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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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08/23/2014
The field of candidates for the Nov. 4 primary election is official. At the close of the three-day candidate qualifying period Friday afternoon, 76 people had signed up to run in 23 races that will...
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08/23/2014
Top: The annual Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Gun, Knife and Coin Show added another attraction this year: boats. Hundreds perused the items at the Ruston Civic Center over the weekend. Here,...
08/23/2014
The Library Board of Control met on Wednesday to finish taking care of some old business and to hear of new things going on at the library. Library Director Vivian McCain gave board members updated...
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08/23/2014
 The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours was hosted by The Hub on August 12 at 750 Celebrity Drive in Ruston. The theme was “HUB Tour.” There was food, including 2 dips made by...
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08/22/2014
Find inner strength and embrace the search for meaning. This was the message Pauline Leonard, professor and department chair in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Education, delivered during the...
08/22/2014
Today is the final day of candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary election. Qualifying for the 63 local, regional and statewide offices up for grabs began Wednesday and ends at 4:30 p.m. Here’s...
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08/22/2014
Grambling native Susan Billups Wiley today announced her candidacy for the Lincoln Parish School Board District 1 seat. District 1 is a small part of western Ruston and parts of Grambling.
08/22/2014
As the prep and college football season starts up, youngsters in the parish looking to knock helmets on the gridiron are in luck as Ruston Parks and Recreation will be offering tackle football for...
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08/22/2014
Maggie Jones Boudreaux currently has an exhibit on display at Parish Press. An opening reception was held on Wednesday, where locals were able to speak with the artist and admire her work. Pictured...
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08/21/2014
Northern Louisiana Medical Center, one of the 206 hospitals under Community Health Systems, was part of a cyber-security breach occurring in April and June, said Elizabeth Turnley, director of...