Mobile COVID-19 Testing Vans will be in Concordia Parish beginning the first week in June to increase viral testing in the region, according to Concordia Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Tim Vanier.

After a lengthy discussion, the Concordia Parish School Board voted unanimously to set graduation dates for the week of July 13-17 for four high schools including Concordia Parish Academy, Ferriday High, Monterey High and Vidalia High.

The Concordia Parish Airport Authority reported a net position of $2.7 million for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019

The Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) announced a new confirmed COVID-19 case for the parish on Sunday, May 24.

The Vidalia Board of Aldermen will consider Mayor Buz Craft’s proposed $34.1 million 2020-2021 fiscal year budget during a special meeting Thursday at 6 p.m.

The Concordia Parish Police Jury hopes to know soon whether it qualifies for $2.5 million in federal and state grant monies for the Brushy Bayou drainage project.

Concordia Dixie Youth Baseball and Miss-Lou Soccer President Mike Bowlin was sitting around with wife, Kim, wondering when they would be able to hit the fields again.

The Clayton Town Council will soon meet to introduce and discuss the village’s 2020-21 fiscal year budget, according to Mayor Josephine Washington.

The Ferriday Town Council asked its attorney to review a new ordinance concerning the destruction of condemned houses before proceeding.

The Town of Ferriday is under a boil advisory effective immediately, according to Matt Parker, Operations Specialist for JCP Management Inc. and the Town of Ferriday Water Department.

Seventh Judicial Court officials in Concordia and Catahoula officials completed plans Monday to return to an amended court schedule in the courtrooms in Vidalia and Harrisonburg next week.

The Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) received reports of three new COVID-19 cases on May 8, upping the total to 62.

The Concordia Parish School Board agreed Thursday (May 7) to retroactively pay approximately 20 employees whose services have been required during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ridgecrest residents with past due utility bills have until May 25 to catch up or face services being cut off.

The Vidalia Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to authorize Mayor Buz Craft to file an application and process paperwork concerning the partial transfer of the license for the operation of the Sidney A. Murray Jr. Hydroelectric Station.

THIS OMINOUS cloud near Clayton photographed last week looks like a tornado, but according to David Cox with National Weather Service in Jackson, Miss., it was likely “a shelf cloud” with straight line winds located “near three miles northeast of Clayton when the resident saw it from Lee Bay…

Leslie and Brenda Floyd remember visiting the former Fish Fry across the street from the Vidalia Post Office on many occasions back in the day.

While work is underway to complete renovation of the parish courtroom in Vidalia, the district attorney and the two judges for the Seventh Judicial District met Tuesday to discuss the work and the future of court proceedings.

The U.S. Census Bureau is sending reminder notice postcards to an estimated 69 million households nationally that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.About 53.4% of households across the country have already responded since invitations began arriving in mailboxes on March 12. Those hou…

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Mobile COVID-19 Testing Vans will be in Concordia Parish beginning the first week in June to increase viral testing in the region, according to Concordia Parish Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Tim Vanier.

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After a lengthy discussion, the Concordia Parish School Board voted unanimously to set graduation dates for the week of July 13-17 for four high schools including Concordia Parish Academy, Ferriday High, Monterey High and Vidalia High.

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The Concordia Parish Airport Authority reported a net position of $2.7 million for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019

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The Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) announced a new confirmed COVID-19 case for the parish on Sunday, May 24.

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The Vidalia Board of Aldermen will consider Mayor Buz Craft’s proposed $34.1 million 2020-2021 fiscal year budget during a special meeting Thursday at 6 p.m.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury hopes to know soon whether it qualifies for $2.5 million in federal and state grant monies for the Brushy Bayou drainage project.

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Concordia Dixie Youth Baseball and Miss-Lou Soccer President Mike Bowlin was sitting around with wife, Kim, wondering when they would be able to hit the fields again.

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The Clayton Town Council will soon meet to introduce and discuss the village’s 2020-21 fiscal year budget, according to Mayor Josephine Washington.

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The Ferriday Town Council asked its attorney to review a new ordinance concerning the destruction of condemned houses before proceeding.

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The Town of Ferriday is under a boil advisory effective immediately, according to Matt Parker, Operations Specialist for JCP Management Inc. and the Town of Ferriday Water Department.

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Seventh Judicial Court officials in Concordia and Catahoula officials completed plans Monday to return to an amended court schedule in the courtrooms in Vidalia and Harrisonburg next week.

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The Concordia Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP) received reports of three new COVID-19 cases on May 8, upping the total to 62.

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The Concordia Parish School Board agreed Thursday (May 7) to retroactively pay approximately 20 employees whose services have been required during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Ridgecrest residents with past due utility bills have until May 25 to catch up or face services being cut off.

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The Vidalia Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to authorize Mayor Buz Craft to file an application and process paperwork concerning the partial transfer of the license for the operation of the Sidney A. Murray Jr. Hydroelectric Station.

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THIS OMINOUS cloud near Clayton photographed last week looks like a tornado, but according to David Cox with National Weather Service in Jackson, Miss., it was likely “a shelf cloud” with straight line winds located “near three miles northeast of Clayton when the resident saw it from Lee Bay…

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While work is underway to complete renovation of the parish courtroom in Vidalia, the district attorney and the two judges for the Seventh Judicial District met Tuesday to discuss the work and the future of court proceedings.

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The U.S. Census Bureau is sending reminder notice postcards to an estimated 69 million households nationally that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.About 53.4% of households across the country have already responded since invitations began arriving in mailboxes on March 12. Those hou…

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The Town of Ferriday received a $35,000 LGAP grant to tear down condemned houses in Ferriday.

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The Village of Clayton’s net position increased in 2018 to $3.2 million, according to an audit released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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Relief is coming to Ridgecrest residents in the form of a $990,352 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG), according to a letter from Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday.

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Sales tax receipts for the Concordia Parish Police Jury were down $47,000 -- 23 percent – for March 2020, according to a report provided by Jury Secretary-Treasurer Sandi Burley.

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Riverland Medical Center is requesting a credit line of $1.9 million for payroll through a new government program.

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BATON ROUGE, La. — One of the small pleasures people are trying to enjoy during this COVID-19 crisis is the spring weather. But an influx of gnats is making it increasingly more difficult to even do this.

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The Ferriday mayor and board of alderman held their first meeting ever by teleconference on Thursday (April 16) during which they discussed whether disinfectant could be sprayed throughout town to protect against the coronavirus.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards said Tuesday he has postponed Louisiana’s elections for another few weeks because of the Covid-19 outbreak in the state.

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Concordia Parish’s reported Covid-19 cases have risen sharply over the past few days with 35 cases total and a second death reported through Monday, April 13.

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Mayor Buz Craft said while many municipalities are suffering financial problems, made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic, that Vidalia’s finances are sound.

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A Washington, Miss., company was the apparent low bidder for the installation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) at five school gyms.

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The April meeting of the Ferriday Town Council, slated Thursday (April 16) at 6 p.m., can be heard on the internet, Ferriday Mayor Sherrie McMahon said Tuesday.

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BATON ROUGE, La. — Having to work from home comes with challenges. But farmers are still busy in their workplace: fields, pastures and ponds.

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Concordia Parish reported 15 positive Covid-19 cases as of Tuesday, April 7, according to Tim Vanier, Director of the Concordia Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP).