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An alleged domestic dispute has ended with a shooting in Hessmer. According to police, a male shot a female victim during the late afternoon hours in Hessmer. As of 7 p.m., the suspect was still not apprehended by police and is considered armed and dangerous. The female victim had been transported in emergency vehicles. There has been no update on her condition.


By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor   They come from the East Coast, the Midwest, the Southeast, the Northwest. They were raised in big cities, small towns and everything in between. But the young teachers in the Teach For America (TFA) program in Avoyelles Parish have a few things in common -- they love their job, they enjoy working with the students and, yes, they REALLY like the food here.

Representatives from Teach For America (TFA), the Avoyelles School District, Cleco and TFA teachers at Marksville High School met last week to discuss the program and Cleco’s recent $25,000 donation to support TFA in the parish.


By Raymond L. Daye Co-Editor   One intra-parish rivalry has come to an end, and the parish’s longest-running gridiron tradition is “up in the air” at this time.

Andi Boone, AHS coach

Kevin Cook, Bunkie High coach

JT Dunbar




Belledeau - by Tori Bordelon


Snow scene in backyard by Crystal Armand