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Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 11:59pm
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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07/15/2017
For 30 years, MedCamps of Louisiana has served thousands of special needs youth from the region to experience one of America’s greatest pastimes — summer camp. “You get introduced to a whole new...
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07/14/2017
Former Lincoln Parish Police Juror Annie Brown is being remembered today for her “heart of gold” and dedication to the community causes in which she was involved. Brown, 88, died July 5. Funeral...
07/14/2017
Ruston police are asking the public’s help in locating the suspect in an armed robbery that occurred Thursday night in the parking lot of a local motel. The incident happened at approximately 10:25 p...
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07/13/2017
The Ruston Farmers Market will hold a Taste of Summer Fest from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the market building, 220 East Mississippi, in downtown Ruston. This annual event will have some new...
07/13/2017
Litterers beware. After Tuesday’s vote by the Solid Waste and Recycling Committee, members of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office will now be patrolling the areas around the centralized waste...
07/13/2017
Lincoln Parish residents will have the opportunity to dump household hazardous waste from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center for free during the Household Hazardous Waste...
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07/12/2017
Choudrant Elementary and High School students will see a 25-cent increase in their breakfast and lunch meal prices this school year. The Lincoln Parish School Board unanimously approved a...
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07/12/2017
The Louisiana Tech University athletics family is mourning today following the death of longtime Tech supporter/benefactor Guthrie Jarrell earlier this morning. Jarrell first came to Ruston as a...
07/12/2017
During the regular meeting of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Tuesday, members voted to accept the recommendation of Lucius McGehee, a registered municipal advisor from Argent Institutional Services,...
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07/11/2017
Constructions crews were out early beginning to tear down Walpole Tire Service’s old office space this morning. Walpole Tire moved into their new facilities, a 6,000 square foot office space located...