August Felony Narcotic and Firearm Arrests

Sheriff Aaron Mitchell announces the felony drug and gun arrests for the month of August.
Over 1 pound of suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana, various drug paraphernalia and 4 firearms were seized during these arrests and undercover operations last month.
Kevin Dewayne Conley (age-45) of Many
• Possession with intent to distribute schedule II (Meth),
• Second or subsequent offenses,
• Possession of drug paraphernalia,
• Aggravated flight from an officer,
• Resisting an officer with force or violence,
• Obstruction of justice,
• Intentional littering,
• No passing zone,
• Illegal window tint (2%).
Bond set at $46,000, he remains in jail.
Mitchell Patton Middleton (age-33) of Pleasant Hill
• Possession of schedule II (Meth),
• Possession of drug paraphernalia,
• Obstructing public passages,
• No motor vehicle inspection,
• Driving while license suspended.
Bond set at $5,454, he bonded.
Jermaine Epps (age-37) of Zwolle
• Warrant for 2-counts of Distribution of schedule II (Meth).
Bond set at $30,000, he remains in jail.
Raymond Dean Goodman (age-44) of Many
• Possession of schedule I (Marijuana),
• Possession of schedule II (Meth),
• Possession of drug paraphernalia,
• Possession of firearm in the presence of CDS,
• Improper equipment (no rear lights),
• No driver’s license.
Bond set at $9,634, he bonded.
Jeremiah Jamal Maxie (age-37) of Many
• Warrant for 3-counts of Criminal conspiracy to distribute schedule II (Meth).
Bond set at $45,000, he remains in jail.
Roy Lee Brumfield (age-40) of Many
• Warrant for 3-counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine.
Bond set at $45,000, he remains in jail.
Schaquielle Darnell Epps (age-29) of Zwolle
• Warrant for 2-counts of Distribution of schedule I (Synthetic Cannabinoids),
• Warrant for 2-counts of Distribution of schedule II (Meth).
Bond set at $50,000, he remains in jail.
Jennifer Christine Ebarb (age-39) of Zwolle
• Possession of schedule II (Meth),
• Second or subsequent offenses,
• Switched license plate.
Bond set at $2,733.50, she bonded.
Rickey Lamont Booth (age-37) of Many
• Warrant for Distribution of schedule II (Meth).
• Possession of firearm (concealed) by convicted felon,
• Resisting by giving false information.
Total bond set at $21,042, he remains in jail.
Ardis Dennis Hickman (age-45) of Many
• Possession of firearm by person convicted of domestic abuse battery,
• Possession of firearm (concealed) by convicted felon,
• Possession of drug paraphernalia.
• Warrant for Failure to appear for status conference for possession of schedule I, possession of drug paraphernalia, expired vehicle license.
Total bond set at $8,000, he bonded.

Noble Man Killed in Sabine Parish Crash

Louisiana State Police Troop E responded to a two-vehicle crash on September 19 at approximately 1:20 p.m., on U.S. 171 south of Noble. The crash claimed the life of 68-year-old Edwin G. Procell.

The initial investigation revealed that a Kubota tractor, driven by Procell, was northbound on U.S. 171. For reasons still under investigation, Procell maneuvered from the outside travel lane into the inside travel lane, as a 2021 Peterbilt was attempting to pass the tractor in the northbound inside travel lane. This action placed the tractor in the direct travel path of the Peterbilt, which resulted in a collision. 

As a result of the crash, Procell sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on the scene. The Peterbilt driver, who was restrained, sustained no injuries. Routine toxicology samples were obtained and submitted for analysis. This crash remains under investigation.

In 2022, Troop E Troopers have investigated 36 fatal crashes, resulting in 38 fatalities.  

Air Evacuation Training at Toro Training Facility

This morning AirEvac 160 joined South Sabine Fire Department for training out at the Toro Training Facility.
The team was able to tour the inside of the helicopter, learn basic on-site scene safety when loading a patient, required LZ size and potential hazards when landing a helicopter.
The district works numerous calls that require care/transport from AirEvac units and it’s extremely important for volunteers to know the correct way to set up and LZ and the do’s and don’ts while on scene.

Mayor of Many congratulates Tigers

Congratulations to the Many Tigers on a big 35-3 win against the Haughton Bucs! Trent Williams is the Foy Chevrolet Player of the Game, and his 75 yard TD run really set the tone early for a dominating win! Your Tigers are steamrolling to a 3-0 start. Next up, Newman High at John W. Curtis Stadium!

Many scatters and smothers Haughton in romp 

By DARRIN DYESS, Journal Sports 

MANY – Smash-mouth and smother. 

Many treated Class 5A Haughton like Waffle House hash browns Friday as they smothered, covered and scattered the Bucs across John Curtis Field in a 35-3 win. 

The Class 2A No. 1 Tigers didn’t need to attempt a pass as the offensive line blew open large holes and Many ball carriers racked up an astonishing 519 yards. 

