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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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Two blues and soul musicians will be entertaining the crowd at the Juneteenth Festival in Grambling this Saturday. The first will be M.P. Soul. Born and raised in Ruston, Soul developed a love for...
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Lewis Jones has officially announced his candidacy for district judge for all of Lincoln and Union parishes. “I believe my unique combination of areas of practice and extensive courtroom experience...
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Louisiana Tech has announced the names of students on its spring quarter President’s and Dean’s honor lists. Students whose names are followed by an asterisk earned recognition as members of the...
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Audrey Taunton won the title of National American Miss Louisiana Junior Teen on June 2. In the 2014-15 school year, she will be a junior at Cedar Creek School in Ruston. She is involved with the...
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The Lincoln Parish Tax Commission announced the selection of a new administrator, Denise Griggs, at a meeting Tuesday, in light of the current administrator Jerry Moore’s retirement at the end of...
06/11/2014
In a regular meeting held by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Tuesday night, Executive Director of the Sparta Foundation Rick Hohlt informed jurors of the latest changes to negotiations for land at the...
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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury was given an unqualified opinion for the 2013 audit in Tuesday night’s regular meeting, which, according to CPA David Hartt, is the highest achievement for an audit. “...
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06/11/2014
The recipients of the 2014 academic scholarships from the Grambling Branch of the NAACP were two young ment from Grambling High School — Adarian Williams and Jaylon Wright. Each recipient received $...