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July, 2024

  • 12 July

    Beryl misses North Central Louisiana

    Hurricane Beryl slammed into the Texas coast earlier this week, ripping through Houston and east Texas on its path to western Louisiana, Arkansas, and the Mississippi Valley. Beryl reached Category 5 strength on its path near Jamaica, the Yucatán, and along the Mexican Gulf Coast before weakening to a Category 1 before coming ashore in Texas. At one point, Beryl …

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  • 12 July

    Mega Ramp – Priorities

    Last week we reported sewage contamination, including fecal coliform, from the Town of Farmerville flowing into Lake D’Arbonne because the Town has refused to bring the sewage treatment plant into compliance under Mayor John Crow’s administration, despite a clear warning from Riley Engineering in April 2021, three months after Mayor Crow took office. That firm estimated a six-million-dollar renovation cost …

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  • 3 July

    Voting machine changes needed across the country

    By: Jim Brown After former President Donald Trump lost his reelection in 2024, there have been continuous allegations that election fraud has taken place all across the country. So here is the question. Can voting machine computers be hacked? Can the election process be manipulated? Is there widespread election fraud as many and others allege? I may be a pretty good source to …

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  • 3 July

    Union Parish 4-H students at Clover College

    Back row: Kaylee Stricklind (Blue Ribbon Winner), Brandon Reeder Agent, Daytona Cline (Adult Volunteer), Fabiola Cantu, Martin Torres (Blue Ribbon Winner) Front row: Ailyn Cortes (Blue Ribbon Winner), Sterling Murray, Khloe Miller, and Tyler Streets Union Parish 4-H’ers had the opportunity to compete for best in state in more than 40 events ranging from plant identification, photography and fishing sports …

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  • 3 July

    Has the town contaminated Lake D’Arbonne?

    The Town of Farmerville has struggled with its sewage treatment system for many years. Built about 1985, the treatment plant requires regular maintenance to prevent its failure. It also requires regular upgrades to keep pace with an expanding use demand.The system is comprised of three parts: the collection system consisting of service lines, collection lines, trunk mains and manholes; the …

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June, 2024

  • 25 June

    Derwood Brett

    Derwood Brett, 76, of Mount Ida, AR, passed away on June 16, 2024, in Hot Springs, AR. He was born on August 3, 1947, in Camden, AR, to Eslie and Gladys (Dove) Brett. Derwood was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Marie (Brett) Adams, his brothers Bobby and Tommy; two aunts and uncles, a niece, a nephew, a …

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  • 24 June

    Felix Donald “Don” Harrison, Jr.

    Funeral services for Mr. Felix Donald “Don” Harrison, Jr., 77, of Farmerville, LA, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 22, 2024, in the chapel of Mulhearn Funeral Home Sterlington Rd., Monroe, LA, with Rev. Hank Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in Farmerville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home. …

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  • 24 June

    Gordon Rudolph Branning

    Gordon Rudolph Branning, 88, was born on April 29, 1936 and passed away on June 17, 2024.  Visitation will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Marion, Louisiana.  Funeral services will be held immediately following at 1:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Marion, with Bro. Bubba Hoggatt and …

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  • 24 June

    Jean Elaine Hollis Taylor

    Jean Elaine Hollis Taylor was born December 4, 1946 and passed away June 13, 2024.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fairview Church of Christ in Marion, Louisiana.  Funeral services will immediately follow at Fairview Church of Christ at 2:00 p.m. with Cullen Smith officiating.  Interment will take place at …

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  • 24 June

    James Edward “Jimmie” Clements

    James Edward “Jimmie” Clements, 70, was born on June 12, 1953 and passed away on June 10, 2024 at his home in Downsville, Louisiana.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Kilpatrick …

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