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A lack of attendance caused by Tropical Depression Cindy and a last-minute decision to reduce admission prices are the reasons the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce losing money on the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival, Chamber President Judy Copeland said Friday. This year’s festival had a $1.29 million local economic impact, according to figures released by the Chamber, the group that produces the annual summer celebration. That number is $1.08 million less than last year’s figure, $2.37 million. Approximately 19,808 people attended the two-day June festivities, down about 3,416 from 2016’s...

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05/27/2017
Louisiana residents should be on the lookout for a nationwide unclaimed property scam that is targeting citizens in an attempt to steal money and personal information, state Treasurer Ron Henson said...
05/26/2017
More charges have been added to list of those faced by two adults and one juvenile in reference to a recent rash of vehicle burglaries in the parish. Jamario Montreal Smith, 18, of 500 South Barnett...
05/26/2017
ARCADIA — The city of Arcadia has signed agreement to purchase the Factory Stores of America, a popular outlet mall in the city, for $500,000. The announcement was made during ceremonies Thursday at...
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05/26/2017
The incoming head of the Pelican Institute for Public Policy said Thursday his organization wants to create a movement in Louisiana that will push for constitutionally limited government and other...
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05/25/2017
It’s not everyday that a 14-year-old owns their own business, but Dakota Carpenter, of Choudrant, does. Dakota will begin 10th grade at Darbonne Woods Charter School in the fall, but for now, she is...
05/25/2017
Lincoln Parish residents can purchase flashlights, batteries, portable generators and other emergency supplies at a reduced state sales tax during the state Hurricane Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday...
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05/24/2017
Sales tax collections in Lincoln Parish posted an approximate 6.3 percent gain from the first quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017. But despite the slight rise, collections are technically...
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05/24/2017
The longest non-stop motorcycle ride without touching the handlebars with the hands is 137.94 miles and was achieved by Marcello Sarandrea, of Italy, riding a Yamaha Tricker 250 motorcycle, in Rome,...
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05/24/2017
Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two adults and three juveniles in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries. Jamario Montreal Smith, 18, of 500 South Barnett Springs Road, in...
05/24/2017
A 21-year-old Ruston woman died Tuesday evening in a single-vehicle crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 80 east. Police said Jasmine Nicole Wright was travelling westbound when her 2005 Mitsubishi...