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February, 2024

  • 23 February

    News Briefs

    Grambling alumnito be honored Feb. 25The Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville will host a special reception on Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m., to recognize Grambling State University honors graduates.The event, presented by the Grambling State University Honors College and Office of Continuing Education, will recognize selected local Grambling alumni who have graduated from the Honors College …

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  • 23 February

    Special session bills reflect frustration over crime

    The Louisiana Legislature convened this week for a special session called by Gov. Jeff Landry in an effort to implement new tough-on crime policies.The bills lawmakers approve are likely to drastically reshape the state’s justice system, rolling back many of the efforts by former Gov. John Bel Edwards to reduce the number of people incarcerated in state prisons.Bills filed this …

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  • 23 February

    Construction continues

    Construction on the new Reeves Memorial Medical Center in Bernice continues, and this week the hospital announced that the dirt work necessary to prepare the site for construction is nearly complete. The new $25 million medical center broke ground in November and when finished will include state-of-the-art facilities that include new services, including dental and 0women’s health care. The facility …

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  • 23 February

    Holly declares innocence in online statement

    By Luke BrittEditorFormer Union Parish High School football star Trey Holly on Saturday issued a statement on social media saying he is “100% innocent” of the criminal charges levied against him last week.Holly was one of three people arrested Feb. 15 for their alleged role in a Feb. 9 shooting at Union Villa Apartments in Farmerville that left two people …

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  • 16 February

    Local youth rack up ribbons in District livestock show

    The Northeast District Livestock Show was held January 31st-Febuary 3rd in Delhi. Union Parish 4-H Exhibitors represented the parish well with bringing home several awards.The Union Parish 4-H Livestock Program is a unique opportunity to use animals and educational projects to enhance youth development. The main objectives of the program deal with the young people, not the animals. Participants learn about …

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  • 16 February

    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 – The water is rising and a few crappie are showing up around the trees on shiners and jigs. Bass have been fair on spinners and swim baits. Contact Honey Hole Tackle …

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  • 16 February

    Deer habitat workshop scheduled for March 5

    A free deer habitat workshop will be offered on March 5, 2024, at the Lincoln Parish Library in Ruston, Louisiana.Wildlife biologist and author David Moreland will provide tips and techniques to develop an ideal deer habitat on your land. Moreland is a retired wildlife biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He served as State Deer Biologist for …

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  • 16 February

    Crappie Masters tournament comes to UP Feb. 23

    Lake D’Arbonne is the site of the second stop on the 2024 Crappie Masters Schedule as the best anglers from across the country get ready to battle it out for the guaranteed $20,000.00 prize purse February 23rd & 24th, 2024.The First Crappie Masters National Qualifier was back in January on Lake Talquin with the team of Ethan, Brayden and Mike …

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  • 16 February

    Fishing — therapy for a stressed-out world

    Today’s news is often dreary and sad. Murders, drugs busts; conflicts abroad; you name it it’s all there on the six o’clock news. It’s enough to send us all scurrying behind barred windows and locked doors. The kicker, though, is a growing level of anxiety the general public feels about our own well-being.Psychiatrists, psychologists, and therapists are seeing their business …

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  • 16 February

    The election police are coming

    Alright all you Swifties. I have some bad news for you. When you go to the polls to vote for president on election day, no Taylor Swift hats or shirts will be allowed. This policy of cutting off poor Taylor’s paraphernalia will no doubt be in effect in a number of states across the country. Particularly in states where Republicans …

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