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Tue
11
Nov

Congressional runoffs will top ballot Dec. 6th

LaSalle Parish voters will join other voters statewide to elect the next U.S. Senator from Louisiana, and join other voters in the Fifth Congressional District to decide the next U.S. Representative from the district. In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu will face-off in the statewide race against Rep. Bill Cassidy, and in the Fifth District, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo will face Dr. Ralph Lee Abraham.
 
 
Tue
11
Nov

JHS Beta Club gets National Distinction…

The Jena High School Beta Club has been recognized nationally and awarded the title of School of Distinction by the National Beta Club in recognition of the club’s annual Veterans Day program, as well as its many other service and charitable activities. Shown with the national award are some of the students who have worked tirelessly this year and in past years to see that the Jena High School Beta Club continues to serve the community and to live up to the Beta Club motto of “Let Us Lead by Serving Others”.
 
 
Wed
05
Nov

Congressional runoff set

Runoff races will be needed in December to decide who will serve Louisiana as U.S. Senator for the next six years, and who will serve the Fifth Congressional District as Representative for the next two years. At press time Tuesday night 840 of 845 precincts in the Fifth District had reported and Jamie Mayo was leading the pack with 66,253 votes, or 28% in the district.
 
Wed
05
Nov

McLendon elected Jena Chief

Jena voters went to the polls on Tuesday and elected a new Chief of Police as they made their choice for Scott McLendon. McLendon, with 772 votes, or 56.19%, upset incumbent Chief of Police Paul M. Smith, who had 602 votes, or 43.81% Smith was first elected as Chief of Police in the fall of 2006.
 
Wed
05
Nov

Runoff needed for new Jena Mayor

LaDawn Cooper Edwards and Donnie Kendrick will face each other at the Dec. 6th runoff election as voters decide who will be the new Mayor of Jena. Edwards led a field of three candidates in Tuesday’s open primary election, capturing 635, or 45.88%, of the votes. Kendrick had 495 voters, or 35.77%, to come in second.
 
Tue
28
Oct

A fall display at the Jena Town Hall representing

A fall display at the Jena Town Hall representing the three candidates running for mayor of Jena – Steve Crooks, LaDawn Edwards, and Donnie Kendrick – remind voters to get out and “VOTE” next Tuesday, at the open primary election. Along with voters choosing a new mayor for Jena, a lot of other office holders will be decided on Tuesday, ranging from U.S. Senator, U.S. Congressman, to school board members, other town officials, a justice of peace and constable, along with the fate of 14 proposed constitutional amendments
 
Tue
28
Oct

JHS Queen crowned…

Caitlyn Gallaspy was crowned Queen of the 2014 homecoming festivities at Jena High School by Principal Glen “Slick” Joiner during the morning homecoming program last Friday
 
Tue
21
Oct

Early voting ends Tuesday

Early voting for the November 4th open primary election began on Tuesday, Oct. 21st, and will continue through next Tuesday, Oct. 28th, according to Connie Huett, Registrar of Voters. Those wishing to cast early ballots may do
so from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day (except for Sunday), at the Registrar of Voters’ office in the LaSalle Parish Courthouse
 
Tue
21
Oct

Jena chosen for national distinction honor

The Town of Jena was chosen as a recipient of the 2014 “America’s Best Small Town to Live, Work and Raise a Family” award which includes the making of a video to be shown nationwide, narrated by football great Terry Bradshaw
 
Tue
21
Oct

Jessi Norwood of Olla sings the National Anthem

Jessi Norwood of Olla sings the National Anthem during the ribbon cutting ceremony last week for The GEO Group’s grand opening of a Staging Facility at England Airpark in Alexandria. A host of national, state and local elected officials as well as GEO leadership and employees and dozens of other were in attendance for the ceremony, including (shown left to right) England Airpark Chairman of the Board Bart Jones, Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy and Jena GEO Facility Warden D.C. Cole.
 

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