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"You Earned It… Adams Tax Helps You Keep It"

What’s the best way to file your taxes this year, call Adams Tax! We are conveniently located on ULM’s campus in Stubbs Hall rm# 107. Tax season is right around the corner. Now is the time to gather all forms like W-2s, 1099s, and other...

 

Forever In Our Hearts

Hearts are saddened by the passing of Enola "Molly" Hudson. She was born on January 1, 1954 to the late Lonnie Hudson Sr. and Hazel I. Hudson in Monroe LA. Enola attended J.S. Clark and Monroe...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    January 13, 2022 

More Grief to Bare

The news that the headstone of a local family's loved one was removed without their knowledge has brought heartache and pain to them after closure had finally been reached. Now, the alleged actions of...

 

Christmas Shooting

The difficulty of understanding the unknown and death continues to be a mystery to those left behind. Dealing with life struggles are hard enough yet factor a tragic unexpected event with unclear...

 

New Year's Eve Bullet from the Sky

Police are investigating after a 10-year-old boy was hit in the face by a bullet that was fired during New Year’s Eve celebrations and fell from the sky. The child was hit about 10 PM. The bullet went in the boy's cheek and out his throat. It...

 

SMIGS' Story

In 2017, two new entrepreneurs stepped onto the business scene. Monroe natives and owners of SMIGS Errand Service, LLC, Larry and Katima Wiley made history, as they operated the first errand service i...

 

B----h Where You At

It is a new year, and some people still try to settle disagreements the violent way. While most of us try to live in peace with our neighbor or other people, conflicts happen. It's how an individual...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    January 13, 2022 

LA State Police Controversy

The ghost of Ronald Greene continues to hover over the Louisiana State Troopers law enforcement agency (LSP)as news of a high-ranking official announced his intentions to retire from the agency. In...

 

LA Real Estate Commission Appointment

Upon the recommendation of LA State Senator Katrina Jackson, Gladys F. Smith-Coward was recently appointed to the Louisiana Real Estate Commission by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards November 19th...

 

Cloman Selected to HBCU National Alumni Association

As the new year commences with varied new beginnings, Monroe native, Shannon Cloman, has been newly elected as president of the National Alumni Association of Alabama State University, Montgomery,...

 

Cirocmas Player's Ball

Christmas Night in Monroe LA the Cirocmas Player's Ball was in glowing as the Players and Cuties got their shine on December 25, 2021 at the Hub Music Hall. It was a star-studded event with 100.1 the...

 

Unity Serving Community

Unity Serving the Community honored veterans on December 23, 2021 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Monroe LA. Veterans were honored with a meal and many veterans spoke about different benefits and...

 
 By Jessica DeTiege    News    January 13, 2022 

My Weapon is Worship

Welcome to 2022! If you are reading this, you are in the number of the most fortunate to make it to a new year. As I prepare for what is to come for this new year, the story of Job comes to mind. Surely Job never expected what would happen in his lif...

 

MLK Day

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation Essay Awards and Recognition Program is Monday January 17, 2022 at 6pm at Greater New Antioch Baptist Church 301 Sherrouse Ave. in Monroe LA. Guest...

 

Drive by Shooter Captured

A previous shooting suspect was finally arrested on Monday, December 20, 2021 according to reports made by police. On August 1, 2021, two juveniles were shot during a drive-by shooting on South...

 

District 4's Unanswered Concerns

Members of Monroe's District 4 met with their council member and city liaisons on Monday, December 20, 2021, to discuss hot topics important to the group, hoping to end the year with something to look...

 

Birthday Queen

Birthday Queen Mrs. Ola Tennant celebrated her birthday on Sunday, December 19, 2021 with a birthday parade at Wossman High School in Monroe, LA. Monroe police and fire departments escorted almost...

 

NO MORE LOST EINSTEINS!

Statement by Dr. Calvin Mackie, founder and president of STEM Global Action “I applaud the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) for recognizing that a devastating lack of educational investments and resources in communi...

 

LA Judge's Racist Language

A Louisiana judge is in hot water for using racist language following the arrest of a Black man who was charged with an attempted burglary charge at the judge’s residence. Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet was among others in her home...

 

Shooting Suspect Apprehended

What's done in the dark will always come to the light! Many have speculated what really happened on November 15, 2021 when Jessica Lee, 29, was found dead in her apartment on Evangeline St. in...

 

Monroe Where is the Budget for Us!

On Tuesday, December 14, 2021, dozens gathered for Monroe's City Council meeting. There were several resolutions listed on the agenda that were approved, including $800,000 for the zoo parking lot remodel with ease. Still, there were some that...

 

Police Jury Million $$$ Commitment Questioned

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury may have rubbed some people the wrong way when members of the Jury voted unanimously to support a West Monroe venture to the tune of $1 million. West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell spoke at the Police Jury meeting...

 

Kenneth Mansfield's Final Farewell

Hearts are saddened as a fatal vehicle accident on I-20 in West Monroe, LA claimed the life of Kenneth Mansfield on Friday, December 17, 2021. Kenneth Dwayne Mansfield was born January 26, 1964 in...

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thanks to all who have allowed the Monroe Dispatch newspaper to come to your homes another year in 2021. Happy Holidays! We will be closed over the next two weeks for a well-deserved vacation but will return to you again in January 2022, if the good...

 

P.E.E.P. Christmas

PEEP and the Board Directors held its 22nd Annual Christmas Giveaway at Harvey Benoit Community Center Pavilion in Monroe LA on Saturday, December 18, 2021. PEEP gave away 50 16 inch bikes to needy...

