Rapides Parish – Friday night, February 24, a crash involving two vehicles and five pedestrians has resulted in the death of two young teenagers, including a 14 year old from Effie.

The last fugitive from a Feb. 19 escape at Avoyelles Detention Center #2 near Bunkie has been captured.

Boys Basketball
Friday, Feb. 24
First Round
Class-AAA
#17 Westlake (17-13) 46 - #16 Marksville (17-15) 43
#9 Jennings (18-13) 102 - #24 Avoyelles (15-14) 83

Concern over the status of the Bunkie Police Department continues to be a major issue in the city.

Funeral services for Dina Munson of Simmesport will take place at the United Pentecostal Church of Simmesport on Friday, February 24, 2017 beginning at 1:00pm.

A second escapee from an Avoyelles Parish prison has been captured by U.S. Marshals.

On Friday February 17, 2017, Betty Jo Russ Berry slipped away peacefully into heaven, while surrounded by her loving husband, children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Jackie Lynn Lachney, age 59, of Evergreen, passed away on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at her residence.

Funeral services for Elliot Perron of Denham Springs, former resident of Dupont, will take place at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Thursday, February 23, 2017 beginning at 11:30am wit

HBCU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Carl Wilmer Jr., still a Tiger after trading in his Marksville purple and gold for Grambling’s black and gold, holds the Historically Black Colleges and Universities national championship trophy. The G-Men won their 15th HBCU National Championship with a 10-9 defensive contest with North Carolina Central University on Dec. 17. The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl was held in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.

Although only a freshman, Carl Wilmer Jr.

State and parish agencies were continuing a search Wednesday for a commercial fisherman whose vessel sunk in Red River Monday morning.

NOT FORGOTTEN
Almost 16 months have passed since 6-year-old Jeremy Mardis was killed in a hail of bullets fired into his father’s car by Marksville City Marshal’s deputies at the dead-end of Martin Luther King Dr. This memorial, at the entrance of the Marksville State Historic Site, was erected soon after the Nov. 3, 2015, incident that killed Jeremy and critically wounded his father, Chris Few.
Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr. are free on $1 million bond each while awaiting trial on charges of 2nd-degree murder and attempted 2nd-degree murder in that case. Stafford’s trial is scheduled for March 13. Greenhouse is set to go to trial on June 12. {Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

A hearing on three prosecutor’s motions in the murder trial of Derrick Stafford is set for 1:30 p.m. Friday before 12th Judicial District Judge Billy Bennett.

Girls Basketball
Monday, Feb. 20
Class-AAA
#9 Brusly (23-11) 70 - #8 Marksville (22-10) 57
Class-B

Moreauville, LA - Multiple first responder agencies and Avoyelles High School students and staff will participate in a mock fatal crash to demonstrate the dangers of impaired driving, lack of seat

The 5th annual Lundi Gras, benefiting the Moncla Community Center and Theatre, will be held at Bailey’s on the Square in downtown Marksville on Monday, February 27, at 7 p.m.

Columns

After a slowdown of oil drilling activity for about two years, at least one area in Avoyelles may see a well soon. Leasing for mineral rights is underway in the Dupont area by a Lafayette company.

Sports

Boys Basketball
Friday, Feb. 24
First Round
Class-AAA
#17 Westlake (17-13) 46 - #16 Marksville (17-15) 43
#9 Jennings (18-13) 102 - #24 Avoyelles (15-14) 83

HBCU NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Carl Wilmer Jr., still a Tiger after trading in his Marksville purple and gold for Grambling’s black and gold, holds the Historically Black Colleges and Universities national championship trophy. The G-Men won their 15th HBCU National Championship with a 10-9 defensive contest with North Carolina Central University on Dec. 17. The Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl was held in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome.

Although only a freshman, Carl Wilmer Jr.

Girls Basketball
Monday, Feb. 20
Class-AAA
#9 Brusly (23-11) 70 - #8 Marksville (22-10) 57
Class-B

Lifestyle

MARDI GRAS
Beads will begin to fly and communities will gather together as the 2017 Mardi Gras season in and around Avoyelles Parish gets underway.

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