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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:42am
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Sales tax collections in Lincoln Parish posted an approximate 6.3 percent gain from the first quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017. But despite the slight rise, collections are technically flat, Sales Tax Administrator Denise Griggs said Tuesday. Parishwide collections for January through April, 2016 hit slightly more than $11 million, compared to this year’s $11.7 million, figures given the Lincoln Parish Sales and Use Tax Commission show. Griggs attributed the bulk of the uptick to increases in city sales tax rates in both Ruston and Grambling plus some of the new business...

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04/25/2017
Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science recently announced its 2017 Outstanding Students and Faculty. Each Spring Quarter, COES faculty vote to recognize juniors and seniors...
04/25/2017
Several Ruston High School students were recognized as honorable mentions in an international science competition. Sophomores Tyerell Owens, Sequoyia Graham and Catravion Wright and sophmores AunDrá...
04/24/2017
Credited with inspiring young dancers from around the world with their technique, grace and all around enchantment, the Russian National Ballet will visit Louisiana Tech University to showcase their...
04/24/2017
The Ruston chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness in partnership with the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority will host a Law Enforcement Mental Health Symposium. The symposium will...
04/24/2017
Registration for the 2017-18 school year for students in grades kindergarten through 12 will begin on May 1. All new students (except pre-k) need to be registered at the Lincoln Parish School Board...
04/24/2017
Officials with Brookshire Grocery Co. announce plans for the 13th Brookshire’s/Super 1 Foods World War II Heroes Flight, which will take WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial built...
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04/24/2017
The 2017 Artexpo New York includes two paintings by Ruston’s Hooshang Khorasani. Artblend Gallery of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, selected an abstract and an equine work to display in exhibition that...
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04/22/2017
Louisiana Tech University’s department of music has announced its Alumnus of the Year and Honors Recital soloists, and will feature the honorees at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Howard Auditorium. Tony Boutté...
04/22/2017
For her 95th birthday, Sue Davis wanted to do something daring — take a motorcycle ride with her son Harvey on his Harley Davidson. Sue Davis said she, as well as most of the residents and staff at...
04/21/2017
If there’s one thing everyone needs to know and learn more about, it’s definitely money and how to take care of it. The Lincoln Parish Library hopes to provide the community with some of those tips...