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Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office (CPSO) Criminal Investigator Chris Groh has been named the new warden for Concordia Corrections Facility. 

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A record high early voting turnout was recorded in Concordia Parish over the past two weeks with 3,120 early votes counted through Tuesday (Oct. 27) when the early voting period ended.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury 2019 audit reflects an increased cash net position and decreased liability, it was reported during the Jury’s regular meeting Monday night.

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District 21 Rep. Travis Johnson of Vidalia authored legislation during the past session of the Louisiana Legislature that requests two government agencies study the feasibility of creating an 80-mile biking/walking trail along the Mississippi River from Vidalia to Lake Providence.

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A TOWBOAT and barges pass from the Mississippi River through the Old River Locks on Lower Old River below Concordia Parish on Sunday. The locks are located 50 miles northwest of Baton Rouge and 54 miles south of Ferriday. River traffic coming from the Mississippi travels through the locks in…

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A Vidalia man was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Colorado Springs, Co., October 22 on charges of armed robbery, theft of a motor vehicle and simple theft regarding an incident in Vidalia on October 8. 

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Early voting has been brisk in Concordia Parish for the Nov. 3 Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election, according to the Registrar of Voters office.  

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The Concordia Parish School Board during its regular meeting made no indication Thursday night (Oct. 8) whether it would reconsider extending Superintendent Whest Shirley’s contract through the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

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Philip Letard was named attorney for the Town of Ferriday Tuesday night during the town’s regular meeting held at Ferriday Hall.

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Tropical Storm Delta, just hours after landing at Creole along the Louisiana coast as a Cat 2 hurricane, moved through northeastern Louisiana Saturday night felling trees, causing damage to some structures and knocking out electrical power.

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The Vidalia Board of Aldermen reviewed finances during its regular meeting Tuesday night while it was announced that hydroelectric rebates will be paid to utility customers possibly as early as next month.

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The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has announced that public health facilities, including the Concordia Parish Health Unit in Ferriday, will hold drive thru clinics during October to provide flu shots.

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Early voting starts in next week for the Nov. 3 Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election, according to Registrar of Voters Golda Ensminger.

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AN 18-WHEELER took down eight utility poles after turning on Virginia Avenue in Ferriday early Monday morning. Ferriday Chief Deputy Herman Curry said the driver of the Carroll-Fulmer truck told police that he was on E.E. Wallace in route to Georgia when his GPS indicated he should turn righ…

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Concordia Parish Police Jury President Joe Parker Sr. and Concordia Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Tim Vanier signed a proclamation on Wednesday declaring a state of emergency in Concordia Parish in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Delta.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury passed a resolution Monday night certifying that bridges owned or maintained by the parish have been inspected and are in accordance with National Bridge Inspection Standards.

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AFTER LAST week’s rains, farmers returned to the fields this week to continue the soybean and cotton harvest. This soybean field was being harvested along the Tensas River near Clayton on Tuesday. LSU AgCenter Agent Kylie Miller said that with the “cotton harvest kicked off and some remainin…

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Ridgecrest Mayor Veller Ray Carroll and District 21 State Representative C. Travis Johnson provided updates this week concerning Ridgecrest’s plan to tie-in to Ferriday’s water system.

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State Rep. Lance Harris says he will file legislation in the special session that begins Monday to thwart any municipality or public university from defunding or systematically dismantling their police departments in the midst of an anti-law enforcement movement nationwide.

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Deadlines for voters to cast ballots in Presidential General and Open Congressional Primary Election on Nov. 3 have been announced by the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office.

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With a completion date in sight, hospital officials this week advised the changes that will be made once Riverland Medical Center moves into its new facility at 6569 Highway 84 and becomes Trinity Medical.

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ON SUNDAY Sept. 20, while inspecting the US84 Westbound Bridge over the Mississippi River between Natchez and Vidalia, Stantec Bridge Inspector Craig Jenkins noticed a stranded hound dog on the adjacent bridge structure just downstream beneath the bridge deck, more than 120 feet above the ri…

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THE CONCORDIA Parish schools began four-day-a-week hybrid classes on Monday after Louisiana recently moved into Phase 3 of its Covid-19 reopening plan. At Vidalia Junior High early this week, Leigh Anne Mason’s Algebra I class, and Derinda Smith’s 8th grade ELA class were back in the classro…

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The Concordia Parish School Board agreed unanimously Monday night to extend hybrid classes from two days a week to four days after Louisiana moved into Phase 3 of its Covid-19 reopening plan.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury voted Monday night to send a letter to Fire District 2 at Vidalia asking that the fire station be cleaned up and personal belongings removed.

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COTTON ACREAGE, like this at Tanner Gin in Frogmore, is ready for picking as harvest operations continue throughout the state. LSU AgCenter Agent Kylie Miller said the cotton harvest is starting to take off in parts of the parish. She said most “farmers are beginning to defoliate now. We hav…

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The Ferriday Town Council discussed personnel on the first meeting under newly elected mayor Rydell Turner, voting down Turner's recommendation of Anna Ferguson as town attorney.

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Concordia Parish Library will begin re-opening on Saturdays beginning September 12th at the Ferriday Library from 8:30 until 12 noon.

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Vidalia Police Chief Joey Merrill told aldermen Tuesday night that if he is required to further reduce his workforce that some services may have to be eliminated.