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Rep. Rob Shadoin said Saturday he’s willing to renew a portion of an existing temporary penny state sales tax in effort to avoid the full blow of the roughly $643 million shortfall Louisiana faces when the tax expires June 30. Higher education, rural health care and the bulk of state government hangs in the balance of what lawmakers do with the temporary tax during the special legislative session that starts Tuesday. “We’re going to have some severe cuts if we do not raise all, or a substantial part, of the shortfall that the Revenue Estimating Council gives us, and that’s the $643 million,”...

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11/01/2014
Editor’s Note: Louisiana voters will be asked to decide on 14 proposed amendments to the Louisiana Constitution on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Leader will be running a series of articles provided by the...
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11/01/2014
In Lincoln Parish tradition, trick-or-treaters young and old lined the streets of downtown Ruston Friday evening for the Halloween holiday. Meanwhile four-legged friends joined the fun with a...
11/01/2014
Ruston’s Board of Aldermen will be asked Monday to take the first step toward making it safer for pedestrians to cross the KCS railroad tracks downtown. Aldermen will consider entering into a $77,500...
11/01/2014
Enforcement of Ruston’s new downtown parking regulations begins Monday. The rules, adopted in October by the city’s Board of Aldermen, give shoppers three hours to leave their vehicles parked in the...
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11/01/2014
Bobby Bowden has spent much of his life teaching his players how to win football games. Now he’s offering his knowledge for anyone who wants to win in the game of life. Bowden, the winningest coach...
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11/01/2014
Third grade The third grade teachers and students at RES have hit the ground running this year. With many transitions taking place we have pulled together to create the best learning environment...
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11/01/2014
On Oct. 15 and 16, Stennis Education presented three workshops for 48pre-service, in-service and informal educators, and 39 middle school students from across North Louisiana. “We are so grateful...
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11/01/2014
Jahleel-JaMar Lovell Hamlin was awarded a $10,500 Horatio Alger Scholarship to attend any college in Louisiana through the generosity of William J. Dore. This scholarship is very competitive and he...
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11/01/2014
Last month the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at Chartreuse Pear. Brenda Lee opened the business in a location on West Mississippi Street 15 years ago. The store...