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Teen arrested for social media threats at Ouachita Parish High School

OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Deputies received information Thursday evening about a social media threat circulating on the ...

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Ouachita Parish High School to get new $880K roof, several schools in need of repairs  MyArkLaMiss

Construction will soon be underway for a new roof at Ouachita Parish High School. A 4-month project to stop problems for years to come.

No. 10 Ouachita escapes upset by No. 23 Parkway  Monroe News Star

No. 23 Parkway won everywhere on the stat sheet, but the Panthers were not able to win where it mattered most — the scoreboard. The No. 10 Lions hit a ...

Bonine satisfied with resolution of district re-alignment in District 2-4A  The Franklin Sun

Members of District 2-4A and 2-1A made lemonade out of lemons last year, Louisiana High School Athletic Associations Director Eddie Bonine said Tuesday at ...

Carroll opens Don Redden Memorial Classic with convincing win over Simsboro  Monroe News Star

The Carroll Bulldogs opened the 2019 Don Redden Memorial Classic with a convincing 78-52 victory over the defending Louisiana High School Athletic ...

Meet the Ouachita Parish Students of the Year  Monroe News Star

Ouachita Parish Schools celebrated 34 students at the annual Student of the Year Celebration Luncheon.

How good can Ouachita's defense be in 2018?  Monroe News Star

Ouachita played good defense at Bayou Jamb. But not good enough to satisfy players or coaches. Keep in mind the Lions shut out Ruston and allowed less than ...

Neville girls defeat Ouachita in top-10 girls soccer matchup  Monroe News Star

The Neville Lady Tigers defeated the Ouachita Parish Lady Lions 3-1 in a key Division II – District 2 showdown between top 10 prep girls soccer squads at ...

Ouachita school year to end 2 days early  Monroe News Star

Summer vacation starts early in Ouachita Parish this year. The school board agreed Tuesday to end the academic year two days earlier than planned for ...

Wossman's Jones gets win 500 | Sports  The Franklin Sun

Casey Jones knew he needed only two more wins to reach another coaching milestone in his career. It's only fitting that coaching milestone — 500 wins — came ...

Ouachita-Rayville rematch set for Don Redden finals  Monroe News Star

Lions, Hornets meet for tournament title on Saturday.

Louisiana high school football playoff scoreboard  Monroe News Star

Class 5A. Second Round. Acadiana 38, Denham Springs 37. Destrehan 31, Landry/Walker 26. East Ascension 28, Slidell 25. John Ehret 37, Haughton 6.

Lion Tamer: King becomes leader Ouachita needs  Monroe News Star

Paul King feels like the old man at the Madhouse on Millhaven. It isn't the age, but the mileage, that made Ouachita's point guard ancient as a high school senior ...

Monroe hosts state NAACP conference  Monroe News Star

Louisiana NAACP delegates will spend Sept. 20-22 in Monroe for their state Convention and Training Conference at the University of Louisiana Monroe.

Ouachita moves on from loss, hosts high-scoring Carencro  Monroe News Star

Ouachita doesn't have time to dwell on a three-point loss to rival Neville. Not with a schedule that leaves little, if any, room for self-pity. “We can't allow that game ...

First Ouachita school established in 1811  Monroe News Star

One in a series of history pieces published in conjunction with The News-Star's 125th anniversary. Betty Waters filed the original story for the 1976 bicentennial ...

DOE: These NELA schools need intervention  Monroe News Star

The Louisiana Department of Education identified at least one school in all 13 northeastern Louisiana school districts in need of intervention to help struggling ...

Neville picks up second win in Vacanza Classico girls soccer tournament  Monroe News Star

The fifth-ranked Neville Lady Tigers picked up a 2-0 victory over the Benton Lady Tigers en route to moving to 2-0 in their pool play schedule of the 2018 ...

Miss Louisiana 2018 overcomes disappointment to take the crown  MyArkLaMiss

Miss Louisiana 2018, Holli' Conway, is one of Ouachita Parish's very own. For her it's been a long journey, but it's a road she says wasn't full of...

Shaking things up: How Jeff Schexnaider returned to coaching  Monroe News Star

The East Ouachita Middle School Lions wondered if Jeff Schexnaider was lost when he showed up on the field for the first day of August football practice.

NELA Signing Day recaps  Monroe News Star

Where did the area's athletes end up on Signing Day?

Anti-gun violence rally in Monroe held Saturday, Mayo joins in

Ouachita High Schools students are calling for smarter gun laws and training.

3 Ouachita students named finalists for La. Student of the Year  Monroe News Star

Grade-Level Winners to be Announced at April 11 Ceremony in Baton Rouge.

How signing former OPHS standout Head impacts Grambling men's hoops  Monroe News Star

Former Ouachita Parish standout signed to play basketball at Grambling State earlier this week.

New Miss Louisiana Holli' Conway focused on Miss America Pageant

Ouachita Parish High Schools' own Holli' Conway was crowned the 55th Miss Louisiana Saturday night at the Monroe Civic Center. She takes home a $10000 ...

