Lincoln Parish voters expressed their beliefs regarding what is important in the community when they approved four tax proposals in last Saturday’s election.
Two property tax renewals to support the Lincoln Parish School Board passed by a large margin, with more than 70 percent of voters saying “yes” to the 10-year renewals.
Almost 68 percent of voters supported a 10-year property tax renewal to help fund the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office, and around 53 percent of voters said “yes” to a new, permanent quarter-cent sales tax to be used for the same purpose.
GRAMBLING — Whitney Houston graced Grambling State University’s commencement stage in the summer of 1988 to receive one of the university’s highest honors, the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. The Grambling State University Family, like others across the world, was saddened to hear the news of a fallen alumna.
Houston was the most awarded female artist of all time, according to the “Guinness World Records.” She received two Emmy Awards, six Grammy Awards, 30 Billboard Music Awards, 22 American Music Awards, among a total of 415 career awards as of 2010. She held the all-time record for the most American Music Awards of any single artist and shared the record with Michael Jackson for the most AMAs ever won in a single year with eight wins in 1994.
The Ruston Daily Leader joins the rest of the Lincoln Parish Community in mourning the loss of former Louisiana Tech University track and field coach Jimmy Mize, who died Sunday at the age of 99 in Baton Rouge.
But we also celebrate the accomplishments and memories of someone who was a shining light for both Tech and the city of Ruston.
Former Tech Vice President for University Advancement Corre Stegall probably said it best in a story published by Louisiana Tech Magazine in 2011.