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Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 9:27pm
Lincoln Parish’s two state representatives predict the Legislature will approve a compromise sales tax measure aimed at saving Louisiana from budgetary meltdown. “You can stick a fork in this turkey, it’s almost done,” Rep. Patrick Jefferson, D-Homer, said Saturday after the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee approved a House-passed bill that sets state sales tax at 4.45 percent come July 1. The full Senate is expected to vote on the bill today. If Senators accept the measure with no changes, it goes to Gov. John Bel Edwards for his signature. “I pray fervently this is going to be...

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06/20/2018
Local sponsors are looking to make the opening morning of the Louisiana Peach Festival a little brighter this year with a 5K Color Run beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday at Crossfit Ruston. “The Color Run...
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06/20/2018
The Louisiana Peach Festival isn’t only about family fun and celebrating Lincoln Parish’s favorite sweet treat. There’s plenty of athletic action involved, too. Sporting events have always been a...
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06/19/2018
06/19/2018
A fourth person has been arrested in connection with a May 28 arson and burglary of mobile home on Cook Road. Tina W. Hood, also known as Tina Wisdom Free, 45, of Springhill, was arrested Saturday by...
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06/19/2018
It’s that time of year again, and as residents prepare for a weekend of fun at the Louisiana Peach Festival, Brandon Sutherland, director of sales for the Hampton Inn, is gathering alter egos from...
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06/19/2018
Ruston Community Theatre is preparing to make a splash this summer with its third annual junior musical “Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Junior” directed by Steele Moegle and sponsored by Saul Zalesch...
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06/18/2018
06/16/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers have spent an unusual 45 weeks in legislative sessions since their term began in January 2016, and now they’re heading back for more, unable so far to reach a...
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06/16/2018
Pictured above are dancers with the Black Sapphire Dance Company entertained the crowd during Saturday’s Juneteenth Parade in Grambling. Pictured below are children playing in a water slide set up...
06/16/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana patients could soon get more details about what happens at the pharmacy counter and whether they’ve gotten the most affordable medication for an ailment. In the regular...