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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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04/27/2014
Sen. Rick Gallot and the Lincoln Parish Police Jury are getting the ball rolling on a new courthouse for downtown Ruston. However, the ball may be rolling for several years before any ground is...
04/26/2014
At 6:20 a.m., Friday troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on Louisiana Highway 15 north of Louisiana Highway 549. The preliminary investigation...
04/26/2014
ASSEMBLY OF GOD First Assembly of God “Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on...
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04/26/2014
Submitted Photos: Top Left: The Big Event was held April 12 when Louisiana Tech University students came and worked hard to clean up Bethel’s campus. Thank you to all who participated. Top Right: One...
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04/26/2014
The pre-K and kindergarten students at Downsville Charter School took part in their first annual Parent Teacher Organization Circus on March 28. The students dressed as animals, clowns, ballerinas...
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04/26/2014
The Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce March Business After Hours was hosted by Kelly Moore Bag, located at 204 North Vienna Street, on March 18 in downtown Ruston. The evening began with a ribbon...
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04/25/2014
Frank G. Pogue delivered his last spring convocation address in T.H. Harris Auditorium this week, reminding an audience about the many accomplishments achieved during his tenure as Grambling State...
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04/25/2014
The Ruston Farmers Market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, in the public parking lot on the corner of Louisiana Avenue and South Monroe Street in downtown Ruston, provided courtesy of the...
04/25/2014
Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, Tuesday for the second annual I-20 Top 20...
04/25/2014
On Saturday area residents will have a chance to show their support for others during the Hope for Autism 5k, set to be held at Lincoln Parish Park. Registration for the second annual run has been...