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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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06/04/2014
A Ruston man faces charges of aggravated assault, aggravated battery and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile today following an argument with his girlfriend earlier this week. Police say Michael Leon...
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06/03/2014
The Dixie Gem Peach Outstanding Teen, Meagan Crews, front, was crowned Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen on Saturday night. She was also preliminary talent winner as well as preliminary fitness...
06/03/2014
A special meeting of the Village of Choudrant Council will have to be held later this month as only one council member was present at the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday night. A special...
06/03/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen made history Monday night. It approved the city’s first neighborhood conservation overlay district, leading Mayor Dan Hollingsworth to call the decision “a proud moment in...
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06/03/2014
The Louisiana Peach Festival is looking to give away a $1,000 prize package to the person who visits the most participating businesses during the festival’s newest event, the Peach Stop. “We wanted...
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06/02/2014
Walking down the carriageway that leads to Ruston’s recently relocated Chartreuse Pear might make residents think they’ve stepped into another city altogether. Located behind The Fashion on West Park...
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06/02/2014
A Texas woman was arrested and charged with auto theft, possession of marijuana and possession of schedule II drugs Sunday night in Lincoln Parish, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office....
06/02/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to be asked tonight to change a proposal that, if adopted, will give the city its first neighborhood conservation overlay district. “We will amend it to exclude...
06/02/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board will meet Tuesday night to review end-of–year testing results presented by Testing Coordinator Donna Doss. With the implementation of Common Core standards and the...
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05/31/2014
A Ruston man has been given the maximum sentence of 50 years at hard labor for the attempted second-degree murder of his former girlfriend. Third Judicial District Judge Jay McCallum sentenced...