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Olla native and Vietnam Veteran Mike McCartney (center) looks over memorabilia such as his uniform jacket and photo albums from his service during the Vietnam War alongside Bob Gregory and Mike’s son, Bobby McCartney. Mike McCartney served as the veteran honoree and guest speaker for the Town... + continue reading
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Fire Chief John Heath is presented a plaque recognizing his induction into the Louisiana Fire Chiefs Hall of Fame by Wayne Prejean, President of the Board of Directors of the Louisiana First Responders Christian Association. Chief Heath has more than 40 years of service as a firefighter, including... + continue reading
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By Austin Whatley The Jena Giants had a home playoff game last week as for the 4th year in a row the Giants earned a home game in the 1st round of the Class 3A state playoffs. The Giants finished the regular season as district champs and their 8 wins earned them the #12 seed in the playoffs.... + continue reading
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For the past four years of high school, senior Shaun Todd has watched as large crowds of football supporters fill the stands each Friday night in support of the Giants - whether at home or on the road. He has witnessed how those crowds have helped the team in crucial situations and close games... + continue reading
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Dalton Elliott is pleased to announce the birth of his baby brother, Jaxton Layne Elliott. Jaxton was born at 8:08 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He weighed 6-pounds 8-ounces and measured 19-inches in length.     To read more... + continue reading

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Annual payment of excess sales tax revenue to all school employees in their November checks was approved by the LaSalle Parish School Board during its regular November meeting held Monday night of last week, as recommended by the finance committee. As recommended by the finance committee, the... + continue reading
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Sammy J. Franklin We all can be considered “Tater People” and the question is, which category do you fall into? Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are just content to watch while others do the work. They are called “Spec Taters”. Some people... + continue reading

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The Spence family feels blessed for having five generations of the family on hand for a photo session. PawPaw Robert Spence, Sr. is seated with Sammy Spence; standing from left, PaPa Robert Spence, Jr., PawPaw Robert Spence, III, and Momma, Jessie.   To read more please log in or... + continue reading
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
By Sheridan Wall & Charlotte Bellotte LSU Manship School News Service Danielle Couturier, an elementary teacher in suburban New Orleans, gets to school at 7 a.m. and often works on lesson plans until 10 p.m. But the 15-hour days are not enough to make ends meet. She also teaches summer... + continue reading
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
A capacity crowd was on hand last Thursday night for the annual Jena High School Alumni Association’s banquet at which three former JHS graduates and one TGP graduate were inducted into the JHS Hall of Fame. The banquet was held at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena with... + continue reading

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ellis Daniel Walker Campbell, Sr., 77, of Trout, departed this life on Wednesday, October 24, 201

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Samuel Leon Gulde, 52, of Belah, passed from this life on Monday, November 5, 2018, at his reside

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Oscar Fred Hooter, Jr., 65, of Corpus Christi, Texas, passed from this life on Thursday, November

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Jerry Warren Lloyd, 62, of Trout, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 in Shrevepor

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Jerry Warren Lloyd, 62, of Trout, passed from this life on October 23, 2018 in Shreveport followi

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Austin Whatley The Jena Giants had a home playoff game last week as for the 4th year in a row the Giants earned a home game in the 1st round of the Class 3A state playoffs. The Giants finished... + continue reading

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Dalton Elliott is pleased to announce the birth of his baby brother, Jaxton Layne Elliott. Jaxton was born at 8:08 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He... + continue reading
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
By Sammy J. Franklin We all can be considered “Tater People” and the question is, which category do you fall into? Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are just... + continue reading
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018