Omar Villalobos Cavazos
Mayor Buz Craft broke a 2-2 tie vote last week when he cast a vote against a motion that a sign for a Vidalia hotel was out of compliance with a town ordinance and should be removed immediately.
Early voting for the Aug. 15 municipal general election in Concordia Parish continues through Saturday, Aug. 8, with 147 in person votes and 200 mail ballots – 347 total -- counted through early Wednesday morning, according to Registrar of Voters Golda Ensminger.
Interim Clayton aldermen will soon be appointed by Gov. John Bel Edward’s office to handle town business, according to newly elected mayor Wilbert Washington.
Concordia has received verified reports of six new Covid-19 cases since July 26, according the parish’s Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness Director Tim Vanier.
District 21 Rep. Travis Johnson has slated a series of town hall meetings in towns across his district to discuss the future of northeastern Louisiana.
A Vidalia alderman complained to the Concordia Parish Police Jury Monday night that Registrar of Voters Golda Ensminger tried to defeat him during the recent municipal election.
Seventh Judicial Judges Kathy Johnson and John Reeves along with District Attorney Brad Burget drew no opposition during the three-day qualifying period last week for the Nov. 3 election.
District 32 State Sen. Glen Womack of Harrisonburg said this week that $275 million in federal funding was secured during the regular session to support local businesses.
The Vidalia Board of Aldermen voted to discipline a police officer and a police dispatcher during a special meeting on the morning of Friday, July 17.
CONSTRUCTION WORK is underway to realign La. Hwy. 15 closer to the Mississippi River mainline levee at this point where La. Hwy. 565 (Monterey highway) intersects at Deer Park. Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development Chase District 58 Engineer Administrator Ken Free said the…
Early voting begins Saturday for the Aug. 15 municipal general election in Concordia Parish that will include runoffs for mayor and three aldermen in Ferriday.
Since July 5, the Concordia Parish OHSEP has received reports of 25 new Covid-19 positive cases, according to the Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Prepared (OHSEP).
Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft and Chief of Police Joey Merrill will serve a second term in their respective offices after receiving the majority of votes in Saturday’s primary election.
Concrete was poured this week at the main entrance of the new 61,000 square foot Trinity Medical Center on Hwy. 425 near Ferriday, with expectations of patients and guests using that entrance in approximately six months if there are no delays.
More than 1,334 early votes have been counted for the primary election on Saturday which features presidential and party elections as well as a host of municipal races in Concordia Parish.
From June 30 to July 5, the Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) received eight new verified COVID-19 cases for Concordia Parish.
After a lengthy and thorough investigation, the Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations/Alexandria Field Office (LSP AFO) has arrested a former deputy of the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO), identified as 56-year-old James Boren Jr.
Concordia Parish native Kenneth Dunn of Houston is looking forward to visiting back home and getting back into the live music scene after being shut down by the coronavirus.
DAVID HEDRICK became Concordia Parish’s new sheriff on Friday as he is given the oath of office by Judge Kathy Johnson. Hedrick’s wife, Whitney, holds the Bible. Hedrick’s father, Kenneth, is the outgoing sheriff, retiring after two terms as the parish’s chief law enforcement officer. (Photo…
ANDY ANDERS was sworn in by Vidalia City Judge Scott McLemore as the new Concordia Parish Clerk of Court this morning during a ceremony in Vidalia. Holding the Bible is Anders’ wife, Nancy. (Photo by Wes Faulk)
Ferriday, La.--David Whatley, the first black student to integrate Ferriday High in 1966, returned from tortuous days at school only to face just as many threats outside his home. Come nightfall, he’d study his lessons by a spotlight illuminating his grandmother’s lawn while keeping watch fo…
Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness OHSEP said Tuesday three new COVID-19 cases have been verified, making a total of 114 cases for Concordia Parish.