Two different Tigers had 100-yard rushers – Jeremiah James had 196 yards and Trent Williams 149 yards – with two additional 70-yard rushers in quarterback Tackett Curtis (76 yards) and Sylvonte Aldredge (73 yards) 

On the flip side, Many (3-0) smothered Haughton’s spread attack, holding the Bucs (2-1) to under 150 yards. 

Many coach Jess Curtis admitted that hosting Haughton on their home turf wasn’t just another regular-season game, but the Tigers took a business-like approach to the task. 

“To have an undefeated Haughton team from that 5A Shreveport district come into our place, and for us to get the win, is big for our program,” Curtis said. “We were really looking forward to playing their program. 

“We had a great week of practice, and we believe that the preparation is the separation.” 

Many set the tone immediately in the first possession as a sack by Keaton Montgomery doomed the Buccaneers with Haughton making sure not to punt or kick to returner Tackett Curtis. 

Haughton made an initial defensive stand by stopping the Tigers on fourth down inside the 5-yard line, but it’s one of the few times the Bucs could put the brakes on Many. 

Many defensive Jayvion Smart intercepted Haughton quarterback Colin Rains, which turned into a Williams 75-yard touchdown run for a 7-0 lead. 

The Tigers then marched 91 yards in 11 plays capped by a James 8-yard touchdown for the 13-0 lead. 

A sack by Many’s Swayze Carheel and Blake Matkin helped keep Haughton off the scoreboard in the final drive of the first half. 

The Many front seven harassed Rains all night while the secondary blanketed Haughton receivers. Rains finished 6-21 passing for 107 yards. The Bucs gained just 26 yards on 26 attempts. 

“We’re blessed to have a great group on that side,” Curtis said. “We have some very good defensive backs in the secondary, and we were able to smother their routes. 

“Defensive coordinator Coach Hassell had a great plan.” 

Many accelerated in the second half as a 34-yard James touchdown run and a Curtis 47-yard scamper pushed the Tigers’ gap to 28-0 midway through the third quarter. 

After a goaline fumble prevented Many from adding more points, Haughton drove the length of the field that ended in a 37-yard field goal from kicker Carter Ebarb. 

James tacked on his third touchdown of the night with a 21-yard gallop to put the Tigers up 35-3. 

Many will get another stiff test when Isidore Newman visits next week with No. 1 national prospect Arch Manning under center. Newman won a 54-52 shootout with Benton this past week. 

Scoring Summary 

Second Quarter 

10:22 M — Trent Williams 75 run. (Deacon Lafollette kick) 
 3:00 M — Jeremiah James 8 run. (kick failed) 

Third Quarter 

10:52 M — James 34 run. (James run).  
 4:17 M — Tackett Curtis 47 run. (Lafollette kick) 

Fourth Quarter 

 5:25 H – Carter Ebarb 36 field goal  
 2:00 M — James 21 run. (Lafollette kick) 


First Downs M – 24, H – 11 


M – 54, H -56 


H – 6-21-107                   


M – 54-519; H – 26-26 

M — James 21-196-3, Williams 8-149-1, Curtis 3-76-1,  

Aldredge 11-73, Maxie 5-15, Booker 1-10 


M – Curtis 8 (4 solo), Gosey 4 

Nine firefighters graduate from Central Sabine Fire Academy

Central Sabine Fire graduated 9 firefighters from the Central Sabine Fire Academy. The firefighters met twice a week from 6-10 and every other Saturday for skills and burns, plus spent countless hours doing homework and self study. Leesville Fire Department had three firefighters go through the academy.

Central Sabine Fire
K. Neel
S. Cruz
K. Leach
B. Henderson
B. Lewing
K. Bell
Leesville Fire Department
J. Eubanks
P. Shewey
C. Dube
C. Rainer
A. Totman
S. Rushing
Instructional Guests
S. Gowen
D. Rush

