bayou access headed to court
It appears the disagreement over access to a popular fishing spot will be decided in Third District Court. At a special meeting October 13, the Union Parish Police Jury voted to have attorney Bruce Hampton send a demand letter to Timber Traders of Louisiana, LLC to remove a fence Karl Malone admits he had put up across Loutre Road. The fence blocks access to an area of Bayou D’Loutre known as Patterson Lake. »»

Feds now looking at work in D’ville
Documents obtained through a request filed under Louisiana’s Public Records Law for a grant given to the village of indicate the village paid a company owned by Mayor Reggie Skains for work on an outdoor recreation park. »»

2016 Homecoming Court
Students at Union Parish High School last week selected members of the 2016 homecoming court. Front row, from left, are seniors Ladaisha Johnson, Shatoria Fields, Kristin Gatson, Chelsey Dupree and Samasja Boyd. Second row, from left, are juniors Quanija Smith, Markia Jones, Dara Johnson, Alexendria Wafer and Haley Jennings. Third row, from left, are sophomores Beyonce Hill, Jennifer Mosqueda and Diamond Stringfellow. Top row, from left, are freshmen Kiyonna McNeal, Mercede Grigsby and Jalie Griffin. Pictured at right are senior Victoria King and sophomore Kira Cates. The queen will be announced during a coronation ceremony on Friday October 28 at 10 a.m. »»

Wolves Can Salvage Season Ineligible players costs DWCS four wins
In 25 seasons as a head football coach in Louisiana, Brian Fine said he’s never once gone back to look at the elementary school transcripts of one of his players. “I’ve talked with other coaches, and they all said the same thing. None of them had gone back to look at their elementary records,” Fine said. “But you can bet I will now.” »»

Skains paid for park work
Downsville Mayor Reggie Skains may be involved in a potential ethics violation for writing checks from village accounts to a company he owned for work funded by a federal grant program. »»