Vidalia

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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.

Levee Patrols Extended throughout the Entire Region

Mar 6, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is conducting daily patrols across the entirety of its jurisdiction as a part of its flood fight efforts due to elevated river stages across the region. At this time, all of the mainline Mississippi River gages in the Vicksburg District's jurisdiction are experiencing major or moderate flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

Vidalia Man Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution

Feb 26, 2018
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A Vidalia man pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine Tuesday.

Demond Fleming, 40, of Vidalia, La pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine. According to the the guilty plea, officers noticed Fleming parked in the middle of Concordia Park Drive in Vidalia. Agents searched his car and found 82.18 grams of cocaine, two hydrocodone pills and $4,751. They also discovered that he was on supervised release for a previous drug conviction.

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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.