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The addition of a 50-bed dormitory would give the Lincoln Parish Detention Center needed bed space and save money over the long run, detention center Warden Jim Tuten said Thursday. The proposed dorm is on the detention center’s capital projects wish list for the coming year. But how soon the work might start and exactly what it would cost are unknown, Tuten told the detention center commission. “We’re at the very preliminary stages of it,” he said. The 241-bed jail is full and another 28 inmates are housed at nearby facilities, Tuten said. As many as 45 inmates have been housed elsewhere to...

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06/06/2016
More than nine Lincoln Parish schools representatives recently presented at the fourth annual Louisiana Teacher Leader Summit in New Orleans. Representatives included Kim Shackleford, presenting on...
06/06/2016
Ruston High School may receive new classrooms, soccer facilities, a new roof on the auditorium and a new floor for the girls’ gym if the Lincoln Parish School Board accepts a bid from the Vista...
06/04/2016
Residents will be able to follow the progress of Moving Ruston Forward projects online if the city’s Board of Aldermen approves a professional services agreement with a local engineering firm to...
06/04/2016
Ruston could be one step closer to becoming the holiday season destination Mayor Ronny Walker envisions if the Board of Aldermen approves spending $115,000 on new Christmas lights. Aldermen are...
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06/04/2016
Editor’s note: This is the final story of an ongoing series on Lincoln Parish schools construction. Construction on Choudrant High School’s track field is completed and work is underway at Ruston...
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06/04/2016
During the summer months when children and teens are out of school, some families in the Lincoln Parish community may face issues with feeding their families. In order to help those in need,...
06/03/2016
Grambling residents will decide in December whether to renew a property tax that provides maintenance money for the city’s water system. The Grambling City Council set the special election during...
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06/03/2016
“Sensation,” an exhibit featuring the works of Nicole Duet, an assistant professor of drawing and painting at Louisiana Tech University, opens today at Studio 301, located at 301 N. Trenton St. Her...
06/03/2016
Adriel A. Hilton, Grambling State University chief of staff and executive assistant to the president, has been accepted into the Higher Education Leadership Foundation Gamma Cohort. Additionally,...
06/02/2016
For nearly 20 years the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has been giving back to the community. Deputy Emma Williams said Lincoln Parish TRIAD started delivering fans to the elderly and disabled in...