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Kiwanis Honors Law Enforcement Agent of the Year

Today a local civic club honors the law enforcement agent of the year. The Alexandria Kiwanis Club makes this presentation to someone who has served beyond the call of duty.

The club gives these awards to firefighters and teachers as a way to recognize public servants who are important to the community.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

SACS Puts LC on Probation Again

Louisiana College is on probation again by the Southern Association of Colleges. Issues are trustee board governance, institutional integrity, personnel and audit of financial matters.
A statement from the school says the decision is disappointing, but is an opportunity for the new president to address these problems.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

CLECO Could be Sold or Aquired

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It appears that CLECO is about to be sold or acquired. Though there’s no official word from the Pineville-based utility, the word out of Wall Street is Goldman Sachs has been retained to advise on a sale.
The utility has an enterprise value of almost four and a half billion dollars, and experts say the deal [...]

State to Begin Drawdown of Saline Lake

The state is announcing a draw-down of Saline Lake in Winn Parish starting July first. This is to help control aquatic vegetation in the lake, but it will not be closed to fishing.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

Steve Scalise Named House Majority Whip

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The number 3 man in the U.S. House of Representatives now is from Louisiana. U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise was elected House Majority Whip in the shake-up that followed Eric Cantor’s defeat and resignation as majority leader.
Scalise is from Jefferson and serves the 1st congressional district.
More information may be found here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

Lane Closure: US 167 Business (Mason St.)

***UPDATE*** DOTD advises the public that US 167 Business in Alexandria, (Mason St.), the right hand lane of the southbound roadway between Schnack and Turner Streets has been reopened to all traffic.
EMERGENCY LANE CLOSURE – US 167 Business right hand lane
Southbound roadway at 1900 block of Mason Street in Alexandria
Rapides Parish, US 167 Business
1900 [...]

Cane River Green Market Season Extended To August 23

NATCHITOCHES – The Cane River Green Market will extend its summer season through August 23, 2014. The Cane River Green Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches.
“Due to the harsh winter, many of the crops were late. Extending the market an additional three weeks will [...]

Local Legislators Actively Opposing New Bridge Name

There’s more fall-out from that bill which re-names the bridge now being built across the Red River. Alexandria State Representative Lance Harris and Natchitoches Senator Gerald Long say they both have contacted the governor asking him to veto house bill 1140.
Alexandria Representative Herbert Dixon has named the bridge for former Pineville City Councilman Lemon Coleman [...]

Garden District Residents Creating Community Garden

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Residents of the Garden District in Alexandria are creating their own community garden. Bennett Roland Junior says it’s a project that will provide vegetables and herbs for those willing to get their hands dirty.

The garden will expand August 1st. Go to the garden district Facebook page or send them an email for more information.
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AMOA Campers Learn to Create Original Artwork

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Campers at the Alexandria Museum of Art are learning to create original art this week.
Kids ages six to nine are exploring the illustrations in award-winning picture books. And, they are creating their own artistic take on the books they like. Teachers say it gives them a new appreciation for these books, and there may be [...]