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Mon
10
Aug

Tullos approve agency for collection of taxes

The Tullos Town Council unanimously approved Jon Betts with the Concordia Sales Tax Collection Agency in Vidalia to collect occupational taxes as well as insurance premiums owed to the town. The action came during the Council’s regular August meeting held Monday night of last week.
 
 

 

Mon
03
Aug

Jobless rate continues to climb; employment numbers increase too

Although the unemployment rate in LaSalle Parish continued to climb in June, the number of people employed in the parish showed a significant increase as well. LaSalle’s June jobless rate rose to 7.6 percent, up from 7.4 percent in May. At the same time, the number of people employed in the parish rose by 120, from 6,644 in May to 6,764 in June. LaSalle was not alone in the rise in unemployment rates in June as most every parish in the state saw an increase. Even the statewide jobless rate rose from 6.6 percent in May to 7.0 percent in June.

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Mon
03
Aug

LaSalle woman convicted on 3 distribution charges

A 38-year-old LaSalle Parish woman was convicted in 28th Judicial Court last week on three counts of distribution of methamphetamine, according to LaSalle District Attorney J. Reed Walters. Kristi L. Lambeth, 38, was found guilty by a 12-member jury following a trial, which spread over two days. A jury was selected on Monday with testimony in the trial getting underway on Tuesday morning. The state and defense rested late that afternoon and the jury deliberated about an hour before returning guilty verdicts on all three charges.

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Mon
03
Aug

Lucas makes history in LaSalle

Katie Lucas made history last Friday when she was administered her oath of office as LaSalle Deputy Registrar of Voters. She is believed to be the first Native American to become a Deputy Registrar of Voters in Louisiana and the United States. Lucas was administered her oath of office by LaSalle Clerk of Court Steve Andrews during a brief ceremony in the Clerk of Court’s office in the LaSalle Parish Courthouse. Lucas began working part-time at the Registrar’s office in April under a program administered by the Intertribal Council (ITC) of Louisiana.

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Mon
03
Aug

School opening just one week away

The 2015-16 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway in just one week, according to LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Roy Breithaupt. Teachers will report for in-service training at Jena High School on Wednesday, August 12th. Other training has been planned for Thursday, Aug. 13th, as well as teachers will be getting their classrooms ready for the new school year. All students, except Kindergarten and Pre-K, will report to school for a full day of classes on Friday, August 14th. Classes at the Head Start School in Good Pine will also begin on Friday, Aug. 14th, and classes at Temple Christian Academy in Jena will begin the following Monday, August 17th.

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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.
 

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