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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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06/14/2017
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury unanimously voted to table a resolution that would terminate a lease and purchase Lincoln Hall, an entertainment venue located at 149 Fairgrounds Road, until it can get...
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06/14/2017
The 2017 edition of the Louisiana Peach Festival won’t only be about enjoying Lincoln Parish’s favorite sweet treat. There’ll be plenty of athletic action involved, too. Sporting events have always...
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06/14/2017
Singer Kat Taylor toured the Ruston region over the weekend, all because of a vision local optician Jan Houck had. Houck and lifelong friend Sam Thomas, a Ruston native who now lives in Nashville,...
06/14/2017
Local officials and others who know Congressman Steven Scalise say the South Louisiana lawmaker has been a friend to Lincoln Parish and all of Louisiana. “He’s been very helpful to the Union-Lincoln...
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06/14/2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Several other...
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06/13/2017
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council is gearing up for their 30th Annual Peach Festival Art Exhibit as they call for local residents to enter their works of art to be displayed next week at the...
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06/12/2017
From catching fish to crawling past the finish line, the 67th annual Louisiana Peach Festival will have plenty of events for children to do. Peach Fest will host a wide range of events that included...
06/12/2017
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will discuss spending $200,000 to buy out Burton Entertainment’s lease on Lincoln Hall, an entertainment venue located at 149 Fairgrounds Road, when jurors gather for...
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06/12/2017
The 45th annual Juneteenth Heritage Festival held its opening ceremony Sunday on Grambling State University’s campus. Photo left: GSU Student Government Association President Adarian Williams, of...
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06/10/2017
The Bank of Ruston has won the Monroe Chamber of Commerce 2017 Thomas H. Scott Medium Business Award. The award honors companies making significant contributions to the Ouachita Parish economy...