The Concordia Parish School Board will discuss its mask guidelines for the upcoming school year during a special meeting to be announced soon as the Delta Variant of the Covid-19 virus continues to spread at a fast rate primarily among unvaccinated persons.

ROAD WORK has begun on U.S. 425 from Arkansas Avenue in Ferriday to the US 65 intersection in Clayton. According to Ken Free with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the project consists of “patching existing pavement failures, milling the existing asphalt pavement an…

RAINFALL HAS been plentiful during the past two weeks with water standing, at least for a brief period, in crop fields throughout the parish. This soybean field along the Mississippi River Levee south of Vidalia had water in middles on Tuesday. (Concordia Sentinelphoto)

The Louisiana District Attorneys Association has announced that District Attorney Bradley (Brad) R. Burget has been re-elected State Director of the National District Attorneys Association.

Concordia Office of Homeland Security Director Tim Vanier said this week that the positivity rate for Covid-19 has increased 295 percent statewide during the last two weeks.

The Concordia Parish Police approved a resolution Monday night to send a certified letter to Waste Pro to discuss fines the contractor may face for missed garbage pickups in June and thus far in July.

Newly-named Vidalia United Methodist Church pastor Rev. Dr. Steve McDonald heard an insistent knock on his door at 5:15 a.m. Sunday morning while he was drinking coffee on his back porch in the parsonage behind the church.

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Edwin Edwards, who dominated Louisiana politics for more than a quarter century including serving an unprecedented four terms as governor, died Monday at his home on Gonzales. He was 93.

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Ross Ellis has released a new song and is back on tour.

Former Concordia Parish Superintendent Whest Shirley has been named director of Concordia Parish Academy, replacing Nancy Anders, who retired as director at CPA after 31 years in education.

FERRIDAY, La. (BRPROUD) -- A smiling 6-year-old boy proudly stood alongside his 7-year-old brother as they weighed in their catch on the final day of a youth bass fishing tournament on Father's Day weekend.

FIREWORKS EXPLODE in the night sky above the Mississippi River at Vidalia on Saturday in celebration of Independence Day. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

After an hour of heated debate, former Mayor Hiram Evans was elected by the Jonesville Town Council to fill the remainder of Milton Caesar’s term as mayor during a special meeting last week.

The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed to an updated cooperative agreement with the Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs to operate the parish veterans’ service office from 2021 through 2022.

The wheat harvest has ended, cotton farmers are facing planting challenges, and corn and soybean growers are irrigating, according to LSU AgCenter Agent Kylie Miller.

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The Concordia Parish School Board will discuss its mask guidelines for the upcoming school year during a special meeting to be announced soon as the Delta Variant of the Covid-19 virus continues to spread at a fast rate primarily among unvaccinated persons.

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ROAD WORK has begun on U.S. 425 from Arkansas Avenue in Ferriday to the US 65 intersection in Clayton. According to Ken Free with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, the project consists of “patching existing pavement failures, milling the existing asphalt pavement an…

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RAINFALL HAS been plentiful during the past two weeks with water standing, at least for a brief period, in crop fields throughout the parish. This soybean field along the Mississippi River Levee south of Vidalia had water in middles on Tuesday. (Concordia Sentinelphoto)

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The Louisiana District Attorneys Association has announced that District Attorney Bradley (Brad) R. Burget has been re-elected State Director of the National District Attorneys Association.

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Concordia Office of Homeland Security Director Tim Vanier said this week that the positivity rate for Covid-19 has increased 295 percent statewide during the last two weeks.

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Independence Chosen agreed to turn the former Ferriday Oil and Seed building on Hwy. 15 back over to the Town of Ferriday.

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The Concordia Parish Police approved a resolution Monday night to send a certified letter to Waste Pro to discuss fines the contractor may face for missed garbage pickups in June and thus far in July.

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Newly-named Vidalia United Methodist Church pastor Rev. Dr. Steve McDonald heard an insistent knock on his door at 5:15 a.m. Sunday morning while he was drinking coffee on his back porch in the parsonage behind the church.

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Edwin Edwards, who dominated Louisiana politics for more than a quarter century including serving an unprecedented four terms as governor, died Monday at his home on Gonzales. He was 93.

