Top Story of 2017


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Edmond Hilliard “Bubba” Carriere, 62, of Oakland, Tennessee, and a native of Jena, passed from th

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Alton L. Nichols, 83, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Rosemary Lutrick Powell Smith, 81, of Jena, passed from this life at her residence on Monday, Jul

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Dexter Darnell Savage, 23, of Marksville, and formerly of Jena, passed from this life Thursday, J

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Michael Judd Brown, 28, of Hebert, and a native of Jena, died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, from in

Four EF2 tornadoes hit area

The top story for LaSalle Parish in 2017 occurred on Sunday, April 2nd, when four EF2 tornadoes hit areas of the parish within a short time of each other, doing extensive damage.

It was hard to single out one individual story which was more important than others, but the staff of the Times/Signal felt that La- Salle Parish being struck by four EF2 tornadoes was a historic event. This weather event followed a year when historic flooding occurred in the parish – the great flood of the Spring of 2016.

There were several other major events/series of events in the parish during the year just ended.


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