Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy conducted his first briefing of the New Year today.
He’s still pushing for the downtown location of the new community college, despite arguments from LSU of Alexandria and other sites, who have other locations in mind.
The mayor also announced David Crutchfield is returning to city hall as finance director and david williams [...]
The Rapides Parish School Board has elected its first-ever female, African American president. Janet Dixon of Alexandria was elected to a one-year term yesterday, and will call and preside over meetings.
Dixon is a businesswoman and wife of State Representative Herbert Dixon, a former school board member. Dixon was instrumental in the controversial move last year [...]
State Treasurer John Kennedy is again calling on the Jindal administration to do away with consulting contracts.
Kennedy claims this would save five hundred million dollars, which could be routed toward higher education. The treasurer also points out that spending on higher education is down around 350 million dollars, and explains his plan, in an opinion [...]
Marksville, LA; Avoyelles Parish; La 1189
Mile post 0.64
Control Section 805-31
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:30 A.M. until work is complete, La 1189 will be closed at the intersection of La 452 and La 1189 to replace a failing cross drain under La [...]
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) 2014 Turkey Regulations pamphlet is now available. Hunters can obtain the pamphlet at any hunting license vendor outlet or via the LDWF website.
The 2014 wild turkey season will open March 22 in three designated areas with varying end of season dates as follows: Area A, March 22 [...]
Kinder, LA–The police chief of Kinder, 52-year-old Gary Pelican of Kinder, was arrested this morning for theft and malfeasance in office after Louisiana State Police detectives determined that he was using town credit cards to fuel vehicles belonging to family members.
Allen Parish District Attorney Todd Nesom requested the Louisiana State Police to investigate the case [...]
Avoyelles Parish, LA 115
Milepost 79.80, Bridge # 033-01-0791-1
Control section 033-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that bridge number 033-01-0791-1 will be reduced to one lane for bridge inspection from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2014. This structure is on LA 115 over Bayou Dulac and is [...]
Rapides Parish, LA 112
Milepost 79.80, Bridge # 073-03-0818-1
Control section 073-03
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that bridge number 073-03-0818-1 will be reduced to one lane for bridge inspection from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Thursday, January 16, 2014. This structure is on LA 112 over Diversion Canal and is [...]
NATCHITOCHES –Dr. Curt Phifer has been named interim director of the Louisiana Scholars’ College at Northwestern State University. Phifer, a professor of biology, will serve while a national search for a permanent director to replace Dr. T. Davina McClain takes place. McClain stepped down as director to teach full-time.
Phifer was at Duke University before joining [...]
Route: Hwy 452; Avoyelles Parish
LA 452: Cross Drain Replacement
S.P. No. H.011134; Control Section No. 143-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on Monday, January 13, 2014, construction will begin on LA Hwy 452 at 0.332 miles north of its junction with Route LA 1 in Marksville. The intent of this [...]