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Food Bank, Wal-Mart Team Up to End Hunger


The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is teaming up with Wal-Mart to provide a different type of bowl game to end the football season.  Wal-Mart is sponsoring a food drive at 11 stores across Central Louisiana for their first Defeat Hunger Bowl.  All donations benefit the food bank.  All non-perishable items are needed, especially during [...]

LSUA Chancellor Search Continues


The chancellor search committee and other LSU officials continue to meet with candidates on the short-list today.
Doctor LuoLuo Hong of Hawaii had trouble getting to Louisiana because of the weather, but this morning she had breakfast with the academic council.  She and Doctor Andy Leavitt both have their visits today.  They are meeting with staff [...]

Kroger’s Reopens After Last Night’s Bomb Scare


Kroger’s is open today after a suspicious package in a nearby parking lot caused the store to close late yesterday.
Shortly after 6, a package left in a buggy was spotted in the soon-to-open PetCo parking lot, next to Kroger’s.  The evacuation of stores and facilities is standard procedure when officials are unable to identify a [...]

Jindal to Appeal Ruling on Teacher Tenure Law

Louisiana’s governor says he’ll again appeal a ruling that declares his teacher tenure law unconstitutional.  The Baton Rouge judge today says the law as written encompasses too many issues.
Meanwhile, the Governor is about to head out of town to Asia.  Today he announced a forthcoming trade mission to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
And on a [...]

Mayor Roy Pushes for Locating New Community College Downtown

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 [...]

Rapides Parish School Board Elects First Female African American President


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 [...]

Treasurer Kennedy Announces Plan to Fund Higher Education

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 [...]

Road Closure: LA 1189 at LA 452

Marksville, LA; Avoyelles Parish; La 1189
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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 [...]

2014 LA Turkey Regulations, Lottery Hunt Applications Now Available

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 [...]

Troopers Arrest Kinder Town Official


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 [...]