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Thu
27
Apr

Police-involved standoff ends with one in custody

Law enforcement agencies are currently involved in a standoff on Nabours Street, which has necessitated the closure of Highway 6/San Antonio Avenue in that area.  Locals are urged to steer clear of the area for their own safety.  (Photo by Sabine Index/Daniel Jones)

The Many Police Department, along with the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Louisiana State Police, are currently involved in a standoff at a Many-based business on Nabours Street near Market Basket on San Antonio Avenue.

The situation started between 10 and 11 a.m. with a domestic problem that progressed to one family member arming himself and threatening other members of his family.

All family members have been removed form the business except for one male who remains barricaded and armed.

Highway 6 is closed at this time to ensure the safety of civilians in the area.  Business in the area such as Market Basket, Medical Center Pharmacy, and El Patio are affected by the closure.

Officers are trying to communicate with the individual, who they consider armed and dangerous.  Non-essential law enforcement personnel are urged to remain clear and avoid the area.

More information will be included as it becomes available.

Wed
26
Apr

The live auction

Fishing legend Harold Allen is recognized as he donated a guided fishing trip in the live auction.

 

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Wed
26
Apr

Kaleb’s Krewe supports Sabine-centric Autism Awareness

Kaleb Johnson is the six-year-old son of Laiken and Justin Springer of Zwolle and Colby Johnson of Florien. He is a kindergarten student at Zwolle Elementary and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2016. Since his diagnosis, his aunt Lindsey Rivers has created t-shirts as a way of supporting Kaleb and Autism Awareness in Sabine Parish.

 

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Wed
26
Apr

Groundbreaking held for North Sabine Fire Dept. Regional Fire Training Facility

 

The North Sabine Fire Protection District is proud to announce that they have started construction on a new Regional Fire Training Facility located on Highway 171 at Highway 120 in Zwolle. The nearly 1.5 million dollar facility is being funded from budgets for over four years and nearly 12 years of planning.

No new revenues were required.

 

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Thu
20
Apr

Future of animal shelter depends on April 29 vote

Jax is one of many animals currently up for adoption and awaiting their forever home at the Sabine Humane Society shelter.  He is an eight-month-old pit bull and Labrador retriever mix.  

By Daniel Jones, editor

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

Although that quote from Gandhi is decades old, it says a lot about how a society operates, and that their attitudes toward the least of their citizens is the way it should be judged. 

For a number of years, Sabine Parish was without an animal shelter, but ten years ago that changed after the citizens of the parish worked hard on fundraisers before seeing fit to enact a very small property tax, which brought about the shelter and funds to run it.

Longtime lawman and former town of Many Police Chief Dean Lambert painted a gruesome picture of what enforcement was before the tax.

“Oh what I would have given for the shelter to be in operation when I was chief,” Lambert said.  “The police were receiving constant complaints about stray dogs in packs that were attacking their dogs, or worse, threatening them or their children.”

Wed
19
Apr

Jimmy Maroney named oldest logger

By Daniel Jones

Each year, Zwolle’s beloved Loggers and Forestry Festival honors one person whose career has been defined by the years of service put toward the town’s top industry, logging. This year the board will honor Jimmy Maroney.

“I’ve adopted Zwolle as a second home,” Maroney said of the honor. “I’ve worked there for years, made lots of friends, and have enjoyed working in the community.”

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Wed
19
Apr

Murray storms Toledo Bend; wins his first Bassmaster Elite

By Daniel Jones

After blanking on a victory for 11 seasons, John Murray took to the waters of Toledo Bend on April 6-9 and came away with a resounding win that sent ripples over the waters of tournament bass fishing and the Bassmaster Elite.

“I’ve been on the Elite Series since its inception,” Murray told Bryan Brasher of Bassmaster.com. “All that time I’ve been trying to win one, and I always thought I would, but as the years went by and the competition kept getting better and better, I was starting to think that maybe it wasn’t going to happen.”

 

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Wed
19
Apr

Relay for Life raises funds tosupport American Cancer Society

Laurie Morrow holds Allie Grace, two-month-old daughter of Julie Kernaghan, wore a short that said, “I relay for Mrs. Morrow.” The pink bow in her hair stood for breast cancer, which Morrow survived.

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Tue
18
Apr

Kaleb’s Krewe supports Sabine-centric Autism Awareness

Zwolle Elementary School Staff Tene Leach, Mona Leleux, Lanae Parrie, Shelly Post (Kaleb's Godmother), Nanette Ebarb, and Francis Martinez stand with young Kaleb Johnson.

Kaleb Johnson is the six-year-old son of Laiken and Justin Springer of Zwolle and Colby Johnson of Florien.  He is a kindergarten student at Zwolle Elementary and was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2016.  Since his diagnosis, his aunt Lindsey Rivers has created t-shirts as a way of supporting Kaleb and Autism Awareness in Sabine Parish. 

Wed
12
Apr

Career, Education Expo coordinated by Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce

On Monday, April 3, the Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce coordinated a Career & Education Expo, hosted from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the CDC Building, next to the Many Post Office.

Sponsors of the event included Walsh Timber, ATMOS, Sabine Medical Center, Sabine State Bank & Trust Co., Bank of Montgomery and Attorney Charles Soileau.

 

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