Assets for Concordia Parish Sewerage District No. 1 exceeded liabilities by $5,010,725 for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, according to a financial report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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Jamie Bradford will assume the Village of Ridgecrest clerk’s position after being unanimously approved by aldermen at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

The Vidalia Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to allow Syrah Resources to reduce the number of instate residents it hires for its Vidalia plant, while the Police Jury, the School Board and Sheriff’s Office will also consider the matter.

THE EXPERIMENTAL Aircraft Association Chapter 912 Annual Fly-in at the Concordia Airport on Saturday attracted a good crowd and pilots with 30 registered planes. The free event is part of the local EAA’s mission to grow participation in aviation through sharing the “Spirit of Aviation.”

The Vidalia Town Council adopted a $34.6 million budget during a special meeting Thursday, May 30, that includes a projected surplus of $2.3 million and a three percent raise for employees

The National Weather Service has lowered the projected Mississippi River crest by six inches to 58.5 feet at Natchez, Concordia Homeland Security Director Guy Murray said Tuesday.

BATON ROUGE -- Legislators are supporting efforts to help veterans start businesses and get hired in Louisiana. The Senate Commerce Committee last week advanced a proposal for the Veterans First Business Initiative.

BATON ROUGE -- The state House of Representatives approved proposals last week that would boost existing “stand your ground” laws, indicating a momentum of gun legislation in the state. 

BATON ROUGE -- A Senate committee advanced a bill last week that would allow patients to inhale cannabis for medicinal purposes and would no longer require that prescribing physicians live in the state.

WITH WATER level well above flood stage on the Mississippi, and lowland areas inundated inside the levees, wildlife are on the move. Here, a bear crosses Hwy. 605 in Tensas Parish Sunday afternoon, while just up ahead on the Mississippi River mainline levee near Ione Hunting Lodge an alligat…

Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday showed a profit of $260,039 for the month of April, the board of directors learned during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

The annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Fly In, sponsored by local EAA Chapter 912, is slated Saturday, June 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Concordia Parish Airport.

Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft met Tuesday with business representatives who operate on the Vidalia Riverfront to update them on Mississippi River stage projections and actions planned by the town.

The Concordia Parish Police Jury announced today that a “no wake zone” is in effect on area lakes and issued the following press release:

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Assets for Concordia Parish Sewerage District No. 1 exceeded liabilities by $5,010,725 for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, according to a financial report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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Jamie Bradford will assume the Village of Ridgecrest clerk’s position after being unanimously approved by aldermen at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

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The Ferriday Board of Aldermen introduced an ordinance to raise sewerage rates, seeking an increase from $3 to $5 for residential customers.

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The Vidalia Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday night to allow Syrah Resources to reduce the number of instate residents it hires for its Vidalia plant, while the Police Jury, the School Board and Sheriff’s Office will also consider the matter.

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THE EXPERIMENTAL Aircraft Association Chapter 912 Annual Fly-in at the Concordia Airport on Saturday attracted a good crowd and pilots with 30 registered planes. The free event is part of the local EAA’s mission to grow participation in aviation through sharing the “Spirit of Aviation.”

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The Vidalia Town Council adopted a $34.6 million budget during a special meeting Thursday, May 30, that includes a projected surplus of $2.3 million and a three percent raise for employees

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The National Weather Service has lowered the projected Mississippi River crest by six inches to 58.5 feet at Natchez, Concordia Homeland Security Director Guy Murray said Tuesday.

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BATON ROUGE -- Legislators are supporting efforts to help veterans start businesses and get hired in Louisiana. The Senate Commerce Committee last week advanced a proposal for the Veterans First Business Initiative.

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BATON ROUGE -- The state House of Representatives approved proposals last week that would boost existing “stand your ground” laws, indicating a momentum of gun legislation in the state. 

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BATON ROUGE -- A Senate committee advanced a bill last week that would allow patients to inhale cannabis for medicinal purposes and would no longer require that prescribing physicians live in the state.

