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08/31/2022

Announcing our 2022 Homecoming Court:
7th grade
Harley Choate and Phoenix Robinson

8th grade
Carrie Wheelis and Callan Nation

9th grade
Olivia Freeland and Daylon Rosson

10th grade
Brett Towns and Braydon Mayo

11th grade
Kaylee Cranford and John Michael McIntosh

12th grade
Ally Harris and Jackson Acree
Bailey Yelton and Lakin Horton
Sydney Yelton and Cameron Jackson

Photos from Union Parish Library's post
08/31/2022

Photos from Union Parish Library's post

Photos from Union General Hospital's post
08/31/2022

Photos from Union General Hospital's post

08/30/2022
08/30/2022

The Farmerville Police Department has arrested three juveniles in reference to a vehicle theft and vehicle burglaries that occurred on Tuesday night, August 23rd, and Wednesday, August 24th from Goss Street in Farmerville.

Farmerville PD Officers answered a complaint and began investigating a stolen vehicle and later several vehicle burglaries and damage to property complaints. While attempting to locate the stolen vehicle, Officers observed the vehicle on Camp Road and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The vehicle was abandoned in Union Villa Apartments. The investigation led to three male juveniles ages, 13, 13, and 14. The juveniles were taken into custody. Further evidence also found videos that were made while the juveniles were in the stolen vehicle. Each juvenile was charged with Theft of a Motor Vehicle (2 counts), Felony Simple Criminal Damage to Property(Over $1,000.00), Aggravated Flight from an Officer, and Simple Burglary (3 counts).

Mega news for Lake D’Arbonne!
08/30/2022
Mega news for Lake D’Arbonne!

Mega news for Lake D’Arbonne!

There are some big goings-on up at Lake D’Arbonne. While a lot of them are still in the planning stage, the first steps have been taken and funding is on the way to get things started. There has be…

Photos from Union Parish Louisiana's post
08/29/2022

Photos from Union Parish Louisiana's post

Photos from Union Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness's post
08/23/2022

Photos from Union Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness's post

08/22/2022
08/22/2022

PARENT NIGHT

Union Parish Elementary parent night this Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 5pm - 6:00pm. FREE School supplies to give away and door prizes, along with Kona Ice there. Union Parish Junior High & High School will be from 6:00 - 7:00 pm the same day

08/22/2022

Ready?! Cheer tryouts coming soon! Enroll today in DSUP Cheer & Tumble and be ready for tryouts at your school. Visit www.dsupfam.com to enroll today!

08/20/2022

ATTENTION: Town of Marion, LA “Back to School Event” is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 27, 2022 @ the Marion Fire Station. This event is for students from grades PreK-12 from Marion & our surrounding communities. We will distribute supplies until they are gone. Looking forward to seeing you then!
Mayor Danny A. Smith

08/18/2022

How can we help Union Humane Society?
Puppy food
Kitten food
Vet bills

08/18/2022

After 30 days the Union Parish Burn Ban has been terminated, please be careful and responsible when burning.

Read letters from principals and superintendent in this weeks issue of The Banner News
08/18/2022

Read letters from principals and superintendent in this weeks issue of The Banner News

08/17/2022

The Farmerville Police Department and Town Of Farmerville would like to express their appreciation to Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates for his donation of a Ford Explorer police interceptor to the Farmerville Department Investigations division. Thank you for your continued support of and your partnership with all local law enforcement agencies.

08/17/2022

The Union Parish Sheriff's Office would like your help in identifying the persons involved in damaging this boat ramp fee box. The box is located at the boat ramp on the north side of the Lake D'Arbonne spillway. The top of the box was damaged and the money was removed. If you have any information about this incident please contact the Union Parish Sheriff's Office at (318) 368-3124, or Crime Stoppers at (318) 368-9679. A cash reward will be paid for information leading to an arrest.

