E Edition Archive

September, 2023

  • 22 September

    When Marion Play Sports – Girls played too

    Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. By Jackie HuntSpecial to The Gazette Long before Lillie E. Davis became a teacher and principal at Marion High School, and a prominent respected face throughout the parish, she was an athlete at Marion Industrial High School.  …

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  • 22 September

    WHEN MARION PLAYED SPORTS, GIRLS PLAYED TOO

    Editor’s Note: This is the fourth installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. By Jackie HuntSpecial to The Gazette Long before Lillie E. Davis became a teacher and principal at Marion High School, and a prominent respected face throughout the parish, she was an athlete at Marion Industrial High School.  …

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  • 15 September

    When Marion played sports – the Hilbert Lee story

    Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. By Jackie HuntSpecial to The Gazette Jordan, Koby, Bird or Labron? Brady, Montana, Manning or Brees? Ruth, Bonds, Aaron or Mays? Enter the term “Greatest of All Time” into a conversation and varied opinions will …

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  • 15 September

    WHEN MARION PLAYED SPORTS, HILBERT LEE WAS A LEGEND

    Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. By Jackie HuntSpecial to The Gazette Jordan, Koby, Bird or Labron? Brady, Montana, Manning or Brees? Ruth, Bonds, Aaron or Mays? Enter the term “Greatest of All Time” into a conversation and varied opinions will …

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  • 11 September

    WHEN MARION PLAYED SPORTS – THE 1957 MARION INDUSTRIAL HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP

    Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. By Jackie HuntSpecial to The Gazette From 1947 until 1959 Marion Industrial High School set among pine trees on the area that is now the Oliver Recreation Center and served as the education hub for …

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  • 11 September

    When Marion Played Sports – The 1957 Marion Industrial High School Championship

    Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of the When Marion Played Sports series. Click the link to see all the articles in the series. By Jackie HuntSpecial to The Gazette From 1947 until 1959 Marion Industrial High School set among pine trees on the area that is now the Oliver Recreation Center and served as the education hub for …

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  • 2 September

    FRIENDS OF UPSO PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROTECT SPECIAL NEEDS RESIDENTS

    Jerome and Avery Wilson brought their son, Hudson, by the UPSO to thank Sheriff Gates for the Friends of UPSO program. The Friends program is designed to minimize the chance of negative interactions between law enforcement officers and people with special needs.  By Luke Britt/Editor News reports of developmentally disabled people being harmed by police are always tragic, but for …

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  • 1 September

    Porch Gliders For Veterans

    Brad Lowe, founder and owner of Porch Gliders For Veterans, LLC, sits with U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tammy Williams on the custom porch glider Lowe built for her. Lowe builds custom gliders for U.S. Military Veterans, engraving each with the servicemember’s name, branch of service and dates of service. Brad doesn’t charge servicemembers for his work and you can’t buy …

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  • 1 September

    When Marion Played Sports

    Editor’s Note: Click the link to read the entire When Marion Played Sports series. By Jackie HuntSpecial to The Gazette             There was a time beginning in the 1960s that Marion played sports. The sleepy town of less than 1000 where log and pulpwood trucks dominated the streets and locals made their way across the Arkansas state line to work …

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  • 1 September

    When Marion played sports

    By Jackie HillSpecial to The Gazette There was a time beginning in the 1960s that Marion played sports. The sleepy town of less than 1000 where log and pulpwood trucks dominated the streets and locals made their way across the Arkansas state line to work at “the mill” did not have a theatre or bowling alley or any of those …

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August, 2023

  • 29 August

    Town of Farmerville Town of Farmerville Sanitation Department will be closed on Monday September 4th for Labor Day. Pick up will be a day behind, please put bins out on your normal scheduled day. Burn ban statewidecontinues, is expanded The statewide burn ban put in place on August 7 by the Louisiana Fire Marshal continues, and this week Gov. John …

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  • 28 August

    Dia de la Familia festival seeks vendors and sponsors

    The 12th Annual Dia de la Familia is set for Oct. 13-14 in downtown Farmerville, and organizers are currently seeking sponsors and vendors.   The family friendly festival celebrating the Latino community of Union Parish will be held from 6-11 pm on Friday and from 2-6 pm on Saturday.  Interested food vendors, non-vendors, and information only vendors are all welcome …

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