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Tue
23
Sep

Louisiana Attorney

Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, second from right, was the keynote speaker at the 19th annual “Back the Badge” program held at and sponsored by Whitehall Pentecostal Church. The program, held Thursday
night of last week, honored all those who wear the badge. Shown with AG Caldwell prior to the program are Third Circuit Judge Jimmie C. Peters, Whitehall UPC Pastor Joey Paul, and 28th Judicial District Judge J. Chris Peters.
Caldwell served as district attorney for a three-parish district in northeast Louisiana for 29 years before being elected Attorney General seven years ago
 
Tue
23
Sep

The Olla Farmer’s market pavilion

The Olla Farmer’s market pavilion has been completed in downtown Olla. The pavilion is located next to the Dixie Center courtyard and gazebo. Funding for the market has been provided through the Live Lively LaSalle grant from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Louisiana. The pavilion is available to be rented for events.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Urania officials receive outstanding audit report

Urania town officials received an outstanding audit report for the past year during the regular September council meeting held Monday night of last week. The findings and summary of the audit was presented to the Council by CPA David Vercher of the Vercher Group of Jena. Vercher said he had one finding to report, but overall the budget looked good with the town operating within its budgetary constraints.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard of LaSalle Parish

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard of LaSalle Parish raised the American flag during an “In Honor and Remembrance” ceremony on the lawn of the LaSalle Parish Courthouse last Thursday morning. The program was dedicated to the memory of those lost in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack, and in honor of members of the Armed Forces and all first responders
 
Tue
16
Sep

The new German Pellets plant in Urania

The new German Pellets plant in Urania is swiftly rising up from the site of the former Georgia-Pacific plywood/particleboard plant (shown is the current construction progress from the back view of the plant). The plant being constructed on the site is slated to be the world’s largest pellet production plant upon its completion, which should be within the coming months.
 
Tue
09
Sep

Man gets total of 8 years in prison on drug charges

A LaSalle Parish man was sentenced to serve a total of  eight years in state prison at hard labor and fined a total of $4,000 on drug charges during a late August session of 28th Judicial District Court, held in and for the Parish
of LaSalle. 
 
Tue
09
Sep

Jena Council approves employee pay increase

Town of Jena employees will see an increase  in their paychecks in October after members of the Jena Town Council approved those increases during its regular September meeting held Tuesday night of last week. The finance committee and Mayor Murphy McMillin recommended, and the Council approved amending the 2014 budget by adding $10,300 to be used during the last three months of the year as pay increase for town employees, based on merit.
 
Tue
09
Sep

Couch check

Joe Rachal, Doug Hallmark and R.V. Couch check out a piece of metal artwork on display for the Centennial Cultural Center’s recent Local Art Exhibition. The artwork being examined was created by Rachal’s granddaughter, LSU Fine Arts Graduate Katherine Woodruff, who was the featured artist of the exhibition. Dozens of artwork, needlepoint, woodwork, mosaics, handmade instruments, other metal works and more were on display at the CCC and all the artists were local
 
Tue
02
Sep

Sportsmen tax-free holiday

The 2014 Louisiana second amendment weekend sales tax holiday for hunters and campers will run from Friday, Sept. 5th, through Sunday, Sept. 7th. In 2009, the Louisiana Legislature passed Act 453 providing “…that the state and local sales and use tax shall not apply to consumer purchases of firearms, ammunition, and hunting supplies each year for a certain period…”
 
Tue
02
Sep

Students at LaSalle High School

Students at LaSalle High School wore purple and gold to school on Monday of last week in honor of Britton “BB” Barbo of Olla after they learned that he was withdrawing from school because of health concerns. He was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at age three and one-half
 

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