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Veterans will be honored with programs at Vidalia and Ferriday High Schools Friday and Monday.

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Early votes cast through Tuesday for the Nov. 16 general election totaled 1,045, according to the Registrar of Voters office.

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Although final figures have yet to be compiled, LSU AgCenter Extension Agent Dennis Burns said yields would be below average for the 2019 crop year.

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Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputy Walter Mackel and the law enforcement community will be honored at a morning coffee reception on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Vidalia Library.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury voted Monday to ask the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to lower a rock weir on Cocodrie Bayou that USFWS reportedly raised without permission a few years ago.

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Riverland Medical Center posted a net profit of $470,885 for September it was announced during the board of director’s regular meeting Tuesday where the board adopted its 2019-20 budget.

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Vidalia Mayor Buz Craft laid out a plan Monday to borrow up to $7 million for construction of a new substation to meet future demand for electrical power.

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Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards visited Concordia Parish on Tuesday, part of a campaign swing through northeastern Louisiana.

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BALLOONS FLOAT over Vidalia during the Natchez Balloon Festival on Friday. This year’s festival drew large crowds. (Photo courtesy Wes Faulk)

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Glen Womack will be the next state senator for the 32nd district, Ashley Ellis is the new representative for the District 5 BESE post and Travis Johnson and Glen McGlothin are in a run-off for the District 21 House seat.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury discussed the hospital board, cell towers and drainage during its regular meeting Monday.

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Mayor Veller Ray Carroll defeated former alderman Connie Adair by 10 votes (85 to 75) in Saturday’s primary election to keep his seat in Ridgecrest.

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The Ferriday Board of Aldermen will request help from the Concordia Parish Police Jury in getting grass cut in the town.

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A 12-person Catahoula Parish jury found a Harrisonburg man guilty on Friday, Oct. 4, in the 2018 murder of his father.

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Concordia Parish voters will go to the polls Saturday to elect police jurors as well as cast their ballots for a host of parish, district and statewide offices.

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The Town of Vidalia had total assets of $33.7 million through August 2019, approximately $1 million more than a year earlier.

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The Washington Heights sewer project in Concordia Parish is one of the recipients of a $2.3 million total investment announced Monday by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA)

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Clayton aldermen questioned Mayor Josephine Washington over spending during the town council’s regular meeting Tuesday night.

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Almost 1,000 early votes had been cast by 9 a.m. this morning at the Registrar of Voters office in Vidalia with the Oct. 12 primary election only 10 days away.

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The USDA has approved a loan/grant totaling $999,000 for the Village of Ridgecrest, according to Mayor Veller Ray Carroll.

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The Fifth Levee District received “acreage and ad valorem taxes for flood protection totaling approximately $1.3 million,” during fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury passed a resolution during its regular meeting Monday night approving its annual bridge report.

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Riverland Medical Center posted a profit of $277,802 for the month of August while construction continues on the new hospital on Hwy. 425.

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Construction of a t-hangar taxiway at the Concordia Parish Airport is expected to begin soon, according to Carl Sayers, president and chairman of the board of the airport authority.

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Vidalia Little Cheerleader Heidi Tyson, left, performs a cheer before the Vidalia-West Ouachita game Friday night. Looking on from left are: London Vaughn, Leah McCoy and Vidalia cheerleader Sara Couture. 

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THE RIVERLAND Medical Center (RMC) Board of Directors and administration signed an agreement last week with Sunrise Medical to utilize the RMC campus as an adolescent psychiatric hospital. Sunrise will move into the old hospital building when the new hospital facility opens next year. Sunris…

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Seventy-eight residents, two churches and one business owe the Village of Waterproof some $200,000 in back utility payments, according to June 2019 utility records.

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Vidalia officials and citizens met at two public hearings recently to propose projects to be financed by approximately $1 million in Vidalia hydro royalties.