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26th Annual September Competition at AMoA

[ September 6, 2013 to November 23, 2013. ] Exhibition Dates: September 6–November 23, 2013
Reception & Award Ceremony with juror Stewart Nachmias: Friday, September 6, 6-8pm
The 26th Annual September Competition presented by the Alexandria Museum of Art is an annual juried exhibition selected from national and international submissions highlighting contemporary art practices in all media. Featuring original art created within the past two years, [...]

Stephen Knapp: New Light Exhibit at AMoA


[ September 6, 2013 to November 23, 2013. ] Stephen Knapp: New Light
Exhibition Dates: September 6–November 23, 2013
Member Preview Reception & Artist Talk with Stephen Knapp:
Friday, September 6, 6-8pm
“Glass allows me to manipulate and explore light and illusion, creating pure colors. I revel in their purity, their breathtaking richness – yet I am most drawn to the edges and the soft shadows that overlay [...]

2013 Louisiana Dragon Boat Races Juried Photography Contest Exhibition


[ September 6, 2013 to November 23, 2013. ] An exhibition of 20 photographs juried by Lafayette-based photographer Philip Gould!
A cooperative effort funded by the Greater Alexandria Economic Development Authority (GAEDA)
Exhibition Dates: September 6–November 23, 2013
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 6-8pm
Award Ceremony with juror Philip Gould: Thursday, September 19, 6:00-6:30pm
Join us for Acoustic Concert Series featuring Will Payne Harrison after the Award Ceremony!  Relive [...]

Survivor to Perform at Paragon Casino Resort


[ August 24, 2013; 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. ] Marksville, La – Paragon Casino Resort is excited to announce that Survivor will be performing in the Mari Showroom on Saturday, August 24 at 8pm. Tickets are $15 each and are on sale now.
Survivor is an all-American rock band that formed in Chicago in 1978. The band achieved its greatest success in the 1980s with [...]

LA Harvest Season Begins

Harvest season has started in Louisiana.  Crops such as rice, soybeans, sugarcane and cotton all get picked from the fields in late summer and fall.  Corn is one of the first crops to get harvested.
LSU AgCenter correspondent Tobie Blanchard has the story.

Louisiana has about 700 thousand acres of corn, a significant increase over recent years.
KLAX [...]

Alexandria Zoo Prepares for Opening of New Exhibit

The Alexandria Zoo’s South American exhibit, called the Land of the Jaguar, opens next month.  Today, Friends of the Alexandria Zoo and Director Lee Ann Whitt discussed the project to the Downtown Rotary Club.

The friends group, called FOTAZ, is recruiting businesses to buy special t-shirts for employees to be worn near the time of the [...]

Local Businesswoman Sells her McDonald’s Franchises

A prominent businesswoman sells her collection of McDonald’s franchises to her family.  Glenda stock says her five restaurants now belong to her brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Carita Wilburn.

Stock and her late husband came here in 1996.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/13

Man Resisting Deportation Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison

A man from the Central African Republic who refused to be deported now gets to stay here, but he’ll be in prison.
46-year-old Seyba Diallo will spend a year in prison for hampering his deportation.  Diallo was convicted in federal court last march.  On two separate occasions he yelled and physically resisted officers who were trying [...]

Coliseum Project Begins Again


The Rapides Coliseum renovation project is starting again after being stalled for a while.
The Rapides Parish Police Jury has voted to change architectural firms.  Police Jury President Joe Bishop says this assures the project will remain on budget, which is good news for taxpayers.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/13/13

Multi-Million Dollar Marijuana Bust in Vernon Parish


Authorities in Vernon Parish make a multi-million dollar marijuana bust.
Deputies say they found almost an entire plantation of marijuana growing in the western part of the parish.  Sheriff Sam Craft says this is the 3rd plot found in the area.  It was discovered in the woods, north of Highway 8 and 111 in the Burr [...]