The first three applicants for the superintendent position of Lincoln Parish Schools interviewed with the School Board Monday.
David Claxton, principal of Sally Humble Elementary in Monroe, Mike Milstead, chief academic officer of Lincoln Parish School Board and Susan Moore, executive director of curriculum and instruction of the East Baton Rouge Parish school system, were the opening group of interviewees.
The board is seeking a replacement for retiring superintendent Danny Bell.
It’s that time of year again, where area residents can rock around the Christmas tree to their favorite holiday songs.
And while the Dixie Dancers mostly perform in private settings, at 10 a.m. on Friday they will give a free performance at the Lincoln Parish Library for the public.
Patsy Hinton, a Dixie Dancer member for nine years, said a total of seven songs will be performed including “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” and “Santa Baby.”
Incumbent District 8 Police Jury representative Skip Russell has announced his bid for re-election in the Oct. 24 election.
“(My wife) Carolyn and I are proud to announce my bid for re-election to the Lincoln Parish Police Jury for District 8,” Russell said. “ We have six children and 12 grandchildren, whom all live and work in Ruston and Lincoln Parish, except for our Army Ranger son who lives in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with his wife and their two children.
Residents who have delayed purchases may want to consider finally making them on Friday and Saturday during the Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday when things will be slightly less expensive.
According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue website, the sales tax holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of personal property for non-business use.
If the price of an item exceeds $2,500, state sales tax will be added on the portion above that amount.