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By Sheridan Wall & Charlotte Bellotte LSU Manship School News Service Danielle Couturier, an elementary teacher in suburban New Orleans, gets to school at 7 a.m. and often works on lesson plans until 10 p.m. But the 15-hour days are not enough to make ends meet. She also teaches summer... + continue reading
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A capacity crowd was on hand last Thursday night for the annual Jena High School Alumni Association’s banquet at which three former JHS graduates and one TGP graduate were inducted into the JHS Hall of Fame. The banquet was held at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena with... + continue reading
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An EF-2 tornado with winds between 111-135 MPH ripped through a portion of La-Salle Parish near Jena during the early morning hours last Thursday, November 1, leaving many without electricity and causing schools to be canceled. According to the National Weather Service, approximately 100 structures... + continue reading
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The Nottoway Gators’ flag football team capped-off a perfect season Saturday with a 25-8 victory over the Charlotte County Patriots in the Southside Super Bowl. The Gators finished their 2018 campaign with a 12-0 record which included seven defensive shut-outs. It’s the Gators’... + continue reading
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Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, was in Jena last Thursday to tour LaSalle General Hospital and see first hand the need for renovation of the Emergency Room. Also on hand were members of the Board of Commissioners of LGH along with a number of local elected officials and hospital personnel... + continue reading

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Fellowship Elementary Teacher Bridget McDowell’s Pre-Kindergarten class visited the Jena Town Hall in downtown Jena last week for Trick or Treat along with several other locations. The students are shown with Jena Town Hall employees – (left to right) Cory Floyd, Patricia Hefner,... + continue reading
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Austin Whatley The Giants had their annual homecoming game this past Friday. The Bolton Bears would be the opponent for the Giants as they were trying to win their 3rd district title in 4 years. The Giants would also be trying to secure a top 16 ranking in the playoffs so they could have a... + continue reading

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Howdy Neighbor Day will be held this coming Saturday in the Jena City Park, featuring Nashville recording artist T.G. Sheppard on stage beginning at 8 p.m., according to Blake Phillips, president of Jena Colonial Trails. The annual event is sponsored by Jena Colonial Trails and is held each year... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
By Austin Whatley This past week the Giants traveled to Columbia to take on the Caldwell Spartans in what has become a pretty good rivalry game for the Giants the past few seasons. Last season saw a matchup of undefeated teams that was watched by the biggest crowd to ever watch a game at Guy... + continue reading
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The Jena High School Alumni Association is raffling off two tickets to the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles game on November 18th at the Superdome in New Orleans. The game begins at noon. The winner will receive two executive skybox suite tickets, as well as a $150.00 Visa gift card.... + continue reading

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Jerry Warren Lloyd, 62, of Trout, passed from this life on October 23, 2018 in Shreveport followi

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lewis Franklin “Frank” Martin, Jr., 60, of Houston, Texas, passed from this life on Wednesday, Oc

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ollye Jean James, 64, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Monday, October 29, 2018, at the Je

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lawrence Campbell, 71, of Harrisonburg, passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at the Columns Nurs

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Sheridan Wall & Charlotte Bellotte LSU Manship School News Service Danielle Couturier, an elementary teacher in suburban New Orleans, gets to school at 7 a.m. and often works on lesson... + continue reading

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Fellowship Elementary Teacher Bridget McDowell’s Pre-Kindergarten class visited the Jena Town Hall in downtown Jena last week for Trick or Treat along with several other locations. The students... + continue reading

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
by Stephen Moore  Here is Moore’s rule of modern-day politics: The better the economy performs under President Donald Trump and the more successes he racks up, the more unhinged... + continue reading
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