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Service commission remains firm on Cleco decision

At the Louisiana Public Service Commission meeting on March 22, representatives from Cleco and Macquarie asked commissioners to rehear their case for the $4.9 billion takeover deal. The commissioners decided to hold a special two-hour meeting 1 p.m. Monday, March 28 to discuss the deal again.

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Vote for Florien school tax is April 9

On April 9, voters in the Florien area will head to cast ballots on the continuation of a 7.82 mils property tax that funds the operation of their local school. This is not a new tax, but the continuation of one that has been on the books for around 40 years.

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Young Professionals gather at Many’s Hart Airport

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Enjoying a barbecued chicken dinner with all the trimmings were, from left, Claire Henry of NWLTC; Lauren Vance of Lola Mac’s Boutique in Many; Alyssa Collins of NWLTC and Allison Vignes of Many Veterinary Hospital.

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Historic Many structure to be saved

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Spring 2016 is an awesome time for the more than 100-year-old Many Depot. It’s getting a major facelift well, maybe not just a facelift, but a complete overhaul. A new roof and replacement of all the rotten beams and wood in the depot are finally underway.

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Noel Tipton to be special guest at Sabine Hall of Fame

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Musician, writer and composer Noel Martin Tipton, who was born in Bastrop on May 20, 1932, will be welcomed as a special guest at the Sabine Hall of Fame banquet on Tuesday night, March 29, according to Pete Abington, chairman.

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Many Tiger Band takes Chicago by storm

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They may be small in number, but they’re huge in their performances. The Many High School Band, comprised of 30 members, played at the seventh annual Percy Grainger Wind Band Concert at the Chicago Symphony Center on Saturday, March 12, and they shocked and awed the audience with their flawless performance.

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March 17 named Sabine Retired Teachers Day

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Superintendent of Sabine Parish Schools Dr. Sara Ebarb signed a proclamation declaring March 17 as Sabine Retired Teachers Day.

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Retired Teachers Day to be observed

Governor John Bel Edwards has signed a proclamation stating that Thursday, March 17 is Louisiana retired Teachers Day. As of 2014, Sabine Parish has 414 retired teachers that receive benefits of over $9,063,063 to its recipients. Indeed the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana contributes much to those who have served the state well, and those who are furthering the state by this retirement plan.

 

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Historic flooding hits Sabine

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By Daniel Jones

Historic levels of flooding hit Sabine Parish last week caused any number of problems from closed roadways to homes inundated with high levels of water. The flooding began shortly after the rain started on March 8. Soon, locals were watching water steadily creep its way toward their homes and possessions.

 

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Morris spends night at business as flood waters creep toward door

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By Donna Smith Ammons

It could have been a scene in a movie or a great story of misadventure for Mike Morris, owner of Morris Furniture in Many. Instead it was a comedy of errors as he and a worker fended off the flood waters throughout the night of Wednesday, March 9.

 

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