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Louisiana Phase One reopening begins

"After discussing the data with experts at the Louisiana Department of Health and epidemiologists and the Resilient Louisiana Commission, we will be moving to Phase One [partial reopening] on Friday, May 15, so we will be lifting the stay at home order." And with that announcement by Governor John Bel Edwards, thousands of Louisianans breathed a sigh of relief with the hope of getting back on their feet financially.

Oak Ridge man killed in two-vehicle accident

Shortly before 12:30 a.m. May 5, Louisiana State Police Troop F responded to a crash on I-20 just east of Monroe which claimed the life of a man from Oak Ridge.

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that prior to the crash a 2012 Toyota Camry, driven by 65-year-old Johnny Ray Green, was traveling eastbound on I-20.  For reasons still under investigation, Green stopped the Camry in the outside lane of travel and exited the vehicle.  After exiting the vehicle, the Camry along with Green were struck by a 2015 Freightliner 18-wheeler.      

Housing corporation okays local tax credits

Richland Apartments are among 15 developments which have been approved fore more than $66 million in tax credits.

The Louisiana Housing Corporation announced the projects to be awarded Low-Income Housing Tax Credits under the 2020 Qualified Allocation Plan. The LIHTC Program funds the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of affordable housing throughout Louisiana.


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