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Lincoln Parish’s two state representatives predict the Legislature will approve a compromise sales tax measure aimed at saving Louisiana from budgetary meltdown. “You can stick a fork in this turkey, it’s almost done,” Rep. Patrick Jefferson, D-Homer, said Saturday after the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee approved a House-passed bill that sets state sales tax at 4.45 percent come July 1. The full Senate is expected to vote on the bill today. If Senators accept the measure with no changes, it goes to Gov. John Bel Edwards for his signature. “I pray fervently this is going to be...

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09/16/2014
Graduates from Louisiana Tech University earn higher median early career salaries and mid-career salaries than graduates from any other university in Louisiana, according to PayScale.com’s recently...
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09/16/2014
Ruston was well-represented over the weekend at the International Association of Athletics Federations Continental Cup in Marrakech, Morocco. Former Louisiana Tech University track standout and 2012...
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09/15/2014
In an attempt to preserve a piece of aging Ruston history, the chandelier hanging in the Dixie Center for the Arts recently descended from its perch for cleaning. Libby English, TITLE, said the Dixie...
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09/15/2014
Ruston Police Department investigators have made another arrest in the Super 8 Hotel armed robbery occurring Aug. 31. Public Information Officer Sgt. Clint Williams said detectives with the Criminal...
09/15/2014
Don’t be surprised if the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners hit the road out of historic Aillet Stadium next month completely wigged out. That’s because on S Oct. 18, Northern Louisiana...
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09/15/2014
More queens for the 2014 Chicken Festival were crowned. During Saturday night’s events the Petite Miss, Deb Miss, Junior Teen and Junior Teen were crowned. Crowned Petite Miss Chicken Festival was...
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09/13/2014
At approximately 6 p.m. Saturday, two inmates with trustee status fled from the grounds at the Lincoln Parish Detention Center. The inmates, identified as Paul James Landry and Dennis James Harrell...
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09/13/2014
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu touted her seniority in Congress as one of the top reasons why the state’s voters should re-elect her. Landrieu, a New Orleans Democrat, spoke to a sell-out crowd Friday...
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09/13/2014
After hearing the story of the decline of Mitcham Farms Peach Orchard, U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy, who is hoping to unseat longtime Sen. Mary Landrieu this fall, said the only solution to an issue like...
09/13/2014
School Food Service Supervisor Doris Marzett believes every child in the Lincoln Parish School District should have the opportunity to eat for free, but unfortunately, if the district did enroll in...