DWCS staffer put on leave
A faculty member at D’Arbonne Woods Charter School has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the Union Parish Sheriff ’s Office into possible illegal contact with a minor female student at the school. »»

Value seen in school taxes
Three years ago, Tommy Futch took a very active roll in promoting a tax package being submitted to voters by the Union Parish Schools system. »»

Jury, jail named in rape victim’s suit
A Monroe attorney has filed suit seeking unspecified damages on behalf of his client after another inmate allegedly raped her while she was held at the Union Parish Detention Center. »»

Warden gives nod to former boss
Despite an offer that called for no up front payments, the warden of the Union Parish Detention Center recommended the commission that oversees the facility go with a management software proposal that calls for $20,000 in initial payments and comes from a company owned by a man with whom he was once indicted on federal civil rights charges. »»

Economic Development
Kerry Hill has big plans for Folley Beach. Along with partners Ronnie Prudhomme and Darren Balsamo, Hill created Folley Beach Development, LLC in 2014 to bring those plans to life. The trio is prepared to make a multi-million investment that will put a convenience store, restaurant and ultimately a hotel on the site that sits just off Louisiana 33 on the shore of Lake D’Arbonne. »»