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Texas man killed in crash near Converse

A 34-year-old Joaquin, Texas man was killed in a one-vehicle accident shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, according to the Louisiana State Police. Charles Edward Panell died at the scene of the fatal crash on La. Hwy. 174, east of Converse.
 
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Shreveport teen sentenced in Tyrus Hall shooting death

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A 19-year-old Shreveport teen was sentenced to five years in prison for the Jan. 5 shooting death of Tyrus Hall, 28, of Many. Sentencing was in the 11th Judicial District Court on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Judge Stephen Beasley handed down the sentence to Khelif Hicks during the hearing in the Sabine Parish Courthouse.
 
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Jindal: Every day should be Veterans Day

A table for one was set for those POWs and MIAs not able to attend the annual Veterans Day service held at the Disable American Veterans building near Toledo Town.
By DANIEL GREEN
 
Gov. Bobby Jindal’s message was simple. “Every day should be Veterans Day,” Jindal said as he addressed veterans and their families gathered at the 21st Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans building for their annual Veterans Day ceremony. “In the face of great peril, and asking for nothing in return, these courageous men and women put their lives on the line in the name of freedom.
 
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Area Marines to celebrate 238th birthday, Nov. 10

The Toledo Bend Marines will be celebrating the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps with their annual gathering on Sunday, Nov. 10, according to former Marine Jim Pratt. The dinner will be hosted at the Toledo Center of the Sabine Council on Aging beginning with registration at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is $20 per person.
 
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Heavy rains create flooding

Heavy rains throughout Sabine Parish and across the South created damages and flooding Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 30-31. Light showers through Wednesday turned into a heavy rainstorm in the night, complete with thunder and lightning. By daylight, citizens could see the flood waters, closing state highways and roads across the parish.
 
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McCormic promoted to major in LNG

Proud mother, Tina McCormic of Many, congratulates her son after he was promoted to Major Timothy Adam McCormic in ceremonies at Camp Shelby, Miss. on Oct. 26.
Captain Timothy Adam Mc-Cormic, son of Tina and John Wayne McCormic of Many, was promoted to the rank of major in ceremonies conducted at Camp Shelby, Miss. on Saturday, Oct. 26. A graduate of Many High School in 1996, he attended LSU-Shreveport for four years. In college he played baseball and earned a degree in political science in 2000.
 
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Parish schools show improvement

The Sabine Parish School District increased its District Performance Score (DPS) to a record high of 107.5, which is a grade B, based on the Louisiana Department of Education’s (LDE’s) 200-point system, which translates into a grade of 81 C on the new 150-point system.
 
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Couple making Halloween fun again

This creepy fellow greets you upon entering the Halloween display created by the Troutman family, whose house is located on San Antonio Avenue heading east out of Many.
By DANIEL GREEN
 
Growing up in Many and Coushatta, Randy and Kim Troutman have fond memories of Halloween. It was a time of fun and candy, a time where everyone participated and sported the Halloween spirit.

 

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Victoria Carroll crowned Miss Provencal Fall Fest

Victoria Carroll, the 17-year-old daughter of Tonia Self of Florien and Michael Carroll of Fisher, was crowned Miss Provencal Fall Fest Saturday night, Oct. 26. Victoria is a junior at Florien High, where she is active in 4-H and FFA.

 

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Kaitlin Byles loses battle with cystic fibrosis

By Donna Smith Ammons Special Assignments.
Kaitlin Byles, 18, suffered from the genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, all of her life. She was first diagnosed at the age of less than threemonths old. The brave teenager has battled the disease for years with hospitalizations, treatments and medications. In the past eight months, Nov. 7, 2012 and June 4, 2013, Kaitlin had undergone two lung transplants. Kaitlin died on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, just five days short of her 19th birthday. She is the daughter of Kathy Scaife Byles and Jonas Byles, both of Many.
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