to this area.”
Ruston’s proposed $55.1 million budget for the coming fiscal year is on its way to the Board of Aldermen for approval.
The 2014 spending plan won the endorsement of the board’s personnel-finance committee Monday night. Aldermen vote on the budget ordinance Sept. 9. The fiscal year begins Oct. 1.
The proposed budget is $1.7 million less than the current budget, and is an effort by Mayor Dan Hollingsworth to tighten the city’s financial belt in light of rising retirement system costs and generally flat sales tax revenue.
Morgan Letendre, nine months Jersey-Kate Corley, 12 months, Patrick Singh, 13 months, and Kenlyn Sherill, 22 months, were all winners of Barnes Portraiture Diaper Derby 2016 Saturday at Trinity United Methodist Church.
When current Ruston High School Assistant Principal David Crowe started high school, he completed his first two years at Lincoln Parish High School, which at the time consisted of an all African-American student body, but soon found himself in the midst of a major change.
Starting in his junior year, Crowe and the rest of his classmates found themselves walking new halls, so to speak, this time at the newly integrated Ruston High School.
“We were transported to RHS at the beginning of my junior year. It was the 1969-70 school year,” he said.