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Dangerous Intersection

Many accidents have occurred in Monroe, LA, at the intersection of South 8th St. and Texas Ave. Citizens and taxpayers continue to wonder why this dangerous intersection has yet to be addressed after...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    November 10, 2022 

Senseless Shooting

Disclaimer: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A woman and her unborn child's life was taken away following a tragic shooting incident that happened in Bastrop, LA, Monday,...

 

Fatal Shooting

We live in a world where no one is immune from the wrath of violence. It lurks everywhere and at any given time or place. Violence knows no color, race, or ethnicity. According to police reports, on...

 

One Lifetime Fred Decatur

Sunrise: June 29, 1935 - Sunset: October 24, 2022 Fred Decatur was cool, calm, and debonair. While growing up and living in Monroe, LA, Decatur was an outstanding student and athlete at Carroll High...

 

Remembering Alice Gates Riser

Alice Ruth Gates Riser was born March 4, 1945, in Clarksdale, MS to Finis Gates, Sr. and Vertie Louise Brown Gates. She passed from this life on October 27, 2002 in Monroe, LA, after an extended illne...

 

Real American Heroes

America called and they answered. In recognition of Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2022, we salute the men and women who defend and have defended the U.S. now and in the past. If not for their...

 

LA Governor's Coach's Admiration

Coach Rankins is known throughout Louisiana and the United States. One of Coach's friends happens to be Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards. Coach Rankins' invitation to an LSU football game at the...

 

TRUSTING GOD

St. Timothy Baptist Church in Monroe, LA celebrated its 155th Church Anniversary on Sunday, October 23, 2022. Special guests were Rev. Ricky L. James and Zion Spring Baptist Church of Monroe, LA....

 

Newtown Reunion

One of Monroe's oldest communities became tighter and celebrated its Newtown Reunion on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at the Jazz Club on Washington St. in Monroe, LA. It was a special celebration,...

 

Carroll Union Football

On Friday, November 4, 2022, the Carroll Bulldog nation invaded Union Parish High School football stadium. Over a thousand Carroll fans, jammed the visitors' side on the track and anywhere the game...

 

Delta Holiday Brunch

The Monroe Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated presents A Crimson Winter in Paris - A Holiday Brunch. Sit back and enjoy some live entertainment while enjoying brunch catered by Chef Jeopardy Lord at Monroe Civic Center -...

 

Gun Pulled over Dog

Disclaimer: All persons are innocent until proven guilty. A dog is said to be man's best friend because people's attachment to dogs is sometimes unbelievable to those who don't have them. According to...

 

Carroll/Franklin Parish Football Unsettling

The Monroe community is in support of a favorable outcome for the Carroll High School football team as members of the Monroe City School Board are scheduled to attend a hearing concerning the incident...

 

Gun Crime Hard Time

Project Safe Neighborhoods The Project Safe Neighborhoods program brings together all levels of law enforcement – federal, state, and local – and this community to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Because of...

 

95th Church Anniversary

Pine Hill Baptist Church (Brick Yard) in Rayville, LA celebrated its 95th Church Anniversary Sunday, October 23, 2022. Among the many programmed participants, Historian Sister Annie Ruth Stewart...

 

Children's All-State Honor Choir

Carver Elementary School in Monroe LA. 6th grade student Chance Washington was selected to participate in the 2022 All-State Children's Honor Choir in conjunction with the 2022 Fall Vocal Music...

 

True Vine Block Party

True Vine Baptist Church kicked off it's Family and Friends Day on Sunday, October 30, with 3 services beginning with Dr. D'Antre Jackson. Pastor Jackson preached from Luke 15, "The Prodigal Son"....

 

Troubling Carroll-Franklin Football

Questions continue to arise over an incident that happened at a high school football game between Carroll High School and Franklin Parish on Thursday, October 10, 2022. Initial reports from the...

 

Hammer Murderer's Guilty Verdict

The trial in the case of the State of Louisiana v. Lester Ramsey, Jr. began Monday, October 7, 2022 in the Ouachita Parish Courthouse. The defendant, Lester Ramsey Jr., was charged with one count of Second-Degree Murder for the February 2020...

 

Violent Confrontation's Deadly Turn

Disclaimer: All Persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. A domestic altercation between three individuals turned deadly when a male individual was shot and killed in a north Monroe...

 

Gun Pulled in Store

Disclaimer: All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. We all want to feel safe when we venture outside our homes as we go through our day. It could be on the job or just going out to do s...

 

McCaa Hailed

Former Carroll head football coach Johnny "What Time is It" McCall was honored at this year's Carroll High School homecoming football game for his service to the Carroll football program during his...

 

Wossman LA Homecoming

Wossman High School in Monroe, LA held its 2022 homecoming festivities October 16-23, 2022. There were numerous homecoming activities throughout the week with the culmination of the biggest event,...

 

Senator Jackson's LSU/Bama Weekend

Senator Katrina R. Jackson is giving away 2 tickets to LSU vs BAMA Game plus a 2 Night Hotel Stay!!!! Katrina R. Jackson & Associates-Must be a registered voter of District 34!!! You may check to see if you are registered voter in District 34 at:...

 

OIC SOAR

SOAR (Skills & Opportunities For Achievement & responsibility) is a new initiative by OIC Leadership to address empowering our youth ages 15-18 to better quality of life by addressing crime...

 

Mrs. Sinthy Joe 100 years Young

If this beautiful 100-year-old woman, Mrs. Sinthy Joe, who loves to attend her church, work puzzles, mow her own lawn, play dominoes and has been voting since blacks were given the opportunity to...

