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Election

Runoff declared in Vernon constable race

A tight race for Vernon Parish Constable of Ward 3 will bring a runoff election after only 33 ...

Veterans Day

Community gathers to honor Veterans Day

The rainy weather could not stop the Leesville community from honoring its veterans on Veterans Day. Many gathered ...

High School Football

Rosepine stonewalls Kentwood in shutout victory

By Will Norris ROSEPINE — Earlier in the week, someone put No. 8 Rosepine on upset alert. What ...

High School Football

Leesville holds on to beat Assumption

By Daniel Green LEESVILLE — Sometimes, it’s OK to win ugly. And sometimes those ugly wins cost you. ...

Crime

Eight Vernon inmates charged in attack of another

Eight Vernon Parish inmates received additional charges this week after what authorities are calling a “serious attack” on ...

Local

Connect LA aims to eliminate digital divide

Executive Director of the Louisiana Office of Broadband Development and Connectivity (Connect LA) Veneeth Iyengar held a special ...

High School Football

Pickering drops final game, Many rolls

By BWS Sports PICKERING — It was a tough way for the season to end. The Pickering Red ...

High School Basketball

Hicks survives to win Simpson Tournament

By Daniel Green SIMPSON — It wasn’t easy, but somehow the Hicks Lady Pirates survived. Despite a valiant ...

High School Football

Rosepine rallies for 27-9 win over DeQuincy

By Will Norris ROSEPINE — It wasn’t pretty, but it got the job done. Ethan Frey accounted for ...

Military spending

Fort Polk ‘economic driver’ for state

Military-related spending in Louisiana had an impact of $9.64 billion in the state’s economy for the fiscal year ...

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Indians beat Broncos in low-scoring final, 40-26

By Daniel Green SIMPSON — “A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” once wrote John Keats. Although ...

Local

Indians, Hornets remain unbeaten

BWS Sports LACASSINE — The Anacoco Indians remained undefeated this season with a 55-35 victory over the Lacassine ...

High School Softball

Cloud becomes first Fairview athlete to sign with SEC school

By Daniel Green GRANT — Fairview has had its fair share of solid athletes walk the halls of ...

Education

Vernon ACT scores top state average

Vernon Parish schools have scored above the state average this year when it comes to ACT performance, according ...

COVID-19 vaccines

La. attorney general files suit challenging mandates

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has filed a lawsuit against what he calls Joe Biden’s misguided and unconstitutional ...

Fort Polk

‘Listening session’ planned on Fort Polk name change

A public meeting with the commission charged with renaming Fort Polk and other military bases across the U.S. ...

High School Basketball

Hornets down Florien; Calvin knocks off Fairview

By Daniel Green Two schools just six or so miles apart traveled to Alexandria to compete in the ...

High School Basketball

Lady Hornets trounce Stanley, Pitkin victorious

BWS Sports STANLEY — The Hornbeck Lady Hornets gained the momentum early on and never relented in a ...

High School Basketball

Hicks, Hornbeck, Simpson win openers

BWS Sports  SIMPSON — The Hicks Pirates had a couple of players reach double figures Tuesday night as ...

Local business

Seven SW La. lawmakers named ‘most valuable’

By Jim Beam Seven Southwest Louisiana Republican legislators were among 40 state lawmakers named to the Louisiana Association ...