Retail sales soar

Retail sales in La-Salle Parish were up about 20-percent during the first nine months of this year, over the same period last year. Sales tax figures reflect that retail sales in the parish stood at $202.9-million for the first three quarters of this year compared to $168.2-million for the same period a year earlier.

While retail sales increased by 20-percent parish wide, retail sales in the town of Jena was up about 6-percent and up about 20-percent in the town of Olla.

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