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07
Jul

Toney Edwards seeks Catahoula Sheriff post

Toney Edwards has announced that he will be a candidate at the fall election for Sheriff of Catahoula Parish. In making his announcement, Edwards issued the following statement to Catahoula Parish voters: “I was born and reared in Catahoula, with Harrisonburg being my hometown. I have three children, Thad, Constance, and Jordan. I also have two grandsons, Shawn and Hunter.

 

Tue
07
Jul

Largest construction project in area underway at Harrisonburg

The largest construction project within a six-parish area is currently underway at Harrisonburg as work continues on the new LA 8 high-rise bridge over the Ouachita River, being built at a cost of $36.8 million. The project is the largest of any project in the district including Caldwell, Franklin, Tensas, LaSalle, Catahoula and Concordia Parishes.

 

Tue
07
Jul

Voters will decide four amendments at October election

By Jeremy Alford
 
In what will be a noticeable change of pace, voters will only have to read through four proposed constitutional amendments on the Oct. 24 ballot, including two that would institute substantive changes to the way transportation projects are funded. There were 14 amendments on the fall 2014 ballot, leading to voters complaining about information overload and good government groups accusing lawmakers of abusing the process.
 

 

Mon
29
Jun

Traffic stop leads to drug arrest in Jena

A routine traffic stop by Jena police on Monday of last week, June 22, led to the arrest of an occupant in the vehicle on possession with intent to distribute charges, according to Jena Chief of Police Scott McLendon.
 
Mon
29
Jun

The Olla Town Square Market Place

The Olla Town Square Market Place officially opened for business with a grand opening event at the pavilion last week in downtown Olla. Vendors from LaSalle Parish and surrounding areas sold a varied assortment of fresh produce – squash, green beans, peaches, tomatoes, watermelons and more – as well as jellies, preserves and baked goods.
 
Mon
29
Jun

School system expenses increasing

During a special meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board on Monday night of last week, members were told of increasing costs for the school system in the upcoming school year. Debbie Finlay, CPA, CLSBA, Business Manager for the School Board, told members that known increases for the upcoming fiscal year include salary step increases, lease bus costs including two special education buses, and fuel and utility increases.
 
Mon
29
Jun

“Operation Fielder’s Choice”

“Operation Fielder’s Choice” netted the arrest of 19 people last week, 17 of them facing distribution charges, based on work performed by the Narcotic Detectives of the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office over several months, according to Sheriff Scott Franklin.
 
Mon
22
Jun

Tough session for La. business may lead to tougher re-elections

By Jeremy Alford
LaPolitics.com  The business lobby notched a small win on the final day of the legislative session last week when a handful of bills targeting Louisiana companies and the taxes they pay were given a three-year expiration dates. But it only slightly sweetened what was otherwise an an unsavory end to a painful two months. From the day the session convened, on April 13, to the day it adjourned, last Thursday, June 11, business and industry seemed more like it was on the table than at the table.
 
 
Mon
22
Jun

Crew of 88 volunteers build Standard Church

In a modern day barn-raising, Standard Baptist Church in Olla has a brand new sanctuary thanks to community support and the work of over 80 men from five states and twenty churches. The men form a crew of Carpenters for Christ, which is based out of Montgomery, Alabama at Eastern Hills Baptist Church, and spend a week per year building a church somewhere across the nation. To date, the crew has built a new church every year (excluding one) since 1983. Besides Alabama, the crew is also made up of men from Illinois, North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee.
 
 
Mon
22
Jun

Tullos officials get bad report on water system

Tullos town officials received some terrible news from their engineers on the town’s water system during a special meeting held Monday night of last week. Mayor Charles Newsom said he had held a conference call with Pan American Engineers Jacob Guillory and Tom David, II, about a week ago and “things just don’t look good for our town water system.”
 
 

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