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Quality Electrical & Controls Service:

Over 60 years of combined Licensed and Certified experience in Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Control Panels, Electrical, HVAC and Inspections service. Located at 5039 Hwy 4 East, Jonesboro, LA. For free estimate contact: Billy Earl Wilhite: (318) 475-2403 or Richard Andrews: (318) 475-5136. “Call us when you want the job done right.”

4T Exterior Cleaning:

House wash, Metal roof wash, gutter cleaning, concrete, deck, and brick/ patio cleaning. For free estimates call Trevor Hall at (318) 475-0347 or email

B3 Lawn Services:

No job to large or small. For complete lawncare and select landscaping services contact: Todd Lowe (318) 623-8532, TJ Wilkerson (318) 480-1328 or Josh Henry (318) 480-1596.

Harris Yard Beautification Service: 

For all your lawn and landscaping needs contact Greg Harris at (318) 245-2349. Free estimates and professional service guaranteed. Based out of Chatham. 

5G Exterior Cleaning:

“Service you can trust at affordable prices” Commercial and residential cleaning services. Be it commercial buildings, homes, driveways, patio’s, truck’s and trailers, no job to big or small. For free estimates call or text: Ty Garrett at (318) 243-7772 or send email to: 

For Sale: Book on 100 year history of JHHS football 

jh bookA year-by-year description of the first 100 years (1919-2019) of JHHS football. Included is summary of early beginnings, yearly results, rosters, updated team and individual records and a gallery of pictures. Perfect gift for that grandfather, father, uncle or cousin who would enjoy remembering their “glory days”. Cost is $25.00 per book plus $3.00 shipping and handling. To order call (318) 480-1206 or send email to:


For Sale: Small “Cowboy” Trailertrailer1trailer2

Excellent Condition. Solid floors. Metal sides and roof. Dimensions: 56″ tall x 93″ long x 60″ wide. $3,000.00 or best offer. Owned by Jonesboro-Hodge Methodist Church. For more information or to set appointment to see trailer call: 318-480-1206.




Spillway Estates Water System Water System Failed to Take Corrective Action Following Identification of a Significant Deficiency
On December 05, 2018 the Louisiana Department of Health and (LDH) performed a detailed inspection and engineering evaluation of our water system called a sanitary survey. During this sanitary survey, they identified one or more significant deficiencies in our system. As our customers, you have a right to know what happened and what we are doing to correct this situation. According to EPA’s Ground Water Rule, we were required to correct the deficiency (or deficiencies) or work with the State to develop a plan to correct the deficiency (or deficiencies). However, we failed to correct the deficiency or contact the State before the established deadline and have therefore violated a requirement of the Ground Water Rule.

What should I do?
There is nothing you need to do. You do not need to boil your water or take other corrective actions. If a situation arises where the water is no longer safe to drink, you will be notified within 24 hours.

What does this mean?
This is not an emergency. If it had been an emergency, you would have been notified within 24 hours.
This significant deficiency has the potential to result in lack of proper treatment and oversight of the water system. Inadequately treated or inadequately protected water may contain disease-causing organisms. These organisms can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, cramps, and associated headaches. While we have not detected any evidence of contamination or other health threats related to our source water, we are still committed to correcting the deficiency to eliminate the threat of contamination.

What was done?
Utilities Inc of Louisiana is pleased to inform our customers the deficiency noted has been successfully resolved. Prior to LDH inspection, UIL determined the ground storage tank located on Navajo Road required replacement due to its deteriorating condition.
At the time of inspection, LDH observed the ground storage tank to have corrosion citing this as a significant deficiency. The engineer hired by UIL submitted plans and specifications to LDH and were approved on May 19, 2019.

On September 15, 2020, ground storage tank replacement was completed in addition to other improvements to the water site. These improvements included: 5hp booster station, new station piping, rehabilitation of chlorination equipment and site restoration including an access driveway.

