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Wed
30
Oct

Responding to Facebook post

An Editorial…

It is unusual for me to run an editorial on the front page and it has only happened on rare occasions. However, I feel in view of criticism this newspaper received on Facebook during the past week, this editorial is necessary to clear the air on some things.

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Wed
23
Oct

Oldest JHS Alumni…

Oldest JHS Alumni…

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Wed
23
Oct

List of locals who are owed money printed

In this week’s The Jena Times, readers will find a list of LaSalle Parish residents who are owed money by the State of Louisiana. That list can be found in the Public Notice section of the paper.

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Wed
23
Oct

Noted member of LGH board resigns

Noted member of LGH board resigns
Noted member of LGH board resigns

LaSalle Police Jury President Bard Lambeth said the action was bitter-sweet and of a historic nature last Monday night when he called for a motion to accept the resignation of Dr. I. C. Turnley, Jr., as a member of the Board of Directors of Hospital District No. 2, which operates LaSalle General Hospital.

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Wed
23
Oct

JHS Homecoming Queen

JHS Homecoming Queen

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Wed
23
Oct

Voters face several decisions at runoff

LaSalle Parish voters will go back to the polls on Saturday, November 16, to decide on eight run-off races and four tax propositions, according to LaSalle Clerk of Court Steve D. Andrews.

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Wed
16
Oct

LaSalle legislative races

LaSalle legislative races
LaSalle legislative races
LaSalle legislative races
LaSalle legislative races

Last Saturday, LaSalle Parish voters participated in races for three legislative seats, which represent all or parts of the parish.

District 32 will have a new State Senator next spring as Glen D. Womack of Harrisonburg, received just over 50% of the vote district wide, to be elected. He will succeed Sen. Neil Riser of Columbia, who was termed limited out.

District wide, Womack received 18,588 votes or 50.10% of the votes cast. Running second was Steve May of Columbia, who had 11,400 votes, or 30.74%. Judy Duhon of Aimwell, received 4,763 votes, or 12.85%, and Daniel “Danny” Cole of Jena, had 2,341 votes, or 6.31%.

 

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Wed
16
Oct

Some winners, some runoffs upcoming

Statewide Races

There were some winners, and others thrown into runoffs as the result of the primary election held statewide last Saturday. A disappointing 45% voter turnout in Louisiana was lower than expected. Also in LaSalle Parish, a 64% turnout of voters was also much lower than expected.

Based on the record number of early votes and absentee votes cast prior to the election, local election officials were predicting a local turnout of 70% to 75%.

As the result of the election, statewide runoffs will be needed for governor and secretary of state. On the local level, runoffs will be needed for one representative seat, sheriff and four police jury members.

 

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Wed
16
Oct

Runoff needed for Sheriff

Runoff needed for Sheriff
Runoff needed for Sheriff

A runoff will be needed to decide who will serve LaSalle Parish as Sheriff for the next four years.

When all the votes had been counted last Saturday night, Sheriff Scott Franklin had 2,331 votes, or 41% of those cast in the race.

Charles “Chopper” Turnage came in second with 1,683 votes, or 30%, and will face Franklin in a runoff on November 16.

 

 

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Wed
16
Oct

Races for Police Jurors

As a result of last Saturday’s voting, the LaSalle Parish Police Jury will have at least one new member, five returning members, with the other four members in runoffs on Nov. 16.

District One: Jerrod W. Douglas was elected to succeed Eddie Coolman, who did not seek re-election, in District One. Douglas received 327 votes, or 61% to be elected. Al Cassels received 128 votes, or 24%, and Max Andrews got 83 votes, or 15% in the district.

District Two: Incumbent Charles Buddy Poole, with 192 votes, or 44%, will face Phil Crawford, with 163 votes, or 37%, at the runoff election in November. The third candidate in the race, Hank Billy Wilson, had 86 votes, or 20%.

 

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