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Sheriff seeks help with video camera database

By Daniel Jones

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department are currently asking businesses and the public to help with a new database they’re compiling of the numerous security cameras in Sabine Parish.

In the recent past, video cameras have helped solved several major crimes, including a murder.

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Sheriff’s Department plans church security seminar

By Daniel Jones

Detectives Bradley Marr and Brad Walker of the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Department are planning a church security and assessment seminar at November 27 at 9 a.m. at the Coordinating and Development Center, next to the post office in Many.

Following the tragic events at Sutherland Springs Baptist Church on November 5, during which a lone gunman killed 26 and injured 20 while services were underway.

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SARC set ablaze; Shoemaker accused

By Daniel Jones

On November 7 at 5:30 p.m., Central Sabine Fire Department became in a fully engulfed structure fire at the Sabine Association for Retarded Citizens (SARC) location on San Antonio Avenue in Many.

Upon arrival they found a smaller building, set off by a yard or so from the main building to be the main structure aflame. 

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Book Nooks close to installation

Construction of the book nooks for the Town of Many is now complete and the book nooks are at the Depot Art Gallery being primped and painted.

Talented members of the Depot Art Guild are working daily to paint the little free lending libraries in cheerful scenes depicting favorite books and literary characters.

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Hinds named Miss NSU

Abby Hinds and Otha Nelson have given a lot in their time at Northwestern State University, but both feel they have received much more in return from being active in student organizations. Their fellow students recently honored them by choosing Hinds as Miss NSU and Nelson as Mr. NSU.

Hinds is a senior health and exercise science, pre occupational therapy major from Many. She is the daughter of Amy and Rodney Wyatt and Eddy and Kristin Hinds. A member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority, she serves as the organization’s president. She is a freshman orientation leader and student coordinator for the Office of First Year Experience. She was the 2016 Greek Woman of the Year and is a member of Purple Jackets, Order of Omega, Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Kappa Phi.

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Shoemaker arrested in SARC arson

Brett J. Shoemaker
 Today, Brett T. Shoemaker, 25, of Pleasant Hill, was booked into the Sabine Parish Detention Center on a warrant obtained by the State Fire Marshal's Office for Simple Arson and Criminal Trespass. 
 
The warrant was issued in connection with the fire at SARC in Many on November 7.
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Person of interest in custody after fire at SARC

Shortly after 5:30 p.m. on November 6, a call went out regarding a fire at the SARC on San Antonio Avenue in Many.

The fire engulfed the back area of the building, but was extinguished.

In the morning hours of November 7, Assistant Police Chief Dewayne Brumley of Many PD has stated that a court order had been issued for the arrest of a male subject, who is in custody.  He was described as a former client of SARC.

The state fire marshal’s office has been contacted to assist with further investigation.

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Garcie named Sabine’s Shining Star

A freshman nursing major at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches has been honored as the first recipient of the Sabine’s Shining Star award and will be introduced to the public in the Many Christmas Parade, according to Gay Corley, parade chairwoman.

Magical Christmas, this year’s parade theme, will be filled with floats, marching groups, the award-winning Many High Band and more, according to Corley. Miss Brittney Garcie will grace a float and be hailed as Sabine’s Shining Star, a teenager who has excelled in academics and extracurricular activities in the community.

 

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Representative Howard proclaims National American Indian Heritage Month

On behalf of the Sabine Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Louisiana Representative Frank A. Howard along with his secretary, Whitney Hart, proclaimed November 2017 as National American Indian Heritage Month and urge all citizens to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities. This Proclamation will be presented to the Choctaw-Apache Tribe of Ebarb.

 

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Father seeks closure in son’s murder

By Daniel Jones

It has been a long two years for Morris Davenport II, whose son was taken from him in 2015 in a murder case that still has not come to a conclusion.

“I just want to know what happened,” Davenport told the Index. “Who did this and why? The feeling on my soul is overwhelming. My family and son deserve to have closure.”

 

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