September Speedway Results

1. #06 Jack Dupont – Shreveport, LA
2. #88 Danny Bryant – Haughton, LA
3. #05 Luke Dupont – Boothill, LA
4. #7 Robert Vanderwaters – Pineville, LA
5. #199 Michael Hudson – Keithville, LA
6. #333 Cory Giles – Princeton, LA
7. #99 Robert Barber – Florien, LA
8. #29B Brandon Harrod – Beckville, TX
9. #0 Chris Burrows – Minden, LA
10. #11M Michelle Tedder – Many, LA
11. #B1 Braxton Beckham – Quitman, LA
12. #C23 Collin Jones – Provencal, LA
13. DNF #F5 Ben McDuff – Keithville, LA
14. DNF #M57 Drake Salard – Natchitoches, LA
15. #C49 Chris Waters – Marthaville, LA
1. #3 C J Howell – Boyce, LA
2. #125 Mark Underwood Jr – Ruston, LA
3. #56 Craig Pursley – New Waverly, TX
4. #27 Dalton Faulkner – Cut & Shoot, TX
5. #XXX Shawn Graham – Shreveport, LA
6. #20 Neil Kemp – Mineral Springs, AR
7. #55M Cody Myers – Bossier City, LA
8. #41 Dylan Elasko – Huffman, TX
9. #81 Chase Hatton – DeBerry, TX
10. #7L Dewayne Rains – Anacoco, LA
11. #113 Justin McClelland – Baytown, TX
12. DNF #36J Justin Whitehead – Texarkana, TX
13. DNF #61G Josh Ellender –
14. DNF #22 Dustin Henigan – Marshall, TX
15. DNF #9 John Parker, Jr – Dry Prong, LA
16. DNF #23 Daniel Jones – Provencal, LA
17. DNF #990 Taten Perkins – Oakdale, LA
18. DNF #88M Joshua Martin – Colfax, LA
19. DNF #10X Josh Daughterty – Keithville, LA
20. DNF #12 Bo Perry – Bossier City, LA
21. DNF #27T Curtis Twardeski – Huntsville, TX
22. DNF #100+ Bryan Cook  – Florien, LA
23. DNF #B1 Kyle Cummings – Shreveport, LA
24. DQ #16 Chris Henigan – Marshall, TX
1. #37 Mickey Steele – Pollock, LA
2. #24C Bobby Chandler – Dry Prong, LA
3. #10M Talan Willis – Elizabeth, LA
4. #B8 Patrick Crawford – Calhoun, LA
5. #0 Justin Cook – Sterlington, LA
6. #5H Crystal Day – Eros, LA
7. #101 Robert Barber – Florien, LA
8. #93 Tracey Cundieff – Kilgore, TX
9. #23 Glenn Townsend – Ville Platte, LA
10. #P75 Stephanie Page – West Monroe, LA
11. #18G Christian Guffey – Bentley, LA
DNF #10 Kale Murphrey – Tullos, LA
DNF #M9 Jason Bennett – Farmerville, LA
DNF #03B Ian Blackwell –
DNF #25 Parker Cloud – Elizabeth, LA
DNF #49F Brady Fortenberry – Eros, LA
DNF #20R Russell Fish – Oakdale, LA
1. #18 Chace Hebert – Lafayette, LA
2. #10M Adam Willis – Elizabeth, LA
3. #M22 Mickey Steele – Pollock, LA
4. #47CC Conner Williams – Sibley, LA
5. #92 Andrew Rossum – Texarkana, TX
6. #25 Josh Baucom – Shreveport, LA
7. #B99 Ben Leedy – Jonesboro, LA
8. #99H Danny Hebert – Lafayette, LA
9. #00 J D Ammons – Longwood, LA
10. #1E Matt Ebarb – Bossier City, LA
11. #5 Tony McComic – Many, LA
12. #3GT Bob Kellogg – Natchitoches, LA
13. #22 Michael Stafford – Glenmora, LA
14. DNF #7 Colby Williams – Sibley, LA
15. DNF #14JR Michael King, Jr – El Dorado, AR
16. DNF #15 Tracy Denby, Jr – Vidor, TX
17. DNF #78 R C Hagan – Glenmora, LA
18. DNF #1 Blayne Nolen – Pitkin, LA
19. DNF #K9 Mark Underwood, Jr – Ruston, LA
20. DNF #88 Joseph Shirley – Hornbeck, LA
21. DNS #39 Trevor Strother – Oakdale, LA
22. DNS #30 Joel Couvillion – Alexandria, LA


1. #9 Shane Hebert – Scott, LA
2. #54G Garrett Gibson – Haughton, LA
3. #P52 Payton Brown – Calhoun, LA
4. #3 Seth Traweek – West Monroe, LA
5. #19 Jamie Burford – Keatchie, LA
6. #22 Tracy Denby Sr – Vidor, TX
7. #00B Blane Perkins – Oakdale, LA
8. #76X Jerry Basco – Flatwoods, LA
9. #100 Bryan Cook – Florien, LA
10. #24T Mason Taylor – Glenmora, LA
11. #P79 Jason Page – West Monroe, LA
12. #68B Corey Basco – Flatwoods, LA
13. DNF #M24 Jeffery Mosley – West Monroe, LA
14. DNF #76B Ethan Bryant – Coushatta, LA
15. DNF #38 Kris Shaw – Ragley, LA
16. DNF #91B Jonathan Babin – Pineville, LA
17. DNF #78 Carey Eason –
18. DNS #F9 Mark Powell – Anacoco, LA
12. #F9 Mark Powell – Anacoco, LA


