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Flashback to perform at Community Center

Flashback to the 1950s, the decade that introduced rock ‘n roll to music lovers everywhere.

Flashback is performing at the Many Community Center on Saturday, November 3, and they’re putting on a show that will have the audience clapping and dancing the aisles.

 

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Town of Many preps for Christmas

Town of Many street crews worked through the weekend to light up San Antonio Avenue for the Christmas season. Gary Rivers, city employee, spent last Saturday installed wreaths and lights on utility poles throughout downtown Many.

 

 

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Wed
24
Oct
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Probation and Parole issues mandatory meeting for sex offenders Halloween night

District Manager Nicole Mitchell announces the Natchitoches District Probation and Parole Office will hold a mandatory meeting Wednesday, October 31 for all convicted sex offenders under supervision with the Natchitoches District of Probation and Parole that are residing in the areas of the following parishes: Natchitoches, DeSoto, Sabine, Red River and Winn.

The event will be at the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Community Service Division Office, 726 Third St., Natchitoches, from 5-8 p.m., considered peak trick-or-treating hours. The aim is to keep all sex offenders, especially those under the supervision of the local State Probation and Parole Office, from any contact with children Halloween night. Officers will update official records, inform the local sex offenders of any new and/or revised laws and will review compliance issues.

 

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24
Oct
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Melvin Maxie receives new trial

By Daniel Jones, editor

In an update to a story originally covered by the Sabine Index in January, a judgment issued by 11th Judicial Court Judge Stephen Beasley has ordered a new trial for Melvin Maxie, who was convicted in the murder of Tyruss Thomas. His judgment on the case brings into many legal questions ahead of a vote on a new Louisiana amendment that juries must come up with a unanimous verdict.

Of the many inconsistencies filed by the defense, the court chose to strike many, while focusing on the most contentious. Among the most important is the focus on allegations that the majority verdict scheme for Louisiana jurors is unconstitutional, and that there were three unique standards not followed, in addition to there being a non-resident juror that served. The new trial will require a unanimous jury for conviction.

District Attorney Don Burkett is unpleased by the ruling in a statement released by his office.

Wed
24
Oct
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No Man’s Land celebration kicks off

The 200th anniversary of Sabine Parish and other western parishes becoming part of the State of Louisiana is being launched November 9-13 with a Bayou Renegade Rally for bikers. The first historical event will be held at Ft. Jesup in February.

The Sabine Parish Tourist Commission is working to develop a strong heritage/historical/ cultural tourism draw for tourists to the area and region. Other parishes sharing the same history and part of the tourism initiative for the celebration of No Man’s Land are Desoto, Natchitoches, Vernon, Beauregard, Allen, Calcasieu, and Cameron.

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24
Oct
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Scott Gandy surrenders to authorities

Scott Gandy, formerly of Many, turned himself into Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office (NPSO) detectives last week after being wanted in connection with the illegal use of a Natchitoches company’s credit card.

He is charged with 109-counts of illegal transmission of monetary funds over $16,000. The warrant was signed by a Tenth Judicial Court Judge A release stated that detectives had talked with Gandy on three occasions by phone and asked him to come in to speak with them. Gandy never appeared, which led to his being entered into the National Crime Information Center as a wanted person.

 

 

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Melvin Maxie receives new trial

Melvin Maxie

By Daniel Jones, editor

In an update to a story originally covered by the Sabine Index in January, a judgment issued by 11th Judicial Court Judge Stephen Beasley has ordered a new trial for Melvin Maxie, who was convicted in the murder of Tyruss Thomas.

Of the many inconsistencies filed by the defense, the court chose to strike many, while focusing on the most contentious.  Among the most important is the focus on allegations that the majority verdict scheme for Louisiana jurors is unconstitutional, and that there were three unique standards not followed, in addition to there being a non-resident juror that served.  The new trial will require a unanimous jury for conviction.

 

The incident

Wed
17
Oct

Williams arrested in shooting death at Apollo Apartments

Darrell A. Williams Jr.

On October 16, Darrell A. Williams Jr., 23, formerly of Many, was arrested in Waveland, Mississippi on a warrant from Sabine Parish for second degree murder.  The warrant was obtained by Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators after an extensive investigation into the shooting death of Lynnquithis L. January, 23, of Many.

January died as a result of multiple gunshot wounds he received while sitting in the breezeway of D building at the Apollo Apartments on June 18, 2018, around 10:33 p.m.

The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by Hancock County Sheriff’s Office in Mississippi, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana State Police, and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.

Wed
17
Oct
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Museum donations picking up steam

The “Save a Building, Build a Museum” project is gaining momentum as donations continue to arrive for the ambitious project by the Many Cultural District Advisory Committee, the Sabine Historical Society and the Town of Many.

“We have now reached almost $10,000 in donations that are the direct result of a recent letter writing campaign with more than 500 letters mailed out to individuals, groups, businesses, and organizations in Sabine Parish,” Mayor Freeman said. “We’re so pleased about the generosity of these donors. However in terms of the number of donations, only about 10 percent of those we reached out to by letter actually donated. We are hopeful that others who received these donation requests will still contribute something to help us build this museum.”

 

 

Wed
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Oct
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Congressman Mike Johnson visits Ebarb High School

Ebarb High School Civics students wrote to Louisiana and United States Congressional members about current issues facing young people in the state and nation. U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson, representing the 4th District of Louisiana, responded to a letter he received from Raven Lewis by personally visiting Ebarb High School on September 17 Constitution Day. During a round table discussion with members of the civics class, Congressman Mike Johnson provided insight about what Congress is doing to improve the state of our nation. He also answered questions from the students about concerns facing teens today.

 

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