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Faithful Servant Lula Pearl Gilbert

Sister Lula Pearl Gilbert, one of God’s servants received her wings, Monday, July 30, 2018. She was born January 16, 1928, to the union of the late King David Swazer and Laura Johnson Swazer in Wisner, Louisiana. She retired from the Ouachita...

 

You Can Run but Can't Hide

Terry Leonard was confirmed as a suspect through DNA evidence submitted to the Louisiana state police crime lab. Monroe Police detectives and swat team arrested Terry Leonard Friday, July 27. He was...

 

Kalon "Kalaboo" Jones Mysterious Death

It's difficult being a young person these days. It is especially tough when people say anything to get your trust then betray it. There are only a few who can be trusted - God, mother or father, and...

 

I'll Pop Both of You

Some find it difficult understanding the difference in real and play. Being an adult, many don't accept play or take it seriously. One rule which should always be followed is never play with adults....

 

City Schools Employees' Personal Info Allegedly Accessed

Four years ago there was a near-complete overhaul of the Monroe City School Board, as four new members, a former board member, and new superintendent were seated. The current board’s performance has received mixed reviews, as the oversight from...

 

Inmate Seeking Outside Legal Help

Gary Brooks, an inmate incarcerated in the Louisiana State Penitentiary under the direction of D.O.C (Department of Corrections) is seeking outside legal help in his case in which he was convicted of second degree murder on February 6, 2002 of Melvin...

 

Remembering Ruby "MaDea" Davis

Mrs. Ruby Pearl Virginia Ferguson Davis, mother of the late Mrs. Brenda Davis Mack made her journey Home on July 18, 2018, 3 months from her 100th birthday. "MaDea" as she was affectionately known by...

 

2019 LA Principal of the Year

On July 27 the Louisiana Department of Education announced the 2019 Louisiana Teacher and Principal of the Year at the 12th Annual Cecil J. Picard Educator Awards Gala. Spencer Kiper, Elm Grove Middle...

 

Pastor Sophie Roberson's 4th Anniversary

Morning Glory Ministry celebrated Pastor Sophie and William Roberson's 4th Anniversary on Sunday, July 29, at Peter Rock Baptist in Monroe, LA. There was an overflow crowd of worshippers who praised...

 

Outstanding Woman Lawyer in Politics

Representative Katrina Jackson was named an Outstanding Woman Lawyer in Politics 2018 by the National Bar Association at their Achievement Awards breakfast in New Orleans, LA held on July 31, 2018....

 

Booker T./Foster Homes Historical Reunion

Booker T. Washington School and Foster Homes held a Historical Reunion July 27-29 in Monroe, LA honoring the legacy of the former Booker T. Washington School. The historical reunion was held at...

 
 By Jessica DeTiege    News    August 2, 2018

Blacks on TV

Last night my dad and I sat and watched Love Is ____, a tv show on Oprah’s OWN TV network. While we watched the latest episode we shared a conversation, and my dad made a comment that I can’t forget. “When I was growing up, you didn’t see...

 

Shelling Birthday Celebration

The Shellings have a lot to celebrate and this past July they did just that, with a huge three-day birthday celebration for multiple family members. The celebrations for the weekend begin with a fish...

 
 By Jessica DeTiege    News    June 21, 2018 

Trump's Insensitivity

Many thought things could not get any worse after the 45thPresident of United States met with North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un. Well, things for America have gotten worse as America's policies and...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Solomon Temple 5th Annual Women's Conference

The 5fth annual women's conference held recently, at the Solomon Temple Baptist Church was a phenomenal success, and a Godly Blessing from on high. It was a Pentecostal experience that will go down...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Big 15 Carroll High Reunion

The Carroll High School Classes of 1953-1967 are in the process of planning “The Big 15” class reunion. In previous years, each class has been participating in their own class reunion. It was the idea of the late Autrey Lane Howell to have a join...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

HEAD START THRIVES

Children attending Head Start Centers in Ouachita Parish showed rapid improvement in math, language, and social skills, according to a new report. PRIME TIME, Inc. (PTI), a distinct corporation of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, analyzed...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Napoleon Sturdivant's Final Farewell

Napoleon Margo Antonio Sturdivant was born in Ruston, Louisiana on January 24, 1969 to Omega Simmons of Jonesboro, Louisiana and Walter Thompson of Shreveport, Louisiana. He confessed Christ at an...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Mother's Child Neglect Terrifying

Children don’t ask to come here. Many variables play a role in what causes a mother to hurt her own child including mental illness, drug, addiction, or someone who was once themselves abused, deepening the mystery of how anyone could do such a...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    June 21, 2018 

I Am My Brother's Keeper

We all have a purpose in life to fulfill. Some people will try to persuade us to live the life that they believe we should live, but it is God who gives us a purpose to live, not only to worship/...

 
 By Perry Thomas    News    June 21, 2018 

Rev. Harvey B. Simmons Will Be Missed

On Saturday June 16, 2018, God called our loved one, good neighbor, and friend Rev. Harvey Benoit Augusta Roosevelt Simmons home after he lived a full and fulling life of loving God and fellowman. Rev...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

10-Year Old Shot

Many places which were once considered safe like schools, hospitals, and churches are not safe anymore. We now add home to the list of unsafe places. One must wonder how all these once safe havens have folks on edge. According to police reports, a...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    June 21, 2018 

Manning's 40 Years - Freedom's High Cost

Gerald Manning did what few of us could do, and still be able to walk, however, as of June 18, 2018, Manning is a free man. Manning spent forty long years in Angola, Louisiana's notorious prison for...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    June 21, 2018 

Monroe Transit Fix

There is a struggle for the soul of Monroe Transit between the city and the working men and women who drive and maintain the buses, as a line seemed to be drawn in the sand. At one time, the level of service by Monroe Tran- sit was good enough to ear...

 
 News    June 21, 2018 

Carroll JROTC Summer Leadership Graduates

Six Carroll High School Air Force JROTC Cadets from Monroe, LA graduated from the 2018 Bossier Parish Summer Leadership School Course, held June 10-16, 2018....

 

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