LED FastStart event will connect job seekers with openings at 13 companies in 14 cities
BATON ROUGE, La. – Registration is now open for an LED FastStart online career fair that will connect job seekers with manufacturing and logistics jobs in 14 cities. The online event will take place Wednesday, September 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. Admission is free, and participants can register in advance or at the start of the event.
Positions to be filled at the career fair include Maintenance Technician, A&P Mechanic, Pipe Fitter, Forklift Operator, Production Worker, Electrician 1, Welder / Fitter, Warehouse Associate, Quality Assurance Manager, Loader, Industrial Painter / Finisher, Driver, Material Handler, Industrial Maintenance Technician and more.
Thirteen companies seeking to fill a combined total of 105 job openings have committed to participate in the career fair to date: 
  • AFCO, Alexandria
  • Aviation Exteriors (Avex), New Iberia
  • Bollinger Shipyards, Houma
  • Great Southern Wood Preserving, Mansura
  • Hubig’s Pies, Jefferson
  • Interfor, DeQuincy
  • Intralox/Laitram, New Orleans and Hammond
  • S&W Wholesale Foods, Hammond
  • SafeSource Direct, Broussard
  • SNF Flopam, Plaquemine
  • Southland Steel, Amite and Greensburg
  • Teijin Automotive Technologies, Sarepta
  • Weyerhaeuser, Natchitoches
Using the Brazen online events platform, job seekers will have the opportunity to explore employers’ online booths, research companies and find opportunities for which they are best suited. Registrants also can participate in one-on-one, text-based chats with company representatives.

Since the LED FastStart Recruitment platform was launched, over 1,800 job seekers have participated in 23 online career fairs for multiple businesses or individual companies. The fairs have covered a range of industries, from digital/tech to manufacturing. Similar events showcasing other industry sectors are scheduled throughout the year. To receive email notifications about future career fairs, opt-in here.
To register, visit the Brazen registration page. For more information, contact LED FastStart Recruitment Director Jamie Nakamoto at or 225.342.1575.
About LED
Louisiana Economic Development is responsible for strengthening the state’s business environment and creating a more vibrant economy. It is the only state agency in the U.S. accredited by the International Economic Development Council, boasting award-winning programs like LED FastStart, rated the No. 1 customized workforce training program in the U.S. 13 years in a row. In 2021, LED attracted 64 new economic development projects representing over 18,100 new direct and indirect jobs, 9,700 retained jobs and more than $20.5 billion in new capital investment. Explore how LED cultivates jobs and economic opportunity for the people of Louisiana and employers of all sizes at

Sabine Detectives Request Public’s Help Identifying Subject

Detectives are requesting your help identifying the subject in these photos.
On the morning of Friday, August 5 this subject was caught on surveillance video at a residence on the north end of Sam Webb Loop off US Highway 171 south of Noble, LA.
Items were later discovered damaged and missing from the residence.
If you recognize this person or have any other information, please contact Detective D. Gentry, Sabine CID, 318-590-9475 or submit a tip through our Sabine Parish Sheriff App.

Zwolle Women Arrested for Felony Theft Over $25,000

Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports the arrest of Samantha Brook Kilgore (age-34) of Zwolle.
Kilgore was arrested on September 7 for Theft over $25,000 (Felony).
The owner of Tobacco Warehouse #4 on Texas Highway near Pendleton Bridge told Sabine Parish Sheriff Detectives Kilgore took approximately $59,800 in cash from his business over several years while she was employed there.
Kilgore’s bond was set at $1,000 by the 11th Judicial District Court and she bonded the same day.
Sheriff Mitchell asked anyone who has information about a crime to report it by calling 318-256-9241 or submit a tip through our Sabine Parish Sheriff App.

Two Suspects Arrested for ATV Theft

Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell reports two subjects have been arrested for stealing 3 ATVs in northern Sabine Parish since the beginning of the year.

On February 13  a green Honda Rancher was reported missing from Ryals Road in Converse. Sabine Parish
Sheriff Detectives located the ATV the next day in the woods off US Highway 171 north of Noble.

On March 24, a green Honda Foreman was reported missing from a residence on Saline Church Road south of Converse.

On April 8, a green Honda Rancher was reported missing from a hunting lease off LA Highway 174 east of Pleasant Hill.

On June 1, Detectives received information about two ATVs at a residence on Coon Ridge Road which may be stolen. Detectives identified one of the ATVs as the green Rancher stolen from the hunting lease near Pleasant Hill. The VIN of the other ATV could not be located.

The person at the residence told Detectives he purchased both ATVs from Chad Castillo and another unknown male subject.

On August 22, Detectives interviewed Castillo and he admitted he took the ATV from Ryals Road and hid it in the woods. Castillo also admitted he stole the ATV from the hunting lease and sold both to the person on Coon Ridge Road.

Further investigation led Detectives to determined Jody Ebarb took the ATV from Saline Church Road.

Ebarb later admitted to Detectives he did steal the ATV.

The green Foreman has not been recovered as of this time.

On August 22, JOSEPH CHAD CASTILLO (age-34) of Converse was arrested and booked for Illegal

Possession of Stolen Things $1000-$5000 (Felony).

Castillo’s bond was set at $10,000 and he bonded on August 24.

