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A lack of attendance caused by Tropical Depression Cindy and a last-minute decision to reduce admission prices are the reasons the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce losing money on the 2017 Louisiana Peach Festival, Chamber President Judy Copeland said Friday. This year’s festival had a $1.29 million local economic impact, according to figures released by the Chamber, the group that produces the annual summer celebration. That number is $1.08 million less than last year’s figure, $2.37 million. Approximately 19,808 people attended the two-day June festivities, down about 3,416 from 2016’s...

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Residents in Ruston’s University Hills area want to be the first in the city to implement new self-enforced property standards through a provision in Ruston’s master plan that allows neighborhoods to...
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The Lincoln Parish Police Jury will have two committee meetings Tuesday night beginning at 6 p.m. before entering into regular session at 7 p.m. The first will be conducted by the Public Property...
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Dusty Gates easily rolled to a win in Saturday’s Union Parish Sheriff’s election, picking up 74.41 percent of the votes in the process. Gates had been serving as sheriff since last fall following the...
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Developer Dicky Nealy knew he wanted to do something with roughly five acres he owns on Kavanaugh Road, just north of West Kentucky Avenue. Yet because of the property’s dimensions — 200 feet wide...
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RUSTON — Sixteen undergraduate and graduate students from across the Louisiana Tech University campus were recognized Wednesday for their outstanding oral and poster presentations during the 2014...
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Louisiana Tech University has decided to fight the continuing decrease in state funding by increasing enrollment — a move university officials say will be beneficial not only to Tech but also the...