Attention Union Parish students and parents....  going on now.  Back to school supply drive with burgers, kona ice and m...
08/13/2022

Attention Union Parish students and parents.... going on now.

Back to school supply drive with burgers, kona ice and more on courthouse parking lot

Photos from Hopewell School Foundation, Inc.'s post
08/12/2022

Photos from Hopewell School Foundation, Inc.'s post

08/12/2022
08/11/2022

On Thursday, August 11, 2022, Farmerville Police Department responded to a local business that reported a male subject was shoplifting and appeared to be performing lewd acts inside the store. Upon the officer's arrival, Alfredo Romero, 36, of Farmerville was found inside the store in the women's clothing section performing a lewd act. Romero appeared to be heavily under the influence of narcotics and was taken into custody. Investigation revealed that Romero had attempted to shoplift 78 packs of women's undergarments and gathered them in a pile and began performing sexual acts with them. Upon arrest, Romero was found to be in possession of suspected Marijuana and Methamphetamine. Romero was booked into UPDC on charges of Obscenity, Shoplifting, Possession of Schedule I (Marijuana), and Possession of Schedule II (Methamphetamine).

08/11/2022

The St. Francis Medical Center, Monroe, La. Spirt of Healing Mobile Health Unit will be at our office (710 Holder Rd, Farmerville) on 8/23/22 offering $30 heart screenings. These are available for everyone. Please call 318-966-2871 to schedule an appointment.

Photos from Union Parish Sheriff's Office's post
08/09/2022

Photos from Union Parish Sheriff's Office's post

08/09/2022

Town Hall hosted the first planning meeting for National Night Out!

National Night Out in Union Parish is scheduled for October 4th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live.

Stay tuned for more information about this family friendly event and all the great activities planned.

08/08/2022

2GEAUX SCENTS & BOUTIQUE LLC
RIBBON CUTTING & OPEN HOUSE
205 EAST BAYOU ST
AUGUST 11TH, 2:00 PM

Mandy Oliver, owner of 2Geaux Scents & Boutique LLC, 205 East Bayou St. will be conducting its Ribbon Cutting and Open House at 2:00 pm on August 11 2022.

Please mark your calendar and make plans to join us in celebration of 2Geaux Scents & Boutique as our newest Chamber member.

08/08/2022

Aug 11th Noon - Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting
· Aug 11th 2:00 pm - 2Geaux Scents Ribbon Cutting & Open House
· Aug 13th 7:00 pm - "Ultimate Willie Nelson Tribute", Lake D'Arbonne Country Club
· Aug 16th 11:45 am - Chamber Luncheon, Sen. Stewart Cathey, Jr & Rep. Chris Turner
· Aug 16th 6:30 pm - D'Arbonne Lake Commission
· Aug 18th Noon - Lion's Club Meeting, Union General Hospital
· Aug 18th Noon - D.A.R.T. Zoom Meeting
· Aug 24th Noon - Union Tourism Commission
· Now Through Aug 30th - 1:00 pm - NASA Exhibit, Museum

08/08/2022

Thank you Claiborne Electric for the grant for the D'Arbonne Master Gardeners courthouse landscape project. A special thank you to Mary Barrios for her grant writing expertise!

08/08/2022

Good morning y’all!! We are back from all of our traveling and about to start working on the store to get it open. Feel free to stop and give us a hand, all help will be welcome! I Might not be able to pay you but I can feed you! 😂 We are so ready to get open and start seeing everyone 😊

08/08/2022

On Wednesday, July, 27th, 202, Farmerville Police Department and Union Parish Sheriffs Office arrested a Wanted Farmerville resident on several Domestic related charges from incidents stemming from 2021 and 2022.

William Cortez “P-Lo” Knighton, 37, of Farmerville was arrested on Wednesday by FPD and UPSO after investigating a possible Burglary in progress call in the 1100 block of Marion Highway where Knighton was the suspect.

