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When qualifying ended last Thursday afternoon, a total of 74 candidates had thrown their hats into the ring for 27 offices in which LaSalle Parish voters will be helping to decide at the fall elections. No statewide or district candidate escaped opposition. However, on the local level, three... + continue reading
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Eighth year Jena Giant Head Football Coach Jay Roark has overseen one of the most dramatic program turnarounds in recent years. Under his leadership, the Giant football team has gone from everybody wanting to schedule them for homecoming games (for an easy win), to today, when hardly anybody wants... + continue reading
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For LaSalle Tiger Head Football Coach Derek White, the key to a successful season in one of his toughest schedules ever is simple: No turnovers! “We literally lost the first three games of last year due to turnovers,” White said in an exclusive interview last week. “That seemed... + continue reading
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This old house… “There may be other houses older but this is the only one I know of that is still being lived in,” Malcolm Jameson said while rocking on the front porch swing of his 1860’s home in Urania. A story in the July 3, 2019 issue of The Jena Times noting... + continue reading
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Gabe Firment of Pollock has qualified as a candidate for Representative to represent District 22, which includes a majority of LaSalle Parish, all of Grant, and portions of Winn, Natchitoches and Red River parishes. Firment has issued the following statement to voters in District 22, which... + continue reading

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The audit for the year ending December 31, 2018, reveals the town of Jena is in very sound financial condition, as the mayor and members of the Town Council learned during the regular August meeting held Tuesday night of last week. Wes Gore, CPA, with the auditing firm of Silas Simmons, LLC of... + continue reading
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
The 2019-20 public school session in La-Salle Parish officially got underway on Tuesday of this week when school personnel met for professional training and continued on Wednesday. Students will report to classes tomorrow (Thursday) throughout the parish. Classes at the Head Start School in Good... + continue reading

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Outdoors It’s unfortunate but it’s a fact. The number of youngsters who eventually become hunters is in a slow fall. Why is that? Greg Patterson with Ducks Unlimited put his finger on one of the main problems…”To recruit new hunters, it takes hunting families. I was... + continue reading
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Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The 2019-20 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway in just two weeks under the watchful eye of third-year LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Janet Tullos. Teachers will report for in-service training at Jena High School on Tuesday August 13th. Other training has been... + continue reading
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The LaSalle Correctional Center (LCC) in Urania will soon be housing U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees as part of a new deal worked out recently between all agencies involved. The realignment will result in 20-25 new jobs and all employees will receive higher pay... + continue reading

Obituaries

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

James Slagle Mc-Guffee, 80, of Jena, went to meet his Savoir on Friday, August 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 27, 1938, in Aimwell, to

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Edwin “Cowboy” Neal Allen, 84, of Soldotna, Alaska, and a native of Jena, returned home to his Heavenly Father on Thursday, July 18, 2019. He was born February 2, 1935,

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Maple Marie Tyler Book, 75, of Tullos, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 21, 1943

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Ruby Faye Hailey, 77, of Nebo, passed from this life on Thursday, August 8, 2019, following a brief illness. She was born October 8, 1941 in Jena. Faye was a

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

John L. Bloodsaw, 77, of Wildsville, passed from this life on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Jena. He was born Johnnie Lynn Bloodsaw, on June 23, 1942 at Wildsville, to

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Eighth year Jena Giant Head Football Coach Jay Roark has overseen one of the most dramatic program turnarounds in recent years. Under his leadership, the Giant football team has gone from everybody... + continue reading
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Urania Mayor Terri Corley said in light of the recent tragic accident of the Sears/Smith family there have been further concerns about the speed of the log trucks that drive through town. “... + continue reading
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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
History was made in LaSalle Parish last week during qualifying for the fall election. For the first time in 60 years, Dr. I. C. Turnley, Jr., did not qualify for the office of Coroner. In the fall... + continue reading
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