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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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08/01/2014
At approximately 1:35 a.m. today the Ruston Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 1200th block of Eastland Avenue. According to RFD District Chief Tommie Woods the residence is expected to...
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07/31/2014
At approximately 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Lincoln Parish Police Juror Skip Russell was involved in a vehicle accident. The Ruston Fire Department/EMS, along with the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office and...
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07/31/2014
A man convicted for having indecent behavior with a juvenile has been sentenced. Judge Jay McCallum sentenced James Anthony Bell to serve 42 years at hard labor for 10 counts of indecent behavior...
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07/31/2014
Terry Pollard didn’t let losing everything stop him from his dream of being a walking testament to his profession of faith. And walk he has — hundreds of miles so far with, thousands to go. In...
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07/31/2014
The suspect in the 2012 home invasions, rape and first-degree murder, among other charges, attempted an insanity defense earlier this month. According to court records, Cameron Kinte Mays, of Ruston...
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07/30/2014
Residents looking for a good bargain will have the chance to check out a variety of items during the Lincoln Parish Library’s Third Community Garage Sale on Saturday morning. The event will include a...
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07/30/2014
The 2014 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday will commence this Friday and last until midnight Saturday. According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, the sales tax holiday exempts state tax for...
07/30/2014
The Second Annual Swing for Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Tournament is slated for Sept. 26 at Trails End Golf Club in Arcadia. The event is hosted by Allegiance Health Center of Ruston, Leslie Lakes...
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07/30/2014
HOUSTON — Quitman native Timothy Stewart, director of community meals/transportation at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, was re-elected president of the Meals on Wheels...
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07/30/2014
Christie Mouton, center, a kinesiology major at Grambling State University, has received a Continuing Education Grant from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international Philanthropic Education Organization...