UIL continues to work on improvements to the water system and keep LDH informed of progress being made.

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

For more information, please contact: Vicki Spence, UIL Compliance Administrator at 985-893-6646.

Town of Jonesboro Public Hearing
October 12, 2021

A public hearing will be held October 12th, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. to discuss the purposed Ordinance #2021-010 Nuisances. An ordinance amending section 20-55 of the code of ordinances of the Town of Jonesboro by adding thereto a section (d) defining noxious weeds or grass or other deleterious, unhealthful or noxious growths, providing for matters related thereto and providing an effective date for the amendment.



It’s official! Town of Jonesboro has an operating general budget

The question of whether or not the Town of Jonesboro actually had an operating general budget in place was finally put to rest this past Tuesday, September 21st, when Ordinance 2021-007 was adopted. Also approved were Ordinances 2021-008 and 2021-009, which ratified the Water and Sewer Budgets for 2021-22.

The move was taken during the Special Called meeting of the Town of Jonesboro Board of Aldermen when Town Council members Devin Flowers, Pete Stringer, Robbie Siadek, James Ginn and Nia Evans-Johnson approved the motions made by Johnson and seconded by Flowers. For the record, the amended General Budget was voted on by roll call vote where Flowers, Stringer, Siadek and Evan-Johnson voted Yea and Ginn voted Nay.

Much discussion was had prior to the vote on the General Budget that centered on the question of whether or not the town was operating on a 50% rule of operations funding which Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson claimed or if the Council had legally adopted a budget in July. After town attorney Doug Stokes provided his response to the request to provide clarification it was agreed by everyone that the town did indeed pass the budget and the amendments the Mayor proposed were able to be voted on.
In other action Town of Jonesboro Engineer presented several proposals regarding water and sewer projects and explained that the town would be responsible for at least a 25% match of funds if grants to be applied for were approved.

The meeting opened with two concerned citizens speaking about animal control problems and wanting to see the town grow during public comments. Renee Stringer then asked the Council to be mindful of all the issues the town has when voting on the Budget amendments.

Tigers tame Logansport 47-26 for third straight win

Is it better to have a ball control or a quick strike offense? This is an age old debate among football coaches and arm chair quarterbacks everywhere from all levels. That discussion will continue for as long as offenses continue to take snaps but if the statistics from Jonesboro-Hodge’s 47-26 victory over visiting Logansport means anything analytically then a clear answer was determined. At least, for this past weekend’s contest.

The final stats show that ball controlling, Logansport ran 64 plays compared to just 41 for the quick strike artists of JHH. They also totaled 23 first downs comparted to just 14 for JHHS. Oddly there was just roughly ten total yards separating the Tigers with ball controlling, Logansport hammering out 341 yards and quick striking, Jonesboro- Hodge ringing up 351 yards. What is best then? Running 23 more plays? Having 9 more first downs? Take your pick, as in the end the Tigers 21 point total advantage is really all that matters as that allows the Tigers to chalk one up in the win column.

Third straight a best for Blank! Actually that is the third straight victory of the year to date for JHHS after the season opening loss. The 3-1 record is the best start in head coach Terrance Blankenship’s nine year tenure that began back in 2013, as is, the point differential after four games of 110 – 68.

Three in two! Justin Calahan stepped in front of a Logansport pass and returned it 61 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to break open the game.  it was the third interception returned for a score in two games, the first time that has happened in the new millenium.

(Four) ever remembered! When senior wide-out DeVontae Mozee caught the 11 yard touchdown strike from Tydre Malone in the fourth quarter that gave JH a 35-26 lead it propelled both of them into the all-time annals of JHHS football. Mozee moved into sole possession of second place for most touchdown receptions in a game with four while Malone moved into a tie with four others for second place for most TD passes thrown in one game. 

