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  • Suspicious Death

    Mar 11, 2021

    On Monday March 8, 2021, a man's body was found off Reddix Lane in a canal dead on Dunn Drive in Monroe LA. Police are investigating a person found dead while trying to figure out how the deceased victim died. Police were called to the crime scene to a body found in a canal. Police do not suspect foul play, but did not rule it out. The victim's name or identity was not made by police. According to sources the alleged victim was Naeem Miles. If anyone has any information about this crime please...

  • Always in Our Hearts

    Mar 11, 2021

    Hearts are saddened learning of the passing of Donald Jenson. Donald crossed the Jordan River on Thursday, March 4, 2021. He was the son of the late Moses Jenson Sr. and Alice Price Jenson. Donald was born on January 25, 1955. He was a Wossman High School 1974 graduate. He was a sports fan who loved football and basketball. Donald’s favorite NFL football team was the San Francisco 49er’s. He met Rose, the love of his life, and fell in love; they married July 3, 1976. Donald was a community act...

  • Remembering Willie Haynes

    Mar 11, 2021

    Willie Haynes was a community servant who was always willing to support people and causes. He was a veteran, mentor, and supporter. He loved people and never meeting a stranger. After meeting or holding a conversation, you could feel Willie;s genuine spirit. Willie made everyone feel special and respected. His gift for gab was what attracted most people. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. Willie was a man who loved his family dearly. He found Christ at an early age and became a membe...


    Mar 11, 2021

    Highlighting Young Blacks in North Louisiana and Their Commitment to Adding Value Vitus Shell Artist and Visionary A visit to the art studio of Vitus Shell is like stepping into an unexpected adventure. His works can be seen eractically displayed with each work telling a story of a moment in time. Spend enough time and you are sure to hear Shell tell many intriguing stories of his life's experience that he so masterfully shares both orally and on canvas. Vitus grew in several neighbhoods...

  • NAACP ½ Cent Tax Proposal Concerns

    Mar 11, 2021

    It is no secret that SEDD ( Southside Economic Development District) is working to get a 1/2 cent sales tax for the southside of the city of Monroe. Members of the NAACP sees this effort as great news and insist on being included; they are interested in plans for allocating and spending revenues generated from the tax. Some Monroe/Ouachita NAACP members believe that they should be included in making such plans. At a special called meeting on Thursday. March 04, 2021, information provided by the...

  • Grieving Family, Burial Woes

    Mar 11, 2021

    COVID-19 has presented many disruptions for varying industries and institutions. Many families across the country are having to say good-bye to their loved ones during these times in less than ideal ways. A local family shares their grievance about a loved one's burial that made them very distraught. A family member, who asked to remain anonymous, shared that when the funeral procession pulled up to bury its baby at Richwood Memorial Gardens in Richwood, LA, they were stopped by the graveyard's...

  • Big Stage Bright Lights

    Mar 11, 2021

    The LHSAA "Marsh" Madness 3A Semifinals, held Monday, February 8, 2021 at the ULL CajunDome, welcomed two Monroe high school basketball teams, Carroll and Wossman boys, hoping for a Monroe 3A final winner like in 2008. Unfortunately, both Carroll and Wossman fell short of their quest, falling to Madison Prep and St. Martinville respectively. Being Top 4 for the 3A boys basketball division is a positive sign, and proves both programs have what it takes to eventually win a Louisiana 3A State...

  • Christian Stewardship

    Dr. Joseph Capers Sr.|Mar 11, 2021

    Stewardship is the management of that which belongs to another. We belong to God by redemption. We are not our own. We were bought with a price. God gave himself for us. We are not our own. We have been bought with the greatest price that could have been paid for us. We belong to God. All we have or ever expect to be are His. Our lives and our times are not our own to control and waste. When we withhold things from the service of God we are robbing God of that which belongs to Him. We are...

  • Visions of Hope

    Mar 11, 2021

    Praying all is well with you all and your families as we persevere through winter storms and prepare for the spring storm season. We also pray for those who continue to battle COVID during this pandemic. There has been much happening and much to consider in our community in early 2021. Visions of Hope is about the future and what we are doing now to ensure a better reality. As it relates to south Monroe, Southside or anything south of Louisville Ave. and DeSiard St., we must have intelligent...

  • LA Governor Edwards Stands Ground on COVID Restrictions

    Eddie D. Gillis|Mar 11, 2021

    A little over a week ago, the governors of Texas and Mississippi rescinded mask mandates in their states, which surprised other governors around the nation. Texas governor, Greg Abbott said that all businesses “of any type” are allowed to operate at 100% capacity, effectively ending the mask mandate. Following suit was Mississippi’s governor Tate Reeves, who said that his order removes the mask mandate just as in Texas and can businesses are allowed “operate at full capacity” without any state-imposed rules or restrictions. Those two developme...

  • Black History Program

    Mar 11, 2021

    At Greater New Antioch Baptist Church in Monroe LA, Black History was celebrated Sunday February 28, 2021 . Guest speaker was Dr. Valerie Fields Vice President of Student Affairs at University of LA at Monroe. Greater New Antioch Youth and Children made presentations and performed during the service. Photo New Antioch 2-Still I Rise was presented by Asya Anderson, Kayla Mason, Breyanna Anderson, Marresea Collins and Haileigh Anderson Photo New Antioch 1 – Dr. Valerie Fields Photo New Antioch C...

  • Happenings

    Mar 11, 2021

    Your Voice Your Vote Voting makes us equal! Use your power. Vote Early Voting March 6- 13, Election Day Saturday March 20 Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @ Reasonable Prices 2 locations Now Save #1 4399 Hwy 165 South Monroe, LA /318-737-7873 & Tiger Market Café 1800 Forsythe Ave Suite 1 Monroe, LA 71201/318-325-4000 Ms. Edna & Staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day!...

  • City School Board Member Recogntion

    Mar 11, 2021

    Congratulations Betty Ward-Cooper, Monroe City School Board member representing District 5! This week, at the 83rd Annual Convention of the Louisiana School Boards Association (LSBA) held at the Shreveport Convention Center, she received an official certificate from the President and Executive Director of the Louisiana School Boards Association (LSBA). She was the only school board member, from Ouachita Parish schools (Monroe City and Ouachita Parish School Districts), receiving the designation...


    Pastor K. C. Wade, ADVANCING THE KINGDOM|Mar 11, 2021

    Matthew 12:36-37 | NKJV “But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. For by your words, you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Beloved death and life reside in the Power of the Tongue. Speak Power Packed Words so as to Produce Power Packed Results! Profess Words of LIFE, BLESSINGS, VICTORY, LOVE, JOY and PEACE, over yourself today and every day. THE POWER OF WORDS!!! Say that you are a “Child of God...

  • Just Keep Living

    Jessica DeTiege|Mar 11, 2021

    I remember the feelings I had when I was younger and experienced heartbreak, embarrassment, or shame, and thought surely my world is about to end or that I would never be able to recover. I felt the pain of what I experienced was so great that it would paralyze me, and I would no longer have the desire to do the things I did in the way that I did them ever again. I remember reliving everything in my head, over and over, seeing people laugh or taunt me. I could even hear people’s commentary, and that made it worse. When my grandmother was a...

  • Advertisement for Bids

    Mar 11, 2021

    GB Cooley Services is accepting proposals for the demolition of one of its uninhabited properties. All contractors must be fully insured. Proposals will be accepted through August 16, 2021.For more information and to view the property to be demolished contact GBC @(318)397-6680 or [email protected] Monroe, LA.... Full story