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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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06/30/2014
Professor Guillermo Badenes, head of the International Relations Office at the National University of Cordoba (UNC) in Argentina, recently visited Louisiana Tech University and brought with him a...
06/29/2014
Even though candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary is still almost six weeks away, voter interest in the election is ramping up, Lincoln Parish Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone said. “More...
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06/29/2014
The Bank of Ruston entry (pictured above) was the winning float in the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival Parade held Saturday morning. Rainy weather made things tough on the festival tennis tournament...
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06/29/2014
Teachers and students alike like the fresh feeling of the beginning of a new school year. New touches at the Lincoln Parish Head Start building on Oakdale Street will add even more freshness to the...
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06/29/2014
U.S. Senator David Vitter attended a “Peach and Greet” event in the Friday evening as part of the kickoff to the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival. After a brief speech by Vitter and a welcome by Police...
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06/29/2014
Top left: Leader photos by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT- Louisiana Swamp Donkey unleashed the sounds of Southern Rock on the Peach Festival crowd during Friday’s show at Railroad Park. Top right: The Molly...
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06/29/2014
Top left: Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT- Choudrant High School cheerleaders used a fire truck to ride in Saturday’s Louisiana Peach Festival parade. Top right: Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT...
06/28/2014
MONROE — CARF International announced that Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NE Delta HSA) has been accredited for a period of three years, its longest-running accreditation, for the...
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06/28/2014
RUSTON — The Food Marketing Institute recently named Chris Turner, store director at Super 1 Foods in Ruston, a finalist in the organization’s 15th Annual Store Manager Awards Program. This program...
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06/27/2014
A political squabble is leaving Louisiana school districts with their hands tied. “What I don’t want to see is a chess game played by politicians where our children have become the pawns,” said Rep....