 

Wossman LA Homecoming

The Wossman High School in Monroe LA held homecoming 2022 festivities beginning on October 16-23, 2022. There were numerous homecoming activities throughout the week with the culmination of the...

 

Annual Newtown Fall Festival

The Annual Newtown Fall Festival is Saturday October 29, 2022, from 11am until 5pm at 414 S. 8th St. in Monroe LA (corner of South 8th Street & Texas Ave.). There will be plenty of food, a jumping house for the kids, games and music. Bring you lawn...

 

Cat Fight in The Dome

Bayou Classic Bus The Bayou Classic Bus will leave from Pecanland Mall (Belk overflow) in Monroe LA , at 5:30am Saturday November 26, 2022. The cost to ride the bus is $80. No refunds unless trip is cancelled. Deadline to turn money in is November...

 

Miss Wossman 2022

Symiah Frances Joseph was crowned Miss Wossman 2022 on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at the George Belton Sports Complex by Principal Dr. Harrington Watson lll and Assistant Principal Mrs. Dena Staten...

 

Us Versus Them Damaging Mentality

The Bible states in Matthew 12:25, "And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself...

 

Love is Never Easy

Disclaimer: All persons are innocent until proven guilty. Love is a set of emotions and behaviors ignited by intimacy, passion, and commitment. It involves care, closeness, protectiveness,...

 

Wossman 2022 Homecoming Events

Wossman High School 2022 Homecoming Events Thursday October 20 Power Puff Football game at 1:30pm Admission $1; October 21 Pep Rally 9am/parade 12pm/football game 7pm; Saturday October 22, Homecoming Dance at 7:30-10:30 pm is formal event with...

 

Fresh Flower Arrangements

Denise Hardy presented a collection of fall-colored flowers is a great blend of vibrance and energy for any fall-themed occasion on Thursday October 13, at Carver -McDonald Branch Library in Monroe...

 

Early Voting

Early Voting begins Tuesday October 25 through Tuesday November 1, except Sunday between the hours of 8:30 am till 6 pm. Early voting places Registrar of Voters Community Room 1650 DeSiard St. Ste 125 Monroe LA or West Ouachita Senior Center 1800 N...

 

Carroll LA Homecoming

At Carroll High School Homecoming 2022, there's no other homecoming in the world with the alumni draw appeal as Carroll. Carroll LA Homecoming drew Carroll Alumni from throughout the United States...

 

Moving Ouachita Parish Police Jury Administrative Offices

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury announces that the administrative offices are moving to 100 Bry Street on Monday October 24, 2022. This is the former Central Office for the Ouachita Parish School Board. We will be closed to the public starting...

 

Drug-Laced Candy, Students Ill

On Thursday, October 6, 2022, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to East Ouachita Middle School regarding three juveniles that had become ill and were receiving medical care. Deputies determined all three had consumed a homemade candy...

 

Constitutional Amendment #7 Vote No

Every resident of Louisiana should be concerned after reading Act 246 from the 2022 Louisiana Legislative session. There are concerns about Amendment No. 7 on this year's November 8 ballot. Amendment No. 7 proposes changes to Article I, Sec. 3 of...

 

Domestic Abuse Survivor's Nightmare

Deadria "Dee" Talton has gone through a lot in life. The domestic abuse survivor has gone through an ordeal that has broken many women. She tells her story with humility and honesty, all in an effort...

 

City Council Meeting Fight

Sources alleged a fight almost occurred between a resident and a city council person’s relative where the City Marshals had to intervene in the city hall chambers recently. Tempers flared when the relative created a chaotic situation which...

 

SEDD's TIF Denied S

Tensions and emotions were high at the Tuesday, October 11, 2022 meeting for Monroe city council, as a resolution asking Mayor Ellis to reconsider SEDD’s response to the mayor’s Tax Increase Funding (TIF) offer was denied. It was an unexpected...

 

Carroll LA Homecoming

Carroll High School Homecoming 2022 drew Carroll alumni from throughout the United States beginning September 25 - October 2, 2022. Alumni of all ages celebrated with many festivit...

 

Dazzle Dancer to Amazing Alabama A&M Diva

Ayanna Powell, the daughter of Tremaine and Jasmine Powell, is much more than a beautiful, amazingly talented former Dazzle Dancer from Monroe, LA. She is also an intelligent engineering student and...

 

1972 50th Reunion

The Combined 1972 classes of Carroll, Neville and Wossman High Schools held their combined 50th class reunion this weekend with the Carroll LA Homecoming September 30-October 2, 2022. The former...

 

Gunfire ....Three Shot

Three individuals were shot several hours after a football game near Carroll High School Friday, October 1, 2022. Sources say that a female and two males were at the intersection of Renwick and Rogers St., just standing and talking, when an individua...

 

Shocking Hit-N-Run

Life is said to be fleeting. We don't know how much of it we will enjoy because we are here today but could be gone tomorrow. It can be over in an instant, like clicking a light switch on the wall....

 

Anniero Walker, Jr.'s Final Farewell

May 14, 1940 ~ September 27, 2022 Anniero Walker, Jr., 82, was born on May 14, 1940, in Columbia, VA, to the late Anniero Walker, Sr., and Alma Carrington Walker. Anniero transitioned on September 27,...

 

Miss Carroll 2022 Denim Greely

Denim Greely was crowned Miss Carroll on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 during Carroll High School's Homecoming Coronation. The school's gymnasium was transformed into a queen's dream with the theme...

 

Liberty Christian Welcomed Carroll Homecoming

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, Liberty Christian Center in Monroe, LA, welcomed and honored Carroll High School alumni in celebration of the school's homecoming week. Liberty Christian Pastors Drs....

 

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