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Attorney general challenges Biden Title IX changes

Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill announced Monday, April 29, that her office has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Education to challenge recent revisions to Title IX.Murrill spoke about the new Title IX rules with Gov. Jeff Landry and State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley. They want to stop new rules being added to Title IX that …

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Jury selects Ford for Homeland Security director

Detention Center audit costing parish thousands in lost TWP revenue By Luke BrittEditorThe Union Parish Police Jury on Tuesday hired a reserve sheriff’s deputy and former U.S. Marine to head the parish’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, replacing the former director who resigned in January.Matthew A. Ford of Farmerville, one of five applicants for the position, was recommended …

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Trump, Biden win ‘no surprises’ primary

How Union Parish Voted President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump won Louisiana’s primary on Saturday, collecting more delegates after they already clinched their party nominations.In Union Parish, where roughly 14 percent of eligible voters — about 1,700 —turned out, Trump received 1,187 votes to Biden’s 407.Biden also appeared in Missouri’s Democratic primary, with results not expected to be …

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Commission to stock lake with 40,000 Tiger Bass Decision on drawdown on hold until LDWF vegetation report in May

By Luke BrittEditorThe Lake D’Arbonne Watershed Commission intends to stock the lake with 40,000 Tiger Bass later this year, an investment that commissioners said should result in a steady increase over the years in the average size of largemouth bass pulled from the lake.Tiger bass are a hybrid cross between a strain of aggressive Northern largemouth and a “pure strain” …

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Annual art competition recognizes local talent

Dana Estes’s meticulous collage took Best of Show at the 12th Annual Union Arts Council’s Competitive Art Exhibition Saturday.Estes was one of dozens of local artists who submitted work in one or more of seven categories, including amateur and professional photo, professional and amateur painting , professional drawing, professional two-dimensional fine art and amateur three-dimensional fine art. A separate category …

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Mega ramp dream moves closer to reality

By Luke BrittEditorReaction to the news last week that Farmerville had purchased property adjacent to Lake D’Arbonne where a mega boat ramp will be constructed can be summed up in a single word: “excited.”Business owners, community leaders and public officials reacting to the news all said they were excited about the possibilities for the community and pleased to see the …

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Holly declares innocence in online statement

By Luke BrittEditorFormer Union Parish High School football star Trey Holly on Saturday issued a statement on social media saying he is “100% innocent” of the criminal charges levied against him last week.Holly was one of three people arrested Feb. 15 for their alleged role in a Feb. 9 shooting at Union Villa Apartments in Farmerville that left two people …

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Local sports hero faces three felony charges

Through an attorney, Holly says he is not guilty of the crimes By Luke BrittEditorFormer Union Parish High School and current LSU runningback Trey Holly and two other people have been arrested by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office and charged with multiple felonies in connection with a shooting that occurred in Farmerville last week that left two people injured, one …

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Laissez les bons temps rouler

Farmerville Mayor John Crow gives a thumbs up to the 2024 Krewe of D’Arbonne Mardi Gras King and Queen, Kenny and Marci Kavanaugh, during the 17th Annual Farmerville Mardi Gras Parade Saturday. The parade and the Mardi Gras Ball held Friday were coordinated by the Farmerville Jaycees with support from Union General Hospital, April Isaac Fuller, Connie Bevans Bearden, Audrey …

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Farmer’s win State Championship with winner-take-all two point try

By Markel BraggsContributing WriterWhat an ending to a great season!! We are the Division III non-select 2023 State Champions!Coach Joe Spatfora, the assistant coaches, and the Farmers’ football team entered the 2023 season with many high school football experts and enthusiasts and even some fans believing this was going to be a rebuilding year, not a championship year. But the …

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