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9/11 Memorial Service Sept. 8th


[ September 8, 2013; 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Nominations For 2013 Natchitoches Treasures Requested

[ September 27, 2013; 4:30 pm; ] NATCHITOCHES – The City of Natchitoches is seeking nominations for 2013 Natchitoches Treasures.  The Natchitoches Treasures are an elite group of Natchitoches residents of retirement age who have made a lasting contribution to the community through their generosity, service, volunteerism and spirit.

Natchitoches Treasures have been selected each year since 2008.  Natchitoches Treasures for the year [...]

Private Investigator Class Begins Aug. 22

[ August 22, 2013 to August 25, 2013. ] NATCHITOCHES – A 40-hour basic private investigator course will be offered through Northwestern State University’s Office of Electronic and Continuing Education Aug. 22-25.

The class will be from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. each day in South Hall. The course is designed to prepare students to take the Louisiana Private Investigator License Exam. The fee for [...]

Local Business Receives USDA Award


A local, small business is given a special award by the US Agriculture Department.
Manchac Technologies provides automated pharmacy services.  It’s the winner of the USDA Rural Development Business of the Year honor.  Manchac was founded in 2006 by Monroe Milton and Randall Murphy.

Manchac is located in Alexandria’s Business Incubator.  It has 40 employees and it’s [...]

Herford to Seek Alexander’s Seat


Franklin Parish resident and Libertarian Henry Herford will seek the congressional seat resigned by Republican Rodney Alexander. He will qualify later today.
Herford decided to run after seeing what he called a decline in D.C. He doesn’t think the GOP or the Democratic Party are interested in representing their constituents but serve, rather, their own special [...]

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign Underway

A “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Campaign is underway in Louisiana through Labor Day.
The no refusal policy is being implemented during this period.  This means judges are on 24 hour stand-by to sign warrants to allow officers to conduct blood tests on DWI suspects who refuse.
Seven people died on Louisiana roads last Labor Day [...]

Alexandria Boil Advisory Lifted


Alexandria, Louisiana – The boil water advisory issued for businesses and residents located in anarea between the North side of MacArthur Drive between Sterkx Road and the South Traffic circle has been lifted. Residents may resume normal water usage.
Alexandria officials say crews completed repairing a 24” water main damaged when a tree fell near the [...]

Qualifying Continues Today

Qualifying ends tomorrow for the special election on October 19th to find a successor to 5th District Congressman Rodney Alexander.
A couple of surprises so far:  a Libertarian candidate from Franklin Parish, Henry Herford Junior, and Blake Weatherly, a Republican from Calhoun, near Monroe.  There are 6 in the race, including Marcus Hunter, Robert Johnson, Jamie [...]

Jackson St. Bridge to Close for Repairs

[ August 22, 2013; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:00 am, the Gillis W. Long Bridge (also known as the Jackson Street Bridge), US 165-B over the Red River, will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately 100 days.  The purpose of this [...]

Bolton Ave. Enhancement Project Begins


You’ve probably seen the work being done on Bolton Avenue.  This is the first phase of the Bolton Avenue Corridor Enhancement Project.
Today, city officials celebrate the beginning of the largest redevelopment project in Alexandria history.  It’s part of the 96 million dollar SPARC program.  That stands for “Special Planned Activity Redevelopment Corridors”.  This is one [...]