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Articles from the April 28, 2022 edition

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 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    April 28, 2022

Have Gun, Will Travel

If you don’t succeed the first time, try again, is an old saying that we have heard many times before and, more than likely, have received as unsolicited advice. It makes sense in the fact that sometimes one has to do something more than once just...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    April 28, 2022

Hammer Hits Frightening

It takes two to tango. That is what is usually involved in a relationship. A relationship often starts very amicably, with both partners “dancing” in perfect harmony. Even if there is a bad step...

 

Berg Jones Lane Shooting

As shootings continue, many wonder when the violence will end. Law enforcement officers made what some would call a quick arrest when they apprehended a suspect involved in a weekend shooting. Ouachit...

 

Monroe's Invisible Crime Plan

While running for office in 2020, Mayor Friday Ellis campaigned on presenting a "Comprehensive Plan" where the city of Monroe would see a major reduction in crime, particularly violent crimes. This consists of but is not limited to homicides...

 

Cedric Jacobs Sr.'s Memories Cherished

Hearts are saddened at the unexpected passing of Cedric LaTrone Jacobs Sr. He was a great guy who cherished his family and was committed to being a devoted son, husband, father, and friend. Cedric...

 

I Know a Black Man

For years, there have been a lot of unhealthy things spoken about the Black man. I'm not talking about healthy truth; I'm speaking about unhealthy, stereotypical jargon, designed to tear down what...

 

Felton Bailey Called Home

Felton Bailey went home to be with the Lord on April 27, 2022. Felton was a Carroll High Graduate born and raised in Monroe LA. Please remember his family in prayer...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    April 28, 2022

City Hall News

City employees of Union no. 2388 affiliated with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees won a victory Tuesday night(April 12), when the members of the Monroe city council approved a contract passed by union membership. On a...

 

Military Awards Ceremony

The West Monroe High School Air Force JROTC held its annual Military Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at West Monroe High School. The cadets were recognized for their special achievements...

 

LEAP High

On Friday, April 22, 2022 Thomas Jefferson Upper Elementary School in Monroe, LA readied students with a LEAP Pep Rally for the 3rd grade students. Wossman High School supported their efforts by...

 

Thomas Jefferson All-Stars

Teachers and staff at Thomas Jefferson Upper Elementary School in Monroe, LA go the extra mile in everything they do for the children and school by doing special things for students so success is...

 

Deaths

Amechea Deonne Turner, 40 of Monroe, LA Manager died April 19, 2022. Service: 11:00 AM Friday April 29, 2022 at St. Paul Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Visitation: 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Thursday April 28, 2022 at Smith Funeral Home. Burial: Mt. Pleasant...

 

Parting Wisdom

Graduation season is upon us once again and after two years of restrictive living, it appears as if we can now live and celebrate more. I happen to know quite a few graduates this year. I am excited to see them switch their tassels and begin a new...

 

Residential Contractors Seminar

Registration is now open for the Louisiana Contractors Accreditation Institute’s Residential Contractors seminar. The 10-week course is a key component of Louisiana’s nationally recognized training institute for construction professionals,...

 

Pence: "Not Taking That Ride"

I can’t wait for the movie to come out. Political movies like “All of the President’s Men”, where the nation learns just how Watergate played out and what led to Richard Nixon’s resignation, showed us the corrupt nature of American politics...

 

Happenings

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Thomas Jefferson LEAP Pep Rally

Thomas Jefferson LEAP Pep Rally On Friday April 22, 2022 Thomas Jefferson Upper Elementary School in Monroe LA readied students with a LEAP Pep Rally for the 3rd grade students. Wossman High School...

 

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