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Primary Election Results

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From left to right: Vance McAllister and Neil Riser
Two Republicans emerge for a run-off on November 16th for the 5th Congressional District seat.
Running second is 39-year-old Vance McAllister of Swartz, near Monroe.  He bankrolled his campaign and had support from Phil Robertson, the patriarch of the Duck Dynasty reality show.
In first is 51-year-old State Senator [...]

State Revenue Dept. Offers Late Taxpayers Deal

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It’s not exactly a do-over, but it is a fresh start.  The State Revenue Department is offering a way for taxpayers to catch up when they get behind on their taxes.

The program ends November 22nd.  For more information, visit the Dept. of Revenue’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/21/13

LSUA Hires New Women’s Basketball Coach

LSU Alexandria introduces its new women’s basketball coach today – Bob Austin.  He’s officially on board November 1st and comes from Southeastern in Hammond.

The coach has the opportunity to build this program from the ground up.
More information can be found by clicking here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/21/13

Alexandria student earns $20K college scholarship

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INDIANAPOLIS – Gabrielle Lessen, a senior at Holy Savior Menard Central High School in Alexandria, has been selected to receive a $20,000 college scholarship through the Samsung-American Legion program.
Lessen selection was based on her class standing, academic and civic achievements and financial need.  Nine students earned the scholarship from a finalist group of nearly 100.
Eligibility [...]

Miss. River Balloon Race in Natchez Attracts Large Crowds

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It’s time for the great Mississippi River Balloon Race in Natchez, Mississippi.  ABC 31′s Bennett Roland Junior got up at the crack of dawn to try to take his first hot-air balloon ride.

For more information about this weekend, go to NatchezBalloonRace.com.
Also, one Natchez-area hotel manager, Walter Tipton, says the Balloon Race fills up the city [...]

Women in Business Conference Features Former Governor

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It’s not a man’s world any more.  These women are learning the ropes.  It’s the first-ever Women in Business Conference for this area.
The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce brought in successful women to talk about how they climbed the ladder.

The women discussed topics like the art of negotiating your salary and managing stress.  Chamber president [...]

Tri-Centennial Committee Seeking Special Volunteers

NATCHITOCHES, LA – The Tri-Centennial Steering Committee is forming a group of volunteers to support Tri-Centennial events during the 2014 celebration. The Tri-Centennial Ambassadors will serve as representatives of the celebration at many events throughout the year. The Ambassadors are comprised of high school juniors and seniors, and college students.
The Ambassadors will represent the Tri-Centennial [...]

Smoke Detectors Available For Homes With Children Or Elderly

NATCHITOCHES – The Natchitoches Fire Department has partnered with the Louisiana State Fire Marshall in a smoke detector installation program.  Smoke detectors, provided by the Louisiana State Fire Marshall, will be installed by the Natchitoches Fire Department in residences.  Emphasis of the program will be on those residences that do not currently have smoke detectors [...]

Guy McLendon Appointed Vice Chair of Libertarian Party of Louisiana

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Ruston, Louisiana – The Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL) held their quarterly State Central Committee (SCC) meeting last weekend in Ruston. Foremost on the agenda was the appointment and confirmation of a new Vice Chairman.
Of the candidates vying for the position, LPL Chairman Scott Lewis appointed Guy McLendon as the new Vice-Chair for the party [...]

Election Day Saturday

Here’s a list of the 14 men seeking your vote in the primary election on Saturday:
Eliot Barron (Green Party), Real Estate Agent, New Orleans
Tom Gibbs (Other), Land Broker, Ouachita Parish
Henry Herford, Jr. (Libertarian), Real Estate Agent, Delhi
Clyde Holloway (Republican), PSC Commissioner, Forest Hill
Representative Marcus Hunter (Democrat), Monroe
Representative Robert Johnson (Democrat), Marksville
Mayor Jamie Mayo (Democrat), Monroe
Vance [...]