Avoyelles Journal

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The Avoyelles Journal is a free independent weekly newspaper serving Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is published on Sundays and has circulation of around 17,000.[1] It is headquartered in Marksville, Louisiana with one branch in Bunkie, Louisiana. It began publication in 1978, founded by Randy DeCuir. In 1986 it added a Wednesday advertising edition with business news[2] In recent years, a website was begun to compliment the newspaper: www.avoyellestoday.com. The newspaper sponsors the annual Avoyellean of the Year award which honors a local citizen who has made notable contributions to the parish of Avoyelles.[3]

As of 1999, the paper was based in a 19th-century building, formerly the "Jules Coco Store".[4]


  1. ^ National Directory of Community Newspapers. American Newspaper Representatives. 1996. pp. 226–228. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Carolyn Farquhar Ulrich (1997). Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory. Bowker. p. 10617. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Louisiana Roster of Officials. The Secretary. 1989. p. 25. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Commission Des Avoyelles (1 February 1999). Avoyelles Parish: Crossroads of Louisiana Where All Cultures Meet. Pelican Publishing. pp. 24–. ISBN 978-1-4556-0051-9. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 

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