The people of Grambling have spoken following last weekend’s primary elections, and they obviously want change.
Hopefully, that change will bring good things for the beleaguered town.
While runoff elections still have to be held on Nov. 2, we know that Grambling will get a new player to step in for incumbent Martha Andrus. We also know that Grambling will have at least three new aldermen, with the possibility of all five slots being replaced. Roy L. Jackson and Roosevelt Bryant are the only two incumbents still in the alderman’s race while current Mayor Pro Tem Edward Jones is in a runoff in the mayor’s race along with Robert Wiley.
The Ruston TEA Party is inviting local legislators to speak about their roles in Louisiana government as well as about recently passed bills during the spring session that will directly or indirectly affect the citizens of Lincoln Parish.
Lincoln Parish School System freshmen from the 2010-11 school year stepped up to the high-stakes testing plate and hit a home run. In each subject tested, more than 85 percent of students received a passing grade in the new End of Course exam format.
This new format, rather than testing them on overall math or English skills like the GEE, tests students at the end of a particular course such as algebra, geometry or English II.
This was the first year that the test was used to calculate students’ final grades and to determine graduation eligibility. And, they passed with flying colors.