Detectives later obtained an arrest warrant for Castillo for Theft $1000-$5000 (Felony) for stealing one of the ATVs. Castillo is still wanted at this time.

On September 2, JODY KENDRICK EBARB (age-39) of Noble was arrested and booked for Theft $1000-$5000 (Felony).

Ebarb’s bond was set at $1000 and he bonded on September 6.

Sheriff Mitchell wanted to add that investigations often take time; time to gather information and develop suspect(s).

Sheriff Mitchell and Chief Deputy Brad Walker commend Lead Detective T. Beason with assistance from Detectives D. Flores and D.W. Seegers for their determination in solving these cases.

Gov. Edwards’ Statement on Louisiana’s Success in Preventing Brain Drain


BATON ROUGE— Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a statement on Sept. 12 on Louisiana’s success in retaining recent college graduates in state following completion of their degree. According to a recent Washington Post analysis, Louisiana ranks 17th in the country in retention of college graduates, ahead of 33 other states including Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, South Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.
Governor Edwards said:
“I often say Louisiana’s best days are ahead of us, and this news is proof that we are heading in the right direction. It is a testament to the historic investments we’re making in higher education, and the hard work my administration has done to grow and diversify our economy. We have the lowest unemployment rate in state history, and we have created nearly 200,000 jobs since the worst of the COVID pandemic. It is gratifying to see so many Louisiana college graduates choosing to stay right here to begin their careers and to know that we are outpacing many other states, especially in the South. But we will not settle for 17th. We will keep working until no other state keeps more of their college graduates home than Louisiana.”

‘Playoff feel expected for Haughton’s visit to Many

MANY – The calendar may say it’s just September, but Many coach Jess Curtis is expecting a ‘playoff feel’ Friday when Class 5A Haughton comes a-callin’ to John W. Curtis Tiger Stadium at 7 p.m. 

And it’s not just because Haughton (2-0) is Class 5A – the Tigers (2-0) easily dispatched of fellow 5A Sam Houston 38-3 to open the season. 

It’s because both teams are playing at a seemingly high level, the latest edition of proud programs with rich playoff tradition. 

“That’s why (Haughton) is on the schedule – to give us that playoff feel,” Curtis said. “Playing a successful Class 5A challenges us in every area. 

“It’s important to be playing well when your run into a team like Haughton. You know you have to play well or you’re going home.” 

Haughton missed the playoffs for the first time in at least 20 years this past season, including each season since they’ve reclassified to 5A in 2011. 

Many developed its championship pedigree over the last decade, which includes two Class 2A state titles in five championship game appearances since 2013. 

The Bucs, whose 2019 squad advanced all the way to the semifinals, have taken out any 2021 frustration on their first two opponents – beating fellow District 3-2A member Red River 35-0 in one half of football (lightning) before dismantling LaGrange 44-14. 

Quarterback Colin Rains directs a versatile spread offense in which four different Bucs scored touchdowns just in the first quarter against LaGrange. 

Many has faced a few different spread offenses this season, including dominating Sam Houston’s spread with just 103 yards allowed. 

“Playing some spread teams earlier this season definitely helps us prepare and showed us things we need to clean up,” Curtis said. “Third down on defense is a down we want to win. 

“And then we want to control the time of possession on offense because Haughton likes to go up-tempo. We want to hang on to the ball.” 

The Tigers defensive strength is their sideline-to-sideline speed as 10 starters return from a year ago, making up arguably one of the best units in the state, not just Class 2A. 

Many’s rushing attack, led by running back Jeremiah James who has topped the 100-yard mark in each of the first two games this season, has rolled up at least 280 rushing yards in its two wins. 

The Tigers steamrolled a Class 4A playoff program in DeRidder to the tune of 300 rushing yards in a 50-7 demolition. 

The special teams need to continue to be special, especially if returner Tackett Curtis can repeat a two-touchdown punt return performance from Week 1. 

Before its Sam Houston win in Week 1, Many hadn’t logged a Class 5A win since beating Southwood in 2011. 

Now the Tigers will attempt to pick up two in the first three weeks of the season. 

Many slays DeRidder in road rout

DERIDDER – Many’s trip south to face DeRidder took just more than an hour, but the Tigers didn’t need that long to leave any doubt about the outcome of Friday’s contest against the Dragons. 


Many jumped out to a three-touchdown lead in the first half as they trounced DeRidder 50-7. 


The top-ranked Class 2A squad piled up more than 300 rushing yards led by 100-yard rushers Jeremiah James and Tackett Curtis. 


Many (2-0) scratched the scoreboard first in the opening quarter on a Jamarlyn Garner 3-yard touchdown run and a Curtis 38-yard run to cap off drives of 53 and 65 yards. 


DeRidder (1-1) showed life at the end of the first quarter with a touchdown drive of their own to slice Many’s lead to 14-7, but the Tigers’ defense made sure the Dragons didn’t have any more smoke. 


DeRidder’s scoring drive was helped by multiple Many defensive penalties. 


