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Drug-related arrests in Lincoln Parish jumped almost 40 percent from 2015 to 2016, and drug charges increased slightly more than 32 percent over the same time period, figures released Friday by Sheriff Mike Stone show. Total arrests in 2016 were 394 compared to 283 the prior year. Total charges in 2016 were 885 compared to 669 the year before. Stone said the statistics reflect increased activity involving methamphetamine and illegal use of prescription drugs, as well as other drug infractions. “Unfortunately, we’ve had one of the biggest years we’ve ever had. In some cases, that disheartening...

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02/05/2014
The village of Simsboro board of aldermen met in regular session Monday. The council approved minutes from the Jan. 6 regular meeting and the Jan. 29 special-called meeting. The minutes from those...
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02/04/2014
The sixth annual Lincoln Parish Schools Student and Teacher of the Year Awards Gala was held Monday night in the Ruston Civic Center as outstanding scholars and educators from every level of...
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02/04/2014
Ruston’s Board of Alderman has agreed to spend $16,250 as its share of a possible bid on property in Union Parish that could become the site of a water treatment plant aimed at helping to lessen the...
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02/04/2014
Ruston resident Geri Taylor is runner-up in an international Author of the Year competition. Authors from around the world competed in the Internet’s largest social media competition. MARSocial, in...
02/04/2014
The village of Choudrant has finally started to see some visible signs of the Interstate service road project that has been in the works for several years now. During the village’s Monday night...
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02/03/2014
More than 100 area residents came out for the third annual Master Gardeners’ Seminar on Saturday. During the event, Dalerie Moller, president of the North Central Louisiana Master Gardeners, awarded...
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02/03/2014
The Lincoln Parish School Board Building and Grounds Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss several upcoming projects, some of which are already underway. This meeting will be followed...
02/03/2014
Ruston Police Department is still searching for the second vehicle involved in a crash at approximately 10:56 p.m. Friday on Jonesboro Street. Upon arrival, officers reportedly found five individuals...
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02/03/2014
Many people know Hazel Hunter as the Lincoln Parish Police Jury president. What they may not know is that Hunter is also a seasoned seamstress who has recently had the opportunity to literally make...
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02/03/2014
Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed Louisiana Tech University President Les Guice to chair the Louisiana Innovation Council (LIC). Guice will lead the LIC as it continues to develop policies designed to...