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Articles from the August 4, 2022 edition


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  • City Council Vote Displeasure

    Eddie D. Gillis|Aug 4, 2022

    The flames of disappointed, if not angry, community members, especially those living on the southside of Monroe, must continue to burn in the wake of a 3-2 vote allowing the development of a controversial city project to move forward. The Walnut St. Special District is an economic development project spearheaded by an investor group led by former city councilman Mike Echols who is now a Louisiana state representative from northeast Louisiana. Rep. Echols made a proposal to current Mayor Friday Ellis where he and his investors plan to turn a...

  • Justice for Dwayne Hill

    Aug 4, 2022

    We often hear of a parent's love for their child but seldom hear of the depths of love a child has for a parent. Medria Taylor-Buford's love for others is always on display. Many throughout our area know and love her. If you have ever met her, you would know why. She has a heart of gold and can often be found in service to others in many capacities. Taylor-Buford grew up as a part of a large loving family. As an adolescent, she did not let having an incarcerated harden her heart or break her effervescent smile. In her younger years, there was a...

  • Justice For Janecia

    Aug 4, 2022

    A local family continues to hurt months later over the death of their loved one, who was tragically killed on Hwy 165 minutes after seeing her boyfriend. Janecia Walker was killed on December 6, 2021 by an unknown driver. The driver struck Walker and left her dying on the ground in front of a local business on Hwy 165. News of Janecia's death shocked the community, especially the manner in which she was killed. She was on her way to her job. Since her death, it has been hard on the family,...

  • Double Crossed

    Aug 4, 2022

    Voters need to not only vote but check and vet candidates running for elected offices. With Blacks being the majority in Monroe, LA, one would think that more tax dollars would be spread equally in City Council Districts 3, 4, and 5 and Monroe City Schools Districts 4, 5, 6, and 7 due to the needs of those most at risk. One would think Monroe City School Board members would show more empathy and allocate more resources to those schools with the most vulnerable student populations to help enhance student achievement. The unfortunate truth is...

  • A Heart of Gold, Rosie Spencer's Legacy

    Aug 4, 2022

    Rosie Lee Mansfield Spencer was born Thursday, April 13, 1939 to the late Joe and Daisy Lee Mansfield. Rosie "Boot" Mansfield was the fifth of twelve children born in Collinston, LA. Born a daughter of sharecroppers, she was always wise beyond her years. She learned to cook at the age of five and later became a master hair stylist, seamstress and cook, specializing in her famous pound cake and all kinds of southern comfort foods. She along with her husband were successful entrepreneurs. Rosie...

  • One of the Best

    Aug 4, 2022

    Quincy Travell Timber, Sr was born on August 22, 1985 in Los Angeles, CA to Ricky and Frances Timber. He transitioned from this life on Friday, July 29, 2022, at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He confessed Christ at an early age and united with St. Joe Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Rueben Oliver. He graduated from Wossman High School in Monroe LA in 2004. There is absolutely no doubt about it...Quincy LOVED Wossman. Some might say he lived for...

  • Peach St. Shooting

    Eddie D. Gillis|Aug 4, 2022

    Another shooting into a group of people occurred once again in Monroe on Peach Street. The shooting which occurred Saturday morning after 1 AM happened in the 2000 block of Peach Street outside of an apartment building. This particular shooting according to Monroe police, had fatal consequences. Police said that 18-year old Jesstavioun Moore, died from injuries sustained in the shooting. MPD said that the incident occurred when a group of people who were outside of the apartment, were approached by several other individuals, when more than one...

  • Anthony Emmerson's Celebration of Life

    Aug 4, 2022

    Anthony Carnelius Emerson, 57, passed away on July 29, 2022, at home with his family. He arrived into this world on July 12, 1965, born to Grant and Bennie Ruth Myles Emerson, Sr. in Monroe, LA. Tony, as he was known by his family and friends, grew up in a large family that included seven siblings and a slew of cousins. As a kid, Tony would get into mischief, including throwing rocks, catching insects, playing sports, and joking around. He loved music, trivia, crossword puzzles, and books. Tony...

  • Wossman Lady Cats 3A State Champs' Rings

    Aug 4, 2022

    Wossman High School in Monroe, LA celebrated the Lady Cats 2022 3A State Champions' Ring Ceremony, Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at the George Belton Sports Complex. The Lady Cats were celebrated and presented their 2022 3A State Championship rings by Wossman Principal Dr. Harrington Watson lll, and Head Girls Basketball Coach Otis Robinson before faculty, parents, family and friends. Thanks to all the ring sponsors. Congratulations Wossman Lady Cats!...

  • Free Back to School Bonanza 2022

    Aug 4, 2022

    Free Back to School Bonanza 2022 Monroe Black Chamber of Commerce, Omega PSI Phi MT & The B Law Firm presents Free school supplies, health screenings, food & games & door prizes Saturday August 13, 2022 Monroe Civic Center Jack Howard Theatre Lobby at 9am-1pm...

  • Faithful Servants Honored

    Aug 4, 2022

    Zion Spring Baptist Church in Monroe LA celebrated their 6th Pastor's Anniversary honoring Pastor and Mrs. Ricky L. James on Sunday July 31, 2022. Special guest was Pastor Brian Reed and New Tabernacle Baptist Church in Monroe LA....

  • Home in Monroe

    Aug 4, 2022

    Join us to learn how the Home in Monroe Program can help you become a first-time homeowner Thursday August 4, 2022 at the Public Safety Center 1810 MLK Jr. Dr, Monroe LA 71202 at 6pm....

  • Happenings

    Aug 4, 2022

    Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily: Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM. Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or fountain drink. Great food! Great service at reasonable prices. Three Monroe locations: Now Save #1 4399, Hwy 165 South, 318-737-7873; Tiger Market Café, 1800 Forsythe Ave, Suite 1, 318-325-4000; Now Save # 5, Hwy 165 South and Hadley St. Ms. Edna and Staff ~ Serving up LOVE every day! Edna’s Cooking features $5.99 breakfast and coffee, $8.99 lunch...

  • Deaths

    Aug 4, 2022

    Rosie Lee Mansfield Spencer, 83 Rosie Lee Mansfield Spencer, Homemaker of Bastrop, LA died Thursday, July 28, 2022. Service: 11:00 AM, Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church in Collinston, LA. Burial: Trouser Hill Cemetery, 7258 LA 593/ Collinston Road, Bastrop, LA 71220 under the direction of Tennant Funeral Home. Patricia Ann Wade, 74 Patricia Ann Wade, Homemaker of Monroe, LA died Thursday, July 21, 2022. Visitation: 3:20-5:30 PM, Friday, August 5, 2022 at McFarland Funeral Chapel in Monroe. Service: 1:00 PM,...

  • Keeping It in The Family

    Eddie D. Gillis|Aug 4, 2022

    Cedric Wilson says that he has a love for putting food on a barbecue grill that is like non other. Wilson said that he got hooked on the craft when he was in the third grade. He said that he got his passion to barbecue from his dad, Virgil and it has not left him even unto today. He said that his dad, Virgil had a recipe that he used on his meats that no one could duplicate because it had its own signature taste. Wilson’s father had a car dealership on Winnsboro Road years ago, but it was his love of barbecue and that outstanding taste that had...

  • The End Is Near

    Aug 4, 2022

    When you die and if your soul is lost, it's no one's fault but yours. You need to read the holy scriptures and show yourself worthy to God, and rightly divide the WORD of God, and walk in holiness the rest of your life. Come together with other Christians and do good works, that men may see and glorify your Father in heaven. God is good and his mercy endures forever. Hear ALL Churches, we must be on one accord, helping, protecting and supporting one another because faith without good works is dead. In God we live, move and have our being. Well...

  • Bryant's Addition Reunion from Boys to Men

    Aug 4, 2022

    Many athletes came out of Bryant's Addition Reunion in Monroe LA. These men who were boys grew up, together back in the 1960's. They were an elite group who witnessed 22 players from their neighborhood enter the professional ranks. They want to high school, played their prospective sports, going to college with high hopes of one day being on television for the world could see. They had their differences but settled them in a way where they became boys to men. Recently they gathered for a...

  • Evening with Grambling

    Aug 4, 2022

    The Monroe-Ouachita Chapter of Grambling University National Alumni Association presents the 20th Annual Evening with GSU Athletic Department on Thursday, August 25, 2022 6:P.M. at the Monroe Civic Center BD Robinson Room. The first 100 guests will receive a free appetizer from Texas Roadhouse (West Monroe, LA). For ticket(s) and other information, contact Ezzard Burton at 318-680-9057 or Larry Mason at 318-503-5189. There will be several door prizes and silent auction items. The two major door...

  • Millard Dean Lee Memorial Scholarship Program

    Aug 4, 2022

    The 39th Annual Rose of Sharon Baptist Church Millard Dean Lee Memorial Scholarship Program was held on Sunday, July 17, 2022. The theme was "God's Foundation for Success". Attorney Willie Hunter, Jr. gave "Words of Encouragement" to the graduates and scholastic achievers. Mrs. Constance Wright introduced the honorees. Ms. Mary Turner and Ms. Mary Berry rendered the Devotion. Miss Edan Wilson did the "Welcome". Miss Melanie Myles introduced the speaker. Ms. Tawanna James blessed the...

  • "CHURCH KEYS"

    Pastor K. C. Wade, Advancing the Kingdom|Aug 4, 2022

    Matthew 16:19 | MSG “And that’s not all. You will have complete and free access to God’s kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven.” Beloved the CHURCH is God’s legal representative here on earth. It serves as Heaven’s Embassy. We can seek Asylum and Protection from within the CHURCH. We receive access to the Kingdom of Heaven from the CHURCH. It is “through” t...

  • The Hub Ribbon Cutting

    Aug 4, 2022

    The University of Louisiana Monroe will host a ribbon cutting of The Hub at 10 a.m. August 12 at the corner of University Avenue and Northeast Drive on campus. All are invited to attend the celebration and tour the facility. The Hub will serve as the new student union building and will feature five food vendors, including Starbucks, Subway, Flip Kitchen, Bento Sushi, Chick-fil-A and a small market with fresh food and groceries. The contemporary two-story building has a 23,000 square-foot floor plan with seating for more than 600. It will serve...

  • Love and War

    Aug 4, 2022

    Charlette "Charlie" Green, a Combat Veteran, publicist, mentor, entrepreneur, mother, and Survivor are all titles that describe Charlette "Charlie" Green. A multi-talented woman with high pursuits, she excels in her endeavors, which are centered in service. Charlie is the founder and CEO of Purpose Unleashed, a nonprofit organization designed to empower young women. Love and War chronicles the journey of commitment, discipline, and the Power to rise from the ashes knowing that if God did it...

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