City of Monroe

Community Meetings To Fight Monroe's Blight

Jul 27, 2018
1001 DeSaird Street, Monroe, LA
Lila Strode

The City of Monroe is announcing a series of community development seminars aimed at helping in the Fight the Blight effort.

 

The seminars will be conducted by the Southern University Center tor Economic and Entrepreneurial Development. They will be held on consecutive Saturdays, August 4th and 11th from 9 am until 1 pm. The seminars will take place at the City of Monroe Pubic Safety Center located at 1810 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (U.S. Hwy 165 South).

 

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Cities across Louisiana have issued proclamations celebrating men’s health and fatherhood in June, helping educate men, boys, and their families about disease prevention, timely screenings, healthy lifestyles, and positive family relationships.

 

Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo has declared June Men's Health Month

 

A Monroe Police officer died while responding to a radio dispatch call. The accident happened at 7 p.m. on Monday. The officer was killed after her police car left the roadway and struck a tree on S. 8th Street in Monroe.  

The name of the officer has not been released pending notification of the family. 

Doug Duffey

National Blues Hall of Famer, Doug Duffey was born in Monroe, Louisiana.  Named as the “Louisiana Ambassador of the Blues,” Duffey was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame in 2001 and the National Blues Hall of Fame in 2009.

Born in 1950 at St. Francis Medical Center, Duffey began performing Blues and playing the piano at the age of 14. Influenced by his aunt who also played the piano, Duffey started taking lessons from a local piano teacher and began combining his love of singing and playing music.

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The weather is becoming hot and with that comes nice refreshing glasses of lemonade. In honor of Louisiana's " Lemonade Day", Children get to learn how to make an ice cold glass of lemonade and market it at the governor's mansion.

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Five former corrections officers at the Richwood Correctional Center have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to physically assault five inmates. They are also being indicted for their roles in covering up their actions.

Roderick Douglas, Christopher Loring, Demario Shaffer, Quintail Credit, and David Parker, were charged in a seven-count indictment by a federal grand jury in Monroe, Louisiana, on March 29, 2018.  The indictment was unsealed and made public Thursday upon initial court appearances of the defendants.

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The Origin Bank RiverMarket will host their annual 'Ritas on the River' margarita competition and festival  Saturday, April 21.  

The day will feature margarita tastings from participating bars and restaurants as they compete for the title of Best Classic Margarita, Most Creative Margarita, Best Dressed Booth, and People's Choice. The competitors this year are Braiz'n Bar & Grill, Copeland's of New Orleans, Don Tomas, El Chile Verde West Monroe, Iron Cactus, Maui Tacos, Restaurant Cotton, Warehouse No. 1 and Waterfront Grill.

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The City of Monroe, Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, and Zoological Society showed off a new train engine today at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens and Zoo. A train fundraiser has been ongoing to purchase a train, rebuild tracks and the train station. 

The Monroe - West Monroe Convention and visitors bureau today presented a $150,000 grant to help with the cost on the engine and coaches. 

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Greyhound is looking for a new place to house a bus terminal. The bus service currently is located on Desiard Street at Hwy 165 in Monroe.  Mayor Jamie Mayo says the City of Monroe has been working to add Greyhound bus services to the Monroe Regional Airport and become a multi-mode terminal facility.  

"We are asking for the council's help and are very excited by this," says Mayo. 

Monroe Area Braces For Heavy Rain

Mar 28, 2018
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Monroe, Louisiana and the surrounding areas are to expect heavy storms starting today and lasting throughout the week.

 

Areas of widespread rain, with brief thunderstorms and moderate to heavy showers will continue to move to the northeast across the area through late morning. Flooding does not appear to be a huge threat at this time, but residents should expect periods of heavy rainfall to increase later today.

 

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