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18
Jun

Aryan Nation gang member arrested in Sabine Parish

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Crystal Lynnette Mc- Guire, who was wanted in connection with an Aryan Nations attempted murder in Claxton, Tenn., in December was arrested without incident in Louisiana on June 11 by the Sabine Parish Department.
 

 

Wed
11
Jun

Pleasant Hill couple arrested on human trafficking charges

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Two Pleasant Hill residents, along with a woman from Shreveport, were arrested on charges of human trafficking following an investigation by the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office. The case, which came to an end Thursday, June 5 involved an out-of-state victim who escaped her captors after being chained in a home for days.   

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Wed
11
Jun

Movie filmed in Fisher

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A low budget family comedy set in the 1930s filmed several scenes in the Village of Fisher during the last week of May. The writer, producer director and actor is one man—Phillip Wade, who serves as minister of music at Cypress Baptist Church in Benton. Interestingly enough, he is the son of Dr. J.R. Wade, who was the coroner who pronounced bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde, dead when they were ambushed around Arcadia   

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Wed
04
Jun

Armstrong work to be exhibited

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Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Many Cemetery is the grave of Amos Lee Armstrong, the first poet laureate of the State of Louisiana. Although he died more than 50 years ago, he has not been forgotten. The Sabine Historical Society is hosting an exhibition of his landscape paintings at the Sabine Historical Depot Museum on June 12-14.   

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Wed
04
Jun

TBLA Bass Unlimited banquet, auction draws huge crowd

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Auctioneer Kevin McDonald and the Bassettes kept the crowd excited and bidding throughout the evening. Two original wood carvings were sold during the evening—one bass and one pelican. This bass generated quite a lot of excitement—it is about 4’ tall    

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Wed
28
May

Landrieu brings Senate Energy Committee to Toledo Bend Lake

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Senator Mary Landrieu is shown as she chairs a hearing that highlighted Toledo Bend’s potential to create tens of thousands of high-paying industrial, commercial and agricultural jobs during the next 50 years.

U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, the chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, emphasized the job-creation potential of the Toledo Hydroelectric Project during a May 17 committee field hearing at the Cypress Bend Conference Center. “Toledo Bend has driven significant of economic development in this part of Louisiana since 1963,” Sen. Landrieu said.

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Wed
28
May

Thief preys on vehicles

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Cell phones, wallets and other items were stolen from several vehicles parked at St. John’s Catholic Church in Many on Sunday, May 25, according to Many Police Dept. and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office. A brick was used to gain entry into the vehicles.

As faithful Catholics were attending morning mass on Sunday, May 25, a thief was lurking in the parking lot. According to one witness, a man wearing a blue bandana was observed wandering through the parking lot after the morning services had begun.

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Wed
28
May

Dam homicide investigation continuing

On May 16, members of the Toledo Bend Fire Dept. were called to a location south of Toledo Bend Dam just off Hwy. 692 to extinguish a burning vehicle. After extinguishing the blaze, which totally engulfed the unidentified vehicle, firemen discovered a body inside. The male victim had apparently been murdered and then the vehicle was set on fire to destroy any evidence.

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Wed
28
May

Pit bull ban, tractor under discussion at Many council

By Daniel Jones, editor.
 
The purchase of a new tractor and a possible ban on pit bull terriers was two of many items under discussion when the Many Town Council met on May 20 at city hall. The town is set to purchase a new commercial-level tractor and bush hog, but some discussion was undertaken whether it should be open to the elements, or contain a cab with air conditioner due to the extreme heat of a Louisiana summer.

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Wed
21
May

Zwolle wins cleanest city award

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It was a momentous occasion in Zwolle on May 15, as members of the Louisiana Garden Club Federation of Louisiana  were on hand to name Zwolle as winners in their Cleanest City Contest. 
 

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