The drive to five! Before Malone passed for his four TD’s, the rangy senior scrambled to his right and took off down the sidelines. Forty yards later and with at least five Logansport defenders, who had attempted to tackle him, laying on the turf Malone crossed the goal line for the Tigers first score. The long run was part of the 228 yards in total offense he accounted for on the night with 165 yards through the air and 63 on the ground. 

Atkins at it again! Sophomore linebacker Xavier Atkins tied a school record with 19 solo tackles two weeks ago against West Ouachita. This week the hard hitter went one better. By making 17 solo stops and adding 5 assists Atkins set a new JHHS school record with 22 total stops. Included in his incredible production was one sack, one tackle for a loss and one fumble recovery. 

Making it count! Logansport had 29 rushing attempts compared to just 22 for Jonesboro-Hodge. Still the Tigers outgained Logansport on the ground by a 186-86 margin. This was mainly due to a second quarter 40 yard scamper by quarterback Tydre Malone and back to back fourth quarter rushes by Brantrel Thompson of 34 and 32 yards. 

A record to forget! Not all records are ones you want to remember. Another entry into the all-time annals was recorded as well Friday night but this is one head coach Terrance Blankenship would just assume forget. The 13 penalties JHHS committed in the game put the 2021-22 Tigers into a tie for second place for all time penalties received in one game. Combined the two teams accounted for 22 infractions for a total of 174 yards. 

Jonesboro-Hodge (3-1)02162047
Logansport (0-4)6812026

Scoring Summary:

1st Quarter: (LHS) 5 yard rush ( XP No good)
2nd Quarter: (JHHS) Malone 40 yard run (Stevens – XP)
2nd Quarter: (LHS) 7 yard reception (2-pt good)
2nd Quarter: (JHHS) Malone 68 yard pass to Mozee (XP-no good)
2nd Quarter: (JHHS) Malone 6 yard pass to Mozee (Thompson 2-pt run)
3rd Quarter: (LHS) 12 yard reception (XP – no good)
3rd Quarter: (LHS) 16 yard reception (XP – no good)
3rd Quarter: (JHHS) Malone 9 yard pass to Mozee (XP – no good)
4th Quarter: (JHHS) Malone 11 yard pass to Mozee (Malone to Lewis)
4th Quarter: Brantrel Thompson 32 yard run (XP- no good)
4th Quarter: Justin Calahan 61 yard INT return (XP – no good)

1st Downs1423
Rushes / Yards22-18629-86
Passing C/A/Yds10-16-16519-35-254
Total Yards351340

JHHS Individual Offensive stats
(Passing) – Malone 10-16-165, 4 TD’s, 2 INT’s
(Rushing) – Thompson 10-107 yards, 1 TD; Malone 9-63, 1 TD; Lewis 1-16
(Receiving) – Mozee 5-97, 4TD’s; Lewis 3-60; Leonard 1-5; Calahan 1-3
JHHS Individual Defensive stats
(Total Tackles) – Atkins 22, Leonard 7, Smith 7, Lewis 6, Andrews 6, Calahan 4, Mozee 4,Jackson 3, Jones 3
(Solo Stops) – Atkins 17, Leonard 7, Lewis 5, Smith 5, Andrews 5, Calahan 4, Mozee 3,Jackson 3
(Tackle for Loss) – Atkins 1, Leonard 1, Smith 1, Andrews 1, Jones 1, Waters 1
(Sacks) – Atkins 1, Andrews 1
(Interceptions) – Lewis 1, Calahan 1
(Fumbles Recovered) – Atkins 1

Nominations for Grand Marshal of 2021 Christmas Parade being taken

Now is the time to nominate the grand marshal, who will be honored in the 2021 Christmas parade. To nominate someone for Grand Marshal of the parade, all nomination forms can be picked up at the front window of the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce or download from Only one form per person can be submitted.
If an organization, club, or church wishes to nominate someone, they can list their name on the one form for that nominee. No letters of recommendation will be excepted. The president of the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce, Andrea Malone, will give the nominations to a secret committee, and they will make the decision on who is Grand Marshal, who is a resident of Jackson Parish.
The nomination forms should be completed and returned to the Jackson Parish chamber of commerce Monday, October 25 at 12 noon. Wilda Smith, the director of the Jackson Parish Chamber of Commerce will then then give them to the president.
Coffee will be served to honor the 43rd annual Grand Marshal of the Christmas Festival at the Jonesboro Town Hall Community Room at 10 am on November 27th, 2021.

