Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
Pritchard Baptist Church in the Old River Community is surrounded by water as Old River floods the community. Although the church could still be reached by motor vehicles over the weekend, it required driving through the flood water. Water stage on Black River at Jonesville Locks and Dam on Monday... + continue reading
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
Philip Ray Henry, R.Ph., 67, of Jena and former owner of Honeycutt Drug Store in downtown Jena, lost his battle with cancer on the evening of Monday, May 13, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 28, 1951 in El Dorado, Arkansas to the union of Vergil Henry of... + continue reading
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
Daniel Cole of Jena officially announced this week that he will be a candidate for the empty District 32 Senate seat, subject to the action of voters at the fall elections. Incumbent Senator Neil Riser has termed limited out and cannot seek re-election for this position, leaving an empty seat... + continue reading
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
Former Jena council member A. D. “Buddy” Willis addressed the Mayor and members of the Jena Town Council at their May meeting last Tuesday night, suggesting a way to obtain funds to repair all streets in Jena. “I propose that you appoint a committee to study the possibility of... + continue reading
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
At the outset of the May meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board on Monday night of last week, President Justin Reeves took a few minutes to address the problems at Olla Elementary School and inform those present of the steps being taken by the board. “All buildings have been cleared by... + continue reading

Latest News

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Two Memorial Day programs are planned this weekend to honor the memory of fallen soldiers from this area and from throughout the nation. The first of these events will be held at the Centennial Cultural Center in downtown Olla, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 26th. The Veterans Honor Guard from VFW... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
It was August; it was hot. The lake didn’t seem the right place to be in the middle of the day with temperatures flirting with triple digits. My Lazy Boy under air conditioning seemed to be a better choice but I was sitting on Grand Bayou Reservoir with one of the most serious fishermen with... + continue reading

Home Page

More News

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Tullos Town Council approved the adoption and introduction of several ordinances at their regular meeting last week concerning a range of issues such as limiting the number of in-service water meters, forbidding the possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and prohibiting large vehicle... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Glen D. Womack, of Harrisonburg, has officially announced that he is a candidate for the open position in Senate District 32 created because Senator Neil Riser has termed out. Womack, a Franklin Parish native, began his business career with one truck and a walk-behind trencher. Now, his... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
The LaSalle High Bass Club’s Gold Team came away with the state championship at the 2019 ALBC State Tournament on Friday in Toledo Bend after they bested 23 other six-man teams to come out on top. The teams fished at Toledo Bend and had a weigh-in total of 28.49 lbs surpassing Alexandria... + continue reading

Obituaries

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Keri Lea Crooks, 41, of Carthage, Texas, passed away on Sunday morning, May 19, 2019, in Tyler, T

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Quentin Theo Ates, 82, of Georgetown, passed from this life on Sunday, May 12, 2019.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

William “Bill” Ivan Hinman, 69, of Olla, passed from this life on Monday, May 6, 2019.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Glen Joseph Perdue, 47, of Olla, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Carole Wright Aplin, 75, passed away peacefully at her home in Zachary, LA on May 5, 2019, follow

Sports

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
It was August; it was hot. The lake didn’t seem the right place to be in the middle of the day with temperatures flirting with triple digits. My Lazy Boy under air conditioning seemed to be a... + continue reading

Society

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Upsilon member Carmon Cook, who teaches at Olla Elementary, was the first recipient of the Eleanor Blatterman Scholarship Praxis Reimbursement in the... + continue reading

Columns / Opinions

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
For 151 years, citizens of this country have paused on the last Monday of May to remember and honor those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. On May 5, 1868,... + continue reading
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Wednesday, May 15, 2019