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Ridgecrest aldermen voted Tuesday night to seek a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant to overlay all side streets.

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Ferriday Economic Director Rev. James E. Smith and private citizen and businessman Clint Vegas held a luncheon June 2 at Haney’s Big House to update Ferriday Mayor Rydell Turner and aldermen on the plan to change out water lines in the town.

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Ferriday aldermen voted against a proposal to sell land at 114 and 116 Louisiana Avenue and held off talk of a hiring and raise freeze during the town’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

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While Clayton officials discussed its proposed budget for the next fiscal year during its regular meeting Tuesday night, there was a dose of good news concerning the town’s finances.

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Ferriday police officer Bo Stevens, who was awarded his Criminal Justice degree from Louisiana College last month, has been named Ferriday interim police chief by Mayor Rydell Turner.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury will determine in the days ahead what project or projects it may consider as part of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative (LWI), designed to provide a statewide watershed floodplain management program.

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The Vidalia Port Commission is in negotiation with a terminal operator to sublease the facility as it prepares to begin operation.

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Ferriday Police are seeking a suspect who robbed the Circle K convenience store early Wednesday morning, walking away with an undetermined amount of cash.

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Residents of Concordia interested in getting high capacity internet are asked to take the Delta Speed Text, designed to map the digital needs of the parish.

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After having to use a vehicle convoy to extend the annual Miss-Lou Memorial Day Parade from Vidalia to the Natchez National Cemetery last year, Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed for this year’s event on May 31.

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The Concordia Parish School Board, after multiple interviews of candidates over the past two weeks, chose Toyua Watson, CPSB’s director of secondary education, as the next superintendent for parish schools.

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Work to pick up remaining tree limbs on the state highway rights-of-way left by hurricanes and winter storms will be completed by July, but state officials ask residents to discontinue placing limbs and debris from their lawns and property along the highway right-of-way.

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Concordia Parish Director of Secondary Education Toyua Watson and the former superintendent of a Mississippi school system, Dr. Montrell Greene, are the finalists for the parish superintendent position.

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Getting people back to work is top priority for Natchez Inc., according to Heather Malone, who resigned Tuesday night as Concordia Economic Development Director at the Town of Vidalia meeting.

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The Vidalia Board of Aldermen set the town millage rate for the 2021 tax roll at 3.37, agreed to continue looking into the legalities of a cemetery project and took care of several other matters during a one hour and 40 minute meeting Tuesday night.

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A Ferriday couple along with District Attorney Brad Burget voiced their opposition last week to House Bill 254 that includes a provision to repeal a law requiring that a judge determine whether a convicted juvenile killer is eligible for parole after 25 years.

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The meeting of the Ferriday Board of Alderman included one confrontation after another with Mayor Rydell Turner receiving much criticism from aldermen and citizens.

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After being canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Miss-Lou Relay for Life of Miss-Lou will be a drive-through held on the Vidalia Riverfront this Friday night.

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Riverland Medical Center, now operating in a new facility under a new name – Trinity Medical -- had “total assets of $74,747,050, total liabilities of $66,850,303, and net position of $7,896,747” for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2020.

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Hybrid classes, quarantines and social distancing during the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic have been the norm for 243 seniors in Concordia Parish.

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Almost two months after being named police chief of Ferriday, Herman Curry turned in his resignation Tuesday, citing differences with Mayor Rydell Turner as a key reason.

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A candlelight memorial service for former Vidalia High teacher and coach Tim Herndon will be held Sunday at 8 p.m. at the Vidalia High football practice field, in back of the Department of Motor Vehicles building.

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 The Concordia Parish Police Jury adopted a revised budget for the fourth quarter of 2020 as well as a revised 2021 budget for the first quarter during its regular meeting Monday night.

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While corn and soybean market prices increase, farmers here are trying to get their crops in the ground, according to LSU AgCenter Agent Kylie Miller.

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Jim Graves has served as chairman of the board for Riverland Medical Center for six straight years.

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Candidates for the superintendent’s post for the Concordia Parish School Board dropped from eight to six after one applicant was deemed unqualified and another withdrew his application.

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A 56-year-old convicted killer on probation in Mississippi was found guilty last week in the 2019 murder of a mother and her son in Clayton -- 43-year-old Meghan McCoy Watson and 12-year-old LaFrederick McCoy.

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Ferriday Mayor Rydell Turner said he is making time on Wednesdays for the public to come into town hall and discuss any subject regarding the town.

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The Concordia Parish School Board will hold a special meeting Thursday (April 22) to set up procedures for interviewing and ultimately hiring a new superintendent.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury in conjunction with all Lake Advisory Boards has issued Emergency Order 21-001 that establishes a “no wake zone, idle speeds only” until further notice for Lake St. John, Lake Concordia, Black River Lake and all adjoining waterways.

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Concordia Parish police jurors gave representatives of Waste Pro an earful Monday night over garbage collection and asked that work begin immediately to upgrade the process.