Quitman Jr. High sweeps Choudrant

The Quitman Junior High boys and girls continued their winning ways by sweeping Choudrant with ease in games played this past Tuesday. The girls won their ninth of the season against just one loss by a 33-10 margin while the boys remained perfect at 11-0 by virtue of their 38-23 triumph.
QJH 38 Choudrant 23 (boys): The Junior Wolverines won every quarter to methodically pull away for the easy victory. Braden S. scored seven of his game high, nine points in the first half to pace Quitman to a 17-12 lead. Jaden tallied five of the seven he finished with in the third quarter to help up the lead to ten before Larsen scored four of his six points in the game and Landon scored all four of his points in the final frame to give Quitman the final 15 point victory. Abel Leach added four with Asher Schultz, Braydon M., Siler and Jack all scoring two each

Quitman Jr. High (boys)9891238
Choudrant Jr. High575623
QHS scoring: Braden S. 9, Jayden 7, Larson 6, Landon 4, Leach 4, Schultz 2, Brayden M. 2, Siler 2, Jack 2

QJH 33 Choudrant 10 (girls) Quitman outscored Choudrant 17-2 In the second and third quarters to waltz their way to the easy victory. Maggie Guyotte and Anna Leach scored eight and seven respectively to pace the rout. Kinsley and Ava Caskey added five each and Kinleigh chipped in with four. Emma |Walker and Hallie Kate Pullig rounded out the scoring this two each.

Quitman Jr. High (girls)7710933
Choudrant Jr. High211610
QJH scoring: Guyotte 8, Leach 7, Caskey 5, Kinsley 5, Kinleigh 4, Walker 2, Pullig 2

Weston Junior High earns split with Calvin

After the Weston Junior High girls lost by a 21-12 the boys got redemption by blasting the home standing Cougars 37-16 to come home with a split of their two games. With the victory the boys improved to 6-7 on the season while the girls fell to 4-6.
Shane Reed scored seven and Brody Tidwell added five to pace the ten Wolves who scored. Ty Henderson, Drew Browning, Cole Otwell and Dawson Clifton all pitched in with four each followed by two from Trey Trosclair, David Michael Gandy and Jake North with two and Daniel Williams with one. Carly Griffin led the Lady Wolves with seven followed by Carlynn Waters and Livi Otwell with three and two respectively.

Weston Jr. High (boys)61561037
Calvin Jr. High356216
WJH scoring: Reed 7, Tidwell 5, Henderson 4, Browning 4, Otwell 4, Clifton 4, Trosclair 2, Gandy 2, North 2, Williams 1
Weston Jr. High (girls)434112
Calvin Jr. High547521
WJH scoring: Griffin 7, Waters 3, Otwell 2

Weston girls down Dodson 24-7

JaKayla Fourd and Carly Griffin each scored as many points as Dodson did as a team to help Weston improve to 5-6 on the season this past Thursday evening. Live Otwell added four and both Carolyn Waters and Hayden Harrell chipped in with a second half basket. The Lady Wolves also set a season best defensive mark by not allowing a point in two consecutive quarters.


Weston Jr. High (girls)673824
Dodson Jr. High30047
WJH scoring: Fourd 7, Griffin 7, Otwell 4, Harrell 2, Waters 2

J-H Middle School pitches shutout of Lincoln Prep

In the second to last game of the 2021 season the Jonesboro-Hodge Middle School football team beat Lincoln Prep 24-0 at Caldwell-Peacock stadium this past Thursday evening. The victory moved the junior Tigers record to 3-2 with only the Homecoming game against D’Arbonne Woods on October 5th to be played. 

