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Wed
11
Nov

Trump carries LaSalle

President Donald Trump again carried LaSalle Parish by a whopping 91-percent in this year’s presidential election. Four years ago, LaSalle gave Trump 88-percent of the vote, making it the second parish/ county in the country in percentage vote for the president.

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Wed
11
Nov

School Board approves sales tax payments

The LaSalle Parish School Board approved payment of November sales tax supplement during its regular November meeting held Monday night of last week.

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Wed
04
Nov

Homecoming 2020

Jena High School will observe its 2020 homecoming this Friday, November 6, 2020, with a full day of activities, according to Principal Anthony Jackson. Amid a remarkable 2020 that has included the COVID-19 pandemic, several events have been altered from their historic norms for this year’s unique celebration.

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Wed
04
Nov

Coveted award for Fire Chief of Olla

Coveted award for Fire Chief of Olla

Joe Thompson, longtime Fire Chief for the Town of Olla, has been named recipient of the 2020 Father Red Ginart Firefighter of the Year award.

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Wed
04
Nov

Group asking state to enforce boundaries on Catahoula Lake

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) is asking the state and federal government to enforce refuge boundaries of Catahoula Lake in the wake of the recent lawsuit changing ownership of the lake.

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Wed
28
Oct

Adversity breeds unity

Adversity breeds unity

During the past seven months, the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for every group in LaSalle Parish.

Most have read the articles and seen the studies and reports about how the pandemic has affected the elderly, those with health issues, nursing homes, businesses, churches, and more, but one group that hasn’t received a lot of attention are high school seniors.

While the 2020 class certainly received attention with the pandemic starting during their final months of school and affecting their end-ofschool activities such as spring sports, prom and graduation, the Class of 2021 has had little coverage. But make no mistake about it, COVID-19 and the restrictions that have come with it has made for a trying year.

 

 

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Wed
28
Oct

Ambush-style murder near Jena Friday night

LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin did not mince words when describing a murder that took place Friday night near Jena.

“This was nothing more than a cowardly ambush,” the sheriff said. “Rest assured, we will do everything in our power to bring the murderer to justice.”

The murder took place Friday night, October 23, around 8:45 p.m. at 1593 Church Street, located just west of Jena off LA 8.

 

 

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Wed
28
Oct

La. Legislature overrides Gov.

The Louisiana House of Representatives has achieved something few in Baton Rouge thought they’d be able to do: They have ended Governor John Bel Edwards’ state-wide shutdown.

For months and more specifically during the October Special Session, the House has been working to acquire the majority signatures needed on a petition to override the Governor’s Public Health Emergency and put an end to all of his mitigation mandates.

Last Friday, the signatures needed were received and the petition was delivered to Edwards’ office. He is now required by law to issue a proclamation to ending his emergency declaration which will also end all of his mandates.

 

 

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Wed
28
Oct

Election next Tuesday

Election next Tuesday
Election next Tuesday

Voters throughout the United States of America will join voters in LaSalle Parish next Tuesday in selecting a president and vice-president to lead this country for the next four years in what has been called one of the most important elections in the history of this country.

Early voting ended Tuesday of this week – October 27 – after ten days of voting. As of early Monday of this week, Registrar of Voters Angie Sandifer said a total of 2,259 had early voted and another 346 absentee ballots have been returned to the Registrar’s office, with another 204 absentee ballots expected.

Several items will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot, starting with president and ending with amendments and a local proposition. Voting polls will open at 6 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. next Tuesday. Voters are reminded that a photo ID is required.

 

 

Wed
21
Oct

Jena firemen honored

Jena firemen honored

Louisiana State Firemen’s Association Past-President Joe Thompson, second from right, presented three Jena firefighters with Meritorious Service Citations last week for saving the life of Cynthia Phelps on April 19. The trio rescued her from a burning trailer. 

 

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