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FERRIDAY, La. (BRPROUD) -- A smiling 6-year-old boy proudly stood alongside his 7-year-old brother as they weighed in their catch on the final day of a youth bass fishing tournament on Father's Day weekend.

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Higher utility rates – for both water and sewer -- may be on the horizon for Clayton residents.

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FIREWORKS EXPLODE in the night sky above the Mississippi River at Vidalia on Saturday in celebration of Independence Day. (Photo by Wes Faulk)

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After an hour of heated debate, former Mayor Hiram Evans was elected by the Jonesville Town Council to fill the remainder of Milton Caesar’s term as mayor during a special meeting last week.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed to an updated cooperative agreement with the Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs to operate the parish veterans’ service office from 2021 through 2022.

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The wheat harvest has ended, cotton farmers are facing planting challenges, and corn and soybean growers are irrigating, according to LSU AgCenter Agent Kylie Miller.

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This year's 2021 Grand Marshall Kippy Blaney has lived in the Miss-Lou 62 years. Born in Natchez but lived in Concordia Parish 44 years.

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THIS YEAR’S crops are looking good throughout the area. This soybean field is along the Tensas River in Catahoula Parish not far from Jonesville. (Concordia Sentinelphoto)

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Jonesville Mayor Milton Ceasar has resigned his position and charges filed against him have been dropped, according to District Attorney Brad Burget.

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The Louisiana Legislature wrapped up the recent session, charting spending of federal pandemic aid and moving toward a centralized sales tax collection in Louisiana.

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The Concordia Parish School Board, on an 8-1 vote, approved a three-year contract for new its new superintendent – Toyua Watson – at a salary of $120,000 annually with a monthly travel allowance of $800.

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District 21 Rep. C. Travis Johnson said passage of his bill -- HB 647 -- to create the Delta Agricultural Research & Sustainability District, is a major leap ahead for the district and state.

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A 200-member all-star band from Baton Rouge and a second-line band will perform Saturday as part of the Madam CJ Walker Juneteenth Parade in Ferriday beginning at 10 a.m.

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An election will be held this fall for Justice of the Peace, District 2, in Vidalia following the resignation of Kevin M. Friloux.

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Ridgecrest aldermen voted Tuesday night to seek a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant to overlay all side streets.

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Ferriday Economic Director Rev. James E. Smith and private citizen and businessman Clint Vegas held a luncheon June 2 at Haney’s Big House to update Ferriday Mayor Rydell Turner and aldermen on the plan to change out water lines in the town.

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Ferriday aldermen voted against a proposal to sell land at 114 and 116 Louisiana Avenue and held off talk of a hiring and raise freeze during the town’s regular monthly meeting Tuesday.

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While Clayton officials discussed its proposed budget for the next fiscal year during its regular meeting Tuesday night, there was a dose of good news concerning the town’s finances.

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Ferriday police officer Bo Stevens, who was awarded his Criminal Justice degree from Louisiana College last month, has been named Ferriday interim police chief by Mayor Rydell Turner.

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The Concordia Parish Police Jury will determine in the days ahead what project or projects it may consider as part of the Louisiana Watershed Initiative (LWI), designed to provide a statewide watershed floodplain management program.

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The Vidalia Port Commission is in negotiation with a terminal operator to sublease the facility as it prepares to begin operation.

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Residents of Concordia interested in getting high capacity internet are asked to take the Delta Speed Text, designed to map the digital needs of the parish.

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After having to use a vehicle convoy to extend the annual Miss-Lou Memorial Day Parade from Vidalia to the Natchez National Cemetery last year, Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed for this year’s event on May 31.

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The Concordia Parish School Board, after multiple interviews of candidates over the past two weeks, chose Toyua Watson, CPSB’s director of secondary education, as the next superintendent for parish schools.

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Work to pick up remaining tree limbs on the state highway rights-of-way left by hurricanes and winter storms will be completed by July, but state officials ask residents to discontinue placing limbs and debris from their lawns and property along the highway right-of-way.

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Concordia Parish Director of Secondary Education Toyua Watson and the former superintendent of a Mississippi school system, Dr. Montrell Greene, are the finalists for the parish superintendent position.