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Tue
19
May

Olla streetscape project update

Olla Mayor Rhonda Elliott updated members of the town council on the streetscape project being planned for downtown during the council’s regular May meeting held Tuesday night of last week.
 
Mon
11
May

Jena street work to begin when school is out for summer

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards announced at the May meeting of the Jena Town Council held Tuesday night of last week that the street improvement project in and around Jena High School would begin as soon as school is out
for the summer.   
 
Mon
11
May

Honor graduates

Honor graduates from both high schools in the parish will lead in commencement exercises this week at each of the schools. Graduation at LaSalle High School will be at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 14, at Tiger Stadium. Graduation at Jena High School will be at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 15, at the Guy Campbell Memorial Athletic Complex 
 
Mon
11
May

Retiring employees

Retiring employees from the LaSalle Parish School System were honored with a tea last Thursday afternoon at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena. Superintendent Roy Breithaupt presented plaques to the honorees present, including: front row, from left: Marcia Cooksey, Administrative Assistant at JES 
 
Tue
05
May

A Grand Celebration

Representatives from the United States Mint and the United States Forest Service last week celebrated the official launch of the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program Coin honoring Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana.
 
Tue
05
May

Scott Franklin seeks re-election as Sheriff

LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin officially announced this week that he will be a candidate for re-election at the fall election.
 
Tue
05
May

Jurors oppose House bills

Members of the LaSalle Parish Police Jury met in special session on Tuesday morning of last week to go on record in opposition to four bills being proposed in the Louisiana House of Representatives.
 
Tue
28
Apr

State budget likely to take different trajectory in session

The House Appropriations Committee may not advance the main budget bill this session on a recognizable schedule. That’s because Appropriations Chairman Jim Fannin, R-Jonesboro, said he may wait until he gets a clear picture on what revenue bills the Senate is willing to send back to the House, which may come late in the session. Lawmakers must end the session by June 11.
 
Tue
28
Apr

Nearly 300 students

Nearly 300 students from LaSalle, Catahoula and Concordia parishes gathered last week at Jena High’s Guy Campbell Memorial Stadium for the ninth annual Special Olympics. Over 400 staff and parents/guests cheered the students on as they participated in walks, runs, tosses and jumps and more importantly everyone seemed to have a great time.
 
Tue
21
Apr

Olla wins district honors in Louisiana Cleanest City Contest

Olla Mayor Rhonda Elliott informed members of the Olla Town Council at their regular April meeting held Tuesday night of last week that the Town of Olla had been named as District 8 winner in the Cleanest City Contest. Judging has been completed for state competition and winners should be announced within a few days.
 

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