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Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce Luncheon

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[ September 11, 2013; 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. ]

CLEDA Quarterly Innovation Luncheon

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[ September 23, 2013; 11:45 am to 1:00 pm. ] At a pivotal time in the history of higher education in the state and nation, Dr. King Alexander has taken the helm of the newly reorganized Louisiana State University.  Dr. Alexander will make his first major public address in Central Louisiana at the CLEDA Quarterly Innovation Luncheon. Please join us for this important and timely event.

Reservations [...]

NSU sets Oct. 7 Houston-area golf event

[ October 7, 2013; ] HOUSTON – Entries are being accepted for the first-ever Houston-area Northwestern State University Demons Golf Scramble on Monday, Oct. 7 at the popular Tour 18 Golf Course in Humble.

Presented by the Northwestern State Alumni Association’s Houston Chapter, the outing will benefit the Demons Unlimited Foundation, created to support NSU student-athletes’ pursuit of athletic and academic [...]

Remembering Katrina: Storm’s 8th Anniversary Today

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Today is the 8th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
The deadly storm forever changed New Orleans when it made landfall and claimed more than 15 hundred lives and damaged more than 200 thousand homes.  The storm displaced millions of people in the Gulf Region.
It’s considered the most expensive disaster in the history of the global insurance industry.  [...]

State Treasurer Attends Local Economic Development Summit

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An economic development summit is held here and features the Louisiana State Treasurer, John Kennedy.
The daylong event is sponsored by Red River Bank.  It’s offered to those who want to rev up the economy in Central Louisiana.  And a lot of information is being offered also about tax credits.  State treasurer John Kennedy talks about [...]

Murder of Natchitoches Police Officer Will be Death Case

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Robert Barthelemy, Natchitoches, accused of kidnapping and murder.
A murder involving a Natchitoches City police officer will be a death case.  That’s the word from the Sabine Parish District Attorney Don Burkett, who says he’ll convene a grand jury soon.
Earlier this week, authorities found the body of Tony Procell in a shallow grave in Winn Parish.  [...]

Early Purchases Urged for Sept. 7 NSU Game

NATCHITOCHES – Plenty of tickets remain available for the Saturday, Sept. 7 Northwestern State football home opener in Turpin Stadium against Southern, the first meeting of the teams in 11 years.
Kickoff is 6 p.m. for the in-state matchup between the Demons and the Jaguars, which will include a spectacular halftime show with the Spirit of [...]

Pineville Concerned Citizens to Host Candidate Forum

Elections

[ September 5, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Pineville Concerned Citizens Political Forum
5th Congressional District
Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 6pm-8pm
Kees Park Community Center, Hwy. 28 East, Pineville
For more information, call (318) 730-3622.

Meet the 5th District Congressional Candidates

14 men are vying for one congressional seat.  Six of the 14 candidates are currently holding office.  We asked them why they’re the best in the race.

Clyde Holloway is a Republican from Forest hill, Jamie Mayo and Robert Johnson are both Democrats; Mayo is from Monroe and Johnson is from Marksville.
State Representative Marcus Hunter of [...]

Missing Attorney Found Dead

The search for a prominent Alexandria attorney is over after his body is discovered near a church.
77-year-old Richard Burnes had been missing from his home since Monday.  His body was found today around 1pm in a wooded area on Bayou Rapides Road, not far from his car.  Authorities say foul play is not suspected, but [...]