Many held DeRidder, a Class 4A program who is a regular playoff participant, to 73 total yards, including just 48 rushing yards on 30 attempts. 


“We played a complete game (Friday) … and I’m really happy where we are at right now,” said Many head coach Jess Curtis. “The defense was flying to the ball, and we controlled the game on offense.” 


Many, which attempted just one pass (incomplete), gave the Dragons a heavy dose of its ground game. 


James scored his first of three touchdowns with a 1-yard plunge before Curtis tacked on a 64-yard touchdown scamper as Many led 28-7 at halftime. 


Curtis rushed for 110 yards and two touchdown on just three carries – all in the first half. 


The Tigers wasted little time in the second half as a 40-yard kickoff return from Jayvion Smart set up a touchdown drive that culminated in a 3-yard James touchdown run. A Sean Mitcham conversion run put Many up 36-7. 


Younger running backs Kentavious Maxie and Sylvonte Aldredge handled the load late as Aldredge found the end zone from two yards out. Trevor McLendon supplied a 20-yard run to aid the drive. 


James added his third touchdown run in the final score of the night, a 3-yard score. 


Defensively, big plays from Keaton Montgomery, Adam Miller, Swayze Carheel and Tylen Singleton destroyed upended any offense DeRidder attempted to put together. 


Many will face their toughest test to date this coming week when Class 5A Haughton (2-0) comes to town. 


Scoring Summary 

First Quarter 

5:56 M — Jamarlyn Garner 3-yd TD run. Deacon Lafollete kick, 7-0. 

1:35 M —  Tackett Curtis 38-yd TD run. Lafollette kick, 14-0. 

0:03 D — 1 yd TD run, kick good 14-7. 

Second Quarter 

9:18 M — Jeremiah James 1-yd TD run. Kick blocked 20-7. 

5:50 M — Curtis 64 yd TD run. James 2-pt conversion. 28-7. 

Third Quarter 

8:49 M — James 38 yd TD run. Mitcham 2-pt conversion 36-7. 

5:35 M — Sylvonte Aldredge 2 yd TD run. Lafollette kick. 43-7. 

Fourth Quarter 

4:09 M — James 7 yd TD run. Lafollette kick. 50-7. 


Individual Leaders 


M – L.Booker 0-1 

D – 1-5, 25 


M – James 17-117-3, Curtis 3-110-2, Garner 6-81-1, Adredge 10-42-1, McLendon 2-27, Maxie 5-4, Williams 2-3, Booker 2-(-6) 

D – 30-48-1 


M – Carheel 5, Singleton 4, Curtis 3, Williams 3 





BATON ROUGE- Louisiana ranks top 10 nationally in a new report card on empowering parents in their children’s education and supporting education freedom. The Heritage Foundation released its first-ever Education Freedom Report Card, and Louisiana is ninth. Louisiana scored higher than the majority of states in the report’s four main categories of school choice, regulatory freedom, academic transparency, and return on investment for education spending. 
“I’m pleased that we’ve been recognized for our efforts to ensure educational freedom in Louisiana,” said State Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley. “We should continue to pursue efforts that remove unnecessary bureaucracy, increase transparency, and empower families to choose the school that fits their needs.”
Louisiana earned its highest marks for regulatory freedom, where it ranked third. The report touts the state’s multiple routes to becoming an educator, with 56 percent having earned alternative certification. 
Louisiana is No. 19 in both school choice and transparency. The report gave Louisiana positive marks for allowing parents to choose among school options and respecting the autonomy of homeschool families. Louisiana law also allows families to view public school learning materials. Louisiana ranked No. 25 on return on investment for education spending.
The report also recommended opportunities for further growth for Louisiana children and families. These include improving student outcomes, increasing teacher certification pathways, expanding access for families, and enhancing school choice options for public and nonpublic schools.
The Education Freedom Report Card comes as the Louisiana Department of Education is recognizing its first Celebrate Freedom Week September 12-16. As part of legislation passed this year, school systems across the state will hold their own Celebrate Freedom Week this month in conjunction with Constitution Day.

Sabine Speedway Results: September 9

1. #06 Jack Dupont – Shreveport, LA
2. #71K Hunter Hollis – Haughton, LA
3. #F5 Ben McDuff – Keithville, LA
4. #C49 Chris Waters – Marthaville, LA
5. #11M Michelle Tedder – Many, LA
6. #99 Robert Barber – Florien, LA
7. #4JC Mike Salard – Robeline, LA
8. #C23 Collin Jones – Provencal, LA
1. #23 Daniel Jones – Provencal, LA
2. #3 C J Howell – Boyce, LA
3. #9 John Parker, Jr – Dry Prong, LA
4. #88M Joshua Martin – Colfax, LA
5. #55 Dalton Dubois – Robeline, LA
6. #10X Josh Daughterty – Keithville, LA
7. #113 Justin McClelland – Baytown, TX
8. #7L Dewayne Rains – Anacoco, LA
9. #15X Dakoda Wyatt – Provencal, LA
10. #4J Randy Wheeler – Leesville, LA
11. #1 Stoney Dubois – Robeline, LA
12. #95 Hayden Beckham – Quitman, LA
13. #C11 Kyle Bassett – New Llano, LA
14. #100+ Ross Cook – Florien, LA
15. #52 Aron Laurence – Florien, LA
16. #44 Toby Airhart – Anacoco, LA
17. #37 Mickey Steele – Pollock, LA
18. #5 Frank Canizoro – Mansfield, LA
19. #004 Todd Fredieu – Many, LA


