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A lack of attendance caused by Tropical Depression Cindy and a last-minute decision to reduce admission prices are the reasons the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce losing money on the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival, Chamber President Judy Copeland said Friday. This year’s festival had a $1.29 million local economic impact, according to figures released by the Chamber, the group that produces the annual summer celebration. That number is $1.08 million less than last year’s figure, $2.37 million. Approximately 19,808 people attended the two-day June festivities, down about 3,416 from 2016’s...

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08/12/2014
Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister said Monday he anticipates a return of congressional earmarks, but with tighter regulations and a new name. “These rural communities are starving without...
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08/12/2014
Ruston mayoral candidate Bill Elmore and U.S. Senate candidate Bob Maness took their campaigns to the North Central Louisiana TEA Party on Monday night. The two men talked about jobs, their...
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08/12/2014
Loretta Walton-Jaggers, a seasoned educator at Grambling State University was recently named Louisiana Reading Association’s Educator of the Year. Jaggers is a professor of Education Curriculum and...
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08/11/2014
On Saturday afternoon, local young ladies competed for the coveted crowns of Miss Dixie Gem Peach and Miss Spirit of Ruston. Pictured, from left to right, are Miss Dixie Gem Peach Teen Princess 2015...
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08/11/2014
Two sisters, Wendy Ann Swanson and Bobbie Joe Vandenburg were booked on several drug charges at 303 Lamar St. in Ruston at approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday. The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office...
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08/11/2014
Ameenah Williams, of 159 Nutmeg Drive, was arrested for aggravated criminal damage to property, reckless operation of a vehicle, resisting an officer and two counts of battery of an officer early...
08/11/2014
The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will convene in regular session Tuesday night to discuss, and possibly approve an ordinance authorizing the public sale of a parcel of adjudicated property located on...
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08/11/2014
Late last month, All Hours Fitness Manager Trey Smith was able to realize a more than three-year dream — a new location for the fitness center. Shortly after Smith took over the gym in 2008, he knew...
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08/09/2014
A five-year dream has officially become a reality for public officials. The newest addition to the parish, the Lincoln Parish Safety Complex held a ribbon cutting on Friday where a grand tour of the...
08/09/2014
Often at the bottom of the list when it comes to positive rankings, Louisiana has apparently ranked very well in a survey measuring states’ friendliness toward small businesses. Thumbtack, in...