Jason Blackburn got the scoring started in the first quarter when he stepped in front of a Lincoln Prep pass and rambled 42 yards down the sideline for a touchdown. Blackburn would give the Tiger a 12-0 lead soon after when took a pass from Dakota Knox to the house for his second score of the game. Knox and Dwayne Palmer would round out the scoring with touchdown runs.

A few scenes of the game compliments of Casey Ray.

“Sunday Services” section seeking additional churches to become involved

In an effort to assist Jackson Parish residents in being able to “go to church” when they are not actually able to take in a service at their favorite place of worship the Jackson Parish Journal (JPJ) is pleased to host “Sunday Morning Service.” The hope is soon Churches from all over the parish will partner with the JPJ so that their services shown will be able to be accessed each Sunday. To have your Church  participate please contact the JPJ at (318) 480-1206 or by email at:

This week’s services from the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro as well as the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church is available for you to view. 

To view First Baptist Church service

Click on link below and follow the steps outlined.

1. press RESOURCES tab located on the tool bar at top of the page
2. press RECENT VIDEO icon
3. press arrow to play

To view Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church service:

Click on following link:

May God’s blessings be granted unto you!

Weston High baseball, FBLA and Cheerleaders provide relief for Hurricane Ida victims

After seeing the devastation to the communities in southern Louisiana due to Hurricane Ida, the Weston Wolves baseball team organized a disaster relief supply drive. They encouraged the student body and community to bring bottled water, personal hygiene items, clothing, canned food items, cleaning supplies, and school supplies. Items that were donated were sorted by students at Weston High School
and the Wolves baseball team and will be brought to the West Monroe United Way.

The United Way will get the items to those affected by Hurricane Ida. The Wolves baseball team were not the only students involved with helping out those affected by Hurricane Ida. The Weston High School cheerleaders also packaged individual boxes with personal hygiene items, medical supplies and snacks. 
The FBLA students also packaged mop buckets with cleaning supplies. This was headed up by Weston High School student Mattie Claire Beaubouef who is also the State FBLA Reporter. These items were brought to the Louisiana Loggers Association for distribution.

Weston High School would like to thank everyone who sent donations to the school.

Forest Haven Nursing Home to host “Forest Fest” on Oct. 25th

The Forest Haven Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, located at 171 Thrasher Drive in Jonesboro, will be hosting the inaugural “Forest Fest” on October 25th. The public is invited to come help residents celebrate Halloween through receiving “treats” from visitors and participants on hand for the event. Twenty four spots are available to claim where you can distribute items from your vehicle, tent or a termporary structure that can contain Hallowen theme related props and while in costume if you desire. Suggested “treats” for the residents include: coloring books, word searches, stationary, lotions and edible individually wrapped goodies. Participants will have the chance to win a $100.00 gift card and a prize for the best decorated pumkin. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided for all. For more information please contact the Activity Department at Forest Haven at (318)259-2729.

Nurse Turned Deer Hunter Turned Crappie Guide

Forty-three year old Wesley Miller is a busy fellow. He lives along Dorcheat Bayou between Doyline and Sibley in Webster Parish. As a professional, Miller is a registered nurse who happens to be a serious outdoorsman and has made his name in at least two ways.

Last year, Miller put an arrow through a huge 13 point buck that scored 165 6/8 inches, a buck that stands in fourth place on the all-time trophy list for archery in Louisiana. As much as he loves to deer hunt, there is another passion that is taking most of his time now to the point that he has put his nursing career on hold for the time being. He is one of north Louisiana’s most popular and busiest crappie guides.

“I decided that if I was going to be serious about guiding, I decided to lay my nursing job aside to see how guiding works out. So far, “said Miller “I have been as busy as I want to be guiding clients on several lakes and waterways across the state.”

