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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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05/08/2014
Top left: We are very proud of our students, our staff and our community and business partners who helped us win the district grand prize in the Go Green Awards. Our students led a major recycling...
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05/08/2014
The Lincoln Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of its annual Middle Grades Student of the Year Awards. Each student was honored at the May 2 luncheon and presented an award of achievement...
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05/07/2014
Humor is something that allows a person to cope with certain aspects of their lives. Ninety-year-old Ralph Tinsley has used humor as his tool to remembering his time in World War II. Originally from...
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05/07/2014
Last year was a record-setting year for tourism in Louisiana, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne told a group of Lincoln Parish business and tourism leaders Tuesday. Dardenne was in Ruston as part of a four-day...
05/07/2014
The Simsboro Board of Aldermen met Monday night to discuss the introduction of the 2014-15 budget and pay bills. Simsboro Mayor Willie Hendricks was absent and Mayor Pro Tem Pam Durrett stood in his...
05/07/2014
The Choudrant Volunteer Firemen’s Association group will now have a little help from the Village of Choudrant with clerical duties. During the May meeting on Monday night, the board of aldermen...
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05/07/2014
Local schools have donated money to Blue Jeans for Babies, a March of Dimes fundraiser. The grand total contributed to the March of Dimes Blue Jeans for Babies campaign for 2014 was $3,388.87. The...
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05/06/2014
Five-year-old Hayden Norman, of Quitman, tried his hand at the bug jump game, where children hammered a lever to try and propel a plastic insect through a target board during Calvary Baptist Church’...
05/06/2014
A proposed ordinance creating Ruston’s first neighborhood conservation overlay district took another step forward Monday night when Alderwoman Marie Riggs agreed to formally introduce the proposition...
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05/06/2014
“The Amazing Louisiana Coast” My coast, so broad, so wide, The ocean blows side to side, The coast, my life, my soul, Ocean depths, black as coal, “Stop the erosion, stop the decay!” I shout to the...