Ouachita Parish

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Greyhound is looking for a new place to house a bus terminal. The bus service currently is located on Desiard Street at Hwy 165 in Monroe.  Mayor Jamie Mayo says the City of Monroe has been working to add Greyhound bus services to the Monroe Regional Airport and become a multi-mode terminal facility.  

"We are asking for the council's help and are very excited by this," says Mayo. 

Warrants Issued in WM Package Thefts

Mar 22, 2018
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The investigation into the theft of commercially delivered packages at residences in the Arkansas Road and other areas has led to warrants being issued for two suspects believed responsible.

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.

Delinquent Property Taxes List

Nov 27, 2017

The following link is to a list of businesses in the parish that have property taxes delinquent for one or more years. These taxes are for inventory, furniture and fixtures, and machinery/equipment. Owners of these businesses need to contact the tax collector at (318) 324-2436 to pay these taxes or make payment arrangements to avoid any possible legal actions.

What is the value of shopping with local merchants this holiday season? Listen to KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World  to find out.  Our "LIVE" public forum featured leaders from business and government answering your questions about how to compete against internet and catalog sales and what that means for our local economy. 

The event was held Tuesday, November 14 at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe. 

What is the value of shopping with local merchants this holiday season? Join 90.3 KEDM Public Radio for Policy and a Pint: Small Business Value in a Dot Com World  to find out.  Our "LIVE" public forum will feature leaders from business and government answering you questions about how to compete against internet and catalog sales and what that can mean for our local economy. 

The event will be held Tuesday, November 14 at Enoch's Irish Pub in Monroe. Policy and a Pint will begin at 5:30 pm with a meet and greet for our listeners. The radio discussion begins at 6 p.m. 

Lawsuits have been filed on the behalf of sheriffs of Calcasieu, Washington, Ouachita, Sabine and Vernon parishes against pharmaceutical companies and physicians over the fraudulent marketing of prescription opioid painkillers that has led to increased crime and delinquency across Louisiana.

Glenwood Regional Medical Center

The company that operates West Monroe's Glenwood Hospital is now part of the largest private hospital operator in the United States. Glenwood Regional Medical Center is owned by Tennessee based IASIS Healthcare. IASIS and Steward Healthcare have agreed to merge operations.   

Steward operates 18 hospitals in the northeast and Florida. IASIS operates 17 hospitals and 139 clinics in 6 states. A May 2017 Wall Street Journal story reported the deal to be worth $1.9 billion dollars according to sources familiar with the deal.  

D.A.R.E. Youth Fishing Tournament

Aug 30, 2017
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The annual Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office D.A.R.E. Youth Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017. 

Fishing will begin at 7:00 a.m. until 11:00a.m. and participants may fish any public or private waterway within Ouachita Parish. You do not need to report to the tournament headquarters before fishing. Bring your biggest fish (any species) to the weigh in. 

Community Keeps it Clean with Ouachita Water Sweep

Aug 29, 2017
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Saturday, September 9th Ouachita Green is bring the community together with one purpose: to clean. This year's Ouachita Water Sweep will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. across Ouachita Parish.

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