Clayton, LA

UPDATE: Joint investigation leads to arrest of Ferriday man involved in fatal Monroe Dunn Drive shooting

UPDATE (KTVE/KARD) — According to Monroe Police Department Sergeant Michael Fendall, authorities arrested Henderson on a warrant for Second Degree Murder. Police established Henderson as the suspect in the April 8, 2022, homicide of Torance Davis that happened in the 700 block of Dunn Drive.  According to Sergeant Fendall, Henderson has prior charges for narcotics […]
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Natchez Democrat

Homicide suspect apprehended in Ferriday

FERRIDAY, La. — On Monday, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office apprehended a man in Ferriday, Louisiana who was reportedly wanted in connection with a homicide investigation in Monroe, Louisiana. In a news release, the sheriff’s office states it received information from Monroe Police Department about a man involved in...
Natchez Democrat

Politics of division – no place in Natchez

Over two years ago, when I first announced my desire to be your mayor, I faced a smear campaign, full of lies and mistruths, meant to damage my reputation and derail my chances of being elected before my campaign ever got off the ground. My response was immediate. I condemned those tactics, set the record straight, and continued on my positive course.

The second unveiling for the Northeast Louisiana Music Trail honors Gene King

Another local musician was recognized with a marker on the Northeast Louisiana Music Trail on Friday, May 6. The marker honors Gene King's considerable music career. King's marker is the second to be unveiled on the trail. The marker was placed at the Wisner gazebo. The first marker was dedicated to Fred Carter, Jr., and can be found at the Winnsboro gazebo.

Mask mandate lifted for Natchez-Adams School District

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WJTV) – The mask mandate for the Natchez-Adams School District (NASD) was lifted on Monday, May 16. The Natchez Democrat reported masks will be optional for indoors, outdoors and on school buses. School district leaders encourage staff and students to continue wearing masks. According to the newspaper, other mitigation practices will remain, like […]

NASD Changes COVID Policy

Masks are no longer mandatory in the Natchez-Adams School District. A release from the district encourages people to continue to mask, but notes that it won’t be mandatory anymore inside school buildings and aboard buses. The district says leaders will continue to monitor COVID-19 case counts and may reinstate the mask mandate if the situation requires more precautions. Social distancing measures will stay in place, as well as additional cleaning of buses and district buildings and at-home isolation of students, faculty, and staff who test positive for COVID-19.
Natchez Democrat

GALLERY: Hundreds attend Mudbug Music Festival on Natchez Bluff

NATCHEZ — People were packed in shoulder to shoulder to get as close to the stage as possible to see Cody Jinks play live on the Natchez Bluff Saturday night. Lighting and a little rain may have canceled Bret Michaels from playing the night before, but that didn’t stop music lovers from having a good time Saturday and chowing down on some of C&M’s “Mudbugs,” a southern name for boiled crawfish.

State lawmakers take major steps to limit use of solitary confinement for youth in Louisiana

Back in February, we spoke to Beth Schwartzapfel from the Marshall Project who, along ProPublica and NBC News, found horrific conditions at the Acadiana Center for Youth in St. Martinville, including teens held in solitary confinement for weeks at a time. But recently, state lawmakers took major steps to limit the use of solitary confinement for the state’s youth.

Masks optional inside Natchez-Adams School District

NATCHEZ, Miss. (WLBT) – Masks are optional inside Natchez Adams School District, starting Monday, May 16. The school district has lifted its mask mandate. While the requirement has changed, school officials still encourage masks on school campuses. “While masking will now be optional, the district welcomes and encourages staff...