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Jackson Parish Hospital Investigation Ongoing


A Louisiana State Police (LSP) investigation of payroll issues at the Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro is ongoing and not yet complete, it was said today at a meeting of the hospital’s Board of Directors.

The board had hired a private investigator to look into alleged financial issues that they had first uncovered. When the dollar amounts appeared to be significant, it was decided that law enforcement should get involved. No timetable was given as to when the investigation would be completed.

The board went into executive session for about thirty minutes to discuss “strategic planning and personnel issues.” No votes were taken in the session, we were told.

Chief Financial Officer David Sanders noted that the hospital was “carrying on business” as usual. Administrator Lloyd Monger said that patient admissions for flu and pneumonia had increased as was normal for this time of year.

Notable at the meeting was Jackson Parish Police Juror Chuck Garrett (Ward 6). The jury appoints the members of the hospital board.

The next meeting of the board is set for Thursday, December 18, 2014, 5 PM, Jackson Parish Hospital Board Room, 165 Beech Springs Road.

Jonesboro Results


Mayor — Town of Jonesboro
All 17 precincts reporting
James Bradford (D) 56.15% 804
Alvin “Kim” Jones (D) 43.85% 628
Alderman — District B, Town of Jonesboro
All 3 precincts reporting
Robbie Siadek (R) 60.70% 173
Stacy Byrd Strickland (R) 39.30% 112
Alderman — District D, Town of Jonesboro
All 3 precincts reporting
Devin Flowers (D) 61.56% 269
“John” Williams (D) 38.44% 168

Officials Confirm Jackson Parish Hospital Investigation


Officials with the Jackson Parish Hospital in Jonesboro late this morning confirmed that the facility is being investigated by the Louisiana State Police (LSP) regarding “internal financial matters.”

Administrator Lloyd Munger and Chief Financial Officer David Sanders said the matter did not concern patient care, hospital operations, insurance payments, billing issues, or federal reimbursements.

Sanders added that the financial condition of the hospital is the best it has been in years.

Both said no accusations of wrongdoing have been made, nor have any arrests been effected. Lincoln Parish News Online can confirm that no arrests had appeared on the booking log of the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office as of late this morning.

Munger and Sanders said they expected a report by the end of the year, and depending upon the findings, would take appropriate steps.

Clason, Newell win in 2nd JD


For Judge and District Attorney, respectively.

Jonesboro Alderman-At-Large


Nia Evans, 50.6%.

Runoff in Jonesboro District B


Robbie Siadek, 49.5%, Stacy Strickland, 30.4%.

James Harris New Jonesboro Police Chief


James Harris 53%, Maxie Monroe 47%.

Stringer Wins Old Seat on Jonesboro City Council.


District C – Pete Stringer, 55%, Charla Mason-Melton 45%

Runoff in Jonesboro Mayor’s Race


With 16 of 17 precincts reporting, James Bradford 33%, Alvin Jones 30%.

Clason Leads in 2nd JD Judge’s Race (Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson)


55% to 45% with about 2/3 of precincts reporting.


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