Attorney at DCS Claims
Attorneys representing the Union Parish School Board maintain their clients acted within its authority in revoking the charter granted to a group operating Downsville Charter School. »»

Honored teacher says it’s an honor to teach
With ongoing construction and other distractions that have occurred this year at Downsville Charter School, one thing has remained constant: The resiliency of the student body »»

Town OKs bids on beach project
As work on the new and improved beach at Folley Beach continues, the town of Farmerville has taken the first steps that will allow the public to access the property. »»

Case closures boosts finances for DA John Belton’s office
Before taking the oath of office last January, John Belton wanted an accurate assessment of the financial status of the Office of Third Judicial District Attorney »»

Regular season winds down
Parish teams are striving to put themselves in the best position possible for playoff seedings as the regular season comes to a close. Both teams from Union Parish High School are in position to qualify for the postseason. At Downsville Charter, it appears the boys are a lock for a first-round game, while the girls are at the bottom in the bracket. For D’Arbonne Woods, the end probably can’t come quick enough. NOTE: Records cited are for games played through February 9. Union Parish High: The Farmers are still just below the cutoff point to earn a home game. Unofficial power ratings from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association show the boys as the No. 19 seed but don’t reflect the two games won last week - an easy 79-20 win over Caldwell and a 61-60 win over Richwood, which was ranked #17 in the last power ratings. They close the season with three road games - Tuesday at Carroll (22-7 overall/6-2 in District 2-3A), Friday at Madison (17- 7/4-4) and against defending Class C state champion New Living Way next Tuesday. The girls split two games last week, taking a win against Caldwell before falling to Richwood. Seeded 18th, the Lady Farmers face 17th-seeded Richwood and Madison to close out the season. Downsville Charter: The losing skid reached nine games with two losses last week for the Demons, as they were outscored 163- 62 in losses to New Living Word - 83-25 - and an 80-37 loss against Gibsland-Coleman. The Demons are the 22nd seeded team in Class C and close out the season next week against District 5-C co-champion Harrisonburg. The Lady Demons split a pair of District 1-C games last week. After being bounced by New Living Word 61-20, they held on to keep Gibsland-Coleman winless on the season with a 49-48 win. As the 24th seed, they need a win against Harrisonburg to keep their playoff hopes alive. Union Christian: Both the boys and girls teams from Union Christian Academy are taking part this week in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Class 2A South State Tournament in Minden. With a win Tuesday against ACS, the Lions would advance to the semifinals and face the winner of Prairie View and Clinton Christian. The Lady Lions are also in action Tuesday, facing Trinity Episcopal. With a win, they’d face the Tallulah- ACS winner in the semis on Friday. D’Arbonne Woods Charter: The Wolves’ losing streak stands at 18 games going into Tuesday’s game against Plain Dealing. The season will end Friday with their game at home against Cedar Creek, whose last win came January 19 against DWCS, 61-53. The Lady Wolves were outscored 110-36 in losses to Homer (59-20) and Plain Dealing (51-16). They’ll close out the season against Cedar Creek, which already »»