Ouachita rides McGuire to win in district opener  Monroe News Star

McGuire scored career-high 30 points in win over ASH.

Southern gospel two-night event returns to Monroe  Monroe News Star

Monroe Sings the Gospel!” comes to the Ouachita Parish High School Auditorium this weekend.

What to watch from the 2018 Don Redden Classic  Monroe News Star

Tournament-host Ouachita has won-back-to-back Redden championships.

Carr's coaching odyssey leads back to ULM  Monroe News Star

Former Ouachita coach returns to area after five-year stint in Mississippi college ranks.

Inside the huddle: Collins family defense born at ULM  Monroe News Star

Mike Collins roams around the practice field. He helps the defensive ends refine their coverage drops on zone blitzes and teaches the finer points of run/pass ...

Ruston, Longview meet in battle of Collins disciples  Monroe News Star

Ruston's Baugh and Longview's King are products of HOFer Pat Collins' coaching tree.

Ram rebirth: How Richwood rekindled its football fire  Monroe News Star

The Rams run to the Superdome healed past wounds.

Ouachita student-athlete drowns in Arkansas

Ouachita Parish High School student-athlete Kenton Norman died Memorial Day Weekend while in Arkansas.

West Ouachita student arrested after drugs were found in his truck

Logan Brown, 17, was arrested after State Police found drugs in his truck on school property Tuesday morning.

West Monroe girls advance to quarterfinals with victory  Monroe News Star

The sixth-seeded West Monroe Lady Rebels knocked off the 11th-seeded Barbe Lady Buccaneers 2-1 in the regional round of the Louisiana High School ...

Warhawks Snap Four Game Losing Streak, Defeats Coastal Carolina  MyArkLaMiss

CONWAY, S.C. – ULM got back into the win column and back on track in the Sun Belt Conference Saturday with a rejuvenating 45-20 win over Coastal Carolina.

Carr exits ULM, joins new staff at Troy  Monroe News Star

John Carr is leaving Louisiana-Monroe to join Chip Lindsey's inaugural staff at Troy. He spent one season at ULM as wide receivers coach and recruiting ...

Judge: Make good decisions  Monroe News Star

When they were teenagers together at Ouachita Parish High School, 4th Judicial District Court Judge Alvin Sharp would take Don Redden's geometry tests.

Late goal ends Ouachita girls' soccer season  Monroe News Star

Madison Brown's goal gives Natchitoches Central the win.

Lead Lion: Vallery takes his place among coaching legends  Monroe News Star

Vallery's legacy lives on at Ouachita and with the men he shared the sidelines with on Friday nights.

Webber named new Principal at St. Frederick

St. Frederick Catholic High School has announced retiring Ouachita Parish School System Superintendent Bob Webber will succeed St. Frederick Principal Guy ...

ULM builds depth with Signing Day additions  Monroe News Star

Oak Grove OL Bolding, 3-star WR Jackson highlight NSD.

5 things to watch from ULM fall camp  Monroe News Star

The Warhawks reported on Tuesday and start practice on Wednesday.

CenturyLink Foundation awards $1.4M in technology grants to schools  Monroe News Star

To enhance educational opportunities across the country, CenturyLink, Inc. is awarding $1.4 million to fund more than 330 projects as part of the CenturyLink ...

Place Aux Dames Civic and Social Club to host MLK Commemoration  Leesville Daily Leader

The Place Aux Dames Civic and Social Club will host its annual commemoration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 6:00 P.M., Sunday, January 20, ...

Local chapter hosts NAACP state conference – The Hawkeye  The HawkEye

There is a long history of oppression, but an even longer history of resilience,” said Joey Jackson, a New York defense attorney and CNN legal analyst. As the ...

Retired music educator inspired students for 34 years  Community Advocate

Instrumental music educator Gary Piazza created countless memories for his students and himself while working a 34-year career, 28 of which were at ...

Mom accused of hitting teen with belt near surgery scar  Monroe News Star

A Monroe mom is facing a charge of aggravated battery after being accused of beating her teen daughter with a belt.

Four high school seniors join WMWO Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors  Monroe News Star

WEST MONROE – The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce has announced four student board members from West Monroe and West Ouachita ...

McCarty, Tharp carry the flag for Logtown's finest  Monroe News Star

Two coaches are among the alums of the gone but not forgotten Logtown School.

Ice closes overpasses, schools  Monroe News Star

The National Weather *Service* issued a winter weather advisory for the eastern half of northeastern Louisiana until midnight.

Middleton to retire from River Oaks  Monroe News Star

After 23 years leading River Oaks School, Headmaster Tom Middleton will retire, effective July 31.

Ouachita's Johnson continues on road to recovery  Monroe News Star

Ouachita's Malik Johnson continues road to recovery from car acceident.

36th Annual Black History Month Parade  MyArkLaMiss

Floats lined the streets of Monroe to celebrate Black History Month in Northeast Louisiana.

West Monroe scoreboard to be operational Thursday  Monroe News Star

West Monroe High School will have its new, state-of-the-art scoreboard operational as early as Thursday. The board, measuring, 48.5 feet by 27 feet, ...

