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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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07/29/2014
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07/29/2014
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07/29/2014
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07/28/2014
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07/26/2014
Newly appointed District 2 Alderwoman Rosalind Jones has signed the paperwork making her an official member of Ruston’s Board of Aldermen. Jones was named to the seat July 14 to serve the unexpired...