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BATON ROUGE (AP) — After warning for months the proposal would be devastating to Louisiana residents, Gov. John Bel Edwards unveils his worst-case scenario budget Monday, which assumes lawmakers will refuse to replace $1 billion in expiring sales taxes and force widespread slashing across state government. The Democratic governor is required to submit a spending plan for the budget year starting July 1 that only accounts for the dollars expected to be available. The proposal won't include temporary sales taxes that expire when the new financial year begins that Edwards wants replaced with...

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10/07/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board will meet in regular session tonight to discuss several items including updates on various capitol improvement projects such as additions to Cypress Springs Elementary...
10/07/2014
Downtown shoppers will soon have an additional hour to leave their vehicles parked in the same parking place before being ticketed. Ruston’s Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a package of...
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10/07/2014
On Oct. 18, Cedar Creek senior Erik Eklund will join talented young piano players from across the globe in the Louisiana International Piano Competition.
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10/07/2014
The smiles on the children’s faces said it all, and was more than enough reward for those who chose to spend their time lending a helping hand. After all, that’s what Buddy Ball is all about. Another...
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10/06/2014
Lincoln Parish Fire District No. 1 officials were unable to determine the cause of a Friday morning blaze that resulted in extensive damage to a mobile home on Salem Road, according to LPFD officials...
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10/06/2014
A Ruston man faces second-degree battery changes today after a weekend altercation with his father-in-law. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew Allen Smith, 21, of 215 Brothers Road, around 1:30 a.m....
10/06/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board filled a financial gap for the local truancy office after the state failed to reimburse grant monies for three consecutive months. Truancy, according to Merriam-...
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10/06/2014
In support of Louisiana’s “Move Over” law, Louisiana State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson, alongside Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri H. LeBas,...
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10/06/2014
The Second Chance Car Truck and Bike Show was held Saturday and Sunday at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center. More than 50 entrants participated to raise money and awareness for the Louisiana...
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10/04/2014
The local Habitat for Humanity organization has built over 20 houses in the Ruston area, but Director Allen Tuten said their latest project, a house on Eastland Avenue, has had more volunteers than...