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Police are investigating the deaths of two persons who were killed in Ferriday this afternoon.

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A Celebration of Life for William "Bo" Barlow, 49, of Vidalia, Louisiana will be held Friday, September 6 at Haney's Big House in Ferriday, LA at 6 pm. Friends are invited from 5 pm until 8 pm to fellowship and share memories.

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Riverland Medical Center announced Tuesday that an adolescent behavioral center will be located inside its present facility once the hospital relocates to its new building on the Ferriday-Vidalia Highway.

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The suspension of surgery services at Riverland Medical Center (RMC) and the future of surgery at the new parish hospital under construction resulted in a pointed discussion during the regular meeting of the Concordia Parish Police Jury Monday night.

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The Ferriday Board of Aldermen discussed at its regular meeting Tuesday night two long-time problems -- stray dogs and street maintenance.

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The Louisiana Central Chiefs Association (LACP) had announced that Vidalia Police Chief Joey Merrill has been elected as Secretary of the Central Chiefs Association. 

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Doug McCallister with Point Man International Ministries of the Miss-Lou met with the Vidalia Board of Alderman Tuesday night at the request of Mayor Buz Craft to discuss maintenance costs concerning the Vietnam Memorial Wall replica to be constructed on the Vidalia Riverfront.

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The boil water advisory issued for the Village of Ridgrest on August 28 as been rescinded, according to the Louisiana Department of Heatlh/Office of Public Health.

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Collaborations among growers and industry partners have long sustained the growth and profitability of the sweet potato industry in Louisiana.This cooperation was never more evident as growers, processors, regulatory agencies, researchers and marketing groups came together for the annual LSU…

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On August 25, the Riverland Medical Center Board of Directors unanimously agreed to suspend the hospital surgery program.

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The Village of Ridgecrest is a step closer to obtaining funding to tie in with the Ferriday water system.Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG) representatives invited Ridgecrest on Aug. 30 to submit a full application to the fiscal year 2020 public facilities program.Ridgecrest…

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A balanced 2019-2020 fiscal budget was passed Tuesday night at the Clayton Town Council regular monthly meeting amid apologies and congratulations.

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All three candidates for clerk of court and three of four candidates seeking the sheriff’s post participated in the Concordia Chamber of Commerce’s Political Forum last Thursday (Aug. 22) in Vidalia.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury’s net position at the end of the 2018 fiscal year was $17.04 million, according to a financial reported released Monday the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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LSU AgCenter agent Dennis Burns told Vidalia Lions Club members on August 21 that the current crop season has been a good one.

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SHERIFF CANDIDATES listen attentively as they are asked a question during the political forum in Vidalia. Shown from left are Denis Mulvihill, Fred Taylor and David Hedrick. (Concordia Sentinel photo)

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Riverland Medical Center Administrator Sam Ellard said the target date for the opening of the new hospital is August 1, 2020.

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More than a dozen Police Jury candidates participated in the Concordia Chamber of Commerce’s Political Forum Aug. 22 in Vidalia.

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CANDIDATES FOR Clerk of Court enjoy a light moment during the Concordia Chamber of Commerce Political Forum. Shown from left are Phillip Webber, Andy Anders and Pascha Cater Brown. (Concordia Sentinel photo)

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The Louisiana District Attorneys Association has announced that District Attorney Bradley (Brad) R. Burget has been elected State Director of the National District Attorneys Association.

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A political forum including candidates for police jury, sheriff and clerk of court is scheduled Thursday (Aug. 22) at 6 p.m. at the Vidalia Convention Center.

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A HOMEMADE TREADMILL was found by Concordia Parish Sheriff deputies at the residence of Clinton B. Schneider Jr. of Monterey. The treadmill was allegedly used in a dog fighting ring along with other dog fighting paraphernalia found at the location. Deputies also found guns and drugs. Schneid…

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Joey Boothe has been appointed first assistant district attorney for the Seventh Judicial District comprising Catahoula and Concordia parishes.

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VICKSBURG, Miss. - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District, in coordination with the USACE St. Paul District, is deploying the Dredge Dubuque to perform critical dredging on the Ouachita-Black River in Louisiana starting in late August.

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Tony Guillory was named Interim Maintenance Unit Superintendent for the Concordia Parish Police Jury Monday night, replacing longtime superintendent Jackie Pugh, who is retiring.

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Thirty-two candidates qualified for seven seats on the Concordia Parish Police Jury last week, while four qualified for sheriff and three for clerk of court.

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VIDALIA LOWER PRINCIPAL Sandy Scruggs assists Eric Fuller in finding his classroom on the first day of school Friday, Aug. 9. Vidalia Lower has 481 students this school year. (Photo by Joey Martin)

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TWO FISHERMEN try their luck at the Old River Control Structure complex in southern Concordia Parish on Sunday. The white rock and muddy ground to the right are only now reappearing after the Mississippi River recently dipped below flood stage for the first time in months. The hills of lower…

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The Ferriday Board of Aldermen unanimously approved a sewer rate increase after several months of discussion.

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The Village of Ridgecrest’s applications for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant and USDA loan have been submitted and officials are now waiting for a response.

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The Village of Clayton’s regular monthly meeting ended abruptly Tuesday night during a loud argument between the mayor and chief of police.

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Two-dozen candidates qualified for a nine seats on the Concordia Parish Police Jury, two for sheriff and three for clerk of court during the opening day of qualifying Tuesday.

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Four first-degree murder indictments were handed down by the parish grand jury on Friday, Aug. 3, in Seventh Judicial District Court in Vidalia.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury will name a temporary replacement for a justice of the peace position in the Ferriday area following the resignation of Elijah “Stepper” Banks.