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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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05/19/2017
DeVaria Hudson has joined the Grambling State University staff as director of admissions and recruitment. “As we continue to grow our enrollment, it was essential that the right person be selected...
05/19/2017
More than two dozen people gathered for the official inaugural walk of the first completed section of Rock Island Greenway shared-use path. The greenway is a biking and walking path being built on...
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05/18/2017
Warrants for attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon were issued this morning for 23-year-old Justin Lamar Early. Early is wanted in connection with a...
05/18/2017
The almost month-long search for the suspect in the shooting of a Ruston man is over. City police arrested Donnell Williams, Jr., 27, of Farmerville, on Tuesday after locating him in Ouachita Parish...
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05/18/2017
Ruston residents donated 7,225 pounds of used computers, printers and other electronics during the city’s first electronic waste recycling day May 13. The event was so successful officials want to...
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05/18/2017
The families and patients that put their trust in the staff at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center can rest a little easier after a $15,000 donation from the hospital auxiliary. Members of the...
05/18/2017
At 6:30 tonight, Lincoln Parish will officially have nine new business owners as the students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy celebrate their graduation. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is for...
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05/17/2017
Student leaders from Louisiana’s four higher education institution systems have elected Grambling State University student Adarian Williams as the student representative on the Louisiana Board of...
05/17/2017
The lack of cold weather may have hampered the local peach crop, but it gave a jumpstart to blueberries. “Here we are in the middle of May and the berries are ready,” Robert Alexander, owner of Pop’s...
05/16/2017
For the second straight year, Lincoln Parish elementary students participated in selecting books for the 2017 International Literacy Association’s Children’s Choices reading lists. Academic...