In just a few hours, Lincoln Parish voters will have the opportunity to participate in one of the most important rights and privileges of citizenship: choosing their leaders.
Polls for Saturday’s primary election are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. During those 13 hours, local voters will elect a clerk of court, assessor, six members of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and three state senators.
Mid-August means only one thing for Ruston’s Board of Aldermen: It’s budget time.
With the city’s fiscal year starting Oct. 1, now is when aldermen look at, discuss and recommend a budget that will carry Ruston through the next 12 months.
Mayor Ronny Walker officially presents his proposed 2017 spending plan to the board tonight during a public meeting set for 6:30 at City Hall. And while the process may seem a bit unusual, it works.