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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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Union Parish National Honor Society inducts new members

The 2023-24 UPHS National Honor Society members include, front row (L-R):  India Hill, Ja’Kayla Davis, Ailyn Flores, Lai Lanie Huggins, Sarah Hamilton, Shakira Miller, Logan Weaver, Martin Torres, Kaylee Strickland, Tyler Streets, Aaliyah Douglas. Back Row (L-R):  Sterling Murray, Alondra Flores, Gabriella Martinez, Fabiola Cantu, Castor Worthington, Maged Saleh, Zoe Booker, Grace Mason, Alyssa Sanner By Elizabeth LaingNHS Secretary Eighteen …

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Local youths compete in JFK oratory competition

Entrants in the JFK Oratory Competition were, from left,  Garrett Lee, Jayce Lee, Chloe Jackson, Kaylee Ann Weldon, and Luke Easley Speeches by President John F. Kennedy were in the air at the Youth Oratory Competition on Veterans Day in the Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville.  Five local youth ages 12 to 19 delivered  ten-minute versions of …

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Honesty & Integrity Award

The Masonic Fraternity, probably the oldest of its kind in the world, is known as a charitable, and educational society whose purpose is to build up the good character of its members.  Every year the Downsville Lodge awards an Honesty & Integrity (H&I) Award to deserving High School Junior Students.  This unique award doesn’t consider any other characteristic or talent …

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UPSO continues to investigate a drive-by shooting

The Union Parish Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a drive-by shooting that occurred on East Jackson Street in Farmerville just after midnight Tuesday. Two trailer homes were struck in the shooting, the bullets penetrating the homes’ thin walls, narrowly missing the sleeping occupants. Using footage from video cameras, investigators have been able to identify vehicles that were in the area …

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Mr. William Carl Lemoine

Funeral services for Mr. William Carl Lemoine, age 72 of Marion, LA, were held at 2:00 PM, Friday, November 17, 2023 at Meridian Baptist Church in Marion, LA with Bro. Glyn Nale officiating. Burial followed in Roark Allen Cemetery in Marion under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, November 16, …

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Mr. Paul Wright Hayes, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Paul Wright Hayes, Sr., age 84 of Farmerville, LA, was held at 10:00 AM, November 22, 2023 at Salem Baptist Church in Farmerville with Bro. Mike Deville officiating. Burial followed at Liberty Taylor Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Paul was married to the love of his life, Patty, for 62 years. He had …

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Mr. James Edward Jennings

Funeral services for Mr. James Edward Jennings, age 78 of Downsville, LA, was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, November 13, 2023 at Cedar Crest Baptist Church in West Monroe, LA with Dr. Greg Clark and Dr. Ryan E. Jennings officiating. Burial followed at Holmesville Cemetery in Downsville, LA under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. James was raised in Downsville, LA …

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LDWF Approves Black Bear Lottery

For the first time ever, Louisiana has approved a hunting season for black bears. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) announced that it has adopted a Notice of Intent to hold a hunting season for the animal in December 2024. The commission voted unanimously on Thursday to allow the hunt. The hunt will be by lottery and will be …

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