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WestRock seeking an area manager

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WestRock seeking an area manager
The Forestry Products Division of WestRock in Hodge has an opening for an Area Manager, who is responsible for leading the open market fiber purchase at the mill in Hodge.
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More timber theft charges added

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A man already in jail on timber theft charges, has had additional charges made against him, this time in Tangipahoa Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Derma Brent O'Neal, 39, of Livingston, is being held in the Livingston Parish Detention Center on two charges of timber theft unrelated to the Tangipahoa Parish charge.
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Sabine Parish man accused of stealing wood chips

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Sabine Parish man accused of stealing wood chips
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry arrested a Sabine Parish man in connection with the theft of wood chips valued at more than $68,000. According to LDAF, 51-year-old Veachel Parker Jr., of 77 Parker Circle in Noble, is alleged to have stolen 62 loads of wood chips from a Natchitoches Parish sawmill between September 2017 and January 2018. Parker is the owner and operator of Parker Trucking LLC.
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Mandatory Louisiana BMP class set Oct. 9

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Mandatory Louisiana BMP class set Oct. 9
Master Loggers needing mandatory Louisiana BMP class to receive Master Logger certification for 2019 can sign up for a class Oct. 9 in Winnfield.
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Bastrop man accused of arson

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Bastrop man accused of arson
A Bastrop man is accused of several arson fires in Morehouse Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry. The Morehouse Parish Sheirff's Office on Aug. 3 arrested John Philbert Bowers, of Sulphur Springs Road in Bastrop, on four counts of arson, according to LDAF. Seven wildfires in Morehouse Parish near the Arkansas state line were set between July 20 and Aug. 3 and burned more than 27 acres of timber. LDAF said in a press release that at least three of the fir...
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Mill restart looks to Louisiana for pine

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Mill restart looks to Louisiana for pine
Vicksburg Forest Products began production of southern yellow pine lumber at its recently converted mill and hopes to increase production to about 100 million board feet per year, according to reports. VFP purchased the old Anderson-Tully hardwood mill in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in May and converted it from processing mostly hardwood to pine. According to the Vicksburg Forest Products, the mill is now purchasing pine logs up to 44 inches in diameter. According to a press release, the company wil...
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