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Clara Jean Hearn

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Jean Hearn, age 91 of Farmerville, LA, were held at 10:00 AM, Thursday June 15, 2023 at First Baptist Church in Farmerville, LA with Bro. Kurt Auger officiating. Burial followed in Liberty Hill Taylor Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Clara Jean Hearn Mrs. Clara Hearn passed away at her home surrounded by …

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Donald Clyde Everett

Donald, affectionately known to some as “Fat Boy,” was a loving and devoted husband, father, pawpaw, and friend. He was an extremely hard worker and went above and beyond to provide for his wife, daughters, and grandchildren. He became a Registered Nurse in the late 1990s, and primarily worked in home health for 25 years. His patients loved, adored, and …

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Spearsville man accused of sex crimes faces new charges

In June 2023, the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division (CID) received a complaint from the parent of an eleven-year-old child regarding a possible molestation. Authorities initiated an investigation and a forensic interview was conducted with the victim. According to deputies, the investigation revealed in late 2021, the victim was inappropriately touched and raped several times, within one day, …

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SCOTUS dismisses LA appeal 

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed Louisiana’s appeal seeking to prevent the state’s congressional map from being redrawn over claims that it unlawfully dilutes the influence of Black voters. The move via a brief unsigned order was expected after the Supreme Court’s ruling on June 8 that buttressed a key part of the landmark Voting Rights Act in a similar …

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Federal judge sides with Landry over Biden Administration

A judge on Tuesday prohibited several federal agencies and officials of the Biden administration from working with social media companies about “protected speech,” a decision called “a blow to censorship” by one of the Republican officials whose lawsuit prompted the ruling. U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty of Louisiana granted the injunction in response to a 2022 lawsuit brought by attorneys …

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Postel named executive director of DWCS

Doug Postel has been named the new Executive Director at D’Arbonne Woods Charter School. He will begin in the role effective July 1. Doug Postel A native of Haughton, Postelholds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana Tech in addition to extensive post-graduate work in educational leadership. He has 28 years of experience in education and administration at the secondary, post-secondary, …

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McCallums, Police Jury agree to do nothing

By Luke Britt/Editor Call it a field of dreams. Where most people saw a field of tall grass and weeds, Judge Jay McCallum and wife, Deanna, saw a native plant habitat teeming with pollinating insects and worthy of something more than the sharp end of a mower blade. “We noticed a lot of butterflies and bumble bees in that field …

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Local author to share father’s POW story at UP museum

Author Janis Pardue Hill, daughter of WWII death camp survivor J.C. Pardue, will share her father’s story in a special presentation on Saturday, July 22, in the Union Museum of History and Art. Pardue was born and raised in Union Parish, and was a lifelong resident until his death in 2012 at age 94. Dr. Hill compiled Pardue’s memoirs into …

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On snickers, eye rolls and sound legal advice

By LUKE BRITT/Editor A couple of month’s ago we watched several members of the Union Parish Police Jury reject their attorney’s strongly-worded admonition to drop their fight for control of Buffalo Landing Road. Despite considerable evidence that they were acting against the best interests of the parish and contrary to their decisions in several other similar cases, five jurors voted …

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