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.

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.

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…

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

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.

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

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.

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)

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…

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.

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.

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

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.

Lake Bruin Waterworks District No. 1 in Tensas Parish District reported capital assets (net of accumulated depreciation) totaling $1,188,176 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

Concordia Parish students return to school next week with the opening day slated for Friday, Aug. 9, according to Superintendent Whest Shirley.

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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.

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Lake Bruin Waterworks District No. 1 in Tensas Parish District reported capital assets (net of accumulated depreciation) totaling $1,188,176 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018.

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Concordia Parish students return to school next week with the opening day slated for Friday, Aug. 9, according to Superintendent Whest Shirley.

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A Concordia Parish deputy continues to recover in a Jackson hospital after being shot Thursday by an armed robbery suspect who was later found dead of a gunshot wound at River Manor Apartments across from Wal-Mart in Vidalia.

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The man who shot a Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy last week and was later discovered dead, apparently took his own life, the Sentinel has learned.

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Assets for the Village of Ridgecrest exceeded liabilities by $1,190,647 for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2018, according to a financial report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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Barry Loy said operations would continue as usual for The Markets after his father, Harley Loy, the founder of the grocery store chain, died July 17 of heart complications at 89 years of age.

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SOYBEANS AND corn grow side by side along the Mississippi River between Vidalia and Deer Park as the harvest season draws near. The corn harvest will begin in the next two to three weeks with the soybean harvest to follow. Crop acreage is down this year due to excessive rainfall and seep wat…

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Concordia Parish Sheriff Kenneth Hedrick sits behind his desk, working on his computer where at times he wonders what retirement will be like come June 30, 2020.

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Approximately 44,000 acres of farmland went unplanted in three area parishes this year due to seep water along the Mississippi and backwater flooding, LSU AgCenter agent Dennis Burns said this week.

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The Concordia Parish School Board voted to provide all school employees – teachers and support personnel -- a $1,200 annual pay raise during the board’s regular meeting Thursday, July 11.

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Concordia Parish fared well as Tropical Storm Barry crawled through the region Friday through Monday, Homeland Security Director Guy Murray and other public officials said Tuesday.

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Concordia Avenue extension was closed because of high water as Tropical Storm Barry rolled through the parish. (Photo by Joey Martin)

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The Town of Newellton’s total net position decreased by $301,250 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2018, according to a financial report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor and prepared by the Monroe accounting firm of Huffman & Soignier.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury approved a resolution during its regular meeting Monday night to hold a millage renewal election for Fire Protection District No. 2 on Nov. 16.

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The assets of the Seventh Judicial District Court Expense Fund & FINS (Families in Need of Services) District Fund exceeded its liabilities at the close of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018, by $158,498 (net position).

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Vidalia’s sewerage system will need major upgrades once the Mississippi River dips below flood stage, Mayor Buz Craft told the Vidalia Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.

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Ridgecrest residents and officials have their fingers crossed as a grant application to fund a tie in with Ferriday’s water plant will be hand delivered to the Office of Community Development in Baton Rouge on Thursday.

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USDA STATE Director Dr. Carrie Castille, shown with Riverland Medical Center (RMC) Board Chairman Jim Graves, met with Riverland officials Thursday at the construction site of the new hospital on the Ferriday-Vidalia Highway. USDA is financing construction. Castille said she would stay in co…