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Protest Held Today at VA Hospital

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A protest is held at the VA Hospital in Pineville. Some veterans say this is among the hospitals that need reform.
They were joined by people running for office and at least one person who has a pending lawsuit against this hospital. They displayed a banner and expressed dissatisfaction with at least one physician there.
VA Director [...]

Vance McAllister Comments on Fort Polk Issues

The latest entrant in the crowded field for 5th district congressman is the incumbent.
Vance McAllister was in Alexandria this week, and though Fort Polk is not in his district, it’s future does affect his constituents. We asked him to comment on the threat to slash the force there.

There are 6 men in the race for [...]

Road Closure UPDATE: Central State Hospital

Pineville, LA; Rapides Parish; Central State Hospital;
Project # H.007005
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that due to weather delays, construction work will continue at the intersection of Shamrock St. and Rainbow Dr. (Main Entrance) of Central State Hospital in Pineville and will extend through Friday, July 11, 2014. Due [...]

First Alexandria Mayoral Candidate Announces Today

The first official campaign announcement for the city of Alexandria mayor’s race is made today. Jamar Gailes, has not run for office before. He’s a businessman.

That election is November 4th, and incumbent Mayor Jacques Roy is expected to be a candidate.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/3/14

Fireworks Stands Advise Caution and Safe Practices

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President John Adams, one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence, famously predicted the 4th would become a national holiday with parades and luminations, or fireworks.
So, fireworks stands are everywhere.  Regardless of where you get your fireworks, you should heed the warnings of the experts.  Here’s one dealer’s advice.

You’re advised just to use common [...]

Gilchrist Construction Job Fair Set for July 9th

Contestants sought for Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program

NATCHITOCHES – Contestants are being sought for the 2014 Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program to be held Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the Natchitoches Events Center.
The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant and Miss Natchitoches Teen Pageant will both be held on Sunday, September 14 at 5 p.m. at the Natchitoches Events Center.
The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant is [...]

NSU To Close for Independence Day

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will be closed Friday, July 4 for Independence Day. Classes will resume and administrative offices will reopen Monday, July 7.

Supporters of Fort Polk Meet to Save the Historic Post

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Supporters of Fort Polk meet to fight for the life of the historic U.S. Army post. Community leaders, public officials and friends of the fort participated in a news conference to address the possibility the post could lose as many as 65 hundred troops, which is half its force. This is a part of a [...]

Common Core Debate Likely Headed for Courtroom

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After a day long, jam-packed special meeting in Baton Rouge, it appears the common core issue is headed to a courtroom, not a classroom.
The state education superintendent is pitted against the governor, who is trying by executive order to withdraw Louisiana from common core. The superintendent says the governor doesn’t have that power.
The board authorized [...]