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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Santa made an unexpected, but exciting, visit to the students at Hico Elementary. He visited classrooms allowing students to ask about the reindeer, North Pole and the elves. Students in kindergarten, first and second grade then had a special photo made with Santa. It was an exciting day for all. In this photo, Santa visits with Martha Hayes’ kindergarten class.
In celebration of the 12th annual Inclusive Schools Week, on Wednesday, the Louisiana Department of Education announced monetary awards for schools serving students with disabilities and those earning the Top Gains label for the 2011-12 school year.
Sixteen districts or charter organizations, representing 85 schools, will benefit from grants as part of the Department’s Believe and Include initiative. In Lincoln Parish, Glen View Elementary, Hillcrest Elementary, Cypress Springs Elementary, Ruston Elementary and I.A. Lewis schools are all set to receive these grants.
If the Village of Choudrant’s 2013 and 2014 funding year applications are successful, three streets in the village could see upgrades in the coming years.
On Monday night, council members voted unanimously — with the exception of Reagan Aswell, who was absent — to adopt a resolution allowing the village to make an application for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant.