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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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07/22/2014
Former Ruston resident Marilyn Sewell said if it had not been for her experience in North Louisiana and, more specifically at Louisiana Tech University, she never would have found the courage to “...
07/22/2014
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury held a special meeting Monday night to adopt an ordinance providing the merger of certain precincts in Lincoln Parish, as well as an ordinance redesignating certain...
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07/22/2014
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two male suspects in two separate battery incidents that occurred Monday. LPSO responded to a call at around 9 p.m. Monday in reference to a domestic...
07/22/2014
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07/21/2014
Bargain hunters who enjoy scouring a store to find that one unique purchase will likely be pleased to know that they officially have a new venue — reTagz. The thrift store, located at 200 W. Alabama...
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07/21/2014
A Ruston man remains in the Lincoln Parish Detention Center today charged with aggravated battery after a weekend incident in which he reportedly stabbed another man with a knife. Marco Jenkins, 34,...
07/21/2014
The Ruston High School Alumni Association is once again seeking nominations for the annual Distinguished Educators and Alumni Awards Luncheon. Each year the alumni association honors seven former...
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07/19/2014
As part of the Summer Reading Program, the Lincoln Parish Library hosted a production of Alice In Wonderland. Area children were able to attend and participate in this event. Based on the book by...
07/19/2014
During the recent Library Board of Control meeting, Library Director Vivian McCain announced news that will benefit patrons. “We will be working with the Louisiana Bar Association along with some...
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07/19/2014
There is the popular adage, “Showing up is half the battle,” or the similar, “90 percent of success is showing up.” First Assistant District Attorney Andy Shealy said about 90 percent of the...