E Edition Archive

December, 2023

  • 14 December

    When Marion Played Sports – the Collins’ played it best

    By Jackie HuntContributing WriterWhen Linda Andrews married Glenn Collins 39 years ago, it was predictable that they might have tall and talented offspring. After all, she was 6 feet tall and a record setting star for Northeast Louisiana University’s Lady Bulldogs. Her husband was 6 ft 5 in and had been a very good player at nearby Linville High. Both …

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  • 14 December

    Fishing Report

    Glynn HarrisGlynn Harris is a long-time outdoor writer from North Louisiana and has won more than 50 writing and broadcasting awards during his 47 year career. BLACK BAYOU – No report. Water is low. Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information. BUSSEY BRAKE – The water is low and overall fishing is slow. For latest information, contact the …

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  • 13 December

    1980 — A Good Year to be a Panther

    By Jackie HuntContributing WriterOne of the more interesting and informative times of researching and developing articles for When Marion Played Sports was a long conversation I had with Mr. Malcom George, the long-time multi-sport coach at Marion High. Jackie HuntJackie Hunt is a native of Marion who served 26 years as a U.S. Marine, 16 of which were served as …

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November, 2023

  • 20 November

    When Marion Played Sports – The Douglas Family Legacy

    Editor’s Note: This is the tenth installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. By Jackie HuntContributing Writer Legacies – “something that is a part of your history or that remains from earlier time”… Cambridge Dictionary.  It would be hard to discuss sports legacies around Marion, LA without starting with the …

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  • 20 November

    When Marion Played Sports – The Douglas Family Legacy

    Editor’s Note: This is the tenth installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. By Jackie HuntContributing Writer Legacies – “something that is a part of your history or that remains from earlier time”… Cambridge Dictionary.  It would be hard to discuss sports legacies around Marion, LA without starting with the …

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  • 20 November

    Farmerville Council to purchase mega ramp property for $250,000

    The Farmerville Town Council voted Monday to purchase for $250,000 a tract of land on the north shore of Lake D’Arbonne and the east side of Highway 15 for construction of a mega boat ramp. The mega ramp will be constructed on the north shore of Lake D’Arbonne, east of LA 33, on the 7.5-acre parcel of land outlined above …

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  • 10 November

    DC Work Release Program Under Audit After DOC Discovers Bookkeeping Errors

    By Luke BrittEditor The Union Parish Detention Center’s $3 million-a-year inmate work release program has been under audit since September when the Department of Corrections discovered that the balances in a number of inmate accounts did not match the balances recorded in the detention center’s accounting software. The DOC’s Chief Auditor, Jewell Freeman, confirmed on Wednesday that no inmate funds …

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  • 7 November

    The Metz is History

    The Metz Motel in Farmerville is no more. Workers  demolished the motel this week and next week will  haul the debris to the landfill, bringing the motel’s 80-year history to an end. Built during World War II, for years the Metz was Union Parish’s only motel, advertising rooms at “$4 a day” in The Gazette in 1950. At left is …

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  • 7 November

    When Marion Played Sports – Laying a Foundation 

    By Jackie HuntContributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the ninth installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. The early to mid-1970s was a time of program building for Marion High School. Although the school was just a small lower classified school, it did not take long to see there was …

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  • 7 November

    When Marion Played Sports – Laying a Foundation 

    By Jackie HuntContributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the ninth installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. The early to mid-1970s was a time of program building for Marion High School. Although the school was just a small lower classified school, it did not take long to see there was …

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October, 2023

  • 30 October

    Glynn Harris Fishing Report

    FOR THE WEEK: Feb. 1, 2024 Glynn HarrisGlynn Harris is a long-time outdoor writer from North Louisiana and has won more than 50 writing and broadcasting awards during his 47 year career. BLACK BAYOU – No report. Water is low. Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information. BUSSEY BRAKE – The big bass continue to be caught flipping …

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  • 30 October

    When Marion Played Sports –Integration Came to Union Parish

    By Jackie HuntContributing Writer Editor’s Note: This is the eighth installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. The seniors and juniors of Eastside were not happy with the move to the local white schools for the second semester of the 1969-70 school year.  The seniors had been looking forward to …

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