Ferriday Mayor Rydell Turner said Tuesday at the Ferriday Town Meeting that Saturday will be the last chance for citizens of the town to put out sofas, chairs, washing machines, mattresses, refrigerators or other such bulky items out to be picked up by the town.

The Concordia Parish Police Jury discussed disaster relief allocations for past storms and flooding while also overseeing other matters during a brief regular meeting Monday night.

Almost $30 million -- $29,240,000 to be exact --  in highway construction projects in Concordia, Catahoula and Tensas parishes have been recently completed, are in active construction or will be initiated in the future, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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This is a person of interest in a bank fraud investigation.

On October 1, 2021, the CPSO began a joint investigation with the Vidalia Police Department and the Natchez Police Department into multiple counts of bank fraud and identity theft.

Area lawmakers say they hope the process of redrawing the state's six congressional districts to match data from the 2020 Census does not result in the loss of the 5thDistrict, anchored in northeastern Louisiana.

Two area health care centers will receive more than half a million dollars each to support ongoing Covid-19 and primary health infrastructure needs, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources.

The Concordia Parish school system has received approximately $5 million over the last two years in federal aid related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trinity Medical CEO Nekeisha Smith said today (Sept. 22) that there are four COVID-19 patients being treated at the hospital, but a number of people continue to be tested for the virus at the Trinity Medical Emergency Room.

A Ferriday teenager was booked with second-degree murder following an incident on September 8 in Ferriday.

Vidalia electric customers will receive hefty hydroelectric royalty fund rebates in the weeks ahead while a town beautification project has been approved as well.

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Ferriday Mayor Rydell Turner said Tuesday at the Ferriday Town Meeting that Saturday will be the last chance for citizens of the town to put out sofas, chairs, washing machines, mattresses, refrigerators or other such bulky items out to be picked up by the town.

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Ridgecrest is set to start laying pipe for their new water system Nov. 1, barring any delays from receiving materials, according to Mayor Veller Ray Carroll.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury discussed disaster relief allocations for past storms and flooding while also overseeing other matters during a brief regular meeting Monday night.

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The Town of Ferriday and the Ferriday Garden Club are sponsoring a clean-up day on October 16.

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Almost $30 million -- $29,240,000 to be exact --  in highway construction projects in Concordia, Catahoula and Tensas parishes have been recently completed, are in active construction or will be initiated in the future, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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Area lawmakers say they hope the process of redrawing the state's six congressional districts to match data from the 2020 Census does not result in the loss of the 5thDistrict, anchored in northeastern Louisiana.

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Two area health care centers will receive more than half a million dollars each to support ongoing Covid-19 and primary health infrastructure needs, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources.

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The Concordia Parish school system has received approximately $5 million over the last two years in federal aid related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trinity Medical CEO Nekeisha Smith said today (Sept. 22) that there are four COVID-19 patients being treated at the hospital, but a number of people continue to be tested for the virus at the Trinity Medical Emergency Room.

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Vidalia electric customers will receive hefty hydroelectric royalty fund rebates in the weeks ahead while a town beautification project has been approved as well.

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The Concordia Parish School Board Sales Tax Division could see the loss of eight local jobs if voters approved Constitutional Amendment 1 this fall, according to CPSB Director of Business Affairs Tom O’Neal.

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Gov. Edwards signed an executive order on Sept. 9 formally delaying the upcoming fall elections in Louisiana, following severe damage from Hurricane Ida in southeast Louisiana, which would make holding the election difficult and could lead to challenges for displaced voters.

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Material to tie into Ferriday’s water system may arrive in Ridgecrest within the next 30 days, according to Mayor Veller Ray Carroll.

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The Town of Ferriday will hold a clean-up day October 16 beginning at 10 a.m.

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A BRIDGE project on LA 124 across Hooter Creek is under construction in Catahoula Parish, according to District Engineer Administrator Ken Free. He said the project, located near Rosefield, was awarded in the fall of 2019 to Diamond B Construction Co. for $2,193,946.19. Work consists of repl…

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A Legislative Fiscal Review Committee on Aug. 26 rescinded a decision to appoint a fiscal administrator for Clayton.

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Trinity Medical CEO Nekeisha Smith said COVID-19 numbers are trending down a bit at the parish hospital.

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Concordia Parish School Superintendent Toyua Watson said Tuesday that there are 36 positive COVID cases in the school district including staff and students.

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Louisiana voters will decide the fate of a Constitutional amendment designed to simplify a complicated state sales tax collection system on October 9.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury is working to reequip compactor sites in the parish and working to meet deadlines associated with the American Rescue Plan Act.

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The Water Sector Commission’s application for funding has been extended giving local towns and water systems additional time to apply for much needed money.

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A TOWBOAT powers two rows of barges through the Jonesville Locks and Dam on Black River on Saturday. The facility along LA 124 south of Jonesville was constructed in 1972 and is situated 25 miles above the mouth of Black River. According to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Ouachita-Blac…

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Concordia Parish’s population dropped 7.5 percent during the past decade to 18,687.

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The Concordia Parish School Board agreed during its regular meeting Aug. 12 to hire a third party project manager in connection with the construction of the Monterey High School Gymnasium.

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Trinity Medical is providing the Monoclonal Antibody COVID-19 infusion every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for those who have tested positive for COVID-19.