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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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05/01/2014
From the Principal, Ms. Hilton Hillcrest celebrated 90 years! Everyone helped to get ready for our birthday party. Thanks for all the great help. We had many who sent memorabilia to display and many...
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04/30/2014
Ruston Community Theatre’s “All Because of Agatha,” a comedic play by Jonathan Troy is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. with a matinee to air at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dixie...
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04/30/2014
A Ruston man has been apprehended by local law enforcement on simple kidnapping charges. Stavono Manez Caldwell, 47, of 1501 E. Line Ave., was arrested and booked into the Lincoln Parish Detention...
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04/30/2014
His work and concern for the community is being noticed across the nation. Kevin Singh, an associate professor of architecture at Louisiana Tech University, was selected as one of Building Design +...
04/30/2014
Area businesses, organizations and schools were awarded on Tuesday for their contributions to the Adopt-A-School program throughout the 2013-14 school year. “The (AAS) program is so impressive,”...
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04/30/2014
Students from Cypress Springs Elementary School in Pat Albritton’s Advanced Learning Academy Class sold lemonade to passersby throughout Ruston on Tuesday. The lemonade stands were part of a national...
04/30/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s School of the Performing Arts and Stone Theatre has announced the cast for its final production of the academic year, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”...
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04/30/2014
TOP: Local educators were honored at the annual Adopt-A-School awards banquet on Tuesday for their efforts to promote “going green” in their schools. From left is, Jessie Bryan, of Ruston High School...
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04/29/2014
The second season begins today for District 1-5A Baseball Champion Ruston High School as the Bearcats open the first round of the 5A playoffs against Walker at 6 p.m. at the RHS Baseball Complex....
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04/29/2014
Louisiana’s former poet laureate, Darrell Bourque, will visit Louisiana Tech University to speak about and read from his book of poems, “Megan’s Guitar and Other Poems from Acadie,” recently...