Knighton was the suspect in a Domestic Abuse disturbance on Old Carr Road where a female who called 911 being was battered and threatened with a weapon on Monday, July 25, in Farmerville city limits.

The previous warrants were where Knighton had battered a female victim inside a vehicle in September 2021 causing moderate injuries to her face and head while keep her held against her will inside the vehicle then later inside a residence.

Knighton was charged though Farmerville Police Department on the following:

Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault
Domestic Abuse Battery
False Imprisonment (Warrant)
Domestic Abuse Battery (Warrant)

Union Parish Sheriffs Office charges were the following:

Domestic Abuse Aggravated Assault (Warrant)
Domestic Abuse Battery (Warrant)
Second Degree Kidnapping (Warrant)
Resisting an Officer
Resisting an Officer by Failing to Identify
Possession of Schedule 1
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Knighton is behind held without bond pending a Gwens Law Hearing at this time.

08/08/2022

The Farmerville City Reserves would like to express its appreciation to Claiborne Electric Co-Op and the Operation Round Up Board of Directors for awarding one of its Operation Round Up Trust Fund grants to our Reserve Division. This grant will be used to purchase and equip our Reserve Officers with new ballistics vests.

08/08/2022

Farmerville Police Department has arrested a Farmerville man on multiple Domestic related charges.

On Friday, August 5, 2022, FPD Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Rabun Road in Farmerville where a female victim had been injured when struck by a vehicle causing minor injuries. The investigation found that Demarius “Buddy” Jenkins, 30, of Farmerville had attempted to purposely strike a female with a vehicle before crashing into several trash cans and mailboxes. Jenkins did cause minor injuries to the victim before leaving the scene.

A short time later, FPD Officers responded to a second Domestic disturbance involving Jenkins and another female on Williams Road. The female victim was also battered in this incident causing minor injuries. Jenkins was taken into custody without incident while still on scene at Williams Road. The vehicle Jenkins was operating was also found with serious damage stemming from several hit and run accidents that occurred in the early morning hours.

Jenkins was booked on the following charges:

Aggravated Assault- Domestic Abuse
Second Degree Battery-Domestic
Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property
Theft (Misd.)
Hit and Run Driving
Domestic Abuse Battery
Felony Criminal Damage to Property ($5k-$25k).

Jenkins was booked into UPDC pending a Gwens Law Hearing to determine bond.

08/08/2022

Today, 75+ Union General Hospital employees’ children and It’s a Girl Thing Making Proud Choices program members, will start off this school year equipped with school supplies and backpacks needed for a successful school year. This was accomplished because of the generosity of Evalyn Ormond, CEO of Union General Hospital and the dedication and hard work of the Back to School Team: Elizabeth Hill, Courier, Shannon Ward, Maintenance, Linda Taylor, Administrative Assistant, Christian Roy, IT, Mike Williams, IT Director and Claudia Wade, Director of Community Development.

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08/08/2022

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08/08/2022

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08/08/2022
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08/08/2022

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08/08/2022

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The Lady Dragon Basketball Teams will be holding a CAR WASH and COOKIE FUNDRAISER event from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm this Saturday, August 13 at the Gold Cross Parking Lot in Junction City! Come support our Lady Dragons!

Photos from Village of Spearsville's post
08/06/2022

Photos from Village of Spearsville's post

08/06/2022

We welcome Renee Simpson to our library family. Ms Simpson as her students called her for over 30 years taught 3rd grade most of her teaching career at UPES. We are excited that she will be working with our bookmobile outreach and providing school-based book clubs that will combine a love of reading with science, drama, and art activities.

Way to go Kaitryana!
08/04/2022

Way to go Kaitryana!

