News

Tue
26
May

Why are you here? YCAP event

For the third year, LaSalle Parish 8th grade students attended the Youth Crime Awareness Program at LaSalle Correctional Center in Urania. As this year’s participants sat in the locked activity room of the prison, Sheriff Scott Franklin asked “Why are you here?”

 

Tue
26
May

PAC activity in La. governor’s race even more super-charged

By Jeremy Alford
 
There’s no shortage of super PACs in this year’s gubernatorial race, meaning the special political action committees that can raise unlimited amounts of money but cannot coordinate with the candidates and campaigns they’re spending cash on.
 

 

Tue
19
May

Police Jury asking for traffic signal at busy intersection

Members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury went on record at their regular May meeting held Monday night of last week in seeking a traffic signal for a busy intersection in the town of Jena. A resolution approved unanimously by jurors request the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to install a traffic signal at the intersection of LA 8 and LA 127 in Jena.
 
Tue
19
May

Memorial Day programs planned

Three Memorial Day programs are planned this weekend to honor the memory of fallen soldiers from this area and from throughout the nation. The first of the three programs will be held in Tullos this Saturday, May 23rd, beginning at 10 a.m., at the downtown Pavilion.
 
Tue
19
May

Olla streetscape project update

Olla Mayor Rhonda Elliott updated members of the town council on the streetscape project being planned for downtown during the council’s regular May meeting held Tuesday night of last week.
 
Mon
11
May

Jena street work to begin when school is out for summer

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards announced at the May meeting of the Jena Town Council held Tuesday night of last week that the street improvement project in and around Jena High School would begin as soon as school is out
for the summer.   
 
Mon
11
May

Honor graduates

Honor graduates from both high schools in the parish will lead in commencement exercises this week at each of the schools. Graduation at LaSalle High School will be at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 14, at Tiger Stadium. Graduation at Jena High School will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 15, at the Guy Campbell Memorial Athletic Complex 
 
Mon
11
May

Retiring employees

Retiring employees from the LaSalle Parish School System were honored with a tea last Thursday afternoon at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena. Superintendent Roy Breithaupt presented plaques to the honorees present, including: front row, from left: Marcia Cooksey, Administrative Assistant at JES 
 
Tue
05
May

A Grand Celebration

Representatives from the United States Mint and the United States Forest Service last week celebrated the official launch of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin honoring Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana.
 
Tue
05
May

Scott Franklin seeks re-election as Sheriff

LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin officially announced this week that he will be a candidate for re-election at the fall election.
 

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