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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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05/16/2014
Leadership Lincoln participants celebrated the end of an era in a graduation ceremony held Thursday night at the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce. Graduates spent the past nine months learning...
05/16/2014
BATON ROUGE — This week, Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2014 Louisiana Small Business Award winners at an event honoring small business...
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05/16/2014
Operation Round Up is a community service program that gives Claiborne Electric members the option to allow their bills to be rounded up to the next whole dollar. The difference in the actual bill...
05/16/2014
The Louisiana Purchase Council, Boy Scouts of America is hosting the Kay Shipp Invitational Trail Ride at 1 p.m. Saturday at Camp T. L. James. Dinner will be served at about 5 p.m. The ride is to...
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05/16/2014
Anita Pumphrey, instructor of human ecology in Louisiana Tech University’s College of Applied and Natural Sciences, has been elected to a two-year term as secretary on the Child Life Council’s Board...
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05/15/2014
History teacher at A.E. Phillips Lab School Kristina Kaasab said she is grateful for the opportunity her students were able to experience last week as they toured Washington D.C. “We took the trip so...
05/15/2014
Local members of the North Central chapter of American Bikers Active Toward Education are celebrating Armed Forces Day by holding a Dice Run to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Registration for...
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05/15/2014
Auditions for Ruston Community Theatre’s next production, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s award winning musical “The Sound of Music” will be at The Dixie Center for the Arts at 10 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 p....
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05/15/2014
Top left: Cedar Creek geometry teacher Marilyn Hyams, left, Buddy Ball representative Edwin Davis and Cedar Creek Head of School Andrew Yepson. Top right: Winners of the Cedar Creek Quilt Project to...
05/15/2014
• Cedar Creek recently inducted its newest members into its National Junior Honor Society recently. More than just an honor roll, NJHS recognizes outstanding middle level students. They also serve to...