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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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11/05/2014
Link to view and download sample ballots is below: http://issuu.com/rustonleader/docs/7-10b-101914_ballots/0 ********** Key: Each voting area is labeled by its ward , district and precinct denoting...
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11/04/2014
Margaret Hall exercised her right to vote today at Glen View Elementary School. She was assisted by Billy Belding. Voting continues through 8 p.m. today. Voters will be asked to vote on a long list...
11/04/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen has taken the first step toward installation of pedestrian crosswalks at three downtown railroad crossings.
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11/04/2014
Walking up to Willie Sumlin’s shed is like walking into a political porthole. Signs of Louisiana candidacies from long ago line the walls — Democratic, Republican, black, white — they can all be seen...
11/04/2014
The Choudrant Town Council held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night to discuss financial, police and fire reports, among other items. The Choudrant Fire Department recently implemented...
11/03/2014
Lincoln Parish voters go to the polls Tuesday to vote on a long list of local, regional and statewide officials, plus help decide the fate of 14 proposed state constitutional amendments. Polls are...
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11/03/2014
After many years of dabbling in the real estate business, JPS Realty owners Tami Alexander and Jason Bullock decided it was finally time to open their own shop in the area. “We’ve been friends for 20...
11/03/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night with several items to be discussed including new policy manual revisions to align with changes in state...
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11/03/2014
The Tyler Summit era for Lady Techsters basketball began in winning fashion Saturday night, with Louisiana Tech topping Mississippi College 85-26 in exhibition play at the Thomas Assembly Center. The...
11/03/2014
Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. This is the final installment in a series of articles provided by...