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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Tue
14
Aug

Audit reveals Jena in sound financial shape

The audit for the year ending December 31, 2017, reveals the town of Jena is in very sound financial condition, as the mayor and members of the Town Council learned during the regular August meeting held Tuesday night of last week.

Scott Adams, CPA, Senior Manager with the auditing firm of Silas Simmons, LLC of Natchez, Mississippi, met with the council and mayor to go over the contents of the latest town audit.

 

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Tue
07
Aug

Entergy customers to see drop in bills

Entergy Louisiana customers will soon see a significant drop in their monthly bills. Thirteen years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated much of Louisiana, the low-cost bonds used to save customers hundreds of millions of dollars in storm restoration costs are now paid off.

Starting in August, a legacy Entergy Louisiana residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt- hours per month will see a reduction of approximately $4.35 in the storm restoration charge on their monthly bill, while a legacy Entergy Gulf States Louisiana residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours will pay about $2.57 less per month.

 

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Tue
07
Aug

Timber industry vital for LaSalle

LaSalle’s forestry industry very valuable
More than $50-million added to economy

The forest products industry contributes to each parish economy in several ways, including jobs, wages and purchases in the local economies as well as local, state and federal taxes.

Additionally, the purchase of goods and services by the forest products industry and its employees spurs economic activity in other sectors of the economy, resulting in a substantial cumulative economic contribution.

 

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Tue
07
Aug

School opens next week

The 2018-19 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway next week under the watchful eye of second-year LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Janet Tullos.

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

 

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Mon
30
Jul

New principal at JHS named

Anthony Gerald Jackson has been named as new principal at Jena High School beginning with the upcoming 2018-19 school session, according to Superintendent Janet Tullos.

Applications were taken through Thursday, July 19, with interviews conducted on Tuesday, July 24. Jackson was selected as principal following the interviews.

 

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Mon
30
Jul

School opens in two weeks

The 2018-19 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway in just two weeks under the watchful eye of second-year LaSalle Superintendent of Schools Janet Tullos.

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

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Mon
30
Jul

Jury convicts man on 3 distribution charges

A 60-year-old Jena man was convicted by a jury on three counts of distribution of methamphetamine following a trial in 28th Judicial District Court last week, according to LaSalle District Attorney J. Reed Walters.

Walters said this was the first case to go to trial stemming from Operation Deaf Ear conducted by the LaSalle Parish Sheriff’s Office last year. Assistant District Attorney Steve Kendrick presented the case to the jury for the State.

 

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Mon
23
Jul

School opening nears

The 2018-19 public school session in LaSalle Parish officially gets underway in just three weeks under the watchful eye of second-year La-Salle Superintendent of Schools Janet Tullos.

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

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Mon
23
Jul

Getting ready for fall election

The LaSalle Clerk of Court’s office was a beehive of activity on the first day of qualifying last Wednesday as candidates showed up to file paperwork for the fall election.

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Wed
18
Jul

unRoark siblings

unRoark siblings – seven-year-old Jedidiah, four-year-old Jaycee and three-year-old Jessa – recently explore the book collection on the LaSalle Parish Library’s Bookmobile. (Parents are Jason and Megan Roark of Jena.) The bookmobile is a mobile library that visits homes and different locations around the parish to those who are not able to visit the library to check out books. This service has been in existence in the parish since 1953. “We love the bookmobile,” their mother, Megan Roark, said. “It’s a wonderful service for parents and the community. The kids look forward to it every two weeks.”

 

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