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Wed
23
Sep

As unemployment trust fund shrinks, Louisiana lawmakers searching for ways to avoid tax hikes

As unemployment trust fund shrinks, Louisiana lawmakers searching for ways to avoid tax hikes

Ava Dejoie, secretary of the Louisiana Workforce Commission, addresses the state Senate’s Labor and Industrial Relations Committee on Feb. 28, 2020. (By David Jacobs | The Center Square)

(The Center Square) – Louisiana legislators are hoping to find a way to avoid the higher business taxes and fees that could kick in next year to replenish the state unemployment insurance trust fund.

Employers pay taxes to support the fund that pays for unemployment benefits. When it falls below $750 million, the amount of a company’s wages that are taxable increases, benefits decrease, and a program that helps businesses train workers goes away. When it falls below $100 million, Louisiana law mandates that the Louisiana Workforce Commission impose a surtax on businesses of up to 30 percent on taxable payroll.

The fund, which contained more than $1 billion before the COVID-19 pandemic began, now stands at about $99 million, LWC Secretary Ava Dejoie said Friday. The commission has started the process to borrow money from the federal government to pay legally required benefits and expects to have access to up to $200 million around Oct. 1.

 

 

 

Wed
23
Sep

Movies in Many returns with “Little Women”

Movies in Many returns with “Little Women”

The long-awaited return of Movies in Many is upon us. Named one of the best movies of 2019, classic “Little Women” is the perfect film for the beloved screening series’ first film.

Movies in Many is finally returning to the Many Community Center.

‘Little Women’, the updated 2019 version, will show on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.

As in the past, the movie is completely free.

The movie features four young women and is a coming-of-age story. The four sisters’ coming-of-age takes place amid the opportunities of their time, place, class and gender.

 

 

 

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Wed
16
Sep

Local CAR chapter to hold garage sale

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Fort Jesup Society members display some of the fantastic items that will be for sale.

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Hannah Flynn Fort Jesup Society Historian & Reporter

The Fort Jesup Society of the Children of the American Revolution will hold a garage sale on Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 in the Fort Jesup Community - look for the signs!

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Wed
16
Sep

Locals attend 125th National Convention of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution

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Members of the Fort Jesup Society proudly receive their National Merit Certificate.

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Nicholas Tarver is shown taking the State President oath of office.

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Robert Lombardino present certificate to William Tarver.

The first ever virtual National Convention of the National Society of the Children of the American Revolution was held on July 10, 11, & 12. This milestone anniversary year offered many changes for delegates, officers, and candidates.

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Wed
09
Sep

Skateboard preacher to appear at Mt. Zion Baptist

Skateboard preacher to appear at Mt. Zion Baptist

Jamie Coulter

Mt Zion Baptist Church will have Bro Jamie Coulter “The Skateboard Preacher” from Hamburg, Arkansas appear on Friday, September 18 through Sunday, September 20. At 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The Sunday service will begin at 11 a.m.

A love offering will be taken at each service.

 

 

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Wed
05
Aug

Law change allows for year-round hunting of feral hogs, coyotes, armadillos

Law change allows for year-round hunting of feral hogs, coyotes, armadillos

Beginning August 1, properly licensed Louisiana and non-resident hunters may take outlaw quadrupeds (feral hogs, coyotes and armadillos), nutria and beaver at night on private property the entire year with the landowner’s permission. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law a new regulation (Act 175 of the 2020 Regular Louisiana Legislative Session) in June, which allows for the nighttime take of these animals without a permit.

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Wed
05
Aug

Many Bass Club holds July tournament

Many Bass Club holds July tournament

Gary Moore won the Many Bass Club’s July tournament with a two-fish stringer weighing an amazing 15.66 pounds. He also won the Big Bass award with an 8.34 pound lunker.

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Lee Ballard was the third-place winner with a three-fish stringer of 3.84 pounds.

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Second place was awarded to George Herr with a five-fish stringer of 9.98 pounds.

Gary Moore won the Many Bass Club’s July tournament with a twofish stringer weighing 15.66 pounds and Big Bass award with an 8.34 pound lunker. To catch the fish he used a 6XD and a large Texas-rigged worm in 15 feet of water on the south end of the lake.

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Wed
29
Jul

B.B. King’s son receives important piece of father’s musical legacy

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This guitar was once among the collection of legendary blues musician B.B. King. It now resides with his son and daughter-in-law in Florien.

Riley B. King Jr., the son of legendary blues musician B.B. King, and his wife, Marsha, recently received one of the artists guitars from Las Vegas, Nevada.

Mrs. King stated that their collection includes hundreds of pictures and autographs from the beloved musician, and they hope to open up a B.B. King museum in either Many or Florien.

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Wed
29
Jul

Zwolle-Ebarb VFW donates canned goods

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Zwolle-Ebarb VFW Post 5187 recently donated much-needed canned goods to the Sabine Council on Aging Food Bank.

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Wed
15
Jul

Children reach reading milestones

Children reach reading milestones

Austin Manshack

Children reach reading milestones

Drake Sepulvado

Children reach reading milestones

Lyndi Boydstun

Children reach reading milestones

Landry Jett

Children reach reading milestones

Grant Barnhill

Children reach reading milestones

Olivia Manshack

Children reach reading milestones

Lynndy Pitt

Children reach reading milestones

Jed Wead

Children reach reading milestones

Macy Carnline

Children reach reading milestones

Rhett Ammons

Children reach reading milestones

Ramsie Robertson

1,000 Books before Kindergarten is going strong at the Sabine Parish Library. This program awards prizes to preschoolers whose parents read aloud to them. The prize for 100 books is a tee shirt, and the prize for 500 books is a book. Call the library at 256-4150 or go by for more information on how a parent can achieve the goal of reading 1000 books before a child begins kindergarten!

The following children completed 100 books: Rhett Ammons, son of Cody and Meagan Ammons of Many; Ramsie Robertson, daughter of Chad and Calli Robertson of Florien; Hensley Kennedy, daughter of Ben and Stacy Kennedy of Many; and Austin Manshack, son of Joe and Adina Manshack of Many.

 

 

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