Concordia Parish

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 An armed robbery suspect was killed and a sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded in a shootout Thursday in a Louisiana city near the Mississippi River, authorities said.

Concordia Parish Officer Walter Mackel was shot when he knocked at an apartment door while investigating a holdup earlier in the day at the complex in Vidalia, KNOE-TV reported. The station said that a robot was used to find the suspect.

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 A Mississippi school teacher who had recently been honored by his school district was found fatally shot Monday across the state line in Louisiana. Two people have been arrested in connection with his death.

Concordia Parish, Louisiana, authorities identified the victim as Fred McCray Jr., news outlets reported.

McCray had completed his first year of teaching at Morgantown Middle School in Natchez and was one of 10 named 2018-2019 teacher of the year for the Natchez-Adams County School District.

His body was found in nearby Ferriday, Louisiana.

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The Vidalia Board of Aldermen has voted to seek a line of credit to borrow up to $3.5 million to keep the town's government operating.

Mayor Buz Craft tells The Natchez Democrat the town would go before the state bond commission to get a line of credit to get a loan from Concordia Bank and Trust at a rate of 1.5 percent.

Craft said the town would have until March to pay back the funds or renew the line of credit for the remaining balance. The town had a $4.9 million deficit in the 2015-16 fiscal year which ended June 30. The annual budget was $37.3 million.