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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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07/02/2014
According to an independent study, Ruston has the second cheapest car insurance rates in Louisiana. Value Penguin, a research company that focuses on providing objective resources to help consumers...
07/02/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board approved a new skill level compensation plan for noncertified employees of the school district during the regular meeting Tuesday night. “Sometimes its hard to replace...
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07/02/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s football program recently hosted a car wash to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana. The losers of the 2014 T-Day spring game were selected...
07/02/2014
A Ruston man has been arrested by the Ruston Police Department on burglary related charges. Clint Williams, RPD public information officer, said they were contacted regarding the burglary of a...
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07/01/2014
An Arcadia woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a three vehicle collision occurring on Monday at the intersection of Louisiana Highway 33 and Louisiana Highway 821. Louisiana State Police, along...
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07/01/2014
Ira Taylor sits at his cluttered dining room table studying the directions for his latest project, a balsa wood model of an old bi-plane. The struts, he says, need to be redone. Taylor, 89, of Ruston...
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07/01/2014
Sitting outside enjoying cool summer breezes is a favorite pastime of many North Louisiana residents. Swatting mosquitoes, however, is a constant battle when enjoying the great outdoors during summer...
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06/30/2014
Top: Leader photo by KAYLA FRITH- Hundreds gathered on Saturday morning to watch babies hit the mat and crawl their way to the finish line. The Diaper Derby, sponsored by Barnes Portraiture, is one...
06/30/2014
The regular Lincoln Parish School Board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday with several items up for discussion, including the adoption of participation in a lawsuit against the state.
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06/30/2014
A Dubach couple was arrested Friday morning and charged with possession of schedule II methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia according to the Lincoln Parish...