We caught up with Miller recently to pick his brain a bit on what it is like to be a full-time fishing guide and how he manages to put clients on big crappie on a regular basis and especially this time of year.

“Right now I’m finding fish in different places and different situations in every lake we fish. Some lakes I’m finding fish on brush piles and on others the fish are suspended in open water. I have to hunt them differently every day,” Miller said.MILLER WESLEY

A recent guide trip to Grand Bayou Reservoir near Coushatta is an example of how a guide who knows his business has to adapt to changing conditions.

“I was on Grand Bayou a few day ago and found schools of fish out in open water with 40 to 50 fish in each school. Using my Live Scope, we would catch a couple out of one school, move around and find another school and catch a few active fish out of it. We were down there again yesterday and every fish we caught was over a brush pile. With this new technology, you go to a spot and if there aren’t active fish there, you go to another spot and try something else. It can change from day to day,” he said.

What about looking for crappie now that the weather is beginning to cool down? Is there a pattern you can depend on to fish for early fall crappie?

“I have found that crappie will move some when weather changes but in reality, the only time when fish really change locations is during the spring spawn. Other than that,” Miller added, “crappie will be generally in the same spot all year, maybe a little deeper or more shallow but they won’t move very far.”

Miller has some favorite jigs he and his clients use and these are jigs he ties himself and they seem to work well day in and day out.

“When I tie my jigs I use hackle feathers instead of straight-tail feathers. They look more like the gills on a bait fish than the straight ones. I also make my jigs quite small, usually less than two inches long because they look more like bait fish than larger ones,” he said.

Switching gears, Miller deer hunts on family property in Webster Parish, an area where he got the big one last year.

“I live ten minutes from my family farm and since I’m guiding so much, I probably won’t get to deer hunt as often as I’d like,” he said. “I should still be able to hunt afternoons and those mornings when the weather is so bad we can’t fish. Bad weather days are often your best hunting days anyhow.”

If you’re interested in booking a guide trip with Miller, you can reach him at 318/465-1668 or find him on Face Book at Big Sasquatch Outdoors.


CANEY LAKE – Bass are fair with best catches coming on the deeper points on jigging spoons, tail spinners and crank baits. Crappie continue to be fair with best catches made around the deeper tops on shiners or jigs. Bream have moved a bit deeper and are fair on worms and crickets. No report on catfish. For information contact Hooks Marina at 249-2347, Terzia Tackle at 278-4498 or the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
OUACHITA RIVER – The water level is at a stand-still again this week. Bass have been best in the mouth of cuts on shad imitations and in river lakes around stumps on jigs and soft plastics. Crappie are around the deep tops in the river fishing jigs 15-20 feet deep in 25 foot water. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE D’ARBONNE – Bass have been fair fishing around the boat docks early and late on a variety of lures including jigs, soft plastics and spinners. Crappie fishing has been best fishing the deep holes out on the flats fishing shiners or jigs 15 feet deep in 18-24 foot deep water. Bream fishing has slowed while catfish are still biting cold worms fished off the banks.. For latest reports, call Anderson’s Sport Center at 368-9669 or Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
LAKE CLAIBORNE – Bream fishing is fair on crickets with most caught around the piers and boat docks. Stripers are schooling and are hitting topwater lures with white bucktails taking some beneath the surface. Bass fishing has been best at night fishing around the lights with plastic worms and Shakey heads. Also some are being caught on topwater lures as well as jigging spoons. Crappie fishing is best fishing 10 feet deep in 14-17 foot water on shiners or jigs. Catfish are fair on cold worms. For latest information, call Misty at Kel’s Cove at 331-2730 or Terzia Tackle at 278-4498.
BUSSEY BRAKE – Cooler temps and brisk breezes have slowed things down. Bass are fair around the grass and trees on Wobble heads, crank baits and Rat-L-Traps. Crappie are scattered and fair; bream fishing is fair to good on worms and crickets. For latest information, contact the Honey Hole Tackle Shop at 323-8707.
BLACK BAYOU – Bream fishing has been fair to good on crickets and worms. Bass are fair on soft plastics. Crappie are slow. Contact Honey Hole Tackle Shop 323-8707 for latest information.
LAKE POVERTY POINT – Catfishing has been fair with mostly smaller fish being caught. Crappie are slow to fair. No report on bream or bass. For latest reports, call Poverty Point Marina at 318/878-0101.
LAKE ST. JOHN – The lake is being lowered and fishing is slow. For information, call Ken Mahoney at 318-201-3821.
LAKE YUCATAN – The water is falling with a slight rise coming next week. Crappie, bass and catfish have all been good this week. For information, call Surplus City Landing at 318/467-2259.

