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Wed
07
Aug

Urania home over 150 years old

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This old house…

“There may be other houses older but this is the only one I know of that is still being lived in,” Malcolm Jameson said while rocking on the front porch swing of his 1860’s home in Urania.

A story in the July 3, 2019 issue of The Jena Times noting early landowners in Urania prompted Jameson to reach out to the newspaper with the story of his 150-plus year old house.

 

 

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Wed
07
Aug

Qualifying underway

Qualifying for this fall’s state election began on Tuesday, August 6, and will continue through Thursday, August 8.

Legislative and local candidates can qualify at the LaSalle Clerk of Court’s office in Jena. Clerk Steve Andrews reminds candidates that qualifying fees (listed elsewhere in this issue) must be paid by cash, certified check or money order. (Personal checks will not be accepted.)

Statewide candidates will qualify with the Secretary of State in Baton Rouge. Candidates will receive a campaign finance package when they qualify

 

 

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Wed
31
Jul

Kevin Bates seeks House seat in D-20

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Kevin Bates of Winnsboro will be a candidate for the District 20 House of Representative seat in the election scheduled for October 12, 2019.

The district comprises all of Caldwell and Franklin Parishes, and portions of Catahoula, LaSalle and Tensas Parishes. In LaSalle, all of Wards 5, 6, 10 and Pct. 1 in Ward 9 are in District

20.

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Wed
31
Jul

Qualifying begins Tuesday

Qualifying for this fall’s state election will begin next Tuesday, August 6, and continue through Thursday, August 8.

Legislative and local candidates can qualify at the LaSalle Clerk of Court’s office in Jena. Clerk Steve Andrews reminds candidates that qualifying fees (listed elsewhere in this issue) must be paid by cash, certified check or money order. (Personal checks will not be accepted.)

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Wed
31
Jul

Fatal crash claims 3 lives

A fatal crash between a log truck and car on LA 127, just west of Chickasaw Road, claimed the lives of three and sent a fourth to the hospital by helicopter in serious condition.

As this edition of the paper went to press shortly after noon on Monday, identification of the victims had not been released pending notification of next to kin.

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Wed
31
Jul

Urania facility to hold ICE detainees

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The LaSalle Correctional Center (LCC) in Urania will soon be housing U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees as part of a new deal worked out recently between all agencies involved.

The realignment will result in 20-25 new jobs and all employees will receive higher pay packages regulated by federal guidelines. Up to 550 ICE detainees will soon occupy space at the Urania facility.

 

 

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Wed
31
Jul

School opening two weeks away

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The 2019-20 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway in just two weeks under the watchful eye of third-year LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Janet Tullos.

Teachers will report for in-service training at Jena High School on Tuesday August 13th. Other training has been planned for Wednesday, Aug. 14th, as well as teachers will be getting their classrooms ready for the new school year.

Public school students will report to school for a full day of classes on Thursday, August 15th. Classes at the Head Start School in Good Pine will also begin on Thursday, Aug. 15th.

Classes at Temple Christian Academy in Jena will begin on Thursday, August 15th. Open house at the school will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 13. Pre-K 3 and 4 students will not report to classes until Monday, August 19.

Like many previous years, several changes have been made which will be in effect as the new school year opens.

Wed
24
Jul

Former Olla Mayor dies; services slated

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Jimmie Jenkins King, former mayor of Olla, Louisiana, passed from this life on Thursday, July 18, 2019, peacefully at home following a lengthy illness. He was 87 years of age.

He was born November 30, 1931 in Urania, to the union of his parents, Samuel DeFrance King and Clara Jenkins King.

 

 

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Wed
24
Jul

Qualifying in two weeks

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Qualifying for this fall’s state election is just two weeks away, to be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, August 6-7-8.

Legislative and local candidates can qualify at the LaSalle Clerk of Court’s office in Jena. Clerk Steve Andrews reminds candidates that qualifying fees (listed elsewhere in this issue) must be paid by cash, certified check or money order. (Personal checks will not be accepted.)

Statewide candidates will qualify with the Secretary of State in Baton Rouge. Candidates will receive a campaign finance package when they qualify

 

 

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Wed
24
Jul

More administrators assigned for 2019-20

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More administrators were extended contracts at four different schools in the parish during a special meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board held Monday night of last week.

The Board approved the performance standards and a new twoyear contract for Kara Masling, principal at LaSalle High School, as well as for Malacha Harris, assistant principal at Olla Elementary School. Masling’s contract runs from July 7, 2019, to July 6, 2021, and Harris’ contract is from Aug. 1, 2019, to July 31, 2021.

 

 

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