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Drug Dog Leads To Arrest Of Louisiana Man

Drug Dog Leads To Arrest Of Louisiana Man

Louisiana authorities say a drug dog recently led them to a narcotics arrest. Shaun Ross, 51, is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. He was arrested after a traffic stop Tuesday along Georgia Street on the west side of Louisiana. A police dog allegedly alerted an officer to the presence of drugs. Authorities […]

Filing Gets Underway For City, School Board Seats

Filing Gets Underway For City, School Board Seats

Candidate filing gets under way Tuesday (Dec. 16) for city offices and school board seats. In most places, people who will be seeking office have until Jan. 20 to sign up. Candidates should check with their filing location for more details. The election will be held on April 7.

Successful Louisiana Church Walk

Successful Louisiana Church Walk

More than 125 people took advantage of temperatures in the 50s to participate in the 21st annual Louisiana Area Historical Museum Mid-Town Church Walk on Dec. 14. Museum President Martha Sue Smith addressed the crowd at Bethel AME as the walk began. Smith gave up her bell ringing duties and turned the task over to […]

Louisiana Elks Annual Christmas Shopping Program Benefits 385 Local Kids

Louisiana Elks Annual Christmas Shopping Program Benefits 385 Local Kids

April M. Fronick • Editor • april@thepeoplestribune.com Every year the Louisiana Elks Lodge 791 provides money to local kids through the George Trimble Fund to assist families in need. This year a total of 385 children from the Bowling Green, Clopton, BONCL and Louisiana school districts were selected to participate. Each child received $80 to […]

Louisiana Gets Good News On Flood Mitigation Assistance

Louisiana Gets Good News On Flood Mitigation Assistance

Council Debates Insurance, Committee Changes April M. Fronick • Editor • april@thepeoplestribune.com Flooding problems with the town branch in Louisiana has been a nagging problem for mayors and councils for a great many years, but a bit of good news was announced at the city council meeting on Monday, Dec. 8. City Administrator Bob Jenne […]

Bell Ringers Needed For Salvation Army In Pike County

Bell Ringers Needed For Salvation Army In Pike County

It’s not too late to sign up as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army in Pike County. The annual campaign got under way recently outside Walmart in Bowling Green. Business people, church groups, students, families and others are invited to work hourly time slots. The North East Community Action Corporation is coordinating the effort. […]

Santa Land Display Enlivens Clarksville

Santa Land Display Enlivens Clarksville

Clarksville Mayor Jo Anne Smiley has spent the last decade creating one of the most ornate Christmas displays around. This year, she got a little help from the elves. The free holiday extravaganza known as Santa Land is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Clarksville City Hall at 111 Howard Street. There […]

Pike Sheltered Workshop Collecting Holiday Lights For Recycling Drive

Pike Sheltered Workshop Collecting Holiday Lights For Recycling Drive

The Pike County Sheltered Workshop in partnership with the Mark Twain Solid Waste Management District and the Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments will be working to collect unwanted holiday lights. Tom Thompson, Director for the Pike County Sheltered Workshop the lights will be collected, processed at the workshop and then recycled. The drop off […]

Arraignment Is Wednesday For Man Accused Of Shooting Wife

Arraignment Is Wednesday For Man Accused Of Shooting Wife

The Pike County man accused of shooting and injuring his wife will be arraigned Wednesday, Dec. 3. Steven Lynn Rusher is charged with felony armed criminal action, domestic assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. Rusher is accused of shooting his wife in the forehead with a shotgun on Aug. 20 at the couple’s rural […]

Two Pike County Bridges On State Watch List

Two Pike County Bridges On State Watch List

Two bridges along Highway 79 in Pike County are on a statewide list of unplanned closures or restrictions. Weight limits on one bridge between Louisiana and Clarksville and another between Clarksville and Elsberry recently were reduced to 10 tons. That’s caused problems for big rigs, school buses and other heavy equipment that now have to […]

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