Operation Cleanup providing training opportunities for Jonesboro Fire Department

Operation Cleanup in Jonesboro is providing a two fold benefit. Not only is the burning of abandoned structures removing eye-sores to the community and making dangerous areas safer it is also providing invaluable training for the Jonesboro Fire Department. Continued efforts during this past year has resulted in many dilapidated homes and structures being destroyed and cleaned up to the praise of Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson. 

“It is our goal to remove dangers for our residents and to continue to beautify Jonesboro,” said Thompson. “I am very appreciative of the Jonesboro Fire Department and the workers of the Town of Jonesboro for their tremendous efforts with this program.”

According to Jonesboro Fire Chief Brandon Brown many structures have already been burned and/or properties cleared with many more scheduled which is providing great training opportunities.

“This program has been invaluable for us in that we have been able to train our firefighters in real situations but without the dangers that go with emergency situations,” said Brown. 

Mayor Thompson and Fire Chief Brown invites any residents to contact either City Hall at (318) 259-2385 or the Jonesboro Fire Department at (318) 259-5028 if you have any structures that need to be removed of property to be cleared. 

Jonesboro-Hodge Touchdown Club looks to add new members

Members of the Jonesboro-Hodge Tiger Touchdown Club met this past Thursday night at Caldwell-Peacock Stadium. The meeting began with members watching game film of the Tigers opponent while enjoying a scrumptious feast catered by member Gerry Mims. Discussion on ways to help promote the team as well as increasing membership followed. The Tiger Touchdown Club meets on the Thursday before each home game at 6:00pm in the locker room of Caldwell-Peacock Stadium on the campus of Jonesboro-Hodge. 

Better Business Bureau warns of text messages offering special deals

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says people are getting a lot of text messages with various offers that aren’t real. Jo-Ann Deal with the BBB says it’s important that you don’t click on tempting offers before doing your research.

Deal says scammers will often impersonate well-known companies claiming that you can get a discount or a free item, sometimes due to the pandemic. If you click the link, it can take you to a malicious site that looks exactly like the real company’s site and that’s when they can get your personal information and get access to your payment methods.

Here are some examples that have been reported to the BBB.

COVID-19 REFUND. VERIZON COMPANY is giving out $950 to all users of our Verizon service, If yes kindly text your Verizon”
“Due to the pandemic, Hulu is giving everyone a free 1-year subscription to help you stay at home. Get yours here” [link].

Deal says it’s a good idea to confirm deals directly with the company before you give out any of your payment or personal info. She says it’s also a good idea to install antivirus software on your computers and mobile devices to avoid getting so many messages.

If you think something is a scam, you can report it to the BBB’s Scam Tracker. This information can be used to help other people avoid scams. The latest BBB Scam Tracker reports mention Hulu, Netflix, and Verizon, but you are advised to watch out for scammers impersonating other companies too because scammers like to switch it up, the BBB says.

You can meet with the Better Business Bureau of Northeast Louisiana at their office on North 18th Street in Monroe. Call the office at (318) 387-4600 to make an appointment or to get more information.