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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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06/21/2014
The Lincoln Parish Courthouse has served the area residents well since 1960, but many public officials and police jury members believe it is high time for an upgrade. “I think it’s a good thing to...
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06/21/2014
A Ruston man is out on bond today after being arrested Thursday on charges of false personation of a peace officer and possession of a firearm on the premises of an alcoholic beverage outlet. Jason A...
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06/21/2014
The Wayne family of Marion has set a new world record thanks to Hattie Wayne and Grambling State University. The family was named the “Largest Family to Attend the Same University” by the Guinness...
06/20/2014
Two Texas men are dead and third injured as a result of an accident at a Wild Horse drilling rig in Lincoln Parish. Ryan Hinson, 36, of Longview, Texas, and Thomas Samuel, 40, of Nacogdoches, Texas...
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06/20/2014
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council invites local art enthusiasts to enjoy The Dog Days Art Crawls, which feature sculptors, painters, printmakers, jewelry artists, photographers and more at...
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06/20/2014
In true Peach Fest fashion, it’s time again to grab the flour, sugar, and, of course, the best peaches around because the 2014 Peach Cookery Contest is almost here. The contest is an annual Peach...
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06/20/2014
Dr. Janet Duncan Barnes has made a matching donation of $25,000 for an endowed scholarship named after her father, James Wicks Duncan Sr. better known in the Grambling community as “Coach Duncan.”...
06/20/2014
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is making it easier for local fourth and eighth graders who did not pass the LEAP and iLEAP tests to advance to the next grade level thanks to a newly...
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06/19/2014
With the school year ending in May, most high school teachers and students are enjoying a well-deserved summer vacation pool-side, on beaches, or in the mountains.
06/19/2014
Council members unanimously approved the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year during a specially called meeting of the Village of Choudrant town council this week. After failing to meet quorum during...