Thatís A Lot of Candles!
Like lots of native son and daughters, Loree Bumgardner is once again a resident of Union Parish. You might ask: With scores of former residents returning after retiring in other parts of the country, what makes her homecoming special? »»

Judge Tosses DCS Suit Again
A Third District Court judge ruled Thursday against a motion for a new trial fi led by supporters of Downsville Charter School hoping to block construction of the new Union Parish High School. »»

After taking an indirect route to get here following Hurricane Katrina, sisters Judy, seated, and Jan Clark, standing left, have lived on Lake DíArbonne since they came here in 2005. Earlier this year, their sister Kathy Conneen joined them. »»

Cooperation Sought On Construction
The Union Parish School System has presented offi cials at Downsville Charter School a memo of cooperation they believe will help expedite improvement projects at the school. »»

Shooting Suspect Still Hospitalized
This residence on Reggie Skains Road in Downsville was the scene of an officer-related shooting last week when a suspect allegedly failed to obey commands to drop a weapon and pointed it toward offices who shot him. toward officers who shot him. Gazette Staff Report A Downsville man remains hospitalized after being shot by police when he allegedly pointed a gun in their direction. Ryan Cooper, 30, is in serious but stable condition following an incident Aug. 11 at a residence on Reggie Skains Road. »»