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3rd Circuit Court affirms sentence of Vernon man convicted in jail beating death
BY ELONA WESTONLAKE CHARLES -- The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal has affirmed the sentence of a Vernon Parish man convicted of ...
Vernon school officials eye attrition to manage budget amid student enrollment shortfall
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- The Vernon Parish school system will be looking to attrition as the primary means to reduce perso...
ROAD ADVISORY from the Vernon Parish Police Jury:
ROAD ADVISORY from the Vernon Parish Police Jury:West Hawthorne Road -- Kansas City Southern is closing the road to repair ra...
Donors needed for 'Star Spangled Baby Shower' set for Oct. 25
The following was submitted by Fort Polk Progress:LEESVILLE -- Donors are still needed for the Star Spangled Baby Shower for ...
Suspect in home invasion in Vernon also accused in stolen vehicle case in Beauregard
FROM STAFF REPORTSThe DeQuincy man accused of forcing his way into a Rosepine home by knifepoint was also involved in the sto...
Voters head to the polls Tuesday
FROM STAFF REPORTSNov. 4 is the open primary/congressional. Any runoffs will be decided during the open general/congressional...
Advisory from the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office:
LEESVILLE -- Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft would like to advise motorists and citizens of the DARE Fun Ride.The bicycle rid...
Sulphur sex offender accused of trying to kidnap child in Rosepine
FROM STAFF REPORTSA Sulphur man, a registered sex offender, is accused of trying to kidnap a child in the Rosepine area.Accor...
State Bond Commission to take up West Central items on Thursday
FROM STAFF REPORTSBATON ROUGE -- The Louisiana State Bond Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18 at the state cap...
Fall events and festivals in West Central Louisiana
Fall events and festivals in West Central Louisiana*Send your event to firstname.lastname@example.org. Find our regular community listings...
American Legion Riders Post 145 to host poker run to benefit food bank
The following is a news release from the Food Bank of Central Louisiana:LEESVILLE -- American Legion Riders Post 145 in Leesv...
Texas woman arrested following high-speed pursuit in Leesville
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- A Texas woman was arrested in Leesville following a high-speed pursuit on Thursday, according ...
Negotiations underway with some landowners as part of Fort Polk Land Acquisition Program
Listen to this story HERE.BY ELONA WESTONU.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials say the Fort Polk Land Acquisition Program pr...
Inaugural "Red Ribbon Week Parade" to be held in Leesville
The following is a news release from the City of Leesville:LEESVILLE -- The Fort Polk Army Substance Abuse Program, in conjun...
Bids opened for Leesville, Pickering track projects
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- Bids were received and taken under advisement Thursday for track refurbishment projects at Leesvi...
Qualifying for Nov. 4 election set today through Friday
**Follow qualifying in parishes HEREFROM STAFF REPORTSQualifying for the Nov. 4 primary election will be today through Friday...
Vitter addresses land acquisition program, says call will touch on landowner concerns
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- U.S. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., said Tuesday he'll be meeting with U.S. Army and Corps of Engi...
Vitter: Community prepared in effort to help shield Fort Polk from cuts
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- West Central Louisiana has helped clear hurdles when it comes to preserving and enhancing Fort Po...
Water discharge permit focus of DEQ public hearing
BY ELONA WESTONLEESVILLE -- Around 25 people attended a Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) public hearing on...
Sulphur man booked on failure to register as a sex offender
FROM STAFF REPORTSCALCASIEU PARISH -- A Sulphur man has been booked into the Calcasieu Parish Jail on failure to register as ...
Slot limit removal for Vernon Lake to be implemented April 20
The following is an April 10 news release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries:Regulations for black bass ...
Work on La. 121 slated to begin April 17
The following is a news release from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development:The Louisiana Department of T...
New details in worthless checks case
BY RYAN KEETONVERNON PARISH -- More details are emerging in a case of a woman accused of issuing over 20 worthless checks in ...
Wildlife agents issue 16 citations during opening weekend of turkey season
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited 11 people for allege...
Leesville Council approves emergency fund application, pool contract
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- The Leesville City Council on Monday approved the application of emergency funds to repair a b...
Locals part of statewide group supporting the legalization of marijuana
BY ELONA WESTONVERNON PARISH -- Proponents of the legalization of marijuana aren't letting up on state lawmakers. They...
BPSO reports recent arrests
FROM STAFF REPORTSDERIDDER -- The Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office is reporting several recent arrests.According to Chi...
Leesville mulls pool management contract
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- The City of Leesville is considering contracting with a Georgia company to manage its splash p...
Fort Polk Progress to give away college savings plans, $1,000 at symposium
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7The following is a news release from Fort Polk Progress:LEESVILLE -- Fort Polk Progress has announced...
'Miss Kiwanis of Vernon' pageant announced
FROM STAFF REPORTSLEESVILLE -- The 4th annual Miss Kiwanis of Vernon Pageant will be held on Saturday, April 12 at the St. Mi...
Fort Polk Progress seeks community's help with survey
SPECIAL TO COUNTRY 105.7LEESVILLE -- Fort Polk Progress has released a survey to gather information from parents and others i...
Vernon officials give winter weather safety tips
The following is a news release from the Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office:VERNON PARISH -- Vernon Parish Sheriff Sam Craft ...
Area Mardi Gras Events
Vernon Parish:Leesville Mardi Gras Parade to roll March 1, rain or shineLEESVILLE -- The Leesville Mardi Gras Parade is set f...
School Lunch Menus
Lunch menu:VERNON PARISH