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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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04/19/2017
At 6:30 p.m. Friday, the Ruston Farmers Market will hold a Farm-to-Fiesta fundraising party at the market building, located at 220 East Mississippi Ave. “The Farm-to-Fiesta event will celebrate the...
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04/18/2017
The suspect in a Sunday night homicide used what investigators now believe was an assumed named, Major Stephen Williams, commander of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division, said...
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04/18/2017
As residents round the corner of West Louisiana Avenue downtown, they will see a change in scenery at Ruston’s First Baptist Church. Crews are demolishing the church’s old activities building....
04/18/2017
Ruston police have determined no attempted child abduction or battery occurred at the Wal-Mart SuperCenter earlier this month, despite claims by the alleged victim’s mother otherwise. “The...
04/18/2017
The next move toward preliminary approval of a planned unit development that could mean more housing near Louisiana Tech University is up to Ruston’s Board of Aldermen. The city’s Planning and Zoning...
04/17/2017
Louisiana Tech University’s Division of Nursing has been tabbed as the state’s top undergraduate degree program. The award was presented during the 16th Annual Nightingale Awards Gala honoring...
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04/17/2017
After nearly 40 of service to the community, Backus True Value is closing its doors. Owner Jody Backus said that while the company has had the pleasure of serving Lincoln Parish in the hardware,...
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04/17/2017
A Dubach woman is in custody today after she allegedly killed her boyfriend late Sunday night. Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Malaysia Carter, 19, and charged her with manslaughter in the...
04/15/2017
Members of the newly formed Cultural District Board are looking for ways to make Ruston and Lincoln Parish stand out. Their newest project — A Community Thrives — is a new approach to social impact...
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04/15/2017
Lincoln Parish residents celebrated Easter with egg hunts and dyeing Easter eggs. Above, children search for eggs during the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Games on Saturday in Choudrant Park. Below,...