Louisiana Tech University and the Waggonner Center for Civic Engagement and Public Policy will host a televised gubernatorial debate at 6 p.m., Oct. 15 that will feature the top four candidates in the race for Governor.
Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, R-Breaux Bridge; Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, R-Baton Rouge; State Rep. John Bel Edwards, D-Baton Rouge; and U.S. Senator David Vitter, R-Metairie, have accepted invitations to take part in the debate, which will be televised by KTBS-TV in Shreveport and simulcast throughout the state.
No time has been set for Ruston’s Board of Aldermen to name a temporary successor to the late District 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield. But by law, the board must act no later than Monday.
“Nothing has been decided at this point,” Mayor Dan Hollingsworth said Monday evening, following the board’s regular monthly meeting.
Aldermen must appoint a replacement within 20 days of a member’s death if the term has less than one year remaining. Mayfield’s term would have ended Dec. 31. Mayfield, 70, died June 23 of what Lincoln Parish Coroner Dr. Mike Belue termed “acute cardiac death.”
The Union Parish Police Jury moved last week on a secondary containment project for fuel tanks at the parish landfill as required by the Department of Environmental Equality.
Following Parish engineer David Dumas’ recommendation, the UPPJ moved to award a low bid of $51,450 to Amethyst Construction of West Monroe for the project, which will consist of building a secondary containment structure with a roof as well as new fuel tanks. The total cost of the project will be $77,949.
Whether staying temporarily to recover from surgery or in need of long-term care, residents at Willow Ridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, LLC in Arcadia are welcomed into a warm, nurturing environment.
Within the 120-bed facility, residents can choose between spacious private rooms or semi-private rooms. For couples, there are semi-private suites. Each room is equipped with cable television, phone services, heating and cooling units, private bathroom and built-in vanity and closet space. The new state-of-the-art facility is unique in the area and provides the comforts of home.