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Tue
10
Nov

Many Mayor, council seek to curb Cleco sale

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By Daniel Jones, editor

On November 2, town of Many Mayor Ken Freeman and council members Barbara Peterson, James Kennedy, Gay Corley, Bobbie Jackson, and Anita Darwin mailed letters to Louisiana Public Service Commissioners Clyde Holloway and Foster Campbell regarding a sale of utility company Cleco, which supplies electricity to a large number of Many residents.

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Wed
04
Nov

Nichols employees promoted

In June, two employees of Nichols, Inc. in Many were promoted to co-managers of the Many store, Debbie Sepulvado of Ebarb, who was a previous floor manager and Amber Miller of the Fort Jesup area, also a floor manager for four years, were promoted to leadership positions.

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Wed
04
Nov

Veterans to be honored with dinner, speakers

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The second annual Honor Our Veterans Day is Saturday, November 7, at the Many Historic Depot Museum at 750 Highway 171 Bypass. The event has a full schedule beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m.

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Wed
04
Nov

Caldwell’s “Apache Foodways” shows

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Robert Caldwell Jr., researcher, scholar and American Indian leader, released a book detailing his knowledge of food and tribal customs to acclaim this fall. Caldwell has served on the Choctaw-Apache tribal council and was also delegate to the National Congress of American Indians.

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Wed
28
Oct

Sabine voters prefer Vitter for governor; Richardson re-elected as sheriff

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In the hotly contested race for Louisiana governor, Sabine voters overwhelmingly supported current U.S. Senator David Vitter to take over for unpopular Republican Bobby Jindal instead of Democrat John Bel Edwards, who received 40 percent of the popular vote statewide compared to Vitter’s 23 percent. In Sabineland, Vitter received 40 percent of the vote, or 2,479 ballots cast for, to the Democrat’s 23 percent.

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Wed
28
Oct

Zombies invade community center Saturday night

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The zombies are coming to the Many Community Center on Halloween Night. Matinee idol Brad Pitt will fight them off in “World War Z” at the Many Community Center, Saturday night, October 31, at 7 p.m. Admission to the PG-13 movie is free.

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Wed
28
Oct

Statewide election results finalized

With the 3,945 voting precincts in Louisiana reporting, there were a number of important runoffs and elections decided. In the gubernatorial race, Democrat John Bel Edwards and Republican David Vitter will square off in the runoff. Edwards received 40 percent of the popular vote, while Vitter received 23 percent. Scott An Angelle and “Jay” Dardenne were also represented with 19 and 15 percent of votes cast in their favor, respectively.

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Wed
21
Oct

Justice served:

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Barthelemy found guilty of first degree murder; Plea deal will keep him in prison for life

By Daniel Jones, editor

In Louisiana, first degree murder is loosely defined as the killing of a person with “specific intent” while committing certain crimes such as aggravated kidnapping. Robert Barthelemy, an Iraq veteran and former Natchitoches Police Department officer, was found guilty of that crime at around 9 p.m. on Thursday, October 15 following a week-long juried trial that provided some closure for a family who lost a son, brother, cousin, and father in Tony Procell. The jury deliberated for roughly two hours before the verdict.

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Wed
21
Oct

Fires break out in Sabine Parish

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By Alexandra Walsh

On October 13, a fire broke out in the area of Prospect Road, Devil’s Branch, and Pilgrim Star in Florien. Within four minutes South Sabine Fire District was on the scene and aided by Central Sabine Fire District. The wind had blown from west to east, spreading the fire very quickly. Two abandoned homes were destroyed. Even though no one was hurt, the fire did force evacuations that afternoon. The firefighters were able to contain the fire with plowed lines and wetting the ground before the fire could spread to a third home. Several small hot spot fires continued throughout Tuesday night, but were under control.

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Wed
21
Oct

Garcie to run for Police Juror

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Eric Garcie is pleased to announce to the voters of Ward 4, District 6 that he is running for their Police Jury spot. During the past four years, he has helped and improved the community, which is his main concern. In his first term, he has hard surfaced over 40 miles of dirt roads, overlaid many more and has plans to continue such progression

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