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 News    June 16, 2022 

Promoted

Congratulations Orlando Freemont Ouachita Parish Schools new Director of Safety. Freemont was former Richwood Middle School Principal....

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

Bad Cut Barber Shot

Can one imagine completing a service for someone only then to receive a gunshot as payment instead of cash? That is exactly what happened, according to police records that reveal an angry customer allegedly shot a local barbershop owner. The report...

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

Hot ...Thieves Steal AC

Many times, when bad things happens, it turns to good and many times people do us favors when they commit or do detrimental acts. The brazen thieves, who stole an air conditioning unit from St. Peter...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    June 16, 2022 

Town and Country Shooting

No community or neighborhood is immune from shootings and shots being fired. Ouachita Parish law enforcement officials said that what was thought to have been gun fire, has been confirmed to be a...

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

Forever in Our Hearts

Rhoda Kelly was cool, calm, and collected, especially in stressful situations. She possessed a heart of gold which is always needed in a family. Her family already misses Rhoda as she was the voice...

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

Mosque Opposes Proposed Swanson Plan

Muhammad Mosque #99, an affiliate of the Nation of Islam in Monroe LA is opposed and speaking out about the plan to house the most violent offenders from around the state in the now under...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    June 16, 2022 

Shooting Suspects Nabbed

Last year in June of 2021, a shooting happened in south Monroe in the area of Sandifer Avenue and Vine Street where two individuals were shot. When Monroe police arrived at the scene, they found that...

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

Alpha 27th Scholarship Awards

Eta Delta Lambda Chapter Educational Foundation, Inc of Eta Delta Lambda Chapter Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity , Inc presented their 27th Scholarship Awards Reception on Saturday June 11, 2022 at Living...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    June 16, 2022 

DOJ Greene Investigation Overdue

The Department of Justice is about to undertake its so-called “pattern of practice” into the Louisiana State Police, the state’s premiere law enforcement agency. The investigation will center around people who have alleged that LSP has engaged...

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

LA Historical Marker Dedication & Unveiling

The Rayville Rosenwald/Eula D. Britton Alumni Association, an organization that represents the original African American School that operated in Rayville, LA, from 1904 until its closing in 1970,...

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

Irma DeTiege Scholarship

2022 Irma DeTiege Scholarship Recipients are Lauryn Brown, Roniya Carter, Keith Jackson, Jr., Brooke Jason and Cypress Washington. All of this year's Irma Hall DeTiege Scholarship recipients are...

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

Happy Father's Day

The many things you've done, all the times, that you were there. Help me know deep down inside, how much you really care. Even though we might not say we appreciate all you do. Richly blessed is how...

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

Stop the Violence

At Zion Spring Baptist Church in Monroe LA, the church is going to the streets to help stop the violence and hate. Zion Spring Pastor Ricky James understands to stop or curb the violence the church...

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

National HIV Testing Day

Monday, June 27 is National HIV Testing Day. Since 1995, this special day has been set aside to encourage HIV testing. It is recommended everyone between the age 13 and 64 test; however, those at a higher risk should test more often. Testing is the f...

 
 News    June 16, 2022 

Edna's Cooking

The best breakfast and homes style meals in town six days a week. You don't have the wait the food is always ready, while the fried chicken is the best in town. The baked chicken falls from the bone,...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    June 9, 2022

City Raises Questioned

When Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis announced that city employees that belonged to the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees Union could soon see increases in their wages, it got people talking. The city then engaged the services...

 

Infidelity Shot Fired

Domestic violence is a serious threat for many women. Domestic violence - also called intimate partner violence - occurs between people in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence can take many...

 

Bastrop Shooting 3 dead

Three teens were shot and killed overnight in Bastrop, LA on Bentley St., Wednesday, June 8, 2022 according to police reports. Two teens were dead at the scene, while another was taken to the hospital and later succumbed to his injuries....

 

Our Heritage, Our Children

A lot of times, as parents- we feel our parenting is well. After all, we work hard, cook, pay bills, clothe and provide much for our children. We are supposed to be their first line of defense, the...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    June 9, 2022

Gun, Gas, Temper Flares

A Ouachita man who allegedly has a criminal past found out the hard way that some things just don't mix. Deputies say that Ladalle G. Norwood, 29, was inside a residence in east Ouachita Parish when...

 

Wossman Senior Seat Ceremony

On May 25, 2022, Wossman High School in Monroe LA celebrated their first Senior Seat Ceremony. Wossman Principal Dr. Harrington Watson III had a vision for his students to do something different than...

 

10 years of Dazzle Dance

Dazzle Dance celebrated 10 years with its 10th Annual Recital, Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the Monroe Civic Center Jack Howard Theater. Katelyn Goree was announced as this year's Miss Dazzle Dance,...

 

North LA Cook Off & Crawfest

Doc Chilly presented North LA Cook Off & Crawfest on Sunday June 5, 2022 at Jewel's Park in Bastrop LA. The party was off the chain staring L.J. Echols & the Neckbone Band, Sweet Angel &...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    June 9, 2022

Carroll 's Future Of Debate

Another school year has ended in Monroe, LA, and young people, known as high schoolers, are now ready to embark on another exciting chapter of their lives. Some are ready to start that chapter at the...

 

JUNETEENTH 2022

Week of June 8-14 GOLF. 8 a.m. to TBD. June 11. Pinkin’ on the Green. Calling all golfers to a tournament sponsored by the Ivy Merit Foundation, Inc. in collaboration with Alpha Phi Alpha Sorority, Inc. Zeta Phi Omega Chapter. Admission includes...

