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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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Carl Burton, of Burton Entertainment, Inc., offered the Lincoln Parish Police Jury the opportunity to buy back Lincoln Hall after an announcement that he and his wife, Ruby, would soon be relocating...
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At 9:42 p.m. Tuesday, Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single vehicle fatal crash involving a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 165 south of Interstate 20. The preliminary...
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07/08/2014
Tickets still remain for the annual Pigskins and Pearls Women’s Clinic and Luncheon which is set for July 31 at Squire Creek Country Club. Participants must register by July 15 to attend....
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07/08/2014
A Ruston man has been arrested on home invasion and sexual assault charges stemming from an incident on Thursday. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint from a local woman regarding...
07/08/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has agreed to move up to $75,000 in federal Section 8 housing administrative reserve funds into the Housing Assistance Payment account to cover what city Clerk/Treasurer...
07/08/2014
No time has been set for Ruston’s Board of Aldermen to name a temporary successor to the late District 2 Alderman Elmore Mayfield. But by law, the board must act no later than Monday. “Nothing has...
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07/07/2014
The Boys and Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana recently had Dr. Ben Carson, a columnist, national news contributor and retired neurosurgeon, speak at the club with summer campers, staff and the...
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07/07/2014
Two burglary arrests were made by the Ruston Police Department over the holiday weekend. On Thursday, officers responded to a residential burglary in progress on West California Avenue. Upon arrival...
07/07/2014
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will meet in regular session Tuesday night to discuss the proposed budget for 2014-15. The Sales and Use Tax Commission has set the proposed budget at $372,793 — a 1...
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07/05/2014
During the judging for the 2013 Louisiana Press Association and the Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press Managing Editor Awards held recently, the staff of the Ruston Daily Leader was awarded...