(NOTE: The following editorial was written by Sammy Franklin and appeared in the December 29, 2021 issue of this newspaper.) This issue of The Jena Times marks a remarkable milestone for your editor as he completes more than a half-century, or 54 years to be exact, of ownership of LaSalle Parish’s official journal and community newspaper. It was the first issue of January 1968 that I became owner, publisher and editor of your parish newspaper.
February 1, 2022
More than a half century as editor