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Tue
28
Jul

Tullos officials exploring options for water funds

Tullos Mayor Charles Newsom said last week that Tullos officials are exploring all options available to obtain funding to comply with orders from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals to upgrade the town’s water system.
 
Tue
28
Jul

A massive project

Building for the kingdom of Christ, over fifty volunteers representing 22 churches from across the state spent a week in the blistering heat to assist with a major construction project in Woodworth and a dozen of those volunteers
were from LaSalle Parish..
 
Tue
28
Jul

Four LaSalle Parish 4-H members recently

Four LaSalle Parish 4-H members recently represented the parish and participated in 4-H University for 2015 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. During the event, members stay in the dorms at LSU and compete in
various contests and take part in educational programs.
 
Tue
21
Jul

Business - Industry Appreciation Week

Officials in LaSalle Parish have proclaimed this week as “Business and Industry Appreciation Week” throughout the parish and urge citizens to show their appreciation to all industries and businesses.
 
Tue
21
Jul

Retails sales in LaSalle Parish set an all-time record

Retails sales in LaSalle Parish set an all-time record for the fiscal year which ended June 30, 2015, with sales increasing from $225-million in 2013-14 to $244-million for 2014-15.
 
Mon
13
Jul

Audit reveals Jena in sound financial shape

The audit for the year ending December 31, 2014, reveals the town of Jena is in very sound financial condition, as the mayor and members of the Town Council learned during the regular July meeting held Tuesday night of last week. Wes Gore, CPA, with the  auditing firm of Silas Simmons, LLC of Natchez, Mississippi,met with the council  and mayor to go over the contents of the latest town audit.
 
Mon
13
Jul

School Lunch Week winners announced

Child Nutrition Programs at schools in LaSalle Parish racked up with awards during the annual School Nutrition Association of Louisiana’s annual conference held in Baton Rouge in June. Plaques to the top three schools in the parish were awarded at the July meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board held Monday night of last week.
 
Mon
13
Jul

David Moore announces as candidate for Sheriff

David Moore officially announced this week that he is a candidate for Sheriff of La- Salle Parish at the fall election. In making his announcement, he issued the following statement to voters of the parish: “Citizens of LaSalle Parish, times are changing. Because  of all the changes taking place in our day-to-day lives, law enforcement cannot operate as it has in the past. Law Enforcement must change to keep up with society and the ever increasing criminal element.
 
Mon
13
Jul

Representative Steve Pylant ask re-election

District 20 State Representative Steve Pylant (R-Winnsboro) will be a candidate for re-election in the October 24th primary. His district covers all of Franklin and Caldwell Parishes, along with portions of Catahoula, LaSalle and Tensas. Rep. Pylant released the following statement regarding his candidacy: “The last four years in the Louisiana Legislature have been a learning experience for me. After serving as the Sheriff of Franklin Parish for 16 years, I discovered that serving in the House of Representatives was a much different proposition than serving as a parish sheriff. State politics was a different world from where I had been.
 
Tue
07
Jul

Unemployment rate in parish up in May

The unemployment rate for LaSalle Parish continued its climb in May reaching 7.4 percent for the first time in years, according to figures just released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. LaSalle Parish tied in five other parishes for the number 28th spot in the state, with 27 parishes having lower jobless rates for the month. For several years, LaSalle Parish ranked among the top four or five in the state with the lowest jobless rate.

 

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