1. #C7 Corey Neil, Jr – Bridge City, TX
2. #14JR Michael King, Jr – El Dorado, AR
3. #7CC Colby Williams – Sibley, LA
4. #47CC Conner – Sibley, LA
5. #25 Josh Baucom – Shreveport, LA
6. #3GT Bob Kellogg – Natchitoches, LA
7. #71 Matt Burney – Forest Hill, LA
8. #9R Barron Prince – Haughton, LA
9. #B99 Ben Leedy – Jonesboro, LA
10. #5C Logan Crayon – DeRidder, LA
11. #3 Levi Wilkerson – Rusk, TX
12. #46 Adam Stevens – Jefferson, TX
13. #L17 Logan Griffin – Texarkana, AR
14. #25J Jacob McRae – Shreveport, LA
15. #18 Stephen Hogan – Jefferson, TX
16. #07 Adam Ware – Sieper, LA
17. #955 Beau Begnaud – Spring, TX
18. #7L Lavaughn Cupp – Colfax, LA
19. #78 R C Hagan – Glenmora, LA
20. #21 J R Bamburg – Pitkin, LA
21. #11P Peyton Parker – Florien, LA


1. #97 Cade Dillard – Robeline, LA
2. #B17 Brandon Ball – Texarkana, TX
3. #54G Garrett Gibson – Haughton, LA
4. #15 Clayton Stuckey – Shreveport, LA
5. #69 Stacy Veuleman – Florien, LA
6. #6X Rob Litton – Alexandria, LA
7. #4X Brock Williams – Leesville, LA
8. #100 Bryan Cook – Florien, LA
9. #22 Tracy Denby Sr – Vidor, TX
10. #68B Corey Basco – Flatwoods, LA
11. #38 Kris Shaw – Ragley, LA
12. #F9 Mark Powell – Anacoco, LA
13. #76B Jerry Basco – Flatwoods, LA
14. #18 Caleb Dillard – Many, LA
15. #1 Kevin Sutton – Baytown, TX
16. #21X Ryan French – Natchitoches, LA

South Sabine Fire: August Call Log

South Sabine District had a total of 22 calls for the month of August.
EMS (emergency medical services)- 11
MVA (motor vehicle accident)- 2
Vehicle Fire- 1
Woods Fire- 4
Public Assist- 2
Structure Fire- 1
Fire Alarm- 1
We want to thank all of our volunteers for responding to these calls, our district and community count on each and every one of y’all!!

Many Police Officer Promoted

Officer Mason Wiley was recently promoted to Assistant Chief of Many Police Department.
Mason Wiley is an experienced law enforcement professional. He knows how important it is to protect and serve the people of his community while being fair and compassionate enforcing the laws of the State of Louisiana and the Town of Many.
Mason is a Louisiana native born in Rapides Parish who is driven to pursue law enforcement from his passion for helping people during life-altering times, and a keen interest in protecting the citizens of Many. He’s been working in a law enforcement capacity at the federal level for twenty years while employed with the Transportation Security Administration. He was also a Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Department Reserve Deputy for three years.
After retirement from the federal government, Mason and his wife decided to move to Many to be closer to their children and grandchildren, while he continued to pursue his passion in law enforcement. Before working for the federal government, Mason served in the U.S. Army. When 9/11 occurred, Mason wanted to serve his country again and began working for the Transportation Security Administration.
During his tenure with the Transportation Security Administration, Mason served as the Environment Management Coordinator, being responsible for hazardous material at seven federalized airports and helped establish a Security Operation Center in Arkansas. Mason then had an opportunity to come back to Louisiana. While in Louisiana, Mason was Transportation Security Manager, responsible for all security operations for four Louisiana airports and 300 Transportation Security Officers.
Being from a rural town Mason loves the culture of Many. His experience with both the military and the federal government are a valuable asset to the department and the community.

Many travels south down Hwy. 171 to face DeRidder on Friday

DERIDDER – Not many teams sign up to play Class 2A power Many in the first place, and the Tigers learned this offseason that even fewer programs wanted to play Many again in the second year of the two-year scheduling cycle. 


The only team to honor the return game this season is Class 4A member DeRidder. 


The Tigers (1-0) head down Hwy. 171 Friday to take on the Dragons (1-0) in a 7 p.m. kick. 


