Clayton Police Chief Bobby Madison and two candidates running for the District 1 Justice of the Peace post have been disqualified, according to Clerk of Court Clyde Ray Webber.

Renovation of the courtroom in the Concordia Parish Courthouse in Vidalia is halfway complete, according to Police Jury Secretary-Treasurer Sandi Burley.

Familiar names are back on the election ballot in 2020 as incumbent mayors in Ferriday and Vidalia will face the former mayors of those towns during the primary election on April 4.

Ferriday Police Chief Arthur Lewis, who is running for the police chief’s post in Vidalia, told the board of aldermen Tuesday night he is not resigning.

Assets for the Concordia Parish School Board exceeded its liabilities by $72.8 million, according to an audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019.

C. TRAVIS JOHNSON was sworn as a new member of the Louisiana House of Representatives during ceremonies in Baton Rouge on Monday.  Johnson of Vidalia represents District 21. (Courtesy photo)

GLEN WOMACK of Harrisonburg, the new state senator for District 32, took his seat at his desk on the Senate floor Monday during ceremonies in Baton Rouge. Womack’s wife, Judy, is standing behind him. (Courtesy photo)

The Vidalia Board of Aldermen voted unanimously during its regular meeting Tuesday night to seek a $7 million line of credit for the construction of a new substation to meet the future demand for electrical power.

The Tensas-Concordia Conservation District recorded a net position of $133,974 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, according to a financial report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

Concordia Parish received from four to seven inches of rainfall last Thursday (Jan. 2), according Concordia Director of Homeland Security Tim Vanier.

More than $7,000 was collected through donations for the Concordia Christmas Charity Fund in 2019, according to drive chairman Rena Pitts.

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Clayton Police Chief Bobby Madison and two candidates running for the District 1 Justice of the Peace post have been disqualified, according to Clerk of Court Clyde Ray Webber.

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An Alexandria man was charged with theft of a motor vehicle and simple kidnapping after stealing a car at Family Dollar in Vidalia on Monday occupied by 2-year-old child in the back seat.

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Ridgecrest aldermen passed the village’s 2020 fiscal budget with village expenses exceeding revenues.

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Renovation of the courtroom in the Concordia Parish Courthouse in Vidalia is halfway complete, according to Police Jury Secretary-Treasurer Sandi Burley.

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Familiar names are back on the election ballot in 2020 as incumbent mayors in Ferriday and Vidalia will face the former mayors of those towns during the primary election on April 4.

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Ferriday Police Chief Arthur Lewis, who is running for the police chief’s post in Vidalia, told the board of aldermen Tuesday night he is not resigning.

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Assets for the Concordia Parish School Board exceeded its liabilities by $72.8 million, according to an audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019.

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C. TRAVIS JOHNSON was sworn as a new member of the Louisiana House of Representatives during ceremonies in Baton Rouge on Monday.  Johnson of Vidalia represents District 21. (Courtesy photo)

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GLEN WOMACK of Harrisonburg, the new state senator for District 32, took his seat at his desk on the Senate floor Monday during ceremonies in Baton Rouge. Womack’s wife, Judy, is standing behind him. (Courtesy photo)

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The Vidalia Board of Aldermen voted unanimously during its regular meeting Tuesday night to seek a $7 million line of credit for the construction of a new substation to meet the future demand for electrical power.

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The Tensas-Concordia Conservation District recorded a net position of $133,974 for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, according to a financial report released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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Concordia Parish received from four to seven inches of rainfall last Thursday (Jan. 2), according Concordia Director of Homeland Security Tim Vanier.

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More than $7,000 was collected through donations for the Concordia Christmas Charity Fund in 2019, according to drive chairman Rena Pitts.

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Candidates for municipal elections will begin qualifying next weekElections are slated in Clayton, Ferriday and Vidalia.Additionally, the presidential election is on tap for the fall of 2020.Municipal elections are slated for April 4, 2020Qualifying will be January 8-10.Also on the April 4 b…

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The Concordia Christmas Charity Fund (CCCF) for 2019 assisted 700 individuals this holiday season, according to CCCF Chairperson Rena Pitts.

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In a culture which has lost the true meaning of Christmas -- exchanging it for time with friends, family and ultimately gifts -- we often need a reminder of the greatest gift of all. 

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Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated Avoyelles, Evangeline, Rapides and St. Landry parishes as primary natural disaster areas.

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Ferriday High's state championship football team will be honored with a celebration parade Saturday, Dec. 28, beginning at noon in Ferriday.

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Six members of the Concordia Parish Police Jury representing more than 100 years of service attended their last regular meeting Monday night and offered their support to newly elected jurors.

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Ferriday Town Attorney Myisha Davis advised Ferriday board members to not sign a contract with Jatinder Goel of Baton Rouge as a town engineer and Rev. James Smith of Rayville as a city planner because of discrepancies in the contract.

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When Rick Brown was named principal at Vidalia High in 1999, former Viking football coach Dee Faircloth had to cringe."I'm thinking what the heck," Faircloth said. "They are bringing in a former Ferriday coach."Brown remained principal at Vidalia High until 2015. And Faircloth became one of …

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Ridgecrest’s fire rating has improved to class six from its previous rating of class 10, according to Chief Nolen Cothren of Concordia Parish Fire District No. 2.

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Ferriday High School's football team traveled to New Orleans Wednesday in preparation for its Class 2A state championship game against Many.

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An ordinance lowering mayor, aldermen and police chief salaries will possibly be introduced at the January meeting of the Clayton Town Council.

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The Concordia Parish public school system received an overall grade of “C” in the Louisiana Department of Education’s (LDOE) annual performance scores.

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The Ferriday Town Council voted unanimously at a special meeting on Monday to hire a city engineer and city planner/economic developer on the recommendation of Ferriday businessman Clint Vegas.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury voted Monday night to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Fifth District Levee Board concerning the construction, maintenance and operation of the Brushy Bayou Drainage Structure along the Tensas River.

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Mayor Veller Ray Carroll said Ridgecrest would continue using Bryant Hammett & Associates, LLC as engineers for Ridgecrest’s proposed tie in with Ferriday’s water system.

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The Thanksgiving Season is a great opportunity for the people of God to spread the authenticity of the Christian message.  Our celebration during this special time of the year chronicles the history surrounding the fellowship that transpired between the Pilgrims, and the Native Americans, an…