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13
Jul

David Moore announces as candidate for Sheriff

David Moore officially announced this week that he is a candidate for Sheriff of La- Salle Parish at the fall election. In making his announcement, he issued the following statement to voters of the parish: “Citizens of LaSalle Parish, times are changing. Because  of all the changes taking place in our day-to-day lives, law enforcement cannot operate as it has in the past. Law Enforcement must change to keep up with society and the ever increasing criminal element.
 
Mon
13
Jul

Representative Steve Pylant ask re-election

District 20 State Representative Steve Pylant (R-Winnsboro) will be a candidate for re-election in the October 24th primary. His district covers all of Franklin and Caldwell Parishes, along with portions of Catahoula, LaSalle and Tensas. Rep. Pylant released the following statement regarding his candidacy: “The last four years in the Louisiana Legislature have been a learning experience for me. After serving as the Sheriff of Franklin Parish for 16 years, I discovered that serving in the House of Representatives was a much different proposition than serving as a parish sheriff. State politics was a different world from where I had been.
 
Tue
07
Jul

Unemployment rate in parish up in May

The unemployment rate for LaSalle Parish continued its climb in May reaching 7.4 percent for the first time in years, according to figures just released by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. LaSalle Parish tied in five other parishes for the number 28th spot in the state, with 27 parishes having lower jobless rates for the month. For several years, LaSalle Parish ranked among the top four or five in the state with the lowest jobless rate.

 

Tue
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.
 

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