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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President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring today National POW/MIA Recognition Day. In recognition of this day members of the Louisiana Tech Air Force ROTC will stand in front of the Ruston Civic Center to remember those men and women who have been prisoners of war or who are missing in action.
“America remains steadfast in our determination to recover our missing patriots,” Obama said. “Our work is not finished until our heroes are returned safely to our shores or a full accounting is provided to their loved ones.”
The Dubach Town Council met Monday night to discuss the hiring of a new police officer and the progress of a sidewalk renovation project in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Chief Russell Croxton recommended to the council the hiring of Caurtnai Hill, a 26-year-old Grambling University Student currently pursuing his masters in criminal justice.
“We’ve done a lot of searching and found a young man that I think would fit in,” Croxton said.