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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It was a good news/bad news kind of Saturday for Lincoln Parish college football fans.
The Grambling State Tigers turned in the good as the Tigers battled back to defeat Alcorn State 27-20 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston while Louisiana Tech fell 58-44 to Western Kentucky in the Conference USA title contest in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
In a rematch of last year’s SWAC championship game that Grambling lost 49-21, the Tigers fell behind early in this year’s match-up.
Lincoln Parish is feeling the effects of the government shutdown. Local offices at two of the three federal agencies in Ruston are closed, and the third is operating with limited services.
Employees at the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Geological Survey have been furloughed. The Social Security Administration field office is open, but only at partial capacity.
“We are one furlough. We’re not at the office. We’re not on the job,” Ben McGee, USGS supervisory hydrologist, said.
Holidays in CedarTown will celebrate its 26th anniversary when doors for the three-day shopping event open at noon on Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center.
However, for those who want to get a jump-start on the event, a special-ticketed event, Brunch Blitz, will be held from 10 a.m. until noon Thursday.
The Brunch Blitz will be for those who purchase special tickets for $15 and will feature cooking demonstrations, brunch, door prizes and private shopping before Holidays in CedarTown opens to the general public, said Laurie Robbins, advancement office assistant for Cedar Creek.