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WITH WATER level well above flood stage on the Mississippi, and lowland areas inundated inside the levees, wildlife are on the move. Here, a bear crosses Hwy. 605 in Tensas Parish Sunday afternoon, while just up ahead on the Mississippi River mainline levee near Ione Hunting Lodge an alligat…

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Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday showed a profit of $260,039 for the month of April, the board of directors learned during its regular meeting Tuesday night.

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The annual Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Fly In, sponsored by local EAA Chapter 912, is slated Saturday, June 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Concordia Parish Airport.

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Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft met Tuesday with business representatives who operate on the Vidalia Riverfront to update them on Mississippi River stage projections and actions planned by the town.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury announced today that a “no wake zone” is in effect on area lakes and issued the following press release:

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The Concordia Parish Airport Authority’s net position stood at $3,161,840 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, according to a financial report released by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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THE MISSISSIPPI River main channel is a long way from this spot along the mainline levee in Concordia Parish south of Vidalia, but its waters cover ground that would normally be high and dry this time of the year. The river is cresting this week at around 57.3 feet at Natchez. According to C…

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St. Louis, MO — Ongoing tariff fight that threatens to increase rate from 10 to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese good adds further stress to an already disaster-weary Mississippi River Commodity Economy, according to the mayors of towns along the Mississippi River.

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The 3.8-mile 153rd Memorial Day Parade from Vidalia to the National Cemetery in Natchez is slated Monday morning, May 27.

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Ridgecrest Mayor Robert Maples apologized to the residents of Ridgecrest for missing last week's town meeting, but promised to continue working to solve the town's water problems.

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A high-speed chase that started in Natchez ended in Ferriday Tuesday evening when a stolen vehicle flipped in the Wilson Machine Shop parking lot.

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The owner of dogs at an abandoned house at 402 Fifth Street in Ferriday  removed one of the dogs from the front yard and there are only two dogs remaining, according to Ferriday Police Officer John Hawkins.

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A Ferriday man who fired a shot into Moose Discount on Louisiana Avenue in Ferriday in an attempted armed robbery last month has been arrested, allegedly trying to flee to Texas.

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One of the participants on the 3.8-mile 153rd Memorial Day Parade on May 27 will be Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft, who accepted a challenge from Alderman Tron McCoy.

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More than 30 people crammed into Ridgecrest Town Hall Tuesday evening to air concerns over water conditions at the council’s May meeting.

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Two Ferriday residents brought two different issues to the Ferriday Board of Alderman Tuesday, hoping to get some answers from the council.

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WATER FLOWS swiftly through one of the structures at the Old River Complex in lower Concordia Parish on Sunday. The Mississippi River at the Natchez gauge is expected to crest at approximately 57.2 feet either May 21 or 22, according Concordia Homeland Security Director Guy Murray, He said o…

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A DELTA Fuel Truck landed in the ditch off La. 3232 Friday during a heavy rainfall. Delta Fuel driver John Lemoine told Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office patrolman Walter Mackel that an oncoming driver was in his lane and forced him off the road. Mackel said witnesses concurred with Lemoine'…

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Water quality issues in Ridgecrest are being addressed after Concordia Parish Police Jury President Jimmy Wilkinson declared a state of emergency today.

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Soon after shutting down another successful Miss-Lou Relay for Life, event organizers could only smile when a heavy downpour arrived at the Vidalia Municipal Center and tennis complex where the relay was held for the second time in three years.

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Another period of heavy rain is projected for the Mississippi River Valley through the weekend as officials continue to monitor flooding conditions from Minnesota to New Orleans.

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The Concordia Parish School Board at its meeting last month approved a resolution opposing proposed legislation that would transfer sales tax collections to the Louisiana Department of Revenue.

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Clayton has not been assigned a fiscal administrator nor has the Legislature taken up the matter, Mayor Josephine Washington said today.

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The Miss-Lou Relay for Life will be held Friday on the grounds of the Vidalia Municipal Complex and tennis center.

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Despite rains and high water, farmers have managed to complete corn planting while work to plant soybeans, cotton and rice continues, LSU AgCenter Agent Dennis Burns said Tuesday.

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Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday had a net position of approximately $6,288,753 as of September 30, 2018, according to a financial report released Monday for the years of 2018 and 2017.