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Lecompte Rotary Club Hosts “Bar-B-Que on the Bayou”


It’s Bar-B-Que on the Bayou.  The Lecompte Rotary Club sells sandwiches and fixings to benefit their many projects today.  Club members are doing all the cooking, preparation and sales.
And they say the money will be put to good use in Cheneyville, Lecompte, and Forest Hill.

Some of their successful projects funded by the club include books [...]

2nd Annual Foodapalooza Offers Workshops & Education Opportunities


Foodies and farmers gather today for the 2nd annual Foodapalooza.  The morning is filled with workshops on how to make a living with profits from farmers markets.  Experts offer instructions on building container gardens and on why fresh food is so nutritious.
The free event attracts restaurant owners, small farmers and people who have their own [...]

Body Found in Bayou Rapides


Alexandria Police are investigating a body found in Bayou Rapides early this morning.
A man’s body was recovered behind the 3 thousand block of North MacArthur Drive.  He has been identified, but his name is being withheld until his relatives are notified.
Police say there were no immediate signs of foul play, but an autopsy has been [...]

University High to Host Open House


An open house will be held next week to introduce the new high school in Rapides Parish to parents and students.
It’s a lab school at LSU of Alexandria to open August 1st and to be called University High of Cenla.  Officials say it will offer dual enrollment, starting in the 9th grade, and will provide [...]

Rapides Parish Students Losing Upcoming Mardi Gras Break


Those snow days now mean Rapides Parish students will have to give up their Mardi Gras break.  They’ll also add 20 minutes to each school day between February 24th through April 8th.
The Rapides parish school board voted to make up those lost 7 days, as required by the state department of education, using this plan.  [...]

Chris Roy Junior Announces Run for Rapides District Attorney


Chris Roy Junior announces his candidacy for district attorney in Rapides parish in the fall election.
Roy is a former legislator who has been practicing law since 1987.  He is the brother of Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy and the son of attorney and state constitutional convention delegate Chris Roy Senior.
Others being touted for the seat to [...]

Alexandria Residents to Decide on Recreation Tax

Alexandria residents will have to decide on a 6-mill tax, intended to support recreational facilities, including the zoo.  Mayor Jacques Roy says it will provide 6 mills for maintenance of assets like ball fields, parks and the entire zoo complex.

The city council approved the tax call at its meeting last night.
KLAX ABC 31 News 2/19/14

Road Closure: LA1207 at Mile Post .10

Deville, La.; Rapides Parish; Hwy 1207
Mile Post 0.10; Control Section 367-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. until work is complete, La. 1207 will be closed at mile post 0.10 to make repairs to a damaged cross drain beneath La. 1207.  Weather [...]

Road Closure: Hamburg Rd Bridge in Avoyelles Parish

Hamburg Road Bridge; Avoyelles Parish
S.P. No. H.006020
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Monday, February 24, 2014 construction will begin in Avoyelles Parish on Hamburg Road Bridge over Bayou Des Glaises. The intent of this project is to remove the existing timber bridge and replace it with a concrete [...]

Road Work: LA127 in Winn Parish

S.P. H.009558.6
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on February 20th, 2014 Construction will begin on LA 127 in Winn Parish. This work will begin at the Caldwell Parish Line on LA 127 and proceed 5.5 Miles to the intersection of LA1238.
The intent of this [...]