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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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05/28/2014
More than 100 area residents participated in Saturday’s local segment of the Louisiana Teen Challenge Walk to raise awareness for the program and funds for an addition to the Ruston induction center...
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05/28/2014
The City of Ruston’s Municipal Pool will open at 3 p.m. today. The admission is $2 per person. The pool will close for the season on July 25. Throughout the pool season there will be more swimming...
05/28/2014
A 32-year-old Ruston man is dead following an apparent hit-and-run pedestrian accident on Interstate 20 this morning. Police say Coty Willis died when a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta driven by Whitney Gaston...
05/28/2014
State Superintendent of Schools John White called the results from Louisiana’s LEAP and iLEAP tests “steady” but Lincoln Parish fell three points in the percentage of students who achieved levels of...
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05/28/2014
An anonymous tip called into the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office resulted in a Dubach man’s arrest on five drug-related charges May 23. Richard Craig Dickerson, of 781 Cardinal Hill Road, is charged...
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05/28/2014
Site work is underway on Louisiana Tech’s 70,000-square-foot South End Zone Facility, which will enclose the south end of Joe Aillet Stadium. The $20 million facility is expected to be open in time...
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05/28/2014
A Ruston woman faces cruelty to juvenile charges after she allegedly whipped her daughters with rubber tubing from an oxygen machine. Natrina Womack, 26, of 272 Clinton Circle, was booked into the...
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05/27/2014
Ernie Stevens did something Monday that he doesn’t like to do. He talked about his tour of duty in Vietnam and five buddies he watched die. “One thing common about most veterans is we’re...
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05/27/2014
Top: Evan Derveloy, owner of Crossfit Ruston, and Adam Reid were participants in the annual MURPH Challenge on Monday. The event honors Lt. Michael Murphy, a Navy SEAL, who while serving in Asadabad...
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05/27/2014
Angela Manning walks across the cool, damp dirt in the livestock stalls at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center. In four days, sounds of pounding horse hooves and cheering spectators will fill the...