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Retired police chief, public servant laid to rest

By Luke BrittEditorRetired Farmerville Police Chief George Cothran, who led the town’s police department for nearly 25 years, died Feb. 8. He was 83-years-old.Cothran was described by those who knew him as a generous man who enjoyed helping people and seldom passed an opportunity to make people laugh.“If you know someone who is loved by young children and old people, …

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Bridge Out

The Linville Firetower Road bridge, closed about two weeks ago, will remain closed for the foreseable future. The DOTD delivered the closure notice, along with images of deteriorating pylons like the one at left, to the Union Parish Police Jury this week, and the repairs necessary to reopen the bridge are extensive. Major repairs were made to the bridge in …

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Local sports hero faces three felony charges

Through an attorney, Holly says he is not guilty of the crimes By Luke BrittEditorFormer Union Parish High School and current LSU runningback Trey Holly and two other people have been arrested by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office and charged with multiple felonies in connection with a shooting that occurred in Farmerville last week that left two people injured, one …

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Edna Gertrude Allen

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Gertrude Allen, age 89 of Bernice, LA, were heldat 2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Shiloh Baptist Church with Bro.Scott Scallon and Bro. Tony Walton officiating. Interment followed at ShilohBaptist Church cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home.Mrs. Edna was a 1952 graduate of Bernice High School and a graduate ofBossier City Business …

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Randy Lee Griffith

Randy Lee Griffith, 66, of Spearsville, Louisiana, was born on December 18, 1957 in El Dorado, Arkansas, and passed away in Farmerville, Louisiana on February 11, 2024.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Beech Grove Cemetery in Spearsville, Louisiana, with his father, Bro. Bobby Griffith, officiating.  A graveside service …

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Johnny Long

Johnny Long, 77, passed away at his home in Downsville, Louisiana on February 8, 2024. Visitation will be held at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville, Louisiana on Monday, February 12, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  A graveside service will be held at Holmesville Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 12, 2024 with Bro. Kurt Auger officiating. Johnny …

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George Luther Cothran

Funeral services for Mr. George Luther Cothran, age 83 of Farmerville, LA, was held at 2:00 PM, Monday, February 12, 2024 at Crestview Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Whiteside officiating. Interment followed at Beulah Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Mr. George was a man of many talents. He worked in the pipeline, logging, electrician, wood work, and …

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Glenda Bearden

Funeral services for Glenda Bearden, 78, of Farmerville, LA., will be held on February 15, 2024 at The First Assembly of God of Farmerville. A visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until service time of 2:00 p.m. Officiating the service will be Bro. Robbie Lawson and will be under the direction and care of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville. …

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Youth baseball registration has begun

Union Parish Diamond Youth Baseball and Softball in partnership with the Town of Farmerville is conducting registration for baseball and softball for the 2024 season.Diamond Youth teams will play at Arnett Smith Ball Park in Farmerville, and the season will run from April 6 through June.The league is open to boys ages 3-15 and girls ages 3-12, and registration costs …

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