 

Home for Holidays

Monroe native Brandi Jelks made it home to Louisiana just in time for the Christmas holidays this year.This trip is extra special because it's both her husband and son's first time in Louisiana. The...

 

Wossman Support Personnel of the Year

At Wossman High School in Monroe, LA, Aubrey Crawford was selected as Support Personnel of the Year. Around the Wossman campus, Crawford wears multiple hats as a coach, the voice of the Wossman...

 

All White Gala

Recently, the amazing Robert and Pauline Clark hosted an All White Gala at ULM's Bayou Pointe Patio in Monroe, LA. The Clark's know how to throw a funraiser. Entertainment was by the Too Laid Back...

 

Wossman Neville Carroll Class of 1971 50th Anniversary

Wossman Neville Carroll Class of 1971 50 years later. 1st row Sitting(L-R) Joyce Barnes, Ella Brown, Betty S. Gaines (deceased), wWanda Brown, Sybil T. Jones, Genita M. Hunter, Arnese McClinton, Mary...

 

"You Earned It… Adams Tax Helps You Keep It"

What’s the best way to file your taxes this year, call Adams Tax! We are conveniently located on ULM’s campus in Stubbs Hall rm# 107. Tax season is right around the corner. Now is the time to gather all forms like W-2s, 1099s, and other...

 

Glamorous

Mankind's most prized possession is Black women. Their beauty goes beyond man's imagination. Being the most beautiful on earth, Black women create an excitement in the world that is captivating....

 

Double Shootings Threaten Children

A drive-by shooting occurred at Kingsway Apartments in Monroe, LA on December 14, 2021 with kids witnessing over 100 shots that were allegedly fired. One person was hit by gunfire. It was a scary...

 

Farewell Janecia "Neci" Walker

Hearts are saddened at the hit and run death of Princess Janecia "Neci" Walker. Princess Janecia was the victim of a hit and run on Monday, December 6, 2021 after being found in the median of US Hwy...

 

Troubling Lost Heritage

The Monroe Downtown Revitalization Project has gotten the green light from the Monroe City Council, and in a number of years, the landscape of downtown Monroe has shown a breath of new life. Nevertheless, it is not just downtown, but all one has to...

 

Band Director's Assault Questioned

A local school band director is in trouble after an alleged incident on campus, where a Carroll student received corporal punishment for performing poorly during rehearsal and was disciplined. Band...

 

Christmas Adopt a Family

Spreading the joy of love and giving, Adams Tax and Taylord Cutz presents an Adopt-A-Family Christmas, serving area families. Simply email them explaining why your family should be chosen as an Adopt-A-Family recipient. For more information, call...

 

2021 Grad Dr. Torironda L. Douzart

Congratulations Dr. Torironda L. Douzart, 2021 Grambling State University graduate who will be conferred a Bachelors in General Studies with a concentration in Juvenile Behavior and a minor in Child...

 

Dumpsters Neighborhood Eyesore

District F Ouachita Parish Police Juror Lonnie Hudson says that garbage/trash containers located in several parish neighborhoods are an eyesore and make the residential areas unattractive. The...

 

"College Point's" Oldest Matriarch Gone Home

Ruth Hunter Varner, the oldest matriarch of the College Point community, transitioned to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. She was the oldest and one of the last descendants of the...

 

Top Recruit Choses Jackson State

Since Deion Sanders signed on the dotted line to be head coach at Jackson State University, he has worked relentlessly to spread the good word about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to Black athletes. His efforts have increased...

 

Queen Sherry's Celebration

It was a birthday which will be long remembered on Saturday December 11, 2021 as Queen Sherry Handy celebrated with family and friends at the Hotspot in Monroe LA. Entertaining Sherry and her guests...

 

UTS Spring 2022 Schedule

United Theological Seminary and Bible College will register students for the spring semester Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 5:00pm. Classes will begin on Tuesday, January 18, at 5:30pm in the library. CDC guidelines will be observed. Classes will...

 

Beale St. Shooting

Gun violence is a preventable public health tragedy affecting communities all over the United States. According to the Every Town Research and Policy firm, every day more than 100 Americans die by...

 

Sharecroppers Where's The Money

Black people and some White people know a thing or two about sharecropping. That’s where the owner (or master) has people to work for him and he gives them what he thinks their “share” of the profits should be. It was and is a system that kept...

 

A Fond Farewell

By (Aunt) Mrs. Bertha Page Dunlap Sherry Dunlap Dennis was a resident of Monroe LA, who went home to be with the Lord on Saturday December 4, 2021. She attended Lincoln Elementary School now Roy...

 

Fatal Hit and Run

Janecia Walker was the victim of a fatal hit and run accident which allegedly happened on Monday, December 6, 2021 after she was last seen walking from Sonic on US Hwy 165 North to Zaxby's back to...

 

Shots Fired

Many times incidents of violence happen due to three things: money, drugs, or a love interest. Anytime a gun is fired, the bullet doesn't stop until it strikes something or someone. According to...

 

Mishun Kage's Unexpected Death

Mishun Kage was born March 27, 1972 to parents Shelia Cage and Clarence Marshall. Mishun was married and the father of five children. He died unexpectedly on Monday December 6, 2021. His funeral...

 

Christmas Decorations Snafu?

It's that time of the year when people all across this nation get into the Christmas decoration spirit. The light and figurines are put in place, and the only thing left is for darkness to descend....

 

Richwood Recall Election

The next few days may be pivotal for distressed Richwood Mayor Gerald Brown, as the voters of Richwood will go to the polls, Saturday, December 11, 2021, to decide his future as mayor of the northeast Louisiana town. Over the years, Brown has fallen...

 

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