Monroe Updates Mask Policy In City Buildings

Given the rising number of Covid-19 cases in our region and the CDC’s reversal of their indoor mask policy for the vaccinated, and after speaking with medical experts, Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis is reinstating Covid-19 protocols for city buildings. Starting today, masks must be worn inside City of Monroe buildings when six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained, regardless of vaccination status. The mandate will go into effect at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night ahead of the City Council...

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The Fourth Surge Of The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Accelerating, Gov. Edwards Calls It ‘Scary’

Louisiana hit another record-high day for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on Tuesday. Cases and hospitalizations are on a near-vertical rize in the state as the fourth surge of the coronavirus pandemic accelerates. Gov. John Bel Edwards called the numbers “increasingly scary.” Louisiana has the fastest-growing number of cases per capita of any state in the U.S. The nation is now recording the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the world, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation ....

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McCrary Named Monroe's New Economic Leader

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The City of Monroe will soon have a new Economic Development leader onboard to move its economy forward. Northeast Louisiana native Kelsea McCrary will become the City’s Chief Economic Developer effective August 2, 2021.

West Monroe Set To Host ORVA Conference

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The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce will host the 2021 Ouachita River Valley Association conference on August 12 and 13 at the West Monroe Convention Center.

 

ORVA Executive Director David Weeks says the conference will discuss economic impacts of the Ouachita and Black Rivers Navigation Project; and feature speakers such as Louisiana Ag Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Col. Robert Hilliard and Jame Bodron, as well as Dr. Norma Jean Mattei from the Mississippi River Commission.

 

 

TOKYO — The U.S. women's 3-on-3 team beat out the team from Russia to win the first-ever gold medal in the dizzyingly fast sport at the Olympics.

They took an early lead against the Russians and maintained it the entire game, with a final score of 18-15.

Stefanie Dolson, who is 6'5 and plays for the Chicago Sky, led the team in scoring with seven points.

Monroe Updates Mask Policy In City Buildings

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Given the rising number of Covid-19 cases in our region and the CDC’s reversal of their indoor mask policy for the vaccinated, and after speaking with medical experts, Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis is reinstating Covid-19 protocols for city buildings. Starting today, masks must be worn inside City of Monroe buildings when six feet of social distancing cannot be maintained, regardless of vaccination status. The mandate will go into effect at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday night ahead of the City Council meeting.

Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter and other elected southwest Louisiana officials called on the federal government in a press conference Tuesday to send relief for the series of disasters that hit the region over the past year.

Louisiana hit another record-high day for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations on Tuesday.

Cases and hospitalizations are on a near-vertical rize in the state as the fourth surge of the coronavirus pandemic accelerates.

For many, it was a welcome surprise. On July 15, cash flowed into the bank accounts of parents across the U.S. as the government rolled out the first monthly payments of the enhanced child tax credit passed by Congress this spring.

But as helpful as those payments are to a lot of families, they could actually create headaches for others, with some people owing money to the government next year.

As a result, some parents have already opted out of the monthly payments and are instead choosing to receive the entire credit next year when they file their taxes.

Masks are again required for members of the House side of the U.S. Capitol amid a nationwide rise in coronavirus cases.

Under the reimplemented mandate, members, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, must wear a "well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask" in House office buildings, during meetings and while in the House chamber.

Under the order from Dr. Brian Monahan, Congress' attending physician, the new rule doesn't affect members of the Senate.

The return of masks in the House comes a month after the requirement was first lifted for vaccinated members.

Ashley Ellis has been named the new principal at Neville Junior High. Ellis will replace Dana Mullins. Mullins has been named the new supervisor of Human Resources for the school board. 

Ellis served as the Assistant Principal of Neville High School and on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.  She is married to Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis.

Britney Spears' recently installed lawyer, Mathew Rosengart, submitted a blistering 120-page petition to Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, arguing that the singer's father, Jamie Spears, needs to be removed from overseeing her financial affairs immediately.

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Three Unrestrained Teenagers Killed In Lincoln Parish Crash, Speed A Suspected Factor

Clay – On July 26, 2021, shortly before 3:45 p.m., Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle fatal crash on Works Road just west of LA Hwy 818. This crash claimed the life of three unrestrained teenagers. The initial investigation revealed a 2012 Kia Optima, driven by 19-year-old Lajermanique Nichols of Jonesboro, was traveling east on Works Road. For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle began to rotate, traveled off the road and struck a large tree. Nichols, who...

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