The Heflin community has lost a lot in the last few years. The school has closed, its last remaining store has folded and the post office faces a shutdown this year. Now community members are getting more bad news.
A Blanchard man is in jail following his arrest on sexual battery charges.
Garland J. Simpson, 49, was booked into Caddo Correctional Center in connection with two cases being investigated by Caddo sheriff's deputies.
Louisiana pecans are worth an estimated $12 million to the state economy every year. And the crop's just one of hundreds that's been affected by this year's drought. That means smaller pecans...and fewer of them.