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A Sunday School boy, football boy, farming community child and boy preacher has excelled to the highest office in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Right Reverend Stafford Joe Nathan Wicker has become bishop.

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Kenneth Ray Crockett, Sr., of Loranger, Louisiana, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at the age of 82. He was born on September 9, 1939, the son of the late A.C. and Mateline Freeman Crockett. Ken was a native of Hammond and he and his family lived in Chicago for many years.

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Entergy Louisiana is performing significant reliability work in the Hammond area over the next couple of weeks, company officials said Monday.

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Heidi Hamal Davis, the 34-year-old nurse and mother who was killed in an apparent murder-suicide Friday, has become the fifth Hammond-area resident listed in a nationwide gun violence memorial since June.

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Hammond Downtown Development District and participating businesses will have their doors open for “Trick-or-Treat Down Main Street” at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. An official map is to be released Monday.

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Cole Kelley threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns and Southeastern Louisiana defeated Northwestern State 51-14 on Saturday.

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OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Matt Corral threw for a touchdown and ran for another, directing No. 12 Mississippi to a 31-point outburst that spanned the second and third quarters to beat lame-duck coach Ed Orgeron and LSU 31-17 Saturday.

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