Photos from Union Parish Library's post
08/04/2022

Photos from Union Parish Library's post

08/03/2022
08/01/2022
07/31/2022

The Union Parish Sheriff's Office would like your help in identifying the people responsible for burglarizing a camp on Forrest Kay Rd., near Bernice, in the early morning hours of Friday, July 22, 2022. The attached picture is the Kawasaki Mule 3010 that was stolen. A large amount of hunting gear was also stolen as well as a Husqvarna chain saw, and a Generac generator. Please contact the Union Parish Sheriff's Office at (318) 368-3124, or Crime Stoppers at (318) 368-9679 if you have any information about this incident. A cash reward will be paid for information leading to an arrest.

Photos from SouthArk Foundation's post
07/31/2022

Photos from SouthArk Foundation's post

07/30/2022

Show me those Watermelon Festival fav pics from this weekend

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REWARD FOR RECOVERY OF STOLEN KAWASAKI MULE 3010 Phone 337 278 5074 Pictures of 2 thieves below and a picture of my Side x Side. Other Items: Generac Workhouse 5500 generator with heavy cord Huskavana Chainsaw in orange hard case game cameras Nikon Binoculars 8 x 42 Re*****on 870 Express Pump with Camo leafy Brown Tape 20 to 30 aluminum extension ladder ETC.
We are finally official! Got our paperwork in the mail today with a confetti celebration! 🎉🥳BIG LOVE to all of our sponsors and those that have been by our side rooting us along from the very beginning!! Everyone starts somewhere and we couldn’t be more happy starting this journey with y’all by our side and for years to come. And THANK YOU Cooter's Live Bait & Tackle for going above and beyond by opening your doors for us and giving dreams a chance to grow its roots. Allied Roofing LLC, Martin Presence Group, Medlin's Metal Roofing Mfg, The Banner News BIG LOVE to our community for showing up and showing out by buying us out every Friday & Saturday! It’s still unbelievable every time we fill up the fridge (not just 1 time but 2x now) and walk back in to an empty fridge. Always overwhelmed by everyone’s love and support. Thank you all so so much! NOW, who’s ready to see just how far this crazy cheesecake and lemonade train is gonna take us!
Here's your chance to help off-set costs in sending our Union 13U All-Star Team to play in the State Tournament in Metairie, La this weekend, July 8-11th! Your tax-deductible contribution will help with hotel (15 rooms for 3 nights), food and drinks for the team. Here's the VENMO LINK to contribute: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=3575881087846082691 #unionallstars #dixieboysbaseball #statetournament #UNIONPARISH #Louisiana
Finally got our hands on one of these newspapers! Thank you The Banner News for the awesome write up on the Two Kids Biz! They were so surprised to see their pictures in the paper! If you haven’t got one yet you still have time!
Numbers are still coming in...but so far we have a head count of 245 volunteers, 167 miles cleaned and 475 bags of trash! Keep sending in your numbers! GREAT WORK EVERYBODY! Thank you volunteers and sponsors, we could not have done it without you! Legacy of Farmerville Chevrolet GMC Benoit Ford Farmerville Anytime Fitness Farmerville, La Kilpatrick Funeral Homes Janet Fortenberry - State Farm Agent Hampton Law Firm and Title Company Origin Bank Marion State Bank Keep Union Parish Beautiful Union Parish Library Northside Pharmacy Union Parish Police Jury Town of FarmervilleThe Trash Guys Enviro Rentals Thank you The Banner News and The Gazette for getting the word out! Donations of vests by Greg Smith of C U Chemical Inc, trash bags and grabbers from Scottie Shreve with Union Parish Police Jury were greatly appreciated! Thank you, Lt. Green and crew for picking up trash bags! Brittany's Originals designed and printed our AWESOME shirts! Special thanks to Stephanie Antley Herrmann and the staff of Union Parish Library for signing up and distributing supplies! Bonnie Brennen Wiley was instrumental in getting all those great sponsors for our T-Shirts! There are so many folks to thank, we could not tag everyone! 😁 Save The Date- Waterway Clean Up- September 17th, 2022!!! #keepunionparishbeautiful #KeepLouisianaBeautiful
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