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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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04/21/2017
Members of the Union Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative will go to Baton Rouge in May to continue to make their plea for state dollars for a project aimed at reducing the draw on the Sparta...
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04/21/2017
Ruston police have arrested two men allegedly involved in a Monday evening shooting that was caught on amateur video. Troydarious Keunte Grimsley, 18, of 172 Sandbed Road, in Ruston, is charged with...
04/21/2017
Ruston High School has tabbed a familiar face to take over the Bearcats’ boys basketball program. Principal Ricky Durrett introduced Adrian Hester this morning at the school auditorium as the new...
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04/20/2017
Ruston-based singer-songwriter Monty Russell will be bringing some guests along to entertain the people of Lincoln Parish when he performs 7 p.m. Friday at the Dixie Center for the Arts. With him are...
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04/20/2017
Ruston peach grower Joe Mitcham is banking on a peach-plum hybrid dubbed MP-29 to jumpstart the dwindling local peach crop. But it could take as long as eight years to know how well the experimental...
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04/20/2017
A Ruston woman has been arrested on charges of Medicaid fraud. Amanda Hollins, 31, was arrested Tuesday by the Louisiana Attorney General’s office on four counts of submitting timesheets and service...
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04/20/2017
Nationally recognized psychiatrist and pediatrician, Dr. Joe Bates, a Louisiana Tech University graudate, will be coming North Louisiana to share how to make brains feel better, smarter and more...
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04/20/2017
The Ruston Rotary Club has announced the recipients of the April Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their accomplishments at the April 12 luncheon and...
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04/20/2017
Lincoln Preparatory School recently received $500 for participating in the Adolescent Pre-Diabetes Prevention Program. The program is a grant to Richland Parish Hospital from the Health Resources...
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04/19/2017
The Louisiana Tech University American Society of Civil Engineers Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe teams won first and second place, respectively, at the 2017 ASCE Deep South Conference held recently...