SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Top News

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:42am
052417 SalesTaxChart C.jpg
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...

News

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
011514 Burglary C.jpg
01/15/2014
At approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department was called to the office of Lincoln Parish Water District No. 3, located at 4035 U.S. Highway 80 in reference to a burglary....
James, Laurie.jpg
01/15/2014
The board of alderman for the city of Grambling made a decision on rescinding a 5 percent usage tax for charitable gaming organizations at their regular monthly meeting last week. Mayor Edward Jones...
Joyner, Cody.jpg
01/15/2014
The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office made an arrest for cyberbullying late Tuesday night. Cody Logan Joyner, 18, of 298 Pleasant Grove Road, Choudrant, was arrested at 11:30 p.m. at 538 Campbell Road...
011514 LPPJ C.jpg
01/15/2014
Elected Monday as Lincoln Parish Police Jury officers for 2014 were (from left to right) Treasurer Bobby Gray, President Hazel Hunter and Vice President David Hammons.
011414 joanne henderson.jpg
01/14/2014
JoAnne Henderson sits at her needlepoint stand removing small stitches of black thread from an off-white canvass. Sometimes perfecting a piece is as much about taking stitches out as it is about...
01/14/2014
The Union Parish Police Jury granted 3rd Judicial District Attorney Bob Levy’s office an additional $30,000 in funding for 2014 — significantly less than the requested $155,000 increase. The DA had...
01/14/2014
The election of its officers for 2014 is the key item on the agenda for tonight’s Lincoln Parish Police Jury meeting to be held at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Parish Courthouse. Third Judicial District DA...
011214 Ramp Story C.jpg
01/13/2014
After several years of anticipation, the Bayou D’Arbonne Watershed Lake Commission is taking steps to begin the construction of a public “mega ramp” along Ramp Road and Louisiana Highway 33. “Now...
01/13/2014
The investigation continues today into a single-vehicle crash early Sunday morning in Grambling that claimed the life of a Ruston man. Keith Young Jr., 30, died after his 2007 Chevy Tahoe ran off the...
Grambling radar.jpg
01/13/2014
The board of aldermen for the city of Grambling approved a contract for the use of manned photo laser traffic enforcement gun. Mark Hendricks, with Blue Line Solutions, was on hand at the regular...