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Monday January 24 from 9 a.m. -11a.m., Trinity Medical will issue COVID-19 Home Test Kits to the community at Vidalia Multi-complex and Trinity Medical Ferriday Clinic 204 Serio Blvd. in Ferriday.

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Upcoming Vidalia water plant improvements are for the benefit of town residents and a way to improve economic development, said Mayor Buz Craft.

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Ridgecrest will finish it’s tie in with Ferriday’s water system on Thursday and Friday, according to Mayor Veller Ray Carroll.

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Trinity Medical CEO Nekeisha Smith said the Ferriday hospital is maxed out with five COVID-19 patients being currently treated.

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Concordia Parish School Board officials continued to monitor Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) COVID-19 numbers closely as students and staff returned to school Jan. 19.

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Stanley Smith holds his daughters after winning the Class 2A state championship in 2019.

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Collin Edwards was elected to serve 2022 as Concordia Parish Police Jury president while Adam Probst remained vice president. 

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State and local leaders keyed in on 2022’s major goals and aspirations.

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Former Acme residentGARRETT BRYAN AND THE TRAVELING CITY COMMITTEE WITH SPECIAL GUEST TRIPLE THREAT will perform at the Delta Music Museum Arcade Friday.

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A house fire at 404 Cedar Street in Vidalia the morning of January 5 destroyed the home Clara Dunbar, who was able to escape from the house unharmed.

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Trinity Medical CEO Nekeisha Smith said there are no patients being treated for COVID-19 at the hospital, but the emergency room is still receiving a number of people being tested, and receiving positive results for the virus.

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Vick Brown has been fire chief at Concordia Fire District No. 2 for a year, but he knows from his 15 years with the Vidalia Fire Department that 2021 involved a high number of motor vehicle accidents.

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Concordia Parish students returned to class Monday following the Christmas break under new guidelines to wear a mask.

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The Concordia Parish School Board voted unanimously at a special meeting Wednesday to re-instate a mask mandate at all parish schools for three weeks beginning with the return to school from Christmas break this past Monday.

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After more than a month of no COVID cases at Trinity Medical and fewer people going to the emergency room for testing, Trinity Medical CEO Nekeisha Smith said the hospital currently has two COVID cases and “our ER is flooded.”

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OPELOUSAS, La.--Every morning, Floyd Dupre and his son Mike button up their denim shirts, throw on some jeans and slip into their boots. It’s another day on the farm tending to their cattle. 

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Property taxes in Concordia Parish for 2021 totaled $16,426,005.77, up $1,608,169.44, which is a 9% increase from the previous year. 

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When you think of the agriculture industry, images of chickens, cows and corn fields may come to mind. But while you imagine a farmer standing in a field with dusty overalls and a pitchfork in hand, agricultural producers throughout the state are using broadband to program tractors and analy…

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The past year or so have been frustrating, confusing and sometimes frightening. Along with everything else in our lives, our expressions of faith have been impacted.

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A 25-year-old Natchez man was convicted of second-degree murder and as a felon in possession of a firearm in a Catahoula Parish courtroom last week for the 2018 shooting death of DaJohn Lemichael Mitchell, 23, of Clayton.

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The Ferriday Town Council voted against using a grant to pay essential town employees for working during COVID-19, leading to a handful of town employees walking out of the meeting, and a confrontation between Executive Administrative Assistant Emerson Slain and Alderwoman Gloria Lloyd.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury adopted resolutions of support for the development of a new rail line in northeastern Louisiana and for tax incentives related to an expansion plan by a Vidalia company.

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Clayton Town Council members gave the mayor authority to purchase a police patrol vehicle during the regular meeting Tuesday evening.

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A state House of Representatives committee voted earlier this week to reject a rule that would add COVID-19 vaccines to the immunization schedule for K-12 schools following a wave of backlash from parents decrying the proposed mandate as government overreach.

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Ferriday High School’s attendance was back to normal today (Wednesday) after 81 students and teachers were out the end of last week because of COVID-19.

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Representatives of Syrah Resources of Vidalia said last week that the company is considering a $137.5 million expansion that will mean more local jobs.