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Public invited to UPPJswearing in ceremonyThe public is invited to attend the swearing in ceremony for the newly-elected Union Parish Police Jury.The ceremony will take place Tuesday during the Jury’s first meeting of the new year. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Courthouse Annex, 303 E Water St. in Farmerville.The public will have a chance to meet and …

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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 big bass continue to be caught with some to 11 pounds caught on jigs …

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Hunters need to adjust to late-season deer behavior

It is often necessary to adjust the game plan at halftime when a football team is engaged in an important game. If the defensive backs are locked in on the receivers every play, consideration is given to a few quick-hitters into the line by the running backs. Conversely, if the defensive linemen are clogging up the middle expecting a run, …

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Teens record 10-fish, 86-pound haul on Caney

Colby Dark is an 18-year-old first year student at LA Tech from West Monroe. Until recently, his goal in life was to become a success at construction; he wants to be a builder; that’s his college major. Glynn HarrisGlynn Harris is a long-time outdoor writer from North Louisiana and has won more than 50 writing and broadcasting awards during his …

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Gaza War: Keep an eye on the Suez Canal

Israel is at war and a major concern to this war is the attack on shipping by the Houthis of Yemen. This is critical to the world as the attack on shipping in the Red Sea waterway threatens to disrupt commerce around the globe. Thomas FieldsThomas “Tuffy” Fields is an author and regular contributor to The Gazette. He can be …

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Family saying legacy: Don’t eat they all!

Through the years we Hollises have accumulated a potpourri of sayings that we cherish and never tire of repeating. Some we coined ourselves; some we collected from other sources. Often, I remember them around the holidays, from all those wonderful family gatherings of the past. Sallie HollisSallie Rose Hollis is a native of Rocky Branch and retired Journalism Professer from …

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Failed resolutions still have value

Happy New Year! And with this fresh start, we have another chance to get our act together. Resolutions are an integral part of New Year’s Day, as iconic as Champagne flutes and funny hats.Resolutions date to the ancient Babylonians of 4,000 years ago who made promises to earn the favor of their gods and, presumably, their neighbors, as some of …

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Edwards delivers farewell address from hometown

AMITE CITY — John Bel Edwards delivered his farewell address as the 56th Governor of Louisiana at the Florida Parishes Agricultural Event Center in his hometown of Amite on Wednesday.Edwards, who was term-limited after taking office in 2016, will be succeeded by Gov.-elect Jeff Landry, who will be sworn in on the steps of the State Capitol on Jan. 8.“Now …

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Art is Medicine exhibit on display at museum

Union Museum of History and Art will host a unique collection of art focused on mental illness and addiction created as a project of the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority.The exhibit will be displayed from Jan. 6-26 at the museum, which is located at 211 N. Main Street in Farmerville. An opening reception with the artists will be held Tuesday …

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Abercrombie, Bridges spar over Homeland Security oversight

By Luke Britt/EditorThe angst over Union Parish Police Jury President Brenda Abercrombie’s oversight of the parish Office of Homeland Security continued Thursday when she announced that the current director of that office would go from part-time to fulltime status Jan. 1.At least three jurors took issue with the fact that Abercrombie approved the change without discussing it with the rest …

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