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Sheriff’s deputies arrest two suspected drug dealers after traffic stops

FERRIDAY, La. — Two different traffic stops turned into busts last week in Concordia Parish. Deputies reportedly discovered a cache of drugs, money and weapons. During the first traffic stop on U.S. Highway 84 in Ferriday, Louisiana, a deputy reportedly stopped Brandon Jamar Duncan, 29, and later obtained a search warrant for his Ferriday home at 215 Thomas Road.
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Jack Madison Fluitt

Jack Madison Fluitt born October 23, 1955 in Jena, LA, left this earth on Thursday, June 16, 2022, at 66 years of age to go to his Heavenly home. Jack was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting, fishing, gardening and tending to his horses. He excelled at deer hunting as anyone who has seen his den can testify. He was at one time the Bow Instructor for Winn Parish. The main love of Jack’s life, however, was his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Jack was a long time member of Full Gospel Temple in Jonesboro, Louisiana. Since his retirement in 2018 as a 798 Union Welder, Jack faithfully taught his Prime Timers Sunday School Class. He was also a board member and part of the security team. Jack loved preaching and teaching the Word of God anytime there was an opportunity. He was often known to lead prayer meetings on his job sites.
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Wilber Jean Phillips

FERRIDAY – Funeral services for Wilber Jean Phillips, 81, of Ferriday, LA will be held at Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday on Tuesday, July 05, 2022, at noon with Bro. Bobby Mulvihill officiating. Interment will follow at Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, MS, under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Domestic violence training for area law enforcement

The Wellspring Counseling and Family Development Center hosted free training for local law enforcement on June 21 regarding response to domestic violence. The training was conducted by Domestic Violence Instructor Scott Culp with the Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Office at the LaSalle Parish Library in Jena. During the training, the instructor discussed with law enforcement officers the principles…

Local youth hold lemonade stand for childhood cancer

For the third year, two Jena youth have raised hundreds of dollars to cure childhood cancer through taking part in the annual Alex’s Lemonade Days. Seven-year-old twins JT and Jaynie Lynn Mason raised $500 at their lemonade stand set up at Miss B’s Place in downtown Jena on June 10 for the national volunteer fundraiser. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a nonprofit committed to curing…

Local youth chosen for national leadership forum

Thirteen-year-old Rylee Masters of Jena will join outstanding middle school students from across the nation next month to take part in an academic and career-oriented development experience, National Youth Leadership Forum: Explore STEM in Chicago, Illinois. Masters will enter eighth grade at Jena Junior High School this fall. She is the daughter of Clint and Erin Masters of Jena. She was…
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Man arrested in Ferriday for shooting another in leg

FERRIDAY — A man was arrested today for shooting another in the leg in broad daylight in Ferriday, Louisiana, law officials said. A release from Ferriday Police Department says gunshots rang out along Georgia Avenue near E.E. Wallace Boulevard on Friday afternoon shortly after 3 p.m. Ferriday officers responded...

Roland J. Abshire Sr.

Roland J. Abshire Sr. “Pop”, 83, of Olla, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Jena Nursing and Rehab. He was an avid hunter and story teller. Everyone who knew of him loved him. He loved the family dog, Teddy. He was a beloved foster father for many years.

Verna Faye Appleby

Verna Faye Appleby, 87, of Belah, was called home by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at LaSalle General Hospital in Jena. Verna was born on April 12, 1935 in Belah to the union of her parents, Burley Corley and Roberta Tarver Corley. She was...

State of Emergency declared for Ferriday

FERRIDAY, La. (KNOE) - The town of Ferriday is now under a State of Emergency. According to the Ferriday Police Department, the mayor and Board of Alderpersons met on Wednesday to declare the State of Emergency due to the town’s ongoing water problems. An equipment failure at the water...


The Jena Dixie Girls Softball (7/8 year olds) team for Cleda’s Flower Shop included: front row (left to right) Ava Cotten, Kortlyn Pippen, Presley Lindsey, Kinsley King and Milly Dorton; middle row (l to r) Kyah Norris, Lilah Deville, Whitlee Ward, Hillary Foreman, Milah Norris and Addisson Moreau and back row (l to r) Coaches Buckie Overstreet, Jordan Overstreet and Reci Tradewell. Not shown is…

Residents react to Ferriday’s state of emergency over water loss

FERRIDAY, La. (KTVE/KARD) – Thursday, June 23, 2022, Ferriday Mayor Rydell Turner and the Board of Alderpersons declared the town under a state of emergency due to a major equipment failure at their water plant, according to the Ferriday Police Department. The water plant pump failure has caused low production of water for its residents […]

Louisiana woman approaches police with a bloody eye

FERRIDAY, La. (KTVE/KARD) — According to the Ferriday Police Department, while working on a 3 car wreck along Louisiana Ave. and E.E. Wallace Blvd., a woman approached the scene with a bloody eye. The woman appeared to have a deep cut above her left eye. The victim told police that Karvin Dotson was the one […]