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9/11 Anniversary

9/11 anniversary: Remembering those for whom the bell tolls

By Emily Burleigh The values that guided those during the events of Sept. 11, 2001, live on through those at Fort Johnson and the surrounding ... Read more

by beauregarddailynews, Monday, September 11, 2023 1:37 pm


‘It is really tragic’: Wildfires wipe out income for Louisiana forest landowners

By Olivia McClure  WESTPORT— In west-central Louisiana, where wildfires have ravaged thousands of acres of drought-stricken forests in recent weeks, more has been lost than ... Read more

by beauregarddailynews, Friday, September 8, 2023 2:08 pm

Leesville Main Street

Grant bringing new life to historic National Hotel

By Emily Burleigh With the help of a $55,000 grant, Leesville Main Street is becoming a historic business hub in Vernon Parish. This summer, the ... Read more

by beauregarddailynews, Friday, September 8, 2023 11:00 am

Teacher of the Week

Benoit Motors Teacher of the Week: Leslie McFarland ‘blessed to be a small part of a child’s journey’

By Emily Burleigh Leslie Mire McFarland, 47, emulates the teacher who inspired her to become an educator. She was a student who loved school. “I ... Read more

by beauregarddailynews, Friday, September 8, 2023 5:00 am


Traveling Leesville exhibit returning home

By Emily Burleigh The globe-trotting exhibition “Four Artists from the Neutral Strip” is returning home to Leesville this weekend. The show opens on Saturday, Sept. ... Read more

by beauregarddailynews, Thursday, September 7, 2023 10:15 am


UPDATE: Tiger Island Fire 65 percent contained

By Emily Burleigh Firefighters with the Southern Area Red incident Management team are still working to extinguish four wildfires in Louisiana: The Tiger Island Fire, ... Read more

by beauregarddailynews, Wednesday, September 6, 2023 12:30 pm


Investigators: Tiger Island Fire started ‘intentionally’ in secluded area of forested property

By Emily Burleigh The Tiger Island Fire was caused by arson, said state officials have confirmed. The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry said Certified ... Read more

by beauregarddailynews, Tuesday, September 5, 2023 10:32 am


La. Guard aviation assets drop over 1 million gallons of water to combat persistent wildfires

Special to the News Leader NEW ORLEANS – Since Louisiana National Guard aviation assets began water-drop missions on August 23, 2023, LANG and Emergency Management Assistance ... Read more

by beauregarddailynews, Friday, September 1, 2023 12:47 pm

Fort Johnson

Fort Johnson honors National Airborne Day

By Keith Morrow / Fort Johnson Air Officer Aug. 16 may be just another day to some, but to a paratrooper it’s National Airborne Day, which celebrates ... Read more

by beauregarddailynews, Thursday, August 31, 2023 10:00 am


Crews continue to battle Tiger Island Fire as it reaches pine plantations

By Emily Burleigh The Tiger Island Fire — located east of Merryville — is burning in pine plantations of multiple ages, according to an update ... Read more

by beauregarddailynews, Wednesday, August 30, 2023 2:36 pm

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