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Rapides Parish to Participate in ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce today announced Rapides Parish is accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative.
This is a work force system designed to assist states and regions in developing their work force pipeline to provide skilled workers to employers.
The parish also has been accepted into the ACT Work Ready Communities Academy.  This [...]

Ridgecrest May Be Mishandling Sales Tax Income

The Town of Ridgecrest in Concordia Parish receives a critical audit.  Auditors say the town may be mishandling its sales tax income and its budget.  Town officials say they’ll try to remedy the problems in time for the next audit.
KLAX ABC 31 News 1/27/14

Fort Polk Makes Plans for Future

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Fort Polk is looking into the future – far into the future.  The first of what are called Vision Workshops was held this morning for members of the Fort Polk and neighboring communities.  They’re sharing their visions of what the historic base and its surrounding support communities will be like in years to come.

There will [...]

Business/City Service Closures

Alexandria is not under any curfew due to the weather conditions. The Alexandria Police Department does urge those who can to stay off the roads until conditions improve.
Fort Polk employees are to report to work Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. Other announcements: Wheelock Gym opens at 6 a.m.; No organized PT on the roads [...]

RPSB Special Meeting Postponed

Please be advised that the Special Board Meeting for January 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. has been postponed and will not meet at this time. The meeting has been rescheduled for February 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.

RRMC Cardiac Rehab program closed Wednesday

Due to forecasted wintry weather, Rapides Regional Medical Center’s Cardiac Rehab program will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The program will re-open as scheduled on Friday, Jan. 31. For more information, call (318) 769-3776.

Libertarian Party of Louisiana Supports Marijuana Legalization

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Wendy Adams, Executive Director, Libertarian Party of Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana (January 28, 2014) – Wendy Adams, Executive Director for the Libertarian Party of Louisiana (LPL), testified in favor of marijuana legalization before the House Criminal Justice Committee last week. Ms. Adams stated that “Libertarians believe that it is a violation of our civil liberties to [...]

School Closures