With a hurricane headed its way, with the prospects -- if not the promise -- of widespread power outages, wind damage and heavy rains, Avoyelles Parish still had reason to celebrate some good news
Sand bags will be available at the following locations. Avoyelles Emergency Preparedness Director Joey Frank said people must bring their own shovel to fill the bags.
In Thursday's noon update from the Louisiana Department of Health, Avoyelles once again had "bad" numbers in its fight against COVID-19.
As of Thursday Noon, October 8, 2020:
Avoyelles - Case Count: 1,610
Avoyelles - Deaths: 58
Avoyelles - State Tests: 1,142
Avoyelles - Commercial Tests: 23,635
Avoyelles Parish President Kirby Roy says trash will be picked up Friday, but it will be early.
News release from Waste Connection: