Richland Parish

An upcoming study could show that a Richland Parish industrial site could be ready for use within less than two years if chosen by a company.

One of the things the study is expected to show is that the 1,425-acre Franklin Farms tract could be raised to a 500-year floodplain relatively quickly and inexpensively, The News-Star of Monroe reports (

Christmas storms killed at least one person in Louisiana, damaged buildings from central Louisiana into southwest Mississippi and cut power to at least 14,000 people and businesses in Louisiana and 5,000 in Mississippi.

Richland Parish Sheriff Lee Harrell tells The News-Star that 53-year-old Allen Sullivan died around 2 p.m. Tuesday when a tree fell on the house he was in, near the Richland-West Carroll parish line.