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.

Jimmie O’Neal Lewis, 49, was sentenced to life in prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence Monday for the shooting death of 27-year-old Fredrick McCray Jr. last year.

The date was October 3, 1863 and The United States of America was shattered and engaged in The Civil War. Hundreds upon thousands of valiant soldiers were sacrificing their lives on the altar of freedom literally for the liberation of those in chains. 

The Concordia Parish School Board voted last week to hire Superintendent Whest Shirley on a month-to-month basis beginning January 1, 2021, while specifying again that Shirley’s present contract would be terminated on December 31, 2020.

Early voting starts Friday for the Dec. 5 general election for Congress and the Republican State Central Committee.

The Ferriday Town Council during a special meeting Monday night unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with Independence Chosen, Inc., pending attorney approval.

Concordia Parish schools have gone to virtual only classroom settings until November 30, Superintendent Whest Shirley said Tuesday.

The Clayton Board of Aldermen and Mayor Wilbert Washington discussed several upcoming grants at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

A 12-member jury on Tuesday found 49-year-old Jimmie O’Neal Lewis guilty of first degree murder in the 2019 shooting death of Fredrick McCray Jr., 27.

Two persons were indicted by a Concordia Parish grand jury on Friday for first degree murder and three counts of attempted first degree murder, according to District Attorney Brad Burget.

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A ribbon cutting will be held December 1 for Trinity Medical Center, Riverland Medical Center Administrator Sam Ellard this week.

Louisiana State Police detectives arrested 23-year-old, Tyrique Jones, an inmate in the Concordia Parish Jail. Jones was charged with the 2nd degree murder of 21-year-old, Frank Taylor, who is also an inmate in the Concordia Parish Jail.

Delta Charter School has cancelled classes for sixth through 12th grade through Thanksgiving after a student and faculty teacher both tested positive of Covid-19.The elementary school will remain open for students because those students were not affected."It's the way things are now," said D…

The death of an inmate at the Concordia Parish Correctional Facility and a suicide in Clayton are under investigation by authorities.

Three aldermen were elected in Clayton while one Justice of the Peace race and two Constable races were decided during Tuesday’s Presidential election.

Twenty-year-old Darione Bell received three consecutive life sentences last week for three counts of first degree murder and 30 years for aggravated burglary during court proceedings on October 28.

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President Donald J. Trump won Louisiana and its eight electoral college votes Tuesday, capturing more than 61 percent of the vote statewide, though the outcome of the presidential race nationally was in doubt as of press time late Tuesday night.

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

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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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.

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Jimmie O’Neal Lewis, 49, was sentenced to life in prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence Monday for the shooting death of 27-year-old Fredrick McCray Jr. last year.

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The date was October 3, 1863 and The United States of America was shattered and engaged in The Civil War. Hundreds upon thousands of valiant soldiers were sacrificing their lives on the altar of freedom literally for the liberation of those in chains. 

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The Concordia Parish School Board voted last week to hire Superintendent Whest Shirley on a month-to-month basis beginning January 1, 2021, while specifying again that Shirley’s present contract would be terminated on December 31, 2020.

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Early voting starts Friday for the Dec. 5 general election for Congress and the Republican State Central Committee.

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The Ferriday Town Council during a special meeting Monday night unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with Independence Chosen, Inc., pending attorney approval.

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Concordia Parish schools have gone to virtual only classroom settings until November 30, Superintendent Whest Shirley said Tuesday.

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The Clayton Board of Aldermen and Mayor Wilbert Washington discussed several upcoming grants at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

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A 12-member jury on Tuesday found 49-year-old Jimmie O’Neal Lewis guilty of first degree murder in the 2019 shooting death of Fredrick McCray Jr., 27.

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Two persons were indicted by a Concordia Parish grand jury on Friday for first degree murder and three counts of attempted first degree murder, according to District Attorney Brad Burget.

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A ribbon cutting will be held December 1 for Trinity Medical Center, Riverland Medical Center Administrator Sam Ellard this week.

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While the presidential race was undecided nationally at presstime Wednesday, Louisiana and Concordia Parish once against supported Donald Trump for President.

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The death of an inmate at the Concordia Parish Correctional Facility and a suicide in Clayton are under investigation by authorities.

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Three aldermen were elected in Clayton while one Justice of the Peace race and two Constable races were decided during Tuesday’s Presidential election.

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Twenty-year-old Darione Bell received three consecutive life sentences last week for three counts of first degree murder and 30 years for aggravated burglary during court proceedings on October 28.

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President Donald J. Trump won Louisiana and its eight electoral college votes Tuesday, capturing more than 61 percent of the vote statewide, though the outcome of the presidential race nationally was in doubt as of press time late Tuesday night.

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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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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.