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 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    October 1, 2018 

Sunday Alcohol Sales Ordinance Introduced

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury took an important step Monday (Oct. 1) night at its regularly scheduled meeting, when an ordinance to permit alcohol to be sold on Sunday was on the agenda. No action was taken by Jurors, as the ordinance was only for...

 

From Geraldine McGee's Heart

It has been a long, hard and difficult year for Geraldine McGee. On Nov. 21, 2016 it will one year since McGee lost her daughter, Synkieva when she was killed by the man she was seeing, through an act...

 

School Board Disappoints Public

The Monroe City School Board held a meeting last Wednesday evening (November 1) that may have caught many in the public off guard. That is because the vast majority of school board meetings are held on Tuesdays, which is common knowledge to the...

 

Dead Church Shooting; What's next?

When fifty seven people died and hundreds injured at the hands of one individual in Las Vegas weeks ago, many in this “nation of guns”, just knew that our leaders in Washington would finally do something. Many thought(or believed), that our count...

 

GSU Shooting Difficult for Academia

Grambling State University President Rick Gallot is in a difficult position following the recent shooting deaths of two men on the school's campus. As president of Grambling, many in the area see...

 

Brown To Take Exam

Monroe Police Department Executive Officer Reggie Brown has won his legal challenge to take the upcoming Monroe Chief of Police exam next month. Brown’s challenge was held at the Safety Center on MLK Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. There was a discuss...

 

Trump's Bad Week

One bird has sung, and two more may be about to sing. If you worked on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and had links to the Russian government, your time in the hot seat may be next. That has to be the sentiment of various individuals that...

 

Club Nuvvo Loses Alcohol Renewal

Residents of Frances Towers and the community were out in full force Tuesday night at the Monroe City Council meeting to voice their strong disapproval to recent incidents in/around Club Nuvvo. The...

 

NAACP... School Board Unitary Status Unacceptable

A local civil rights group said that it could not support the Monroe City School Board as it seeks relief from federal oversight concerning a decades old desegregation lawsuit. The Monroe chapter of...

 

Soldier Buried, Controversy Continues

What could have been settled with a simple apology, would have ended the nightmare that the family of Sgt. La David Johnson is currently experiencing. Sgt. Johnson was buried Saturday (Oct. 21) with honors, but the controversy over what led to his...

 

Lack Of Respect For Black Soldier's Death

President Donald Trump must have thought that he came up with "a winner" when he invoked professional football players kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem, as a sign of disrespect to...

 

Homeowner's Unsettled Repairs

A Ouachita Parish homeowner is still very upset with an area contractor who claims to do quality work on houses. The work quality has left the homeowner in strong disagreement with the contractor....

 

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