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Barbara Reed's Cherished Memories

Mrs. Barbara Reed wife and confidant of the late Herbert Reed, who preceded her in death, was called home to paradise early Sunday morning October 27, 2019.Mrs. Reed attended Southern and Northeast...

Roland Edwards Endorsements

Roland Edwards Endorsements There were six candidates for Police Jury District F Race. Four of the six Donnie Bright, Verbon R. Muhammad, Sonja Smith-Schaffer and Clifford “Cliff” Thomas... Full story

DownSouth Sports MVP

The DownSouth Sports Magazine Game of the Week Most Valuable Player was Carroll defensive back & wide receiver, Cedric Woods. He helped lead the Carroll Bulldogs to at 29-8 victory over Wossman...

Farewell Altecia "Tweety" Pegross

The road to Glory has no appointed time or date. Hearts are saddened by the untimely passing of Altecia "Tweety" Hawkins Pegross. She is sadly missed by her family and customers who all are...

Fights Leads to Shootings

The difficulties of being young in the 21st Century continues as black on black crime is escalating. Will it ever cease? Poverty and parenting remain among the culprits which plague. According to...

Shooting Feud

The gospel message includes forgiveness. This idea is easy to grasp and to appreciate for a person who realizes they're a sinner, or particularly for a person who's led an immoral life before coming...

Head Mechanix Grooming Lounge

The all new Head Mechanix Grooming Lounge 122 S. Grand Downtown Monroe LA brings to you new modern innovative barbering techniques and specializing in today's advanced male grooming services had a...

A Political Angel

Earnest Lee Frank "Deano" Dean was a common young black African American whose earthly longevity of 54 years ended peacefully on December 4, 2019, after he had returned home from his normal work day....

SNAP (Food Stamp) Cuts

Hundreds of thousands of food stamp recipients have a new reason to panic: The Trump administration is stopping benefits to an estimated 688,000 people on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance...

School Bus Crashes Library

What could have been every parent's nightmare involving a school aged child happened Thursday afternoon at Carroll High School. An incident involving a bus belonging to the Monroe City School Board...

Carroll Shell Shocks Wossman

It's football season! At Carroll Thomas-Blade Stadium at Carroll High School Monroe LA, Wossman and Carroll duked it out with Carroll getting the best of their archrivals 29-8. With Carroll having a...

DownSouth Basketball MVPs

This week's DownSouth Sports Magazine "MVP Awards were presented at the Carroll Jr. High vs. Lee Jr. High and Delhi vs. Mangham games. Carroll won the 7th and 8th grade boys' games and Lee won the...

Living Again

Ezekiel 37:9 "Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord God: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” Rejoice Beloved and be...

One Step Closer To Impeachment

There seems to be no end that Republicans are willing to go in their efforts to slow down the impeachment train that is headed to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. After hearing from witnesses over several weeks, both from executive branch employees and...

Brownfield Development: Taking Abandoned Sites from Eyesore to Eye Opener is a Process

Have you seen an old or abandoned gas station, warehouse or similar site and said to yourself, “Someone should fix that place up because it would make a really nice (fill in the blank).”? The technical name for such a location is a Brownfield....

Tyrone K-9 Dickens Considering City Council

Sources tell the Dispatch that Community Activist Tyrone K-9 Dickens is looking into running for city council district 4. K-9 has seen his share of difficulties in life from prison to becoming a...

Al Derry's Bayou Classic Weekend

At the 46th Bayou Classic Football Game Saturday November 28, between Grambling and Southern Universities in the New Orleans Superdome in the crowd cheering after a Grambling touchdown were Tammy...

January 2020 Programs Carver McDonald Library

January 2020 Programs Carver McDonald Library Carver-McDonald Library Starting the Year 2020 off with a Bang! Saturday, Jan. 4 at 2 pm Emmy Award-Winning Cartoonist and Animation Director: Meet...

I Just Love Me Some You

Those that pledge their vows before God and man, stay together for the duration, going through the good and bad times know the successes of love. Many married couples who say and mean their vows reap...

The Shop Next Door

Visiting New York City is always an exciting adventure for me that births creativity and enlightenment. In the city that never sleeps, there’s always something to see and do that one has never experienced before. When I visit, I often go to the...

Head Mechanix Grooming Lounge

The all new Head Mechanix Grooming Lounge 122 S. Grand Downtown Monroe LA brings to you new modern innovative barbering techniques and specializing in today's advanced male grooming services had a...

Beautiful Black Women

One of mankind's best secrets are Black Women. Their beauty has stretched man's imagination for centuries. Being the most beautiful on earth, Black Women create an excitement in the world which is...

Monroe-Ouachita GUNAA Monthly Meeting

Monroe-Ouachita GUNAA monthly meeting was held Thursday December 5, at the Comfort Suites Monroe LA was an exciting time. Our annual fundraiser quilt raffle was exciting with Gramblinite Fannie...

Emmy Award Winning Cartoonist & Animation Director

Bryon Vaughns is an Emmy award winning cartoonist and former Pine Bluff resident who graduated with a B.A. from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Vaughns has worked for KATV Channel Seven in...

Wiley Grad Inspires Next Generation

Wiley Grad Inspires Next Generation For Wiley College Alumnus Chris Brown, education was always at the forefront in his life. He was reared by a single mother, who worked hard to provide for him, his...

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