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COVID-19 Testing sites in Ouachita Parish

All sites will test from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. while supplies last. (50 tests)

Bastrop Woman Killed in Morehouse Parish Crash

Dec 12, 2019
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Yesterday, shortly before 4:00 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a single-vehicle crash on LA Hwy 139, just south of Naff Ave. This crash claimed the life of a Bastrop woman.

The preliminary investigation revealed a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox, driven by 82-year-old Shirley Goodman of Bastrop, was traveling north on LA Hwy 139. For reasons still under investigation, Goodman’s vehicle traveled across the southbound lane, struck a mailbox and continued through a fence before coming to rest.

The Children's Coalition of Northeast Louisiana has started a new healthy pregnancy and parenting program for pregnant teens and their families in Morehouse and Union Parishes called More 4 U. The program is from 5:30-8 p.m. every other Tuesday, beginning tomorrow, with two separate locations. 

The Union Parish location is at Union General Hospital on 901 James Avenue in Farmervillle. The Morehouse Parish location is at Morehouse General Hospital on 323 W. Walnut Avenue in Bastrop. 

Bastrop Man Facing Federal Firearms Charges

Oct 16, 2019
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A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment on October 9, 2019, charging Brandon Keith Harris, 32, of Bastrop, Louisiana, with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee, U.S. Attorney David C. Joseph announced. This indictment stems from the joint federal and local investigation into the July 14, 2018, firearm theft from Simmons’ Sporting Goods in Bastrop, Louisiana.

The play, Steel Magnolias, is being performed this weekend at Bastrop's historic Rose Theatre on 102 E Jefferson Ave. There will be three showings on Oct. 11, 12, and 13. The first two performances will begin at 7 p.m, and the Sunday performance will be a matinee that kicks off at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 per person. 

A child's body has been pulled from a drainage ditch in Bastrop near Baron Ball Park. Bastrop Police told local news outlets that the deceased is an 11-year-old boy.

His name has not been released. Police believe the boy was a victim of flash flooding that occurred in Bastrop on Sunday night.

The child was reportedly last seen Saturday afternoon but not reported missing. He was discovered in the ditch Tuesday.

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The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is requiring a wood pellet manufacturing plant to install pollution control equipment.

 The Environmental Integrity Project released a letter from the DEQ on Tuesday about the Morehouse Parish plant. That comes after several groups filed written comments in 2018 over the renewal of the Drax Group's air pollution control permit, citing health concerns and other things.

 Environmental Integrity Project attorney Patrick Anderson says Drax can reduce the plant's emissions to legal levels without cutting jobs. 

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality is requiring a wood pellet manufacturing plant to install pollution control equipment.

The Advocate reports the Environmental Integrity Project released a letter from the DEQ on Tuesday about the Morehouse Parish plant.

That comes after several groups filed written comments in 2018 over the renewal of the Drax Group's air pollution control permit, citing health concerns and other things. Environmental Integrity Project attorney Patrick Anderson says Drax can reduce the plant's emissions to legal levels without cutting jobs.

Entertainer Mable John returns to the area for a celebration of her talent. The community of Bastrop will celebrate John's 88th birthday at a celebration at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018, at Evans Business Plaza, 710 South Washington Street. Admission is free, and the community is invited to attend.

        At 6:30 p.m., the historic Rose Theatre in Bastrop will host a screening of the Academy and Grammy Award-winning 2013 film 20 Feet from Stardom. The documentary film features John and other performers who served as backup singers to famous artists.

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Strauss Theatre Center is presenting "The Cover of Life," a play based in Louisiana during World War II, Oct. 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20. The play tells the story of three women keeping the home fires burning while their husbands are at war.

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