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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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Wed
21
Oct

Pastor Jimmy Young Day proclaimed by LaSalle Police Jury

Pastor Jimmy Young Day proclaimed by LaSalle Police Jury
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A proclamation was adopted by the LaSalle Parish Police Jury at its regular October meeting held on Monday night of last week recognizing October 12, 2020, as Pastor Jimmy Ray Young Day.

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Wed
21
Oct

Early voting underway

Early voting for the November 3rd presidential election is underway until Tuesday, October 27th. Voting hours for this election cycle has been set from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily (except Sundays). As of noon Monday, a total of 774 voters had cast their ballots in person.

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Wed
07
Oct

Covid update

LaSalle Parish continues to drop in the number of COVID-19 positive cases and the state is now stopping its weekly distribution of numbers to parish agencies.

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Wed
07
Oct

Early voting to be held for ten days

Early voting to be held for ten days

Voters will face several decisions when they vote early or go to the polls on Election Day – Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

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Wed
07
Oct

Police Jury calls ½-cent sales tax election Dec. 5th

Police Jury calls ½-cent sales tax election Dec. 5th

Facing a steep deficit in its garbage fund, the LaSalle Parish Police Jury voted at a special meeting held Monday night of last week to ask parish voters to approve a half-cent sales tax with all revenue from the tax going to the garbage fund.

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Wed
30
Sep

Giants and Tigers to open season

Giants and Tigers to open season
Giants and Tigers to open season

After months of no school, no practices, and the possibility of not even having a 2020 football season due to COVID-19, the football teams of Jena and LaSalle high schools will finally suit up for their first game this Friday night. The Giants will be at home

October 2 hosting the powerful Ouachita Christian School Eagles from Monroe. Last year, OCS won the LHSAA Division IV State Championship and is returning several starters from that team this year. They also defeated the Giants in Monroe 48-25.

The Tigers will travel to Ringgold High School October 2 to start their season. Last year, the Tigers had a huge homecoming victory over Ringgold in Olla with the final score of 58-6.

 

 

 

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Wed
30
Sep

Jena told to abandon Belah gas service line

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards was notified by letter last Thursday that the town of Jena must abandon the gas service line to the Belah Community by November 16 or face regulatory sanctions as deemed appropriate by the Louisiana Office of Conservation.

The Town of Jena had asked the state for permission to continue operating the gas system for the Belah area until at least April 1, 2021.

“We wanted to continue servicing Belah at least through the winter, and that’s what we submitted to the state in August,” she said.

 

 

 

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Wed
30
Sep

LaSalle delegation ready for special session

LaSalle delegation ready for special session

LaSalle Parish’s senator and representatives were in Baton Rouge Monday to begin a special session where several of the items on the 70-item agenda are directed at changing Gov. John Bel Edwards’ mandates and allow Louisiana to open up and get back to “normal.”

All three have heard from their constituents during the past seven months and say they understand the frustrations associated with the governor’s mitigation rules.

“The thing that I’ve heard the most is people are angry about the inability to make contact with their loved ones in nursing homes,” Riser said. “Now, the nursing homes are simply going by what the executive order says because they can lose their license if they don’t, but what we’re seeing is those in the nursing homes are basically starting to lose hope.”

 

 

Wed
30
Sep

COVID-19 disappearing in LaSalle

Figures released this week from the LaSalle Parish Homeland Security Office are indicating COVID-19 cases are disappearing from the parish.

The office is reporting that the state’s released data show LaSalle Parish had only 19 new positives cases during the last two weeks.

The figures show a trend that’s been occurring since a spike in cases earlier in August. At one point, LaSalle had 106 new positive cases of COVID during the two-week reporting cycle.

 

 

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