Most parents with children in school today remember the massacre of 12 students at Columbine High School that shook the nation.
The copycat shootings that followed have resulted in added worries as parents send their children off to school each day. Parents now often worry about their child’s safety — and not just their academic performance.
Rachel Scott was the first victim in the nation-shocking Columbine shooting, and many believe she was targeted because of her religious beliefs. After her death, her father Darrell Scott decided to use kindness to battle the violence that had taken his daughter.
That was the vote of America in 2008, and again in last week’s national elections.
Much like the rest of the country, the town of Grambling voted for change, too.
In January, a new mayor will join four new aldermen in trying to guide the town in a positive direction. Current Mayor Pro Tem Ed Jones will take over as mayor while incumbent councilman Roy L. Jackson will be joined by new aldermen Birdex Copeland, Yanise Days, Cathy Holmes and Cullen Jackson.
If you’re looking for a good argument, March is probably the time for it.
Both Ruston High School and local homeschoolers are looking for local community members to help them out with big speech and debate tournaments.
Dawgtown Showdown, a five-state regional tournament hosted by the local homeschool organization, is set for March 15-17. The group expects approximately 100-150 students to visit for the competition, and needs 250-300 community volunteers to help judge the event.