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When Marion played sports – the Hilbert Lee story

Editor’s Note: This is the third 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 Jordan, Koby, Bird or Labron? Brady, Montana, Manning or Brees? Ruth, Bonds, Aaron or Mays? Enter the term “Greatest of All Time” into a conversation and varied opinions will …

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WHEN MARION PLAYED SPORTS, HILBERT LEE WAS A LEGEND

Editor’s Note: This is the third 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 Jordan, Koby, Bird or Labron? Brady, Montana, Manning or Brees? Ruth, Bonds, Aaron or Mays? Enter the term “Greatest of All Time” into a conversation and varied opinions will …

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Timothy “T.J.” Scott Price, Jr.

Funeral arrangements for Mr. Timothy “T.J.” Scott Price, Jr., age 39 of Dallas, TX and a native of Farmerville, LA, will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 17, 2023, at Antioch Baptist Church with Rev. Rubin Weaver and Rev. David Brynes. Burial will follow at Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Timothy is preceded in death …

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Navigating life through a literal lens

When I was a tyke of 5 or 6, I found a tick on the left side of my chest. I was terrified.   I had heard that ticks suck your blood, and there sat a tick – right on top of my lifeblood. Surely he was going to drain my heart dry. I was going to die.  Sallie HollisSallie Rose …

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Artificial intelligence is not new

Artificial intelligence, AI, has been in the news lately and the discussion has been centered around the AI programs going rogue and ruling the world.  While the familiarization of the new technology is just being understood, artificial intelligence has been with us for years.  The following is an article I wrote in July of 2017 that addressed AI. Thomas FieldsThomas …

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WILDFIRES CREATE DEVASTATION FOR TIMBER AND WILDLIFE

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 was a time years ago when I worked as a journalist for Willamette Industries, creating and producing newsletters about how the company’s policies promoted good habitat for wildlife. One of the events I …

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UPPJ financial position improves slightly

By Luke Britt/Editor An increase in assets with only a minimal increase in expenses left Union Parish in a slightly better financial position at the end of 2022 than it was at the end of the 2021, according to the Union Parish Police Jury’s annual audit.  The audit, completed in mid-August, found no major issues with the jury’s financial reports, …

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Burma Road culvert project presents problems

By Luke Britt/Editor A project to replace a pair of failing culverts on Burma Road is turning out to be one of the more difficult projects the Union Parish Police Jury has attempted this year and may well be the parish’s most expensive culvert project ever. After months of trying to locate a contractor willing to undertake the difficult project, …

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