On Saturday, voters across the parish will be asked to consider renewing three millage property taxes that help support essential services in our community.
Two of the millage taxes support the Lincoln Parish School Board.
The Consolidated School District No. 1 Special Operating and Maintenance millage is a parishwide 10.5 mill tax. A millage tax is a property tax that is levied at the rate of $1 per $1,000 of real estate value above the $75,000 homestead exemption amount.
The term “pay it forward” is used to describe the concept of performing good turns in hopes of getting others to perform such acts so that eventually a good deed will be returned to you in a time of need.
Ah, the Fourth of July. It’s a holiday that’s synonymous with “the rockets’ red glare,” sparklers and fireworks shot off in the driveway or around the neighborhood.
Yet the excitement of fireworks can also bring pain. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, on average, 240 people go to hospital emergency rooms with firework-related in injuries in the month around the Independence Day holiday.
To avoid making one of those visits, both the Consumer Products Safety Commission and the American Red Cross offer some simple safety tips for holiday fireworks use.
There’s something to be said about being friendly to one’s environment.
Of course, it’s easy to take steps to be more “green” when most of the footwork is already in place. For instance, if Lincoln Parish had a curbside recycling program — particularly one where plastics, paper and other recyclables were all put in a single bin together — then the majority of local residents would most likely take better care of the earth.