Chief Terry Williams and Mayor Friday Ellis are pleased to announce the donation of two fire engines from the Monroe Fire Department to two regional fire departments. On Friday, April 23, 2021, we will host a departing ceremony at the Public Safety Center. We’ll begin at 12:15 p.m. and depart at 12:30 p.m.



The fourth annual Poor Man's Run and first Jambalaya for a Cause, held by the College of Pharmacy at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, is Saturday, April 24.

The event includes a one mile Fun Run and a 5K race.  Registration is open for teams to compete in the Jambalaya cookoff. Individuals can buy tickets to taste the teams' entries. The Fun Run starts at 8 a.m., the 5K race begins at 8:30 a.m., and Jambalaya will be served beginning at 11 a.m. 

BATON ROUGE, LA - Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors made two significant personnel appointments at Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC). These appointments will provide the college with the immediate and long-term leadership stability needed at this time. Today's actions comes after Dr. Scott Rule tendered his resignation last month. The Board appointed Chris Broadwater as interim chancellor effective immediately through no later than June 30, 2021. The Board also appointed Dr. Randy Esters as the next permanent chancellor.

The University of Louisiana Monroe will hold Super Warhawk Weekend April 17-19 at the ULM campus. The weekend features sporting events from diamond sports to the spring football game. Music, food and tailgating will be held in The Grove and the La' Louisianna crawfish boil will be in the endzone of Malone Stadium.

Friday, April 16, 2021

Baseball vs. Little Rock
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Warhawk Field

Saturday, April 17, 2021

OPSO Deputies Recognized For Lifesaving Efforts

Apr 14, 2021
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office

Deputy Chris Lambert (center) is shown being recognized by Sheriff Jay Russell and Chief Deputy Marc Mashaw for his efforts saving the life of a driver involved in a head-on collision March 29, 2021.

On March 29, 2021, Deputy Chris Lambert of the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a reported head-on vehicle accident on Desiard Road/U. S. Hwy. 80 in Monroe.  Deputy Lambert was in the immediate area and arrived on scene in less than one minute.

City of West Monroe

The West Monroe City Council voted during its regular meeting held on Tuesday, April 13 to propose a mixed method election plan to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen were presented prospective litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice that would require a change in the method of electing the members of the West Monroe Board of Aldermen in order to ensure compliance with the Voting Rights Act.

The ULM coaching staff and players will conduct a free youth football clinic on Saturday, April 17 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Malone Stadium. Girls and boys, ages 8-12, are invited to participate in the youth football clinic; however, preregistration is required. Due to COVID guidelines, the youth football clinic will be limited to 300 participants. The preregistration deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 14.   


University of Louisiana Monroe

The National Institutes of Health awarded $1.65 million to fund cancer research being done by Seetharama Jois, Ph.D., a professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences at the University of Louisiana Monroe College of Pharmacy.


The research will be carried out in collaboration with Yong-Yu Liu, M.D., Ph.D., a cancer pharmacologist at the ULM College of Pharmacy, and a lung-cancer researcher from the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.


The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Visual and Performing Arts has announced the participants and winners in the 24th Annual ULM Student Art Exhibition. 


The exhibit features 37 works by 21 students majoring in art in the College of Arts, Education, and Sciences. 


The public is invited to visit Bry Gallery from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8-11:30 a.m. Friday to see the exceptional talent of these student artists. 


Gov. Edwards' 2021 Regular Session Remarks

Apr 12, 2021
John Bel Edwards Administration

I want to thank Father Paul Yi for the opening prayer, the Jaguar Battalion and Brittany Jackson – a music teacher at Sharon Hills Elementary for the anthem, and Rep. Barbara Freiberg for leading the pledge of allegiance.

Good evening. Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, members of the legislature, distinguished guests, and my fellow Louisianans: