Kandace Moss

Student Reporter

Kandace Moss is a Senior Psychology and Communication double major with a concentration in Journalism at the University of Louisiana Monroe. Originally from Monroe, she intends to graduate in the fall of 2018 and pursue a masters of arts in marriage and family therapy.

Kandace has become involved in many extracurricular activities on the ULM campus including the Campus Activities Board, ULM Scouts, ULM's chapter of NAACP, editor and writer for the student newspaper, The Hawkeye, and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

In her free time, Kandace enjoys going on long runs, journaling, and listening to a wide range of music genres. She also loves volunteering with her beloved sorority and spending time with friends and family.

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Governor John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions last Friday.

Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation
The Tobacco Settlement Financing Corporation was established to employ financing techniques to eliminate risks as to a portion of the monies to be received as a result of the master tobacco settlement agreement.

A West Carroll parish man, who was missing, has been found dead. Officers found Roy Lee Thomas's body early Sunday morning in a remote area inside his vehicle. No foul play is suspected.

The body will be sent in for an autopsy and authorities are waiting for the results to confirm the cause of death.


A West Monroe Man driving drunk with an open container told a Louisiana State trooper that he was "Ubering"  on his way to pick up his next rider during a traffic stop.

Last Thursday, around 1:15 a.m., a trooper noticed a red Dodge Charger drifting from lane to lane and off the shoulders on North Sixth Street in Monroe. When the trooper approached the vehicle, the driver, Mark Brandon Walker, was holding a phone out the window showing driving directions and navigation.

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Hunger is a huge problem in the Northeast Louisiana area. To combat this issue, The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana is kicking off an area-wide "Spread the Love" peanut butter drive to benefit children, families and seniors who face hunger in Northeast Louisiana.

Members of the NELA community are encouraged to donate peanut butter in plastic jars or funds to the Food Bank by Wednesday Feb.28. Donations of peanut butter can be dropped off at the Food Bank's distribution center locate at 4600 Central Avenue in Monroe.

A Ouachita Parish juvenile is suspected of striking his school bus driver in the face. Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the reported battery of a school employee while on a Ouachita Parish School bus in West Monroe.

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CenturyLink will open a new outbound sales center in Monroe staffed by 150 employees to serve small business customers in the U.S. This new center will be located in the company’s Forsythe Avenue location.

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The water boil advisory is officially lifted for the City of Tallulah. Officials say regular consumption and use of water is now okay.

In mid January, officials put Tallulah under a boil advisory. They were experiencing a problem within their water supply and, because of those problems, the water produced by their water supply was of questionable microbiological quality.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards and BASF Senior Vice President ,Tom Yura, announced the company will invest in the development of its methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, or MDI, production at its Louisiana chemical complex in Geismar, Louisiana.

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Although the holidays are over, the season of giving does not stop after December. Not for the city of Monroe, Louisiana, anyway.  Mayor Jaime Mayo and the Monroe City Council has created a way to continually give back to the community throughout the year starting with two community service projects for the month of January.

Now that the NFL playoffs have come and gone, it’s time to get ready for the biggest sporting event of the year - Super Bowl LII. Every year hundreds to thousand of dollars are spent for this event. Whether it be food, sports paraphernalia, etc., U.S consumers tend to spend a little more money during this time.