Concordia Parish received its first COVID-19 positive report March 28, according to Timothy Vanier, Office of Emergency Preparedness.The resident was tested in a Mississippi hospital after being transported by ambulance to the emergency room last Thursday. Personal information is being withh…

COVID-19 virus cases continue to rise in Louisiana, but as of today at noon, no cases have been reported in Concordia Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

Business operations have been curtailed over the past few days due to the COVID-19 pandemic but up until then, sales tax collections were up, according the Concordia Parish Sales Tax Office.

(Editor’s Note: Concordia Parish Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness Tim Vanier provided the following information on the COVID 19 emergency efforts locally and statewide.)

THE CONCORDIA Parish Police Jury meeting room was empty during the Jury’s regular meeting Monday night. Jurors staggered their seating arrangement with some members sitting at the table and others pushing back along the wall in attempt to keep a six-foot difference. Jury Secretary-Treasurer …

Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in response to the outbreak of the respiratory disease, coronavirus disease (COVID-19). COVID-19 has and will continue to require additional response efforts from the state’s emergency responders. 

Assets for the Lake St. John (LSJ) Waterworks District exceeded liabilities by $668,249 and $640,772 in 2019 and 2018, respectively, according to audit released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

COVID-19 virus cases continue to rise in Louisiana, but as of today at noon, no cases have been reported in Concordia Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

COVID-19 virus cases continue to rise in Louisiana, but as of today at noon, no cases have been reported in Concordia Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

Public operations and private lives have undergone a whirlwind of change during the past few days as efforts to fight COVID-19 have intensified by day.

As of March 17, there are no reported cases of the COVID-19 virus in Concordia Parish or any surrounding parishes including Tensas Parish, Catahoula and Avoyelles, according to the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

The Concordia Parish Tax Sale has been set for Thursday, June 4th 10 a.m. at the courthouse in Vidalia, Room #2, which is the Police Jury courtroom.According to the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office, registration will from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Tax Collector’s Office, Room 6.  Certified letter…

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) held a public meeting at Vidalia High School on March 12 announcing new flashing yellow arrow signals in Concordia Parish.

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Concordia Parish received its first COVID-19 positive report March 28, according to Timothy Vanier, Office of Emergency Preparedness.The resident was tested in a Mississippi hospital after being transported by ambulance to the emergency room last Thursday. Personal information is being withh…

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Business operations have been curtailed over the past few days due to the COVID-19 pandemic but up until then, sales tax collections were up, according the Concordia Parish Sales Tax Office.

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(Editor’s Note: Concordia Parish Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness Tim Vanier provided the following information on the COVID 19 emergency efforts locally and statewide.)

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THE CONCORDIA Parish Police Jury meeting room was empty during the Jury’s regular meeting Monday night. Jurors staggered their seating arrangement with some members sitting at the table and others pushing back along the wall in attempt to keep a six-foot difference. Jury Secretary-Treasurer …

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Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in response to the outbreak of the respiratory disease, coronavirus disease (COVID-19). COVID-19 has and will continue to require additional response efforts from the state’s emergency responders. 

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Assets for the Lake St. John (LSJ) Waterworks District exceeded liabilities by $668,249 and $640,772 in 2019 and 2018, respectively, according to audit released Monday by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor.

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Public operations and private lives have undergone a whirlwind of change during the past few days as efforts to fight COVID-19 have intensified by day.

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As of March 17, there are no reported cases of the COVID-19 virus in Concordia Parish or any surrounding parishes including Tensas Parish, Catahoula and Avoyelles, according to the Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

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Aldermen in Ridgecrest will receive $25 each for special meetings following passage of an ordinance on the matter during their regular meeting on March 12.

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The Concordia Parish Tax Sale has been set for Thursday, June 4th 10 a.m. at the courthouse in Vidalia, Room #2, which is the Police Jury courtroom.According to the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office, registration will from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Tax Collector’s Office, Room 6.  Certified letter…

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) held a public meeting at Vidalia High School on March 12 announcing new flashing yellow arrow signals in Concordia Parish.

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The Vidalia Board of Aldermen was updated on the town’s financial status while Mayor Buz Craft discussed sewer and street upgrades during the town’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday night.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury will hold public hearings at its April 13th meeting to discuss the establishment of ordinances to prohibit parking on the shoulders of all parish roads and to update present guidelines on culverts and permits.

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BATON ROUGE--Gov. John Bel Edwards on Monday disclosed the first case of coronavirus in Louisiana, a Jefferson Parish resident who was hospitalized in Orleans Parish. 

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POLICE JURY Secretary-Treasurer Sandi Burley stands in front of the judges’ bench while looking over renovations to the Concordia Parish courtroom at the courthouse in Vidalia. Court has been held at Vidalia Town Hall during the past weeks due to the courtroom work. Burley said renovations w…

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Corn acreage will likely increase in Concordia, Catahoula and Tensas parishes this spring as farmers gear up for the 2020 planting season.

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Clayton Mayor Josephine Washington and aldermen continued to hold discussion in ways to cut town costs at their regular meeting Tuesday night.

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DR. DENNIS LARAVIA (second from right), the parish’s new coroner, is shown with his assistants, from left, Tim Houghton, Danny Merrill and Michelle Mayfield. At right is Clerk of Court Clyde Webber, who administered the oaths of office on Monday. Sheree Secrest will be sworn in as an assista…

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DESPITE RECENT rains, work continues at Trinity Medical Center on the Ferriday-Vidalia Highway. The new hospital is scheduled to open in August. (Sentinel photos by Wes Faulk)

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Workers trudged through the mud on Tuesday, making their way in and out of the 61,000 square foot Trinity Medical Center site where a flurry of activity is taking place.

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The Mississippi River at Natchez is expected to crest at 55 feet on Saturday before beginning a fall, according to the National Weather Service.

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Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, announced last week specific projects supported by funding for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works programs that benefit Louisiana.

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The Joint Transportation, Highways & Public Works legislative committee members reviewed Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development budget numbers and answered audience questions during an opening meeting Tuesday at Franklin Parish Media Center in Winnsboro.

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Concordia School Board Director of Business Affairs Tom O’Neal gave an update on the status of various projects during the board’s regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 13: