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Articles from the September 3, 2020 edition

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Parkview Shooting 2 Dead

Hearts are saddened with the deaths of two more people at Parkview Apartments in Monroe LA. Mothers and families are grieving behind a shooting which left two Black Males dead in a double homicide on...

 

Devastating Hit-and-Run

Manious Williams III, departed his earthly home on August 27, 2020 to reside for eternity with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, after a hit and run incident on U.S. Highway 165. He was born November...

 

Thieves Ransack Super Save

Some of the worst things happen when electricity is lost is why many people suffer through the heat especially in this Louisiana Summer weather. Either Thursday or Friday August 27 or 28 when thieves...

 

High Speed Chase Suspect Dies

Sources allege that Earl Grant, 43, was in a high speed chase with police following a car crash on Wednesday, August 26 on the southside of Monroe, LA. Witnesses who heard the noise from the crash all...

 

Farewell Donald "Meat" "Coach" Sheridan

Farewell Donald Ray "Meat" "Coach" Sheridan has ended his journey and has gone home to be with the Lord. Many knew him as "Meat" later he was known as "Coach"! "Coach" was one of the boys who hung out...

 

2020 Grad JaMya Walker

Congratulations West Monroe High School 2020 Graduate JaMya Walker. Wishing JaMya all the best as she takes another step in life....

 

Ouachita Sheriff's Award

As part of its new Leaders in Law Enforcement Award, Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) is honoring one Louisiana sheriff's department for exceptional work in their field. The 2020 awardee is the...

 

Hurricane Laura's Damage/Wreckage

No one could have told us that a hurricane three hundred miles away could cause this type of damage on Thursday August 27. The winds were 50+ miles per hour causing power outages throughout...

 

The Duck Pond Gang

Alex Earl Jr. has published a second book in his series called, "The Duck Pond Gang". "I believe today's kids spend too much time inside. When I was a boy until night my friends and I lived outside...

 

COVID -19 Lurks at LA Colleges

Despite a world pandemic, some colleges and universities across America, including Louisiana schools, are welcoming its students back to campus to begin an in-person semester of learning. According to a New York Times database, COVID-19 cases have...

 

Carroll Legend Henry "Homeboy" Johnson

A real Carroll High School Legend is Henry "Homeboy" Johnson. His claim to fame is he was himself. "Homeboy never tried to be anyone else but "Homeboy" Carroll 1957. "Homeboy was always cool, calm...

 

Good Shepherds

We see them all the time, mostly unnoticed as they go about handling God's business. Good shepherds do not boast or brag. They are there when you need them. Many times, you don't have to call them,...

 

18th Annual Evening with GSU

"A Bridge to Equality and Success "Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6 p.m. Monroe Civic Center Bayou Room Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway Monroe LA -Show your support for GSU Athletics!! The Athletic...

 

The End Is Near

In these last days we must have victory, death, and the grave. (Corinthians 15: 55) for this corruptible must put on incorruption, and the mortal must put on immorality. For we know that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. As it is...

 

God's Loyal Love

Psalms 36:7 | NKJV How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore, the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings. Trust henceforth and forevermore in God’s Loyal Love!...

 

Computers/WiFi available at all Library Branches

All branches of the Ouachita Parish Public Library will reopen Tuesday, September 1. Computers and WiFi are free to the public to use to file insurance claims, answer emails or for any other reason....

 

Happy 5th Birthday Allison White!

Happy Birthday to Little Miss Allison White who celebrated her 5th birthday this past August 2020. Allison celebrated her birthday this year with a drive-thru candy land themed celebration due to...

 

Advertisement for Bids

G.B. Cooley is accepting proposals to install generators at several locations. If interested in more information, please call G.B. Cooley administration office. Ben Pitts 318-547-4429... Full story

 

Happenings

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USE CAUTION WHEN USING GENERATORS

Considering the impact of the recent hurricane, many people rushed out to secure generators for the convenience of power. However, it is important to remember Generator Safety. Reportedly, 10 people died from using generators and inhaling carbon...

 

One Choice In 2020

The 2020 presidential election is a mere 60 days away and there are some undecided voters out there who the media is telling the public, really can’t make up their minds for whom to vote. These are the so called “undecided”, the less than 10%...

 

Prosecuting Breonna Taylor's Killers

As a former prosecutor, Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler says there is a clear criminal case against the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor on March 13, 2020. In a new video, Butler delivers the opening statement he would give if...

 

Debris Removal Information

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury will begin Hurricane Laura-related debris removal operations from the unincorporated areas of the Parish on Wednesday, September 2, 2020. Parish residents who wish to have their vegetative debris (tree branches, logs,...

 

Thompson's Last Game

John Thompson, famed African-American Basketball Coach, has now gotten his wings after passing at age 78. He died on August 30, 2020. "Big John" as he was affectionately known, had significant...

 

A King Remembered in Time

It is written that we know not the day nor the hour in which we will be called to leave our earthly lives. Which is why we must live each day with great intentions to carry out what we believe is our...

 

Sports and Racism

Sports and Racism By Eddie D. Gillis Normally about this time of year, football stadiums across this nation would be welcoming its legions of fans, as the “king of sports” takes center stage. Sports has always been an entertaining venue for...

 

"THY WILL BE DONE"

Dear Heavenly Father, don't mean to bother, you but we need to talk Go wake up Jesus and Job, because I was told, they had a similar walk The Lord will understand me, because I've been nailed to a...

 

Five Louisiana Students Receive Chemical Association Scholarships

The Louisiana Chemical Association (LCA) awarded its annual Process Technology Scholarships (PTEC) to five Louisiana students on August 15 to assist with tuition costs for attaining a two-year associate degree at a Louisiana community or technical...

 

Honoring Carroll 1953 Legends

Carroll High School 2nd Annual Legends Banquet will honor Carroll High School 1953 Football State Champs Sunday October 11 at 4pm, place TBA. Carroll Legends to be honored are Norman "Bearchest"...

 

I Just Love Me Some You

Happy birthday Sharondal "Ronnee" Williams, the love of my life. Without you in my life, I wouldn't know what to do. You will and always be my turning point and the love of my life! Happy birthday...

 

Black Teen Earns Higher IQ Score Than Albert Einstein

In 2019 Black British teen Ramarni Wilfred became famous after British news outlets featured him for achieving a higher IQ test score than both Albert Einstein and Bill Gates. He scored a 162 on his...

 

Black Man's Life Sentence for Stealing Hedge Clippers

A Louisiana man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, according to a decision last week rendered by the state Supreme Court. His crime? Trying to steal hedge clippers from another person’s home in 1997. In a 5-1 verdict, the court left...

 

Happy Birthday Twins!

Happy Birthday Rylei and Reagon Mays who celebrated their 9th birthday in a small gathering at their home in Monroe this past week. The intimate party was themed for glow-in-the-dark fun adhering to...

 

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Leaders in Law Enforcement Award

As part of its new Leaders in Law Enforcement Award, Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) is honoring one Louisiana sheriff's department for exceptional work in their field. The 2020 awardee is the...

 

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