Alcorn women's basketball team revamps roster - The Vicksburg Post  Vicksburg Post

LORMAN — Alcorn State's women's basketball team will head into the 2018-19 season with an entirely new look. The Lady Braves signed nine new players ...

Prep football first round playoff matchups  WWL

Here is a list of this weekend's playoff matchups for high school football.

Judge Bill Norris died Wednesday  Monroe News Star

Retired Judge William "Bill" Norris III, 79, of West Monroe died around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday. He had been staying at The Guest House following a stroke in ...

Wossman welcomes Jones home as basketball coach  Monroe News Star

The 'Cats introduced Jones with a pep rally at the George "Vamp" Belton Sports Complex.

UPDATE: Victim in Friday's Swartz double shooting son of city councilman

Tuesday Update - KNOE 8 News has learned that one of the victims in Friday's double-shooting in Swartz is the son of Monroe City Councilman Kenneth Wilson.

Monroe police: Former LSU football tight end Tyler Edwards death a likely suicide  The Advocate

Former LSU tight end Tyler Edwards, 26, died Saturday night in Monroe from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound, a Monroe police detective said Sunday.

Louisiana Tech announces north Louisiana high school rally winners  News at Louisiana Tech

Winners in the 2016 North Louisiana District Rally qualifying for the State Rally in Baton Rouge or who won first through fifth place in a subject for which there is ...


CONWAY — After another 25-win season and a run to the championship game of the postseason Women's Basketball Invitational, Central Arkansas has signed ...

Teachers recognized as state finalists for Presidential Awards of Excellence

Two Ouachita Parish teachers are recognized as finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Answering the call: Rev. Dupree joins Parkview  Monroe News Star

It's all about God, it's not about you and it's not about me.” - Rev. Charles Dupree.

Zoo started in Forsythe Park  Monroe News Star

Simon & Garfunkel said it's all happening at the zoo, and in its 92-year history, Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo has been a hub of community activity and ...

Meet Jason Sisk: Sales team leader  Monroe News Star

Jason Sisk has been with The News-Star four years.

Local 8th-Grader Makes 'Students of the Year' List  News Radio 710 KEEL

The Louisiana Education Department has announced the names of 18 students selected as regional finalists in the annual Students of the Year competition.

Obaze-Ford finds a 'great spot' at Ouachita  Monroe News Star

Obaze-Ford went 65-29 at Rayville and led the Lady Hornets to a state championship.

Louisiana National Guard Adjutant General helps ULM honor veterans  ULM NewsCenter

Students, faculty, and staff from the University of Louisiana at Monroe gathered in the ULM Conference Center to honor the veterans who are part of the ULM ...

Follow live: Louisiana high school football playoff brackets released  The Advocate

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association will unveil the 2017 state football playoff brackets in a selection show at 11 a.m. Sunday.

Cheerleading: Only for the wealthy?  Monroe News Star

Wossman High School cheerleader sponsor Tonya Small has no doubt that the cost of cheerleading at the high school makes it impossible for some of the girls ...

Four new principals take the helm at River Parishes schools this fall

The school buses are warming up and public school students in the River Parishes are headed back to school soon. St. John the Baptist Parish school students ...

Faircloth returning as Vidalia head coach | Sports  The Franklin Sun

Dalton "Dee" Faircloth is back as head coach at Vidalia High School.


CONWAY, Ark. _ The University of Central Arkansas added 25 new Bears to the program on Wednesday, the first day of the national signing period. UCA head ...

Tech announces high school rally winners  News at Louisiana Tech

Winners in the 2015 North Louisiana District Rally qualifying for the State Rally in Baton Rouge or who won first through fifth place in a subject for which there is ...

Signing Day Central 2016  KATV

Click here for a look at the recruiting classes for all the SEC schools. Arkansas. 9:52am - Micah Smith, S, 6-1, 197, Marshall, Texas; 9:50am - Dee Walker, OLB, ...

Breaking down Arkansas' return game situation for 2018  247Sports

After a breakout 2017 season in the return game, De'Vion Warren leads a group of talented kick returners that are prepared to pose a consistent threat in 2018.

SAU Cheerleaders need help to compete nationally  SAU

For members of SAU's Competitive Cheer Squad, the chance to compete on a national stage next year in Daytona Beach, Fla., is a dream that has come true.

Under Armour All-America Game 2014 Roster and Player Analysis  Bleacher Report

The 2014 Under Armour All-America game will feature some of the best recruits in the 2014 class, and we now know which recruits we can look forward to ...

Army National Combine participants

Here is a look at the list of prospects expected to participate in the 2016 U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio on Friday, Jan. 8.

Quarterback Jeremy Liggins will start college career at Mississippi Gulf Coast CC  Mississippi Press

Liggins led Lafayette County to back-to-back 4A championships in 2010 and 2011.

SAU Cheer Squad wants to compete at Nationals next April  Magnoliareporter

For members of SAU's Competitive Cheer Squad, the chance to compete on a national stage next year in Daytona Beach, FL, is a dream that has come true.

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