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THE TWO judges and district attorney for the Seventh Judicial District comprising Concordia and Catahoula parishes began new six-year terms on Monday. Concordia Parish Clerk of Court Andy Anders administered the oaths of office. Judge John Reeves (left) is beginning his second term while Jud…

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Work to improve street and drainage improvements are on tap for Ridgecrest.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury adopted a $6.1 million general and special revenue fund budget for 2021 during its first meeting of the new year.

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Former Concordia Parish Clerk of Court Clyde Ray Webber has been named 2019 Concordian of the Year by the Concordia Chamber of Commerce.

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Fifth District Congressman-elect Luke Letlow, 41, died Tuesday while receiving treatment for COVID-19 at an intensive care unit in a hospital in Shreveport.

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CONCORDIA PARISH Tax Assessor Jerry Clark, left, is sworn in for his third term by Clerk of Court Andy Anders on Tuesday. Alongside Clark is his wife, Kim. (Photo by Joey Martin)

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SWORN IN by Clerk of Court Andy Anders Tuesday were, from left: Deputy Tax Assessor Stephanie Tillman, Deputy Assessor Chelsey Perrault and Chief Deputy Tax Assessor Jeannie Archer. (Photo by Joey Martin)

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A second defendant was convicted last week in the June 23, 2019 shooting death of 27-year-old school teacher Fredrick McCray Jr. of Clayton. 

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Riverland Medical Center Administrator Sam Ellard said this week that Riverland has received 75 COVID-19 vaccines.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury adopted two new ordinances following a public hearing Monday night.

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For the first time in several years, Christmas will arrive without the Mississippi River standing near, at or above flood stage, Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft said during his weekly Facebook address on Tuesday.

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The Town of St. Joseph’s assets exceeded its liabilities by $9.6 million for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020.

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Warrants have been signed for a Ferriday man who allegedly shot and killed another Ferriday man early Saturday morning in Ferriday.

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Concordia Parish School Superintendent Whest Shirley said that due to the increasing Covid-19 cases in the parish and in schools that the last day for students this semester was Tuesday, Dec. 15, with classes scheduled to resume on Monday, Jan. 4.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury will consider a proposed 2020 fiscal year consolidated budget of $6.1 million for its general and special revenues funds following a public hearing on January 11, 2021.

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The Concordia Parish School Board during its regular meeting Dec. 10 agreed to relocate water lines that stand in the way of construction of the new Monterey gym and parking lot.

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The Concordia Christmas Charity Fund (CCCF) announced this week that gifts and food will once again be provided but in a different manner due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Twelve percent of Concordia Parish voters turned out at the polls on Saturday to support Luke Letlow for the 5th District congressional post while also rejecting a proposed constitutional amendment.

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The Ferriday Town Council declined to hire Interim Police Chief Herman Curry as the permanent chief during its regular meeting Tuesday at Ferriday Hall.

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The Federal Communications Commission announced Monday that an estimated 332,000 rural Americans living and working in Louisiana, including Concordia Parish, will gain access to high-speed broadband through the Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction, according to auction…

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation is spelling it out for you – litter on our roadways is unsightly, unacceptable, preventable, and a drain on resources. You might notice the 3D letters “DOTD” spelled out along busy thoroughfares in the coming weeks, and filled with the same trash th…

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An extension has been filed for Ridgecrest’s Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG), Mayor Veller Ray Carroll said during the town’s Nov. 24 regular meeting.

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Concordia Parish voters will go to the polls on Saturday to cast ballots in the general election for Congress and the Republican State Central Committee.

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Waterproof’s chief of police and town clerk were dismissed Nov. 16 in a special-called noon town council meeting.

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A total of 68 absentee ballots and 92 in person ballots had been cast through Monday for the Dec. 5 general election for Congress and the Republican State Central Committee, according to Registrar of Voters Golda Ensminger.