Glen Womack will be the next state senator for the 32nd district, Ashley Ellis is the new representative for the District 5 BESE post and Travis Johnson and Glen McGlothin are in a run-off for the District 21 House seat.

The Concordia Parish Police Jury discussed the hospital board, cell towers and drainage during its regular meeting Monday.

Mayor Veller Ray Carroll defeated former alderman Connie Adair by 10 votes (85 to 75) in Saturday’s primary election to keep his seat in Ridgecrest.

Concordia Parish voters will go to the polls Saturday to elect police jurors as well as cast their ballots for a host of parish, district and statewide offices.

The Town of Vidalia had total assets of $33.7 million through August 2019, approximately $1 million more than a year earlier.

The Washington Heights sewer project in Concordia Parish is one of the recipients of a $2.3 million total investment announced Monday by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA)

Almost 1,000 early votes had been cast by 9 a.m. this morning at the Registrar of Voters office in Vidalia with the Oct. 12 primary election only 10 days away.

The Fifth Levee District received “acreage and ad valorem taxes for flood protection totaling approximately $1.3 million,” during fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

Riverland Medical Center posted a profit of $277,802 for the month of August while construction continues on the new hospital on Hwy. 425.

Construction of a t-hangar taxiway at the Concordia Parish Airport is expected to begin soon, according to Carl Sayers, president and chairman of the board of the airport authority.

Vidalia Little Cheerleader Heidi Tyson, left, performs a cheer before the Vidalia-West Ouachita game Friday night. Looking on from left are: London Vaughn, Leah McCoy and Vidalia cheerleader Sara Couture. 

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Glen Womack will be the next state senator for the 32nd district, Ashley Ellis is the new representative for the District 5 BESE post and Travis Johnson and Glen McGlothin are in a run-off for the District 21 House seat.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury discussed the hospital board, cell towers and drainage during its regular meeting Monday.

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Mayor Veller Ray Carroll defeated former alderman Connie Adair by 10 votes (85 to 75) in Saturday’s primary election to keep his seat in Ridgecrest.

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The Ferriday Board of Aldermen will request help from the Concordia Parish Police Jury in getting grass cut in the town.

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A 12-person Catahoula Parish jury found a Harrisonburg man guilty on Friday, Oct. 4, in the 2018 murder of his father.

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Concordia Parish voters will go to the polls Saturday to elect police jurors as well as cast their ballots for a host of parish, district and statewide offices.

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The Town of Vidalia had total assets of $33.7 million through August 2019, approximately $1 million more than a year earlier.

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The Washington Heights sewer project in Concordia Parish is one of the recipients of a $2.3 million total investment announced Monday by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA)

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Clayton aldermen questioned Mayor Josephine Washington over spending during the town council’s regular meeting Tuesday night.

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Almost 1,000 early votes had been cast by 9 a.m. this morning at the Registrar of Voters office in Vidalia with the Oct. 12 primary election only 10 days away.

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The USDA has approved a loan/grant totaling $999,000 for the Village of Ridgecrest, according to Mayor Veller Ray Carroll.

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The Fifth Levee District received “acreage and ad valorem taxes for flood protection totaling approximately $1.3 million,” during fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury passed a resolution during its regular meeting Monday night approving its annual bridge report.

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Riverland Medical Center posted a profit of $277,802 for the month of August while construction continues on the new hospital on Hwy. 425.

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Construction of a t-hangar taxiway at the Concordia Parish Airport is expected to begin soon, according to Carl Sayers, president and chairman of the board of the airport authority.

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THE RIVERLAND Medical Center (RMC) Board of Directors and administration signed an agreement last week with Sunrise Medical to utilize the RMC campus as an adolescent psychiatric hospital. Sunrise will move into the old hospital building when the new hospital facility opens next year. Sunris…

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Seventy-eight residents, two churches and one business owe the Village of Waterproof some $200,000 in back utility payments, according to June 2019 utility records.

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Vidalia officials and citizens met at two public hearings recently to propose projects to be financed by approximately $1 million in Vidalia hydro royalties.

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Concordia Parish Police Jury President Jimmy Wilkinson announced Tuesday that a burn ban is in effect parishwide due to dry conditions.

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

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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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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)