What's Happening in Big Z-Country

One Suspect Shot dead by Deputies

Officer-involved shooting leaves one suspect dead Michael Reichardt, Troop F public information officer, said a man is dead following an officer-involved shooting south of Monroe. The  Louisiana State Police will be handling the investigation. On Wednesday night, deputies with the …Read More

Union Parish Deputy almost stuck

Two men are accused of nearly striking a Union Parish sheriff’s deputy’s car head-on with a truck. The driver, Michael Dakota Stanley, 20, 147 Clarence Road, Farmerville, was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center on Monday on eight charges, …Read More

Tech Agri and Forestry gets Director

Tech School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry gets Director William Green, professor of agricultural sciences and interim director of the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry at Louisiana Tech University, will assume permanent leadership of the school as its new …Read More

Near miss for Union Parish Sheriffs Deputy

Two men are accused of nearly striking a Union Parish sheriff’s deputy’s car head-on with a truck. The driver, Michael Dakota Stanley, 20, 147 Clarence Road, Farmerville, was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center on Monday on eight charges, …Read More

2016 Legislative Session Discussion

Join the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast Louisiana Legislative delegation on July 14 to discuss this year’s legislative outcomes and to ask important questions about impact of this year’s session and what is ahead for Louisiana.  The event …Read More

Monroe Regional Airport

Second Runway Planned for Monroe Regional Airport

FAA officials provided approval for Monroe Regional Airport to launch the planning phase for a second runway last week. Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, Public Works Director Tom Janway and airport director Ron Phillips attended a meeting with Federal Aviation Administration …Read More

Miss Louisiana, Justine Ker

The New Miss Louisiana is Justine Ker

A 22-year-old classical piano player from Choudrant has been named Miss Louisiana. Justine Ker won the crown during the Saturday finals held at the Monroe Civic Center. Ker is a student at Vanderbilt University. She has studied the piano for …Read More

4 PAWS in Need of Volunteers

4 PAWS animal rescue shelter is in need of volunteers. Volunteers work 2-3 times a week. You would be feeding, watering,and playing with the dogs, and cleaning cages. If interested call 4 PAWS at 251-3647. Visit 4 PAWS online at http://4pawsrescueinc.myresq.org.