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Tue
16
Dec

Law enforcement officers

Law enforcement officers from the area gathered outside Jena High School last Wednesday shortly after school officials notified authorities that a bomb threat had been made against the school. Within 48 hours, detectives had completed an intensive investigation and an 18-year-old teenager had been taken into custody and had been charged with one count of communicating of false information of planned bombing on school property – a felony charge
 
Tue
16
Dec

JHS Most Beautiful Pageant Winner…

Jena High School senior Savannah McGuffee was chosen as the winner of the recent Future Business Leaders of America Most Beautiful Pageant. She is the daughter of David Joe and Penny McGuffee. In the pageant, she represented the JHS Lady Giants Softball Team
 
Tue
09
Dec

Urania and Winnfield has mutual aid agreement for fire protection

Urania Town Council member and fire department representative Stacie Strain announced at the December town meeting, held Monday night of last week, of a new partnership between the town and a neighboring one regarding fire protection. 
 

 

Tue
09
Dec

A worker lifts up beside a silo high above the continued construction

A worker lifts up beside a silo high above the continued construction of the new German Pellets plant in Urania, which is located on the site of the former Georgia-Pacific plywood/particleboard plant. The two side-by-side silos, which will be used to store sawdust on the “dry” side of the plant, were a recent topic of discussion at the Urania Town Council meeting regarding an agreement with a neighboring town and the plant’s fire protection
 

 

Tue
09
Dec

A piece of history moved through LaSalle Parish on Tuesday

A piece of history moved through LaSalle Parish on Tuesday of last week enroute for permanent display at the Chennault Aviation and Military Museum in Monroe. The A-73 Corsiar aircraft was moved from La Place to Monroe by Plunk’s Towing and Recovery on a semi, and measured 24-ft
 

 

Tue
02
Dec

Taxpayers receive tax notices for year 2014

Tax statements for 2014 for LaSalle Parish taxpayers went out in the mail last week and taxes are due by the end of December. The tax statements were mailed by the La- Salle Parish Sheriff’s Office, as the Sheriff is the ex-officio tax collector for the parish. Taxes are based on assessments assigned by the La- Salle Parish Assessor’s office
 
Tue
02
Dec

Election Saturday

Voters will go to the polls this Saturday to choose two people to represent them in the U. S. Congress beginning in January, as well as voters in Jena will choose a new Mayor, and the folks in Tullos will pick a new Chief of Police.
Early voting ended last Saturday with a total of 865 casting ballots in person.
 
Tue
02
Dec

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays

Just in time for the Thanksgiving holidays, Mother Nature began providing some beautiful color landscapes in the area. This photo was taken on Tuesday before Thanksgiving, looking east on Pine Street in downtown Jena
 
Tue
02
Dec

“OCC” sends shoeboxes to children around world

Christmas for thousands of kids worldwide will come from residents of LaSalle Parish in the form of shoeboxes filled with goodies. Operation Christmas Child (OCC) is in its 21st year and Jena First Baptist Church has participated for the past 17 years. In the first year the church participated in the program, in 1997, a total of 25 boxes were filled
 
Mon
24
Nov

Early voting will end on Saturday

Early voting for the runoff election slated for Saturday, Dec. 6th, is currently underway and will end Saturday, Nov. 29th, according to Registrar of Voters Connie Huett. Voters can cast early ballots at the Registrar of Voters’ office
in the Courthouse from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. during this period, except for Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and day after Thanksgiving (which are legal holidays).
 

 

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