If you’re looking for a good argument, March is probably the time for it.
Both Ruston High School and local homeschoolers are looking for local community members to help them out with big speech and debate tournaments.
Dawgtown Showdown, a five-state regional tournament hosted by the local homeschool organization, is set for March 15-17. The group expects approximately 100-150 students to visit for the competition, and needs 250-300 community volunteers to help judge the event.
Property taxes are rolling back in Lincoln Parish and that’s good.
So far, all of the entities that levy property taxes — the cities of Ruston and Grambling, the Lincoln Parish School Board, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, the assessor’s office and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department — have opted to roll back their millage rates for 2016.
That means each of those governmental bodies will receive the same amount of property tax revenue as it did in 2015. In short, government won’t be making a profit off of taxpaying property owners’ backs.