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WALTER TIPTON, executive director of the Natchez Convention Center, was guest speaker Thursday, June 6, at the Ferriday Rotary Club. Tipton discussed tourism and how conventions and meetings are an important part of the industry. He also mentioned the proposed Interstate 14 that would follow…

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Concordia Parish Library and the Concordia Bank & Trust Co. announce the return of “Lady Chops”-Elizabeth Vidos on Tuesday, June 11, at the Vidalia Library at 10:15 a.m. and at the Ferriday Library at 2 p.m.

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ST. JOSEPH, La. – The Louisiana Office of State Parks will officially open new overnight accommodations on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Lake Bruin State Park.

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Delta Charter graduates Skylar Bolyer and Kierra Neal walk off the football field Friday after graduation. (Photo by Wendy Lancaster)

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Concordia Parish Library will host a book signing for Concordia native Marguerite Martin Gray on Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at the Ferriday Library. Mrs. Gray will discuss her latest book, “Draw Me To Your Side,” which will be the fourth in the series “Revolutionary Faith”. 

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A LARGE CROWD withstood the rain to hear Bishop Gunn perform at the Bishop Gunn Crawfish Boil Saturday on the Natchez Bluff. Lead singer Travis McCready belts out a song to the crowd. (Photos courtesy Wendy Lancaster)

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"Staycation" and "Feed Your Soul" were common terms heard Friday at the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center as part of National Travel and Tourism Week last week.

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The Ferriday Rotary Club presented Ben Green Scholarships to four high school seniors during its weekly luncheon on May 9.

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GUEST SPEAKER at Miss-Lou Relay For Life was Lacy Bryan. Bryan is the mother of Lilly-Anne Bryan, who was diagnosed with stage III, high risk nueroblastoma at four years old. After lengthy treatments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Lilly-Anne is classified as no evidence…

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STUDENTS FROM the Concordia Parish Academy of Math, Science and Technology made a field trip to Concordia Parish Library to learn about Summer Reading.

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CONCORDIA PARISH Library and Concordia Bank & Trust Co. presented “Classic Broadway” on Thursday, April 25, at the Concordia Bank. The O Sole Trio featured Erin Shields, Giuseppe Spoletini and David Shenton.

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Members of the Ferriday Garden Club added to the collection of native Louisiana trees at the Bayou Flag Park in celebration of Arbor Day 2019. Assisted by volunteers and the Town of Ferriday maintenance crew they planted Live Oaks, Maple, Cypress and Tulip Poplar on the bayou bank. Pictured …

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Spring has sprung and thanks to the following merchants, Ferriday is looking clean and free of litter. The Ferriday Garden Club judges surveyed the city limits and chose The Gift Box for the overall winner. The area was clean, neat, freshly planted and free of litter. A new merchant in town,…

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The third grade students in Mrs. Dee Dee Cooper and Mrs. Pam Ganey's classes recently participated in their annual "Biography Party."  The students chose a biography to read, wrote a report, created a costume, and orally gave a speech about the person.  After the program, a reception was hel…

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The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation will showcase the Town of St. Joseph and Tensas Parish during its Spring Ramble, on Saturday, March 23. This one-day tour of nine historic sites will include private homes, churches and local landmarks.

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Ronnie and Barb Crum of Ferriday announcement the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Lindsey Leigh Crum to Jonathan Thom Bailey of Central.

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Vidalia High School 11th grader Deondrais Boxley is among eight state students chosen as a recipient of the 2019 Louisiana Young Heroes Awards, according to Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge.

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Tyanna Rasberry of Vidalia and Anthony Rasberry of Meadville, MS announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Michelle Rasberry to Chason "Reid" Simpson, son of Garry and Jan Simpson of Vidalia.

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Third graders in Mrs. Dee Dee Cooper and Mrs. Pam Ganey's classes at Monterey High School celebrated the 100th Day of school on Wednesday, January 30.  The students wore 100 items on their shirts, made 100 day crowns, and enjoyed activities dealing with the number 100.  For a community servi…

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PAGES FOR the Miss Vidalia Pageant this past weekend performed for the audience. (Photos courtesy Wendy Lancaster)

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Entrepreneurs and small business owners are encouraged to attend the Starting and Financing A Small Business workshop at 9 a.m, Wednesday, Jan. 30. The workshop, hosted by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, will occur in Room 117 of Stub…

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SELECTED AS Principals of the Year for Concordia Parish schools are, from left, Betty Marsalis, Elementary, Ferriday Elementary; Nancy Anders, Middle School, Concordia Parish Academy; and Dena Hale, High School, Monterey High. (Photo courtesy Sarah Caviness)

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NAMED AS Teachers of the Year in Concordia Parish are, from left, Tanner Parker, Middle School, Monterey High; Fabienne Bennett, High School, Ferriday High; and Amber Passman, Elementary, Monterey High. (Photo courtesy Sarah Caviness)

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Joe and Kim Dallalio of Vidalia announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Callie Riggs Dallalio to Seth Marlin Hughes, son of Bill and Janet Hughes of Vidalia.

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DO YOU know the people in this photo? Loranzo Andrews said this week that the woman at far right is his grandmother, Annie Beatrice Irvin, but he doesn’t know the identities of the others. He knows the photo was taken in Ferriday but not the specific location. Andrews believes the picture wa…

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THE CONCORDIA COUNCIL on Aging held its annual Christmas celebration on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Ferriday Senior Center. Clients from Ferriday and Vidalia, staff members, board members and community volunteers attended. Pastor Robert Cook gave the invocation. Hattie Bethley, Lola Pryor, Vi…

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Thousands of twinkling lights, solemn Nativity scenes and many jolly Santas, snowmen, Disney characters and other holiday themes greeted the Vidalia Garden Club’s Christmas Lighting Contest Committee the evening of December 19th.

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RENA PITTS (center), chairperson of the Concordia Christmas Charity Fund 2018 Drive accepts a $1,000 donation from Delta Bank. Shown from left are Stephen Dawkins, Jennifer Freeman, Pitts, Mark Welch and Suzanne Staggs.

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FERRIDAY ROTARY Club member Billy Rucker received the Paul Harris Fellowship on Thursday at the Rotary Club meeting at Panola Woods Country Club. The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris. He founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905, when they started eating…

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THE CONCORDIA Parish School Board honored outgoing board members during a reception following its regular meeting Dec. 13. Two of the outgoing members are pictured above – Marilyn Campbell (center left) with 20 years service, and Cheryl Probst (center right) with eight years service. Also re…

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