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Concordia Parish schools had a slight decrease in numbers this year, said Concordia Parish Superintendent Toyua Watson-Bachus.

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Major contracts for Vidalia roadway and drainage improvements were awarded by Town Council members at their regular August meeting Tuesday night.

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Town of Ferriday Town Council members unanimously passed its 2022-23 budget Tuesday, but alderwoman Gloria Lloyd addressed her concerns with budget items, particularly payroll.

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Curiosity about his ancestry led Gage DeWitt of Vidalia to a major archeological dig that captured the attention of people in and around Kingston, New York.

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The District Attorney’s office has filed a petition with the Concordia Parish Clerk of Court’s office related to the juveniles accused of the June 25 pillaging of Vidalia Junior High, according to Ann Siddall, assistant district attorney.

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Ferriday and Ridgecrest’s boil water advisory notice was lifted Wednesday morning, according to Matthew Parker, operations specialist for JCP Management Inc.

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Granting Unserved Municipalities Broadband Opportunities (GUMBO) program has awarded Concordia Parish approximately $3.1 million.

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Some local and statewide candidates for the Nov. 8 Open Primary/Congressional election are off on the campaign trail while others went in unopposed after qualifying ended July 22.

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Ferriday Alderwoman Gloria Lloyd lashed out at Ferriday Mayor Rydell Turner following a scheduled town meeting July 12 to pass the budget, but a lack of a quorum forced the meeting to be cancelled.

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Concordia Parish School Board will investigate companies that could perform a feasibility study on possible new or revamped schools.

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In the upcoming year, Vidalia will have several municipal projects beginning, in the works or in the final stages.

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Assets of Concordia Parish Assessor exceeded liabilities by approximately $1.6 million at the close of its fiscal year, according to a Louisiana Legislative Audit report.

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Vivian V. Hiner of Saint Joseph has been appointed to the First Louisiana Levee District Board of Commissioners, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards on July 5. 

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Vidalia Junior High teachers will receive more stipend money after the school was vandalized on June 25, causing more than $200,000 worth of damage, according to Concordia Parish schools Superintendent Toyua Watson. 

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Concordia Parish Superintendent Toyua Watson said she has received several inquiries into the Monterey High principal job.

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Three juveniles and their parents were issued July court summons in connection to vandalizing Vidalia Junior High on Saturday, June 25.

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The Town of Ferriday declared a state of emergency at a special meeting Wednesday evening after a water plant pump failure.

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Ferriday Fire Department Chief Joe Sontoyo drove the fire truck for the last time Wednesday. Sontoyo spent 38 years in firefighting. Sontoyo, 74, graduated Ferriday High School in 1967. After working at Ford Motor Company in Michigan, he moved back home and started working at Ferriday Police…

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Three former employees charged with child cruelty at Noah’s Ark Daycare in Vidalia began pretrial hearings today (Wednesday).