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Votes are Needed Dec. 5

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Did you know that for the past several months, the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office has been operating a Street Crimes Unit (SCU) with great success? This Unit is designed to combat narcotics, transportation of narcotics, street crimes and other felony crimes in Union Parish. The unit from week to week may concentrate on drugs and transportation of drugs while the next week conduct surveillance and investigate recent burglaries and thefts that occurred inside the parish. SCU is comprised of patrol deputies, patrol supervisors, narcotic officers, and reserve deputies.

Post-election fish fry

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Farmerville Mayor-Elect John Crow (back to camera) talks with constituents who are standing in line for fish. Crow provided fish dinners (cooked by Lee Hicks of Lee Baby's) to show his appreciation for being elected the town's new mayor. UP Police Juror Curtis Moses also cooked 100 pounds of chicken. More than 700 meals were given out. Gazette photo by Shanna Jones

Nyegaard appointed assistant clerk

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At last week’s Farmerville Town Council meeting the aldermen made an appointment that was a long time coming. Dee Nyegaard, the town’s current payroll clerk, is now the Assistant Town Clerk.

Growing concern about grades

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The Union Parish School Board met recently for its regular session and approved several important resolutions. The board voted to accept and approve the audit report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, which was completed and presented by Woodard & Associates.

UNION PARISH ARRESTS

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November 9 Brennen Michael Ramsey, 20; 1946 Dean Haile Rd, Marion, La; Failure to comply with boating safety education James Hunter Graves, 25; 292 Laster Rd, Farmerville, La; Illegal Poss. Of Stolen Things Ryan Whittington, 39; 242 Chimney Hill Rd, West Monroe, La; Improper Lane, Poss.

IN THE NEWS

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West Sterlington sewer rates to increase Rates for Residential and Residential II will increase to $43 per month beginning with the December billing. Food for Fines Union Parish Library November 9-23.

Farmers clinch undefeated season, district title

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Trey Holly ran for 290 yards and 5 touchdowns last week against Carroll, and the Farmers ran away with a district title. Union Parish High School finished a COVID-shortened season 7-0 with a 3-0 District 2-3A record.

Come join the Tribe and find food, fun and fellowship

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A tribe is a large family made up of both blood relatives and those acquired through other means like adoption, marriage or the bonds of friendship. It is only fitting, therefore, that one of Farmerville’s newest eating establishments chose that particular name. Tribe’s had its grand opening and ribbon cutting November 7 and the turnout, food and entertainment were exceptional.

UNION PARISH ARRESTS

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November 2 Brandon Mark Morgan, 37; 341 Garland Rd., Sterlington, LA; Violation of Protective Order Christopher Miles, 31; Homeless; Criminal Trespassing, Criminal Trespassing, Poss. of Drug Paraphernalia Jamal Gipson, 41; 101 Captain Kidd, Monroe, LA; Sexual Battery Janna P.

Street Crimes Unit on the job

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For the past several months, the Union Parish Sheriff ’s Office has been operating a Street Crimes Unit (SCU) with great success. This Unit is designed to combat narcotics, transportation of narcotics, street crimes and other felony crimes in Union Parish. The unit may concentrate on drugs and transportation of drugs one week and conduct surveillance and investigate recent burglaries and thefts inside the parish the next week. SCU is comprised of patrol deputies, patrol supervisors, narcotics officers and reserve deputies.