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Ridgecrest will receive approximately $220,000 from the American Rescue Act, according to Mayor Veller Ray Carroll.

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Eight applicants are seeking the position of superintendent for Concordia Parish schools, it was announced at the April 8 meeting of the School Board.

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Concordia Parish police jurors gave representatives of Waste Pro an earful Monday night over garbage collection and asked that work begin immediately to upgrade the process.

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There will be no pay raises for Vidalia aldermen after three said they were satisfied with what they currently earned.

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The Ferriday Board of Alderman put a USDA grant on hold after taking exception to bids for kitchen equipment not being opened in the presence of the board.

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U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced last week a total of 18 grants totaling $4,953,903 in funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for cleaning and disinfecting airports across Louisiana to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The name Matthew was too formal for Matt Alexander’s casual nature and blue-collar work ethic, two traits that fit perfectly for the mayor of St. Joseph.

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THIS 20 MEGAWATT transformer manufactured by Pennsylvania Transformer Technology, Inc. was installed in Vidalia last week.  The transformer installation is part of the Transformer/Breaker upgrade project for the Vidalia Substation on Logan Sewell Drive. E. P. Breaux is the contractor. Two id…

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Local dilapidated properties and municipalities could benefit from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) brownfield land program, according to Cliff Palmer, executive director of Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Services Bureau (LaMATS).

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Soybean growers have been busy planting in Concordia Parish this week with this work underway at Jack Little Farms on Tuesday. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), soybean farmers intend to plant 87.6 million acres in 2021, up 5% from last year. Compared with …

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Highway work is slated in Concordia Parish while the state continues the massive job of limb and debris pickup following winter ice storms in February.

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JOSEPH, La. — The soil that supports crops and lies beneath our feet was the main topic of a soil health forum held at the LSU AgCenter Northeast Research Station March 17.

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The Ferriday Police Department is partnering with Ferriday High School on an outreach program entitled “Our Youth Building Tomorrow.”

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Fifth District Levee Board Superintendent Jason Trichell said this week that routine work of installing relief wells and monitoring sand boils is presently underway, work that is usually associated with a higher river stage.

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Religious people, who claim to be Christians, acknowledge the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15: 1-4). Just about any of them could tell a short version of that important incident. But what does that event really mean for people of today?

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Trinity Medical Center held its first board meeting at the new hospital Tuesday and welcomed a new board member and reviewed its latest audit.

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Five companies have submitted quotes to the Concordia Parish Police Jury for the pickup of up limbs and debris, the result of two winter storms that passed through Concordia Parish in February.

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Clayton has been placed on the Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s (LLA) list of Fiscally Distressed Municipalities.

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Newly-named Ferriday Police Chief Herman Curry is spending this week at a Crisis Intervention Team seminar, and will be sending dispatchers to a seminar next week.

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Work continues on construction of a student parking lot at Concordia Parish Academy and a new gym at Monterey High, according to Concordia Parish School Board Director of Business Affairs Tom O’Neal.

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Early votes for the March 20 congressional election totaled 154 votes through early Wednesday, according to Registrar of Voters Golda Ensminger.

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Herman Curry pledged to build public confidence in the Ferriday Police Department after the town council unanimously appointed him police chief Tuesday night.

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Ground should be broken for Ridgecrest’s water project in approximately two months, Mayor Veller Ray Carroll said during the village’s regular Town Council meeting Tuesday.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury estimates that more than 300,000 cubic yards of vegetative debris alone will have to be picked up in the days ahead following two winter storms in February.

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Sunrise Behavior Center became sole owner of the former Riverland Medical Center hospital building Thursday and CEO Paul Coburn said $4 million renovation work should be completed by July 1 for the company’s opening.

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The Village of Waterproof’s net position for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, stood at $1,529,451, a decrease of $57,579 from the year before, according to a financial report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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A warrant has been issued for a Ferriday man involved in a shooting last month that has a juvenile on life support at a Shreveport hospital.

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Concordia Fire District No. 2 and Ferriday Fire Department responded to eight house fires over the last six days.

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Two winter storms hammered Concordia Parish last week, while the second, which hit Feb. 17, caused widespread power outages as temperatures plummeted and roads iced over.