Franklin Parish,

$2.55M PPP loan forgiven for FMC

Franklin Medical Center’s $2.55 million Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan was forgiven. The United States Small Business Administration sent a letter of forgiveness June 8 to FMC. Whether FMC can tag $2.55 million to 2020-2021 fiscal year’s budget is still an uncertainty. Annual financial numbers released June 3 show FMC...
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Monroe, LAKNOE TV8

BBB warning of scams targeting small businesses

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Better Business Bureau is warning of scams targeting small businesses. Jo-Ann Deal with the BBB of Northeast Louisiana says businesses are calling her saying scammers are asking them to verify their credit card information. Deal says you shouldn’t give out information like that unless you’re...
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Monroe business owner reacts to federal unemployment possibly ending

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Louisiana may drop out of the federal unemployment program and Governor John Bel Edwards said he’s considering the move. Currently, the federal government is adding $300 a week to the state’s unemployment of $247 a week. Many blame the extra $300 a week for the worker shortage, saying it pays people more to stay home than what they’d earn working.
Monroe, LAKNOE TV8

New leader talks future of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - New leadership is at the helm of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce. Roy Heatherly has been the President & CEO for about a week now and says he’s excited to continue the chamber’s mission. He joined us in the studio this morning and says it’s been...
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Sen. Bill Cassidy calls for an end to federal unemployment benefits

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Senator Bill Cassidy called for an end to federal unemployment benefits on a conference call with reporters today. Cassidy claims the additional $300 a week claimants are receiving as a result of the American Rescue Act is incentivizing people to stay home. “We have folks who...

Farmers Market opens in Crowville

The first Crowville Farmer’s Market was a success with numerous vendors and a steady stream of visitors examine the variety of fresh produce, jelly, crafts and much more. The market will be open each Thursday in June and July from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The market is sponsored by...

Composite Deck Builders in Monroe, LA

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Hicks named St. Francis chief financial officer

St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe recently named Terri Hicks its chief financial officer, effective Aug. 1. Hicks currently serves as Vice President of Procedural Services at St. Francis Medical Center. "Most of Terri's career has been spent in leadership roles at St. Francis Medical Center. Her extensive knowledge of...
Madison Parish,

Madison Parish, LA 200 acres +/-

US 65, Tallulah, Madison Parish, Louisiana, 71282, United States. Investment grade farmland. Improved and leveled for rice, corn, soybeans or cotton production. Located in Northeast La where opportunities like this rarely come available. Call Danny for all the details with this high yielding tract of farmland.
West Monroe,

Chicken swap event on Saturday

Locals looking for homemade, locally produced art and produce can take advantage of the North Louisiana Crafts, Chicken Swap and Produce event to satisfy their wants. The event is expected to bring artisans, crafters, poultry, and food producers together to benefit the community in north Louisiana. No garage, or re-sale...
Franklin Parish,

Assessor assets eclipse liabilities by $1.6M

Franklin Parish Tax Assessor assets surpassed liabilities by approximately $1.6 million, according to an audit report released by Louisiana Legislative Auditors. Assets totaled some $3.07 million while liabilities amounted to approximately $2.14 million for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2020. Largest assessor asset was cash and cash equivalents at...
Ouachita Parish,

District gets $1.46M loan to consolidate water systems

The Cadeville Water District in Ouachita Parish has been awarded $1.46 million by the state Department of Health’s Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (DWRLF) Program to consolidate with the Robinson Chapel Water System in Jackson Parish to provide safer, quality drinking water to customers in the service area. Customers will...
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Monroe businessmen take advantage of growing hemp industry

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Hemp farming has become a cash crop in Louisiana. It became legal to produce, transport, and process industrial hemp in Louisiana back in December of 2019 and hemp can be used for a variety of things. Two Monroe businessmen have taken advantage of the growing industry....

Bill Roark: Inflation

If you think inflation is just around the corner you may be sadly mistaken and if you own your home, you are richer today than in 2020. The economists may say that inflation is coming but if you are in the building business it has already arrived. The results can be seen as fewer homes are under construction even in newer subdivisions. It also appears some real estate appraisers have not kept up with the rising costs, making the financing of homes more difficult. What has caused this inflation in home prices?