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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:42am
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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 flat, Sales Tax Administrator Denise Griggs said Tuesday. Parishwide collections for January through April, 2016 hit slightly more than $11 million, compared to this year’s $11.7 million, figures given the Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission show. Griggs attributed the bulk of the uptick to increases in city sales tax rates in both Ruston and Grambling plus some of the new business...

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05/15/2017
The Louisiana Tech University Aerospace Engineering Club recently launched Harley II, the second in a series of high-altitude weather balloons launched by the club, which reached a height of...
05/15/2017
Lincoln Parish kindergarten through sixth grade public school students will go home with new books to read for the summer. Lincoln Parish schools Academic Intervention Coordinator Lisa Mangum said...
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05/13/2017
For the eighth year, Lincoln ACHIEVE and The Rawle Enterprise Center at Louisiana Tech University collaborated to present its Art Without Walls exhibit. An outgrowth of the AC/DC Art Project, the...
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05/13/2017
During the recent New Tech @ Ruston Senior Celebration, Logan Goree and Lara Schales were named recipients of the 2017 Tom and Cathi Cox Boniol New Tech Scholarship. Jo Ann Dauzat, Louisiana Tech...
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05/13/2017
Grambling State University’s hundreds of graduates got a double dose of encouragement to support their alma mater. Thurgood Marshall College Fund President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor Jr. and Grambling...
05/13/2017
Ruston’s second annual Ride Ruston Bike Week begins Monday with a short, early morning breakfast ride from The Bridge Community Church, located 2301 North Trenton St., to City Hall. The event begins...
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05/13/2017
It’s been a winning weekend for Lincoln Parish sports fans as both the Louisiana Tech softball team (pictured left) and the Choudrant High School baseball team (pictured right) claimed championships...
05/12/2017
Ever thought about digging up family roots but don’t know where to get started? Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday residents may be able to get some help with their family trees in the Lincoln Community...
05/12/2017
Downtown will be a little busier this evening as residents gather for the third annual Downtown Art Crawl. The free event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. and will allow the public to visit with local...
05/12/2017
Farmerville Gazette No criminal charges will be filed against an administrator at D’Arbonne Woods Charter School who exchanged text messages with two minor female students. On March 27, the Union...