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LSU Alexandria offering accelerated courses at LCRP

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Students who want to accelerate their college experience can begin taking fast-track courses this fall at the Learning Center for Rapides Parish. The four- and eight-week courses will be offered by LSU Alexandria.
The courses will be offered in a blended format, meaning students will meet for class weekly but will also continue their learning experience [...]

Road Work: LA 470

The Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOTD) advises the public that beginning Tuesday, July 23, 2013, LA 470 will be closed for two days approximately 2 miles from the southern junction with US 71.  The purpose of the closure is to allow for the removal of a concrete box culvert, which will be replaced with a [...]

At&T Hiring More Than 500 In Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA— In what Gov. Bobby Jindal calls “great news for the entire state,” AT&T announced today that it is currently looking to fill more than 500 job openings in Louisiana, including more than 450 new jobs. The positions will be posted as they become available at http://connect.att.jobs/.
“By working together, we are making Louisiana [...]

Road Work to Begin on LA 399

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that, weather permitting, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 road construction work will begin on LA 399 from the intersection of LA 112 to intersection of LA 10. This 8 mile long road reconstruction project will receive drainage structures, cold planing, pavement patching, in-place cement treated [...]

Grant Parish Sheriff warns of another scam

CheckScam

Sheriff Steven McCain wants to warn the people of another scam that has found its way to Grant Parish.  If you receive a letter and a check that looks like the example below, please do not respond or take any other action and throw this letter and check away.

Better Business Bureau Creates NSU Scholarship

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NATCHITOCHES – The Better Business Bureau Serving Central Louisiana and the Ark-La-Tex established a scholarship at Northwestern State University to benefit a business administration major from their service area.
The Better Business Bureau Serving Louisiana and the Ark-La-Tex Scholarship is a $400 award that will be presented to a student each fall and spring semester.  Recipients [...]

“Smokey Joe’s” Musical Opens This Week

Smokey Joe’s — a musical review — opens tomorrow night on the Hearn Stage in Downtown Alexandria.
It features musical numbers you’ll recognize and toe-tapping numbers to make you smile.  The music ranges from rock ‘n’ roll to rhythm and blues.  The review opened on Broadway on 1995 and ran for more than two thousand performances.

The [...]

Kids Learn Golf at Bringhurst Park

Golfers who love the game are back at Bringhurst Park, trying to pass on their skills to a younger generation.
This par-3 course is perfect for kids who want to learn more or for those who are picking up a club for the first time.  Scott Brame, Senior heads up a long list of volunteers, who [...]

Alexandria Family Donates to LSU School of Engineering

The LSU School of Engineering is getting some much-needed improvements thanks to a big donation from an Alexandria family.  Adrian Pittman gets answers on how it will be used.

So far, 30 million dollars have been donated for the project.  Construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2014, and should be completed by fall [...]

Host Families Needed for Dixie Softball World Series

Host families are needed for the Dixie Softball World Series next month.  Volunteers are needed to house the 55 teams and their families here – from August 2nd through the 7th.  The events take place at the Johnny Downs Complex.

Call the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 318.442.9546 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/13