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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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02/20/2014
For some youth the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana is a home away from home. Tuesday night marked the second time the club would host their Youth of the Year banquet, sponsored by...
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02/20/2014
At approximately 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Ruston Police Department responded to a downed electrical line at Maple Street and Alabama Avenue. Police reported that a beverage truck, turning into a parking...
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02/20/2014
On Feb. 5, Ruston High School FBLA Secretary Nina Collins was officially elected as the FBLA District II Vice President. Nina captured the attention of all conference delegates with her excellent...
02/20/2014
Grambling High School’s junior class recently held a fundraiser for their classmate, Torrance Ford Jr. “T.J.,” as he is fondly called by many, was seriously injured in a car accident last October...
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02/20/2014
Parents and teachers alike showed up to an Internet safety seminar to learn about the dangers of things like social media and online predators on Jan. 28. Lori Allen, LPC from the Methodist Children’...
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02/19/2014
When Grambling State University looked last fall to “significantly ramp up the university’s alumni affairs, friendraising and fundraising efforts,” it looked to a familiar face. Last December GSU...
02/19/2014
The Lincoln Parish Sales Tax and Use Commission met Tuesday to discuss collections and year-to-date earnings as well as an impending problem with local sales taxes being lost to Internet sales....
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02/19/2014
At approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday a single motor vehicle accident occurred at U.S. Highway 167 and the Interstate 20 eastbound onramp when a small red sedan struck a the light pole. Ruston Fire...
02/19/2014
The board of aldermen for the town of Dubach met in regular session Tuesday night to hear audit findings for the fiscal year 2012-13. Don McGehee, the town’s certified public accountant, said in his...
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02/19/2014
Tuesday afternoon was a historic day as the Lincoln Parish Detention Center broke ground on the first ever garden on its land. Warden Jim Tuten said the garden will be a benefit both to the inmates...