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Wed
11
Dec

O.U.T.S. official calls for unity for growth

Tullos resident Tim Lasiter with the O.U.T.S. Development Board was on hand at the Town of Urania’s regular meeting last week with a request for two Council members to join the board and represent Urania. Council members Dawn Book and Tom Douglas agreed to join.

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Wed
11
Dec

Tullos to impose 1½-cent sales tax beginning Jan. 1

Tullos to impose 1½-cent sales tax beginning Jan. 1

The Tullos Town Council adopted Ordinance 2019-007 at their regular meeting last week to officially levy a one and one half percent (1.5%) sales tax in the town effective January 1, 2020 after its authorization at the special election held on November 16. Mayor Cockerham said the town should receive an estimated $64,000 per year through the sales tax, which will specifically assist with the town’s water and sewer costs.

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Wed
11
Dec

School Board approves stipend for employees

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School Board approves stipend for employees

At its regular December meeting held Monday night of last week, members of the LaSalle Parish School Board approved payment of a stipend to those employees evaluated as highly effective during the 2018-19 school year.

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Wed
04
Dec

Two pastors won’t let unity die

Two pastors won’t let unity die

When L&A Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Jimmy Ray Young moved back to Jena from Detroit, Michigan in 2007, he found his hometown enthralled in what came to be known as the Jena Six controversy.

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Wed
04
Dec

LaSalle jobless rate lowest of any in North Louisiana

LaSalle jobless rate lowest of any in North Louisiana

The unemployment rate for the month of September 2019 in LaSalle Parish was the lowest of any parish in north Louisiana, and the sixth lowest in Louisiana. No other parish north of the I-10 corridor had a rate lower than LaSalle.

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Wed
04
Dec

Holiday 2019 Schedule

Senior Citizens Dinners:

Thursday, Dec. 5 – 5 p.m. – Urania Thursday, Dec. 5 – 6 p.m. – Olla Friday, Dec. 6 – 6 p.m. – Jena Monday, Dec. 16 – 6 p.m. – Tullos

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Wed
04
Dec

Tax notices being mailed

Property tax statements for parish and municipal taxes will be arriving in property owners’ mailboxes this week. Usually the notices are mailed in early to mid-November, but a computer hitch delayed printing of the notices. Both parish and property taxes are due by Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

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Wed
27
Nov

Olla Elementary fifth graders study wood

Olla Elementary fifth graders study wood

carvings made by Jena Band of Choctaw Tribe member Bill Fisher, who displayed his work at the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians Tribal Expo last week at the Tribal Center Gymnasium in Trout.

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Wed
27
Nov

Small Business Saturday

As small businesses continue to drive the economy and provide support to many communities, they deserve our appreciation, states Walter E. Dorroh, Jr., president of the LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD).

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Wed
27
Nov

Tax notices coming

Property tax statements for parish and municipal taxes will be arriving in property owners’ mailboxes during the first week of December. Both parish and property taxes are due by Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

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