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May, 2024

  • 7 May

    Landry still seeks first big win

    The Louisiana legislative session has passed its halfway mark for 2024, leaving just about a month left to go.Why it matters: There’s still time, but so far, lawmakers have yet to hand first-year Gov. Jeff Landry a major victory.The big picture: Landry began this session from a position of power after a statement-making election last year sent the Republican to …

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  • 7 May

    News Briefs

    Mammoth excavationtopic of May 16 talkDr. Gary Stringer will give an illustrated talk on a wooly mammoth tusk that was excavated from a West Texas gravel pit on Thursday, May 16, at 5:30 p.m. in the Union Museum of History and Art—Discovery Place, 211 N. Main Street, Farmerville. Admission is free.The Ice Age fossil, eight feet long, was unearthed in …

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  • 7 May

    PSC’s Campbell calls on Landryto end Louisiana state income tax

    Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell said Governor Jeff Landry would be “remembered forever” in Louisiana if he eliminated the State Income Tax and replaced it with a tax on foreign oil.“He has the microphone right now,” Campbell said of Landry. “He has the power. He should put this in his call for the Constitutional Convention.”Campbell issued his challenge to the …

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  • 7 May

    TOF summer camp schedule released

    Beth Becton, President of the Union Arts Council, and vice-president Carolyn McKnight presented Recreation Director Mindy Barrelle and Mayor John Crow with a $500 donation Tuesday to support the Town of Farmerville summer camp program. Becton challenged other organizations and business to support the program. Summer camp season is right around the corner, and the Willie Davis, Jr. Recreation Center …

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  • 7 May

    Attorney general challenges Biden Title IX changes

    Louisiana Attorney General Liz Murrill announced Monday, April 29, that her office has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of Education to challenge recent revisions to Title IX.Murrill spoke about the new Title IX rules with Gov. Jeff Landry and State Superintendent of Education Cade Brumley. They want to stop new rules being added to Title IX that …

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April, 2024

  • 23 April

    Bobbie Jo Byrom Brantley

    Funeral services for Ms. Bobbie Jo Byrom Brantley, age 93 of Farmerville, LA, will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at Farmerville Church of Christ with Terry Cole officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Bobbie Jo graduated as Valedictorian from Farmerville High School and received a full scholarship to …

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  • 15 April

    Joe Rigney Futch

    Joe Rigney Futch went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at the age of 75, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Joe was born on May 7, 1948, to Joe Reed (“Bouy”) Futch and Marie Smith Futch. He graduated from Spearsville High School in 1966 and attended Louisiana Tech University. As a lifelong resident …

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  • 15 April

    Joyce Odom Nolan

    Funeral services for Joyce Odom Nolan, of Sterlington, LA, will be held at 1:00 P.M., Monday, March 25, 2024 at First Baptist Church in Sterlington. Brother Ben Hackler will officiate and interment will follow at Liberty Hill – Taylor Cemetery in Farmerville under the care and direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Homes in Monroe. Visitation will be held prior to the …

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  • 15 April

    Mary Jo Elliott

    Funeral services for Ms. Mary Jo Elliott, age 81 of Bernice, LA, were held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Farmerville First Baptist Church with Bro. Michael McIntosh officiating. Interment followed at Sardis Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home. Jo loved her family and enjoyed family gatherings. She loved her dogs and rescued anything …

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  • 15 April

    Dennis Ray Colston

    Dennis Ray Colston passed away on April 8, 2024, in Baton Rouge Louisiana. He was born in Alexandria, Louisiana on June 8, 1957. Dennis was 66 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife, Diane (Fairweather) Colston; his parents, Heuitt Ray and, Ava Nell (Little) Colston, and his sister Karen Brown. Dennis is survived by his children, Melinda …

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