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Rep. Rob Shadoin said Saturday he’s willing to renew a portion of an existing temporary penny state sales tax in effort to avoid the full blow of the roughly $643 million shortfall Louisiana faces when the tax expires June 30. Higher education, rural health care and the bulk of state government hangs in the balance of what lawmakers do with the temporary tax during the special legislative session that starts Tuesday. “We’re going to have some severe cuts if we do not raise all, or a substantial part, of the shortfall that the Revenue Estimating Council gives us, and that’s the $643 million,”...

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12/16/2014
It will likely be after the holidays before the Town of Dubach finds out more on their ongoing sidewalk project. Markay Brown, with Meyer, Meyer, LaCroix and Hixson, attended Monday night’s regular...
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12/16/2014
After graduating from Grambling State University, Grambling native Susan Billups Wiley and her husband moved away to take her first job, but she said she always knew she’d find her way home...
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12/16/2014
Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a conditional use application from Paradise Funeral Homes to open a local facility in a former church building on South Vienna Street....
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12/16/2014
Pictured are Monday’s 12 Days of Christmas Shopping in Lincoln Parish Surprise Santa winners. Residents participating in the 12 Days of Shopping in Lincoln Parish are eligible each day to receive a...
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12/15/2014
Area runners hit the streets of downtown Saturday to start a new holiday tradition by participating in Quota International of Ruston’s Reindeer Run. Proceeds from the event, which included a hot...
12/15/2014
Over the past several days, the Ruston Police Department has received several reports from businesses and individuals involving telephone calls from persons claiming to be with Entergy, the City of...
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12/15/2014
A trip to visit relatives, and a failed attempt to find a large nativity scene for their yard, resulted in a new business idea for former landscapers Don and Debbie Cochran. Debbie Cochran said when...
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12/15/2014
More than 100 engines revved up in the parking lot of Lowe’s on Saturday at the third annual Ruston Toy Run put on by the North Central chapter of the American Bikers Active Toward Education of...
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12/15/2014
Pictured are Wednesday’s 12 Days of Christmas Shopping in Lincoln Parish Surprise Santa winners. Residents participating in the 12 Days of Shopping in Lincoln Parish are eligible each day to receive...
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12/13/2014
Lincoln Parish residents celebrated the holiday season early this weekend with various events. Pictured above are students from Glen View and Hillcrest Elementary schools singing in the Main Street...