Many demolished a Dragons squad 61-26 that ended up winning seven games and nearly snatched a first-round home playoff game in 2021. 


The Tigers continued their dominating ways this season with a 38-3 shellacking of Class 5A Sam Houston to open the 2022 campaign. 


The Week 1 victory pushed Many’s regular-season winning streak to 10 games dating back to a 2021 Week 1 loss to Union Parish. 


The defense smothered Sam Houston’s spread offense to the tune of 103 yards allowed, and now the Tigers must switch gears to match DeRidder’s veer offense that controlled the clock in a 26-12 Week 1 win against parish rival South Beauregard. 


“We were very happy with Week 1,” said Many coach Jess Curtis. “We want to finish our drives because we felt like we left some points out there. 


“We expected to be good on defense with 10 starters returning, and we played really well against Sam Houston. Now we have to be disciplined and assignment-ready against DeRidder’s veer.” 


Many used its punishing running attack in Week 1 to gain 287 of its 322 offensive yards led by Jeremiah James (172 yards and two touchdowns). 


But quarterback Tackett Curtis was a show-stealer, returning two punts for a touchdown with a third punt return score wiped out by penalty. 


Add a lengthy kick return from Jayvion Smart and a made field goal from kicker Deacon Lafollette, and the Tigers special teams is playing at a championship level. 


“Special teams was an area of focus in the offseason because we felt it hurt us in the (2021) state championship game,” Jess Curtis said. “We have some weapons in that area with (Lafollette and Curtis). 


DeRidder and Many share some program ties, including DeRidder coach Brad Parmley. 


Parmley played football at Many for his father Eric Parmley. 


The younger Parmley replaced the elder at DeRidder in 2014 when Eric Parmley stepped down as the head coach after turning the Dragons program around. 


Toledo Bend 2022 Tournament Schedule:



September 10: Sportsman Bass Club of SWLA at Big Bass Marina

September 24: Tale Chasers’ Crappie Series Tournament at Tale Chasers

September 24: Fishing Tournament at Buckeye Lane


October 1: Toledo Bend Army Rec Site Monthly Bass Tournament at Army Rec Site

October 1: Fort Polk Community Bassmasters 32nd Annual Fall Open at Army Rec Site

October 1: Bass Clubs Bass Championship at San Miguel Park

October 7-8: Oilman’s Bass Classic Team Tournament at Cypress Bend Park

October 8: Sportsman Bass Club of SWLA at Big Bass Marina

October 29: Tale Chasers’ Crappie Series Top Ten Tournament at Tale Chasers


November 5: Toledo Bend Army Rec Site Monthly Bass Tournament at Army Rec Site


December 3: Toledo Bend Army Rec Site Monthly Bass Tournament at Army Rec Site

December 10: LHSAA Region 2 Bass Tournament at San Miguel 


Tournaments & events are subject to change.
Please visit for up-to-date tournament info! 

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Job Applicants

Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell announces the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office is looking for motivated individuals for PART TIME Dispatcher positions.
Dispatchers will communicate via radio with Deputies and Officers working throughout Sabine Parish. They also receive calls for service from the public requesting assistance from law enforcement. Dispatchers will also answer emergency 911 calls. They will coordinate with other law enforcement agencies, fire, and ambulance services.
The position requires shift work, rotating days and nights, to include weekends and holidays.
A high level of multi-tasking and typing skills are preferred but not required. Qualified applicants must be 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or equivalent, have no felony convictions, and must meet other criteria.
Anyone interested should contact Chief Dispatcher Stacy Etheridge at the Sabine Parish Courthouse.
If you have any questions, call 318-256-9241 option 5 or email
(The Sheriff’s Office is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all state and federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, age, sex, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin).

Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office Implements Drone Use

Sabine Parish Sheriff Aaron Mitchell announces the purchase of a DJI Matrice 300 RTK Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).
The Matrice 300 has a HD video camera with 200x max zoom, thermal imaging, object tracking, a spotlight, and other state-of-the-art capabilities. It features separate pilot and camera controls.
The Matrice 300 measures 32” long, 26” wide, 17” tall and weighs 14 pounds. It has a 55-minute maximum flight time and a maximum range of 9 miles.
Sheriff Mitchell said the UAS will be an essential tool for locating missing or lost persons, drownings, inmate escapees, wanted persons, and community safety.
The UAS Team will be composed of highly trained, motivated members of the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office. On Thursday, September 1, members attended an all-day training class to become familiar with the features and operation of the UAS. All members were able to pilot the UAS and operate the camera controls. The Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office will abide by all FAA regulations, and all UAS members will obtain pilot licenses and certifications.
There have been many cases of missing and lost persons in the past in Sabine Parish, some of these ended tragically. Chief Deputy Brad Walker said the #1 goal of the UAS program is to be able to locate these individuals and bring them home safely. If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact Chief Deputy Walker or UAS Coordinator Trevor Beason at 318-590-9475.