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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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06/20/2014
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council invites local art enthusiasts to enjoy The Dog Days Art Crawls, which feature sculptors, painters, printmakers, jewelry artists, photographers and more at...
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06/20/2014
In true Peach Fest fashion, it’s time again to grab the flour, sugar, and, of course, the best peaches around because the 2014 Peach Cookery Contest is almost here. The contest is an annual Peach...
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06/20/2014
Dr. Janet Duncan Barnes has made a matching donation of $25,000 for an endowed scholarship named after her father, James Wicks Duncan Sr. better known in the Grambling community as “Coach Duncan.”...
06/20/2014
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is making it easier for local fourth and eighth graders who did not pass the LEAP and iLEAP tests to advance to the next grade level thanks to a newly...
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06/19/2014
With the school year ending in May, most high school teachers and students are enjoying a well-deserved summer vacation pool-side, on beaches, or in the mountains.
06/19/2014
Council members unanimously approved the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during a specially called meeting of the Village of Choudrant town council this week. After failing to meet quorum during...
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06/19/2014
At a time when governments across the state and around the country are struggling with budgets, Farmerville Mayor Stein Baughman Jr. has something of a unique situation. Putting together the town’s...
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06/18/2014
Thanks to the local hospital auxiliary, Northern Louisiana Medical Center has received $30,000 worth of items designed to help making a visit to the hospital a more pleasant experience. Curtis Newton...
06/18/2014
Louisiana Tech University has teamed up with Ruston merchants to host the Dog Days of Summer, a series of “late nights” to help introduce orientation students and their families to downtown Ruston....
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06/18/2014
A Ruston man was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with seven counts of simple burglary, one count of resisting arrest by flight and one count of criminal trespass according to the Ruston...