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When Marion Played Sports; moving up to the Eastside

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth 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 The doors to Marion Industrial High School closed for a final time at the end of the 1958-59 school year. Students who had studied and played in the cluster of buildings …

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Fire protection tax up for renewal Oct. 14

By Luke Britt/Editor A tax renewal for the Farmerville Fire Department that has been renewed every ten years for 40 years will be among the items on the October 14 ballot. The 6 mill property tax, which generates about $222,000 annually for the fire department, has been renewed every 10 years since it was first passed in 1984, which may …

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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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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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Caution urged for hunters in elevated deer stands

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. There’s something about the deer we hunt. They’re sharper than we are and the blink of an eye or a slap at a mosquito may be all it takes to cause a deer to …

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Voting Is A Right And a Privilege

In about four weeks we will once again have an opportunity to express our God given right to cast our vote for various offices that will be filled. The reason that I use the term God Given, is because the laws of this country are seeded in the teachings of John Locke. Not only is voting a right guaranteed for …

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Farmerville hires firm for $350,000 upgrade to Foster Farms wells

By Luke Britt/Editor At its regular monthly meeting Monday the Farmerville Town Council approved the hiring of an Oklahoma engineering firm to install a $350,000 strainer system on the water lines that feed the Foster Farms poultry plant. The Council agreed to hire the PEPM Group of Tulsa, OK to manage the project at the recommendation of Foster Farms, Mayor …

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Marion auditor: ‘You are very financially stable’

By Luke Britt/Editor For the third year in a row, the Town of Marion has received an unmodified, or clean, audit and during Tuesday’s monthly Town Council meeting the town’s auditor praised the council for maintaining  “financial stability.” After presenting the 2022 audit at Tuesday’s meeting, Jeffrey Maxwell of Maxwell CPA, LLC told the Council that, “I think Marion is …

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$4.8 million Farmerville drainage project officially underway

The federally-funded, $4.8 million watershed project should alleviate much of the flooding that occurs in Farmerville during heavy rains like those shown above from 2020. Planning, approval process will be lengthy, construction won’t begin for more than a year By Luke Britt/Editor The long-awaited Farmerville flood mitigation project first approved by the state in 2018 showed signs of progress this …

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