Ruston’s Les Singletary voted early today at Glen View Elementary School. Lincoln Parish’s residents hit the polls to cast ballots in elections for Grambling mayor and aldermen, Dubach mayor, a school board spot, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives seats and state lieutenant governor. Also on the ballot is Lincoln Parish Library tax support renewal and 10 state Constitutional Amendments.
Polls will be open until 8 p.m. tonight.
Comprehensive election results will be in Wednesday’s edition of the Ruston Daily Leader.
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They have dusted off their running, jumping and throwing shoes and are ready to go as the 2014 track stars. The Lady Bearkit team is made up of Lamiracle Garner, Alexius Austin, Aislyn Coyne, Oneke Gwan, Carmen Williams, Daisy Peterson, Aniyah Roane, Amani McWain, Destiny Jenkins, Patrice Perry, Mia Jackson, Lashun Bass, Sincerely Samuel, Asia Rachal, Julie Vandenberg, Janiah Scott, Samariah Speed, Brooklyn Cheatwood, Jamyia Walker, Devin Herbert, India Collins and Coach Kathy Steed.
Several items will be on the agenda for the 6 p.m. Tuesday meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board.
The building and grounds committee, headed up by District 7 representative Trott Hunt, will discuss the naming of the athletic facilities at Ruston High School at 5:30 p.m. Then they will present their findings at the regular meeting.
The board will also consider the bids from companies hoping to get the contract to build the new agriculture shop and New Tech building on Ruston High’s campus, which is paid for by a millage extension that Ruston voters approved in April 2011.
Ruston resident Roy Glover today announced his candidacy for the District 6 seat on the Lincoln Parish Police Jury.
Glover, a Democrat, represented the district on the jury from 2004-2011.
“Lincoln Parish is my home. I love it and our people. There is nothing more enjoyable than working with people and serving them,” he said. “I want to work for my neighbors again and represent their views at the Police Jury meetings.”
Glover is the retired credit manager for Green Clinic. He is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University and former member of the Louisiana National Guard.
Several property owners in Ruston’s core landmark zoning district say they want to be part of a proposed new classification that would give them more commercial options for their property.
About 20 landmark zone property owners met informally Thursday night with city Planning Administrator Pat Doane and Zoning Administrator Jim Hays to discuss a possible change. Doane and Hays said they hope to add property owners’ suggestions to a list of zoning code recommendations that will go before Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday night.