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Saturday, July 22, 2017 - 11:59pm
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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07/31/2014
The suspect in the 2012 home invasions, rape and first-degree murder, among other charges, attempted an insanity defense earlier this month. According to court records, Cameron Kinte Mays, of Ruston...
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07/30/2014
Residents looking for a good bargain will have the chance to check out a variety of items during the Lincoln Parish Library’s Third Community Garage Sale on Saturday morning. The event will include a...
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07/30/2014
The 2014 Louisiana Annual Sales Tax Holiday will commence this Friday and last until midnight Saturday. According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue, the sales tax holiday exempts state tax for...
07/30/2014
The Second Annual Swing for Alzheimer’s Charity Golf Tournament is slated for Sept. 26 at Trails End Golf Club in Arcadia. The event is hosted by Allegiance Health Center of Ruston, Leslie Lakes...
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07/30/2014
HOUSTON — Quitman native Timothy Stewart, director of community meals/transportation at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, was re-elected president of the Meals on Wheels...
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07/30/2014
Christie Mouton, center, a kinesiology major at Grambling State University, has received a Continuing Education Grant from the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international Philanthropic Education Organization...
07/30/2014
HATTIESBURG, MISS.-—Ruston native Stan Lewis, DBA, CPA, CFE, CCEA, was an invited participant and speaker at the 2014 China International Software and Information Service Forum and Entrepreneurs’...
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07/29/2014
Joe Dan Dry can tell story after story about Ruston as if he were the town’s personal encyclopedia. Today, Dry gets his mail in Waynesville, North Carolina, but his roots are planted deep in the...
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07/29/2014
Fifth District Congressman Vance McAllister has introduced legislation that he says will allow more veterans to receive treatment at VA medical centers. The Rural Veterans Access to Care Act expands...
07/29/2014
Local residents will have an opportunity to hear about a variety of topics this weekend. For the second time, Trailblazer Recycling and Development will host the Big Event in Grambling. The event...