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09
Nov

Early voting ends Saturday

Early voting for the November 21st runoff election will end on Saturday, Nov. 14th, according to Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer. Those wishing to cast early ballots may do so at the Registrar of Voters’ office in the LaSalle Parish Courthouse between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., for the next three days – Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The office is closed today (Wednesday) for Veterans Day.
 

 

Mon
09
Nov

New member seated on Town Council in Tullos

The Tullos Town Council welcomed and seated Joe Todd Cook as a new Alderman at the Council’s regular meeting held Monday of last week. Cook’s addition to the Council fills the void of former Council member Joan Martin. Last month, the Council approved a resolution to call a special primary election for March 5, 2016 and a special general election date for April 9, 2016 with qualifying dates set for December 2-4, 2015, to permanently fill the vacancy.
 
Mon
09
Nov

Jena officials introduce $6.5-million ‘16 budget

The Jena Town Council introduced a $6.5-million budget for year 2016 at their regular November meeting held Tuesday night of last week and called a public hearing at the December 1 meeting to receive comments on the proposed budget. The total budget contains $3,185,655 in revenue for the general fund; $2,326,800 in revenue for the utility fund; and $953,700 in revenue for the sales tax fund.
 

 

Mon
02
Nov

Major endorsements lining up for Governor runoff

By Jeremy Alford

Two of the strongest forces in Louisiana politics have already taken sides for the Nov. 21 runoff in the governor’s race, with sheriffs coalescing behind state Rep. John Bel Edwards and an influential faction of the oil lobby backing U.S. Sen. David Vitter. 

Mon
02
Nov

Early voting to begin Saturday

Early voting for the November 21st runoff election will begin Saturday, Nov. 7th and run through the following Saturday, Nov. 14th, according to Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer. 

Mon
02
Nov

Olla Town Clerk Wendy Allbritton

Olla Town Clerk Wendy Allbritton (far left) stands with Haughton Town Clerk Reagan Currence and St. Francisville Town Clerk Shannon Sturgeon who all recently completed their educational requirements for the destination of Louisiana Certified Municipal Clerk (LCMC) through the Louisiana Municipal Clerks Institute. Allbritton received the certification after attending five-day training sessions in Baton Rouge over the past several years. 

Mon
02
Nov

Jena Elementary second grade students

Jena Elementary second grade students Caleb House and Aden McWilliams wore matching t-shirts for Twin Day last Thursday during JES’ Red Ribbon Week themed-days. Students across the parish were engaged in various activities and themed dress-up days throughout last week to promote “Drugs Have No Place in My Future.”  

Mon
02
Nov

Dozens of LaSalle Head Start

Dozens of LaSalle Head Start students from a two-parish area stand by a fire truck and listen to Charlie Savell, Captain of the Jena Fire Department, speak about what firefighters do and the equipment they use during the recent Head Start Health Fair held at the Head Start School in the Good Pine community. Catahoula Head Start students also attended the fair, which hosted law enforcement demonstrations and an array of booths from local hospitals, businesses and organizations, etc. Officials with the Head Start program expressed their appreciation for the community participation in the program, which helped to make it a great success. 

Mon
26
Oct

Vitter, Angelle leads Governor’s race here

U.S. Senator David Vitter, Republican, who will face John Bel Edwards, Democrat, in the runoff election for Governor in November, led in LaSalle voting last Saturday, with Scott Angelle coming in second. LaSalle voters gave Vitter 1,504, or 34.19% of the votes cast. Angelle had 1,154 votes, or 26.23%, in second place. Edwards was third with 868 votes, or 19.73% and Jay Dardenne had 752 votes, or 17.09%. 

 

Mon
26
Oct

Voters split on the four amendments

Although LaSalle voters gave a favorable vote on each of the four proposed constitutional amendments on last Saturday’s ballot, statewide only two of the four were approved by voters. 

 

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