West Carroll Parish

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The Poverty Point World Heritage Site is celebrating International Archaeology Day at their park this Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is a day dedicated to educating people on the historic culture and lives of Native Americans living in Louisiana from 1100 BCE - 1700 A.D.

Poverty Point is located east of Monroe in West Carrol Parish, 6859 Louisiana Highway 577. On Saturday, the entrance fee will be $4, but children (3 and under) and senior citizens (62 and over) get in free. 

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The dry weather over the past month has prompted burn bans in many local parishes.

Burn Bans are in effect in these parishes:

  • Caldwell
  • West Carroll
  • Union
  • Franklin
  • LaSalle
  • Lincoln

Under the bans, burning is against the law and you can be subjected to fines and jail time.

Oak Grove Police Department

Sedonnia Axl Lee Bass, 28, of Oak Grove, Louisiana, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Shreveport, LA before U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter for distributing methamphetamine.