 

Girlfriends' Scuffle

According to police reports, suspects and significant others, Tavia Lawson and Kenisha Powell, became involved in a domestic dispute on May 27, 2022, at their residence and in a vehicle. Suspect...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    June 2, 2022

Swanson Proposed Facility

If things go the way of the Louisiana House and Senate, The Swanson youth Center in Monroe will be the only facility in the state to house the highest risk juvenile offenders. A bill sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice(OJJ) and Louisiana Stat...

 

THERE'S SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT DAZZLE DANCE!

Dancers at Dazzle Dance in Monroe, LA are in final preparation for the organization's 10th Annual Recital performance, Saturday, June 4, 2022, 6:00 PM at the Monroe Civic Center, Jack Howard Theater....

 

Prince Lee Sparks Memories' Cherished

Prince Lee Sparks was born on October 24, 1944, to the union of Artur Walter Sparks and Ida Mae Stewart Sparks in Monroe LA. He was the third of six children. His parents preceded him in death. He...

 

Youngster's 90th

Youngster Joel Harris celebrated his 90th birthday with friends and former co-workers on Monday May 30, 2022 in Monroe LA. The youngster's birthday celebration dinner was fit for a king which...

 

Monroe/Northeast LA Superstars

As young kids, there have been some amazing athletes which have graced this area with pro talent performances while being high school superstars who made fans think and say oooh wee. Growing in this...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    June 2, 2022

Rape Crime Against Nature

Louisiana is ranked at the top of the list of states' rankings in domestic abuse. It has been a problem for decades despite numerous steps taken to reduced the number of incidences. The victims are ov...

 

En Pointe!

Early this year Zy'Riah Powell and Sahara Campbell reached an incredible milestone in dance and were promoted to pointe dance this past Fall. They will make their debut en pointe at the Dazzle Dance...

 

Clean Water's Price

How much is clean water worth? Ask those who deal with brown water yet still pay hefty water bills. Everything has a price tag, and the price for everything is skyrocketing especially clean water. The city of Monroe has increased water and sewer...

 

SU 2022 Grad Falon Gant Butler

Falon M. Gant-Butler, 2022 Southern University & A &M Baton Rouge LA graduated on Friday May 13, 2020 at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Falon M. Gant-Butler is the daughter of Karen Gant and...

 

Little Flower 2022 Graduates

On Sunday May 22, 2022, Little Flower of Jesus Catholic Church paid homage to 2022 high school and college graduates Keith Jackson, Jr. Ouachita High, Kenneth Cotton Jr. Bastrop High and Queitin...

 

The Right to Vote

As we steadily transition from one generation to another, it seems that a little more is lost on the present generation when it comes to the past. We, as Black Americans, should hold on to as much of our past as we can, because God wants us to know...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    May 26, 2022

School Board Rejects Carroll Secure Area

In an effort to beautify portions of Carroll High School, a proposal on the Monroe City School Board agenda was requested to move air conditioner chillers located in between two buildings of the schoo...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    May 26, 2022

SEDD Economic Plan Passes 25 Years Later

As expected, emotions were flying high at Tuesday night's May 24, 2022 Monroe City Council meeting. On the council's agenda was a resolution by the Southside Economic Development District(SEDD) to...

 

Drowning

In life many won't know when they were born and when they die. Life is very tricky as tomorrow or longevity is not promised. As the ole folks of another era used to say, " you live until you die!'...

 

Glynn Ludley's Final Farewell

Glynn Ludley possessed a unique personality. His spirit was genuine as he had a heart for people. News of his passing continues to spread as many who knew him are now left to cherish fond memories....

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    May 26, 2022

Troopers Charged In Winnsboro Beating

Justice for Antonio Harris moved one step closer recently when three Louisiana State Troopers were charged in a beating incident involving Harris. The charges stem from a 2020 arrest of Brown...

 

Remembering Maydell Spears

January 25, 1935-May 23, 2022 Maydell Batiste Spears was a former Educator and coach with The Monroe City School System. She worked at Carroll and Neville High Schools in Monroe LA. In the community...

 

Jackson SU Law Grad

On Saturday, May 21, 2022, Brittany Jackson graduated from Southern University Law Center at Southern University's T.J. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Brittany is a Wossman High School and...

 

Juneteenth

The Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum at 1051 Chenault Park Dr. in Monroe LA and the Board of Directors are presenting “Juneteenth 2022 – Free and Empowered”. The juried art will be displayed from June 1, 2022, until...

 

True Vine Scholarship Celebration

The True Vine Baptist Church in Monroe LA, where Rev. Dr. Stonewall Hunter Jr. is pastor held their Scholarship Program on Sunday, May 15, 2022. This year's High School and College Graduates were...

 

En Pointe!

Early this year Kaiden Harris reached an incredible milestone in dance and was promoted to pointe dance this past Fall. She will make her debut en pointe at the Dazzle Dance 10th Annual Recital this...

 

Monroe/Ouachita 21st Annual Gospel Scholarship Musical

The Monroe/Ouachita Chapter of Grambling University National Alumni Association 21st Annual Gospel Scholarship Musical is Saturday June 4, 2022 at 7pm at Bethel Church of God in Christ 1800 Parkview Dr. Monroe LA. The public is invited....

 

Engagement Celebration

Mrs. Norma Lain held an Engagement Celebration in her home in Monroe LA honoring her daughter Jewel Lain and her fiancé Jarell Jones on Saturday May 21, 2022. The gathering was attended by friends,...

 

Making History

Alice Wallace is making history in the town of Winnsboro, LA. Five candidates started in the race, and after the first voting round, there was a runoff between the previous Mayor and the newly...

 

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