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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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12/16/2016
State transportation officials spent three hours in Ruston on Thursday answering questions from area residents about possible use of roundabouts as part of on the I-20 bridge replacement at Cooktown...
12/16/2016
The Village of Choudrant will continue celebrating the holidays when the Christmas parade begins at 4 p.m. Saturday in downtown hosted by the Choudrant Restoration and Beautification Society....
12/16/2016
Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker is scheduled to meet in January with Gov. John Bel Edwards and representatives of the Louisiana Bond Commission and Division of Administration concerning the city’s request...
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12/15/2016
Lawrence Gibbs and the Russ-Town Band will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Dixie Center for the Arts to present their annual “Christmas at the Dixie” concert. “This is an annual concert...
12/15/2016
The Ruston Farmers’ Market will hold its last market day for the season on Saturday. The market is held from 8 a.m. to noon at 220 E. Mississippi Avenue in the big blue building with the mural in...
12/14/2016
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards is in the hospital, and his wife is telling a television station that her 89-year-old husband has pneumonia. Trina Edwards tells WAFB-TV that...
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12/14/2016
Beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, the Dixie Dancers will present their annual Christmas show at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Favorite Christmas songs will accompany dances and costumes will reflect the...
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12/14/2016
The last time Melissa Meade saw her dog, Bella, she was handing her over to officials with Ruston Animal Control. That was in October. Now, if all goes as planned, the 2-year-old pit bull will be...
12/14/2016
The Lincoln Parish Library Board will welcome Gay O’Neal, a resident of Lincoln Parish since 2001, as their newest member after a vote by the Lincoln Parish Police Jury to fill the unexpired term of...
12/14/2016
Weather permitting, South Homer Street between West California Avenue and Dan Reneau Drive, will be closed to through traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 21. This closure is necessary to allow for...