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BATON ROUGE (AP) — After warning for months the proposal would be devastating to Louisiana residents, Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils his worst-case scenario budget Monday, which assumes lawmakers will refuse to replace $1 billion in expiring sales taxes and force widespread slashing across state government. The Democratic governor is required to submit a spending plan for the budget year starting July 1 that only accounts for the dollars expected to be available. The proposal won't include temporary sales taxes that expire when the new financial year begins that Edwards wants replaced with...

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12/02/2017
Left: Santa amidst a crush of young admirers during Ruston’s Kickoff the Christmas on Friday night. Right: The all-light, 33-foot-tall city Christmas tree in downtown Ruston’s Railroad Park.
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12/02/2017
Top Left: Gina Stokes, with the Dubach Restoration and Beautification Organization, places a bow atop the Mickey and Minnie Mouse float as she prepared for Saturday’s Dubach Country Christmas parade...
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12/01/2017
Ruston’s only drive-through Christmas lighting display opened Thursday at the Lincoln Parish Park. Residents can pay $5 per car or $10 per bus and drive through the park to see thousands Christmas of...
12/01/2017
The Bank of Ruston will continue its holiday tradition with the Annual Holiday Art Show. This year the staff will honor the North Central Louisiana Arts Council by displaying an exhibit by local...
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12/01/2017
Christmas came to the Louisiana Tech University family Thursday night in the form of a 15-foot Balsam Hill Rockefeller Pine tree set up in Centennial Plaza and a visit from Santa Claus. Approximately...
11/30/2017
Louisiana Tech has earned another round of favorable rankings, most recently for being the best value of any other school in Louisiana and another for being one of the most affordable universities in...
11/30/2017
Once a year, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council hosts a celebration of the arts, where merchants host visual, literary and performing artists for an art crawl throughout downtown Ruston — the...
11/30/2017
CHOUDRANT — Choudrant’s 13th annual Christmas in the Village event kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday with a parade through town, followed by an evening full of events in the park. “Santa will be hearing...
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11/29/2017
Local vintage camper trailer enthusiasts will once again bring Christmas to Lincoln Parish Park during the annual Lincoln Lights Up the Pines lighting display at Lincoln Parish Park. Beginning at 5:...
11/29/2017
DUBACH — The sights, sounds and fragrances of Christmas will be in the air it Dubach on Saturday during the town’s annual Dubach Country Christmas celebration. The event begins at 9 a.m. with a...