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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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the November Student of the Month Award. Recognized by Rotary President Stephen Williams, each student was honored at the Nov. 14 luncheon and presented an award of achievement by Student of the Month Coordinator Jim Tuten. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra curricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.
GRAMBLING — The City of Grambling took care of a few housekeeping measures during its Jan. 4 regularly scheduled council meeting.
However, before regular agenda items were discussed, Grambling Police Chief Tommy Clark asked Lt. Aundrea Livingston to stand before the council as she was presented with a plaque for her long-time service as resident policewoman of University Place Apartments. Sandra Dupree, property manager for University Place Apartments, presented Livingston with the plaque and remarked on Livingston’s tenure at the apartments.
Ruston Police Department Deputy Chief Tim Parker, second from left, looks at a shadow box containing insignia and other memorabilia from his 25 years with the department during a recent retirement reception in his honor. The shadow box, along with congratulatory letters from former President George W. Bush and Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, were presented to Parker on behalf of his friends and family by long-time friend Ghost Cheatham, right. Looking on is Parker’s mother, Mary Parker, of Ruston.
For many merchants around the parish, the Thanksgiving shopping event brought an early Christmas present.
“We did over 72 percent better than last year,” Stage Store Manager Tia Culpepper said. “However this was our fist year to open on Thanksgiving. We were handing out coupons at the door and ran out.
“I would say we had nearly 70 people on Thursday night. We did a lot better than expected with such short hours, between 8 p.m. and midnight. Friday did really well also, but we were opened for a much longer time, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m.”