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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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11/14/2017
Shoppers can get a head start on their Christmas gift buying from 6-8 p.m. Thursday during the annual downtown Ruston Main Street Christmas Open House. “Our goal is to promote shopping locally for...
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11/14/2017
Editor’s Note: This is the second part in a two-part series about the creation, focus and future of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana. Currently serving more than 200 local children...
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11/13/2017
Residents may not recognize the name William Florian, but if you love 60s and 70s American folk music, you may remember The New Christie Minstrels, the group where he wrote and performed as lead...
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11/13/2017
Editor’s Note: This is the first part in a two part series about the creation, focus and future of the Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana. In 1997, a group of locals came together in an...
11/13/2017
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury is expected to vote Tuesday on endorsing an Enterprise Zone request for a family entertainment center in Ruston. The decision is one of several items the jury will...
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11/13/2017
Two Ruston area men were airlifted to separate hospitals early Sunday morning after being shot during an argument at a rental cabin at Lake D’Arbonne State Park near Farmerville. One of the two men,...
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11/11/2017
A cool chill ran through the air as dozens of people gathered at the flag pole in front of the Northern Louisiana Medical Center Thursday. But, it didn’t seem to bother the 13 local veterans seated...
11/11/2017
A man walking down Interstate 20 was killed Friday evening after being struck by an oncoming vehicle. As of early Saturday evening, the victim’s identity had not been released by law enforcement...
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11/11/2017
More than 1,000 people gathered in downtown Ruston’s Railroad Park on Friday to say thank you to local veterans. The event included a parade, a flyover by three Louisiana Air National Guard F-15...
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11/10/2017
Elena Baines looks over the book selection at the Usborne Books booth at the Holidays in Cedartown event Thursday at the Ruston Civic Center. The event will continue today and Saturday.