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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GRAMBLING — The Town of Grambling this week got one step closer to having their finances in line.
In a special-called meeting Wednesday night at City Hall, the town passed the 2011 amended budget and approved the 2012 budget to get things in line for the new fiscal year.
The amended budget for 2011 showed Grambling had a revenue total from 2011 from the months of January to November of $1,724,349. The town has estimated receiving another $156,759 for the month of December. The new amended budget has the town’s revenue for the total year set at $1,838,580, with a 2 percent variance between the estimated revenue and the actual money budgeted for revenue for the year.
Louisiana Tech University alum Mike McCallister will be induced in the Tech Hall of Fame during the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner set for Sept. 29.
McCallister, who earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana Tech’s College of Business in 1974, has been a loyal supporter of his alma mater since his graduation, earning the 2003 Louisiana Tech Alumnus of the Year.
In honor of his involvement in and support of Tech, McCallister was awarded the Tower Medallion and was selected as Louisiana Tech’s Alumnus of the Year in 2003.
The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling will meet in regular session at 6 p.m. today.
After hearing comments and presentations from Henry Shuler, of Shuler Consulting Company; Karl Johnson, of American Water and Waste Water; Chief of Police Tommy Clark; Mary Rabon; Danny Neal; Greg McCarter, with Blue Cross Insurance; and attorney Jules LeBlanc, the board will begin to address their old business.