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Cenla Chamber Introduces Job Connection

A new website is available for members of the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce. It’s called the Job Connection and it’s a way for Chamber members to connect with the talented needs of Louisiana employers.
It’s basically a centralized hub for job seekers.

The website is free and is designed to address employers’ needs with job posting [...]

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City Park Players to Present “Second Samuel”

The City Park Players’ production of Second Samuel opens tomorrow night.
It’s the story of a lazy little Georgia town in the 1940′s. They’ve experienced the end of World War Two and the election of Harry Truman. But, it’s also the summer when the town piano teacher passes, and it turns out she had some secrets.
What [...]

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2 Arrested on Weapons, Narcotics Charges

Derrick Thomas Junior (left) and Jacorey Robinson (right).
Two suspects are arrested for weapons and narcotics charges after a reported assault with a gun in the 700 block of Everett Street.
Derrick Thomas Junior and Jacorey Robinson, both of Alexandria, are charged with drug possession and a firearm offense.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/23/14

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2 Arrested on Lee After Shots Fired

Alexandria police arrest two people after reports of shots fired late Monday in the 44 hundred block of Lee Street. Dametris Bowles and Jazzmyn Wellington, both of Alexandria, are both charged with discharge of a gun in a roadway and possession of a gun with a destroyed serial number.
Wellington is also charged with drug possession.
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Lawsuit Filed on Common Core

Parents and teachers who support common core file a lawsuit against the governor. The lawsuit claims Governor Bobby Jindal’s efforts to suspend testing contracts to undermine common core is a violation of the state constitution.
Jindal, who once supported common core, insists the suit has no merit.
This comes on the heels of a group of lawmakers [...]

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ULL Bomb Threat A Diversion for Bank Robbery

Lafayette authorities say a 30-year-old man is responsible for bomb threats last Wednesday on the ULL campus. Devin Haywood is also charged with attempted bank robbery the day of the bomb threat.
The threat was a hoax. Someone phoned in the threat to KATC-TV in Lafayette, shutting down the campus of about 55 hundred people.
The investigation [...]

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Servies for Larry Jeane to Be Held Thursday

Services for Pineville and Ward Marshal Larry Jeane will be held Thursday morning at 10 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Pineville.
Jeane died Sunday as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was 68.
Burial will be at Fort Jesup Cemetery in Many. Arrangements are being handled by Hixson Brothers in [...]

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Local Fire Department Raises $10k for Muscular Dystrophy

Back Row left to right: 1st Asst Chief Malcolm Rachal, Firefighter Delwin Eldridge, Firefighter David Hooper, 1st Asst Chief Ozias Price, Captain Mark Mathews Front Row left to right: Captain Bennie Ouber, MDA Representative Charly Lacroix, Fire Equipment Operator Joe Adcock, Fire Equipment Operator MDA Coordinator Greg Derbonne, Firefighter Brock Brasseaux
The Alexandria Fire Department, Local [...]

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Campers Learn Shadow Puppetry

Campers at the Alexandria Museum of Art are learning the ancient art of shadow puppetry. The theme for the camp is “Playing in the Shadows”.
Instructor Cindy Blair is teaching these budding artists how to make their own shadow puppets. They’re also learning to create stop-motion animation shorts and the stars are their creations.
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Local Children Play with Animals at Vet Camp

A vet camp is being held this week at the TREE House Children’s Museum. These campers get to play with animals for this weeklong experience at the children’s museum. Their theme is “Get Set to Be a Vet.”
It’s sponsored by Proctor and Gamble. And, we may have among these campers some future veterinarians or zookeepers.
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LSUA to Host Special Production to Honor Late Theatre Professor

The premiere performances at the Gwartney on the LSUA campus begin Thursday.   It will feature a special production, “An Evening with Richard”, when friends of his are converging on stage to recall his life and work.
The late Richard Gwartney was a theater professor at LSUA and was responsible for many productions there.

The performance is at [...]

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LSUA Generals Raise Money with Skeet-Shooting

A skeet-shooting tournament is slated for next month and sponsored by the Generals Athletic Association. It will raise money for the LSUA program.

More information is available from LSU of Alexandria or by clicking here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/22/14

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