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Authorities in north Louisiana say a Mississippi teenager died when the off-highway utility vehicle he was driving overturned on private property.

The Madison Parish Sheriff's Office says friends found the 15-year-old from Vicksburg about 5:20 a.m. Saturday at the property off Old Highway 65 in Tallulah.

Sheriff's Lt. Jeremy Purvis says the teen was not wearing a helmet or a seat belt when the UTV overturned.

His name was not released because the accident was still being investigated.

Mysterious Burial of Blind Joe Reynolds

Dec 10, 2018
Lesli Rambin

Blind Joe Reynolds, also known as Joe Sheppard, was born in Tallulah and recorded 8 songs in the 1930s for Paramount and the RCA Victor, 2 of which are undiscovered.

Reynolds passed away in 1968 after being admitted to St. Francis hospital and dying of pneumonia. He was buried at Richwood Memorial Gardens but nothing is known of his actual funeral and was never given an actual headstone at the time of his death to mark his burial. No family of Reynolds could be found or contacted to get more information on him and his burial.

Groundbreaking season for LDCC

Sep 20, 2018

Monroe-Louisiana Delta Community College is breaking ground on its Tallulah Campus. The main building will be getting an expansion. Currently, the main building stands at 30,727 sq. ft. The new addition will ad 6,767 sq ft, totaling out at 37,494 sq ft. The cost of the new addition is $2.5 million from the state plus $465,031 is the local match. 

Catholic Diocese of Shreveport

Pope Frances has appointed a new Bishop to preside over the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Bishop Michael Duca will be transferred from Shreveport, where he’s been for the last ten years. He’s replacing Bishop Robert Muench, who’s held the position since 2002. Duca says he didn’t see it coming, but he’s looking forward to serving the people of Baton Rouge.

"I was completely suprised by this appointment and while I am sad to leave the good people of the Diocese of Shreveport, I immediatley accepted the appointment without reservation", said Duca.

Blind Joe Reynolds Used Music to Speak Out

Mar 14, 2018
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Born in Tallulah, Louisiana, Blues guitarist and songwriter, Blind Joe Reynolds recorded eight songs with Paramount Records and Victor Records.  Reynolds was given the nickname “Blind Joe” after losing both of his eyes from a shotgun blast following an altercation.

Although left blind, Reynolds remained outspoken and candid by often using his music as a tool to speak out against societal injustices.

Tallulah Faces One Problem After The Other

Jan 25, 2018
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Earlier in the month cold temperatures caused Tallulah water systems to freeze preventing residents from accessing water. This went on for about two weeks until the issue was fixed Tuesday. School continued in earnest when the water supply came back on but didn’t last for long.

Just a few hours later on Wednesday a control panel at the water plant blew causing water supply to stop.  This was as a result of electrical issues and the school day was cut short. 

Man Struck and Killed in Madison Parish Crash

Sep 29, 2017
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An unknown man who was walking on the Interstate died last night after being struck by a vehicle in Madison Parish.  

Shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017, Louisiana State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 just west of Tallulah. The further investigation revealed just prior to the crash, the Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a call in reference to an unknown male subject walking east in the travel lanes of Interstate 20.  

Kansas Man Killed in Crash

Aug 25, 2017

Madison Parish – Yesterday afternoon, a single vehicle crash killed a man from Manhattan, KS.

Troopers responded to the crash around 3:30 p.m., which occurred on Interstate 20 east of Tallulah. The crash involved a 1993 Chevrolet van, driven by Jon J. Held (W/M 62 yrs). The Chevrolet was eastbound on Interstate 20 when Held lost control and exited the right side of the roadway. After exiting the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree. 

Held was wearing his seat belt, but was pronounced dead at the scene. 

National Hurricane Center

Tropical Depression Cindy continues to bring rain and some wind to northeast Louisiana. The remnants of the storm should move out of the area by the end of the weekend. Click here for the latest forecast from the National Weather Service.

FINAL BULLETIN ON CINDY -- 10 a.m. Thursday



Double Shooting Investigation in Tallulah

Mar 31, 2017
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Deputies are investigating a home invasion in Tallulah that left two men, a 54 and 85-year-old, victims of a double shooting after responding to calls early Thursday morning.

The 85-year-old had been shot in the head and was airlifted to a Jackson hospital. The condition of the 54-year-old is unknown.