AG: Jury liable for jail funding
In 2016, the Union Parish Police Jury received its third consecutive audit that cited continued deficit spending at the Union Parish Detention Center. This served as the impetus for the Police Jury to direct its attorney to ask the Louisiana Attorney General if there was any relief the jury could get from the financial burden of the detention center. »»

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Union Parish High School principal David Gray, left, listens as Gov. John Bel Edwards talked with students from the school in his office on March 10, 2016. Also pictured are Union Parish School superitendent George Cannon, second from left, and Rep. Rob Shadoin. »»

9-1-1 dispatcher investigated
An investigation has begun to determine if a dispatcher for Union Parish 9-1-1 committed any criminal acts when she attempted to warn her son that he was the suspect in a domestic abuse call. »»

Feral hog workshop Thursday
No one has to tell Ellzey Simmons about problems associated with feral hogs. As chief executive officer for the non-profit Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development, Simmons lives in Ruston. He hunts deer each year outside Bernice. »»

Jail drains jury finances
For the fourth consecutive year, auditors reviewing the Union Parish Police Jury’s financial records for 2016 cited a large operating deficit in operations of the Union Parish Detention Center »»