Gov. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham faced off in gubernatorial debate for the first time last week since the Republican congressman announced his bid for the Democratic governor's job.

BATON ROUGE – Two months have come and gone since the first meeting of the Capital Area Road and Bridge District, the newly formed coalition trying to develop a new bridge over the Mississippi River. 

The date when the Mississippi River is expected to fall to flood stage of 48 feet has been pushed back again due to heavy rainfall throughout the Mississippi River Valley, most recently this weekend.

I had a wise mentor who once said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” I’m not sure exactly where this quote originated, but in 34 years in ministry, I have found this to be true.

The Ferriday Town Council unanimously agreed to adjust rental fees for Haney's Big House and Ferriday Hall Tuesday night during its regular meeting.

The Concordia Parish Police Jury tabled two reappointments to the Riverland Medical Center Board of Directors Monday night to research whether term limits have been established.

LUCY CLAYTON of Vidalia is excited to receive tickets at Delta Charter's annual Spring Thing fundraiser. Clayton was among many children who took part in the festivities April 6 and used her tickets to win prizes at the various games located in the school's gymnasium.

The Vidalia Board of Aldermen on a 3-2 vote Tuesday night approved a resolution changing the name of the street leading to the Vidalia Denim plant once occupied by Fruit of the Loom.

Concordia Fire District Two Fire Chief Nolen Cothren has hopes the Village of Ridgecrest’s fire rating will be lower than 10 after an inspection from the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL).

MISSISSIPPI RIVER water laps the bank of La. Highway 15 at the Morganza Spillway on Sunday in Point Coupee Parish. River levels are falling although the Mississippi remains above flood stage. (Concordia Sentinel photo)

The Town of Ferriday's net position increased in 2018 resulting in an ending net position of $13,260,037, according to an audit released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

Most of this year’s corn crop has been planted in Concordia, Catahoula and Tensas parishes, while soybean planting also has begun, according to Dennis Burns, LSU AgCenter agriculture and natural resource agent for Catahoula, Concordia and Tensas parishes.

THE TOWBOAT the Amy T. secures barges filled with petroleum coke to be shipped down the Red River. On Sunday, the boat and barges were docked along the Mississippi at this location near the Old River Control Structure in southern Concordia Parish. Petroleum coke is a byproduct of oil refinin…

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Gov. John Bel Edwards and U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham faced off in gubernatorial debate for the first time last week since the Republican congressman announced his bid for the Democratic governor's job.

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BATON ROUGE – Two months have come and gone since the first meeting of the Capital Area Road and Bridge District, the newly formed coalition trying to develop a new bridge over the Mississippi River. 

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BATON ROUGE—The state Department of Health acknowledged last week that 1,672 people had received Medicaid coverage even though they earned at least $100,000 in 2017. 

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The date when the Mississippi River is expected to fall to flood stage of 48 feet has been pushed back again due to heavy rainfall throughout the Mississippi River Valley, most recently this weekend.

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I had a wise mentor who once said, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” I’m not sure exactly where this quote originated, but in 34 years in ministry, I have found this to be true.

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During a special meeting in Ridgecrest Tuesday night, aldermen argued about a contract renewal, employee cell phones, a non-disclosure agreement and aldermen reimbursements.

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The Ferriday Town Council unanimously agreed to adjust rental fees for Haney's Big House and Ferriday Hall Tuesday night during its regular meeting.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury tabled two reappointments to the Riverland Medical Center Board of Directors Monday night to research whether term limits have been established.

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LUCY CLAYTON of Vidalia is excited to receive tickets at Delta Charter's annual Spring Thing fundraiser. Clayton was among many children who took part in the festivities April 6 and used her tickets to win prizes at the various games located in the school's gymnasium.

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The Vidalia Board of Aldermen on a 3-2 vote Tuesday night approved a resolution changing the name of the street leading to the Vidalia Denim plant once occupied by Fruit of the Loom.

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Concordia Fire District Two Fire Chief Nolen Cothren has hopes the Village of Ridgecrest’s fire rating will be lower than 10 after an inspection from the Property Insurance Association of Louisiana (PIAL).

