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The state Department of Education released the names of 21 students selected as finalists in the state’s annual Students of the Year competition, including several students from Ouachita Parish Schools and Monroe City Schools.

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The Louisiana Travel Association (LTA) introduced Abby Wise, Public Relations and Media Coordinator of Discover Monroe-West Monroe and Addison White, Multimedia Content Developer of Discover Monroe-West Monroe as members of the Louisiana Tourism Leadership Academy (LTLA) class of 2021 at its…

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Writer’s Note: Most of us will admit that no matter how lovely our homes may be, when people come to visit, they often end up in our kitchens. I like to think that this is because the comfort food that we make for those we love (and for ourselves!) begins in that magical room.

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Area employers have joined the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, the Ouachita Workforce Development Board 81, The Region 8 Career Solutions Center, Stephens Media Group and the City of Monroe to host a Drive Through Job Fair on Thursday, March 4th. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at …

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The Monroe Chamber of Commerce recently began a nationwide search for its next president and chief executive officer in light of current president Sue Nicholson's decision to retire in May.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: In honor of Black History Month, state Rep. Pat Moore is recognizing a number of local individuals and organizations making significant contributions to the local community.

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Thanks to the contributors and volunteers for the University of Louisiana Monroe and Louisiana Delta Community College MLK Day of Service, more than 3,000 meals will go to feed the hungry in the community. 

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The city of West Monroe and West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce recently recognized a local business for its efforts keeping a clean and orderly property.

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Writer’s Note: Aristotle wrote, “To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.” Two weeks ago, when a lovely snowfall changed our lake place into a kind of wonderland in white, I thought about with what perfect timing this snowfall had come. With all of t…

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CASA of Northeast Louisiana is holding online volunteer training classes beginning January 28 to ready volunteers to serve local children currently in need of an advocate.

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Downtown West Monroe has once again been named as the Northeast Louisiana King Cake Headquarters, with six locations offering unique king cake creations.

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NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana National Guard responded to the District of Columbia National Guard’s request to send troops for assistance and within thirty-six hours from receiving their orders, 160 soldiers and airmen landed just outside of the D.C. area, Jan. 16. The DCNG requested additiona…

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Downtown West Monroe is hosting various Mardi Gras activities in the district to encourage the public to safely celebrate the unusual 2021 Carnival season. Activities include a scavenger hunt with virtual QR code “doubloons.”

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The Monroe Chamber of Commerce recently announced the selection of its 2021 Executive Committee and Board of Directors.

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Tammy Ditta, of West Monroe, recently graduated with a master of science in nursing (family nurse practitioner) from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

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In an effort organized by Susan Baily, the Director of the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services with the state Department of Health, local first responders received the first round of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

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Downtown West Monroe kicks off the Mardi Gras season with various activities to encourage the public to safely celebrate the unusual 2021 Carnival season in lieu of canceled parades.

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Writer’s Note: Forgive me, but I find myself unable to write as I sit here completely perplexed by what is happening in my country. I am unable to focus on any one single thing on which to write. There is more going on than mere chaos; there is a steel-wall of hatred and anger that is separa…

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Works by Union Parish artists Bob Ward, Barbara Sisk and Nicole Ramsey will be on display in the “Art in the Time of Coronavirus” exhibit set for Jan. 19 through Feb. 28 in Discovery Place-Union Museum of History and Art in Farmerville. 

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Writer’s Note: At last, 2021 is here! For many of us, this marks the first time that we have yearned so fervently for the new year to come. It’s not like we know what 2021 will hold for us, after all. But we all believe that somehow 2021 will be better. That’s the spirit of renewal that each…

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University of Louisiana Monroe alumnus Sheldon Jones, Richland Parish School District Superintendent, has received the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents highest honor, being named the 2021 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year. The award was announced at the association's fall c…

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Numerous residents from Ouachita Parish recently earned a spot on Louisiana Delta Community College’s honor roll for the fall 2020 semester.

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