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Mayor Crow is allowing all Union Parish employees off Friday for the championship game in New Orleans. The Sanitation Department will be closed as a result. If your trash pickup day is Friday, please have your bins out for Thursday pickup.

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Carrie Joan Reppond

Funeral services for Ms. Carrie Joan Reppond, age 79 of Farmerville, LA,  were held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at Antioch Baptist Church with Bro. Rubin Weaver and Bro. Scott Jennings officiating. Burial will follow at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Ms. Carrie graduated from West Monroe High School in 1962. She …

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Samuel James Reeves, Sr.

Samuel James Reeves, Sr. was born on March 27, 1943 to G.C. and Earlene Reeves. After a lengthy battle with dementia, he went to be with our Savior on November 24, 2023. At 15 years old, Sam started his first job at Allen Brothers picking up dead chickens at night. He was the first senior in his grade to get …

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Mary Jo “Mama Sug” Lee Green

Funeral services for Mary Jo “Mama Sug” Lee Green, age 92 of Bernice, La, was held at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Mt. Patrick Baptist Church in Farmerville, LA with Bro. Ken Reeves officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Patrick Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Mary Jo Lee Green, known affectionately to all as …

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Donald Nelson Taylor

Donald Nelson Taylor, 66 years old, of Eldorado, Ar, died peacefully at his home, after a long illness, Nov 16 2023. Don was born in in Eldorado, Ar. May 19 1957 to Malcum Nelson Taylor and Mary Virginia Wood Taylor, He spent his youth growing up in the Taylortown area of Union parish, La. Spending time around his family, grandparents, …

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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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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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Let’s Give Thanks

This is a horrible time to be alive; or at least that what you would think if you turn on the television and watch the news for five minutes. HAMAS has become the scourge of the modern age rivaling the horde of Genghis Khan as it killed, enslaved and desecrated human life. Listen to many and the economy is in …

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Overdose leads to major prescription pill bust

Two men have been arrested and over 200 illegal prescription pills have been seized following a complaint of a narcotics overdose in Marion. In October 2023, UPSO Patrol deputies, as well as agents from the Narcotics Division, responded to a location in Marion where two persons were reportedly overdosing on an unknown substance.  The investigation revealed that another involved individual …

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