Out with the old and in with the new. That’s the motto the Town of Grambling and its council are following after voting at their council meeting Sept. 6 to introduce an ordinance to repeal their old dilapidated and dangerous building ordinance to adopt a new building abatement ordinance.
The council voted to do this so it could better regulate and abate dilapidated and dangerous buildings in its limits, said Mayor Edward Jones.
Approximately 300 people gathered in the Ruston Civic Center Tuesday afternoon to thank retiring Mayor Dan Hollingsworth for his 16 years of service.
“He ran for office for all the right reasons,” Benny Denny, a longtime friend and political ally of Hollingsworth’s, told the crowd.
Denny praised the four-term mayor for his leadership, his vision for Ruston’s future and his work with city staff members to enact changes that Denny said increased government efficiency. Denny said Hollingsworth is responsible for more than 100 municipal improvement projects.
The school band helped to spread holiday cheer by performing at home and in the community.
On Dec. 9, the band performed in Ruston at Princeton Place Nursing Home. Students played traditional holiday music, along with vocalist Kyra Hill performing her favorite carols. The program concluded with the audience singing “Silent Night” and “Joy to the World.”
On Dec. 13, the band participated, for the 27th consecutive year, in the Grambling Christmas Parade. The performers marched through the main streets of the city, ending their display of talent at Grambling Town Hall.