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February, 2024

  • 16 February

    Don’t worry, it’s going to be OK

    Our beautiful country is in a dilemma. For that matter, our beautiful planet, that glowing blue sphere floating in space, is in a dilemma. Chaos is everywhere. Some say we are on the eve of destruction. Some will even say that even if changes are made there is no coming back from the abyss. The world is doomed; or is …

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  • 16 February

    Feb. recognizes risk of violence in teen couples

    Editor’s Note: February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. The following commentary was submitted by the Union Parish DART program. In 2010, Congress declared February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. It is a great reminder for DART, parents, caregivers and teachers to begin a conversation about preventing dating violence.We teach our children from a young age to be kind …

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  • 16 February

    Gates encourages UP students to apply for Sheriff’s scholarships

    The Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program will award scholarships to worthy Louisiana students to assist with furthering their education and training.“We support education in Union Parish, and I encourage our students to apply for these scholarships,” said Sheriff Dusty Gates.There are no restrictions on the purposes for which scholarships are spent. The scholarships are not loans and will be awarded as …

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  • 16 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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  • 16 February

    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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  • 16 February

    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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  • 16 February

    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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  • 15 February

    Farmerville Sanitation Department

    Town of Farmerville Sanitation Dept will be closed Monday Feb 19th for President’s Day. Trash pickup will be running a day behind but please have you trash out on your regular scheduled day.

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  • 14 February

    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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  • 13 February

    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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