Ruston’s Les Singletary voted early today at Glen View Elementary School. Lincoln Parish’s residents hit the polls to cast ballots in elections for Grambling mayor and aldermen, Dubach mayor, a school board spot, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats and state lieutenant governor. Also on the ballot is Lincoln Parish Library tax support renewal and 10 state Constitutional Amendments.
Polls will be open until 8 p.m. tonight.
Comprehensive election results will be in Wednesday’s edition of the Ruston Daily Leader.
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An elderly couple transported to the hospital Tuesday morning after their home caught fire is recovering and should be fine according to their granddaughter.
Atonya Denton, granddaughter of Billy and Betty Caldwell, said Billy is out of the hospital and Betty is still recovering at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport in the intensive care unit for burns.
“She is still in the hospital, but it looks like she will have a full recovery,” Denton told the Daily Leader. “She is 79 and my grandfather is 82, so we are just thankful that they were able to make it out of the home all right.”
Area residents flooded Louisiana Tech University’s campus on Wednesday to grab a bite to eat at the school’s on-campus Chick-Fil-A restaurant.
But, it wasn’t just the flavor that drew the crowd. Instead, residents were showing up to support the company’s CEO Dan Cathy, after he came out in support of traditional family values last week.
The day, “Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day,” was declared by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to support a business “whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values.” The appreciation day was in response to protests by gay rights advocacy groups, as well as the removal of Jim Henson Muppet toys in Chick-Fil-A kids’ meals and threats from cities such as Boston and Chicago to withhold building permits for the company.
Regional Director for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Mike Strain, right, was present at the Oct. 10 Lincoln Parish School Board meeting to present Lincoln Parish Schools Superintendent Danny Bell with a plaque in recognition of the school systems achievement and effort in working and achieving SACS accreditation earlier this year.