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MISSISSIPPI RIVER water laps the bank of La. Highway 15 at the Morganza Spillway on Sunday in Point Coupee Parish. River levels are falling although the Mississippi remains above flood stage. (Concordia Sentinel photo)

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The Town of Ferriday's net position increased in 2018 resulting in an ending net position of $13,260,037, according to an audit released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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Police Chief Bobby Madison, Sr. said Tuesday night that he and a former officer have not received a payroll check for more than two months from the Village of Clayton.

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Most of this year’s corn crop has been planted in Concordia, Catahoula and Tensas parishes, while soybean planting also has begun, according to Dennis Burns, LSU AgCenter agriculture and natural resource agent for Catahoula, Concordia and Tensas parishes.

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THE TOWBOAT the Amy T. secures barges filled with petroleum coke to be shipped down the Red River. On Sunday, the boat and barges were docked along the Mississippi at this location near the Old River Control Structure in southern Concordia Parish. Petroleum coke is a byproduct of oil refinin…

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Traditional Native American dancing, singing, and fun comes to the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians for the 31st annual Natchez Powwow on Saturday, March 30, and Sunday, March 31.

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Concordia Homeland Security Director Guy Murray said the 28-day forecast by government agencies indicates the Mississippi River will be back at flood stage of 48 feet by the middle of April, meaning an approximate nine feet drop between now and then.

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Flooding has forced the closure of the upcoming turkey hunting season in Richard K. Yancey and Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

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In its first meeting after groundbreaking ceremonies for a new hospital, Riverland Medical Center’s Board of Directors was told Tuesday night that the facility recorded an increase in net position of $157,099 for the past fiscal year, which ended in September 2018.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury told a delegation from the Washington Heights subdivision that bids would be opened next month on the construction of a new sewer system.

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The Vidalia Board of Aldermen has awarded Womack & Sons Construction Group of Harrisonburg the contract for construction of a six-inch gas transmission line to serve the new industrial park and the port.

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The Concordia Parish grand jury last week indicted a Clayton man for second-degree murder and a Monterey man for vehicular homicide.

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Elevated water levels on the Ouachita River are affecting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District's emergency repair work at Columbia Lock and Dam, located approximately seven miles upstream of Columbia.

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Vidalia Police Department's Special Response Team and VPD officers search for an active shooter during a drill Tuesday afternoon at Riverpark Medical Center. Vidalia Police, Vidalia's EMS unit, Vidalia Fire Department, Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office, Metro and AMR were involved in the dri…

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The 2018 Concordia Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner will be held Thursday at the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center.

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Sicily Island native Daniel White was found guilty March 12 of second degree murder in the gruesome 2014 slaying of 29-year-old Gwendolyn Dee McIntosh of Sterlington.

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District (MVK) currently has a construction contract underway to strengthen a section of the mainline Mississippi River levee system near Black Hawk.

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The Concordia Parish Hospital Service District has announced that the ground breaking ceremony for the new hospital complex will be held Thursday, March 21, at 10 a.m. at 6569 Highway 84, Ferriday.

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Representatives of a Natchez accounting firm told Ferriday aldermen Tuesday that its 2017-18 audit was "fairly presentable with no serious findings."

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Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft said residents might consider making precautionary plans as the Mississippi River now stands above flood stage and will likely remain so for a while.

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Clayton Mayor Josephine Washington told aldermen Tuesday that the Louisiana State Bond Commission has denied a request that would have allowed the town to refinance its debt to Concordia Bank & Trust Company.

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CONSTRUCTION WORKERS have been busy on the 40-unit housing development under construction behind Fred’s on Lincoln Avenue in Ferriday. The project was delayed two months to finalize permits required from the Corps of Engineers since a small part of the land is considered wetlands. Rowanoak b…

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Farmers may increase cotton and corn production this year although weather will be a determining factor, according to Dennis Burns, LSU AgCenter agriculture and natural resource agent for Catahoula, Concordia and Tensas parishes.