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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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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...
07/05/2014
The Grambling Police and Fire departments will not receive work hour cuts as voted on by the board of aldermen last month. During a July meeting of the Board of Aldermen, they voted to reduce the...
07/05/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will be asked Monday evening to set in motion a long list of improvement projects including two more phases of the downtown revitalization program. The aldermen meet at 5:...
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07/05/2014
Geographic Information Systems is a relatively new tool being used by governmental offices throughout the parish. It could be described as a “one-stop shop” for all connected and useful data used by...
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07/04/2014
The Lincoln Parish School District has been keeping track of the dollars provided for them during the 2013 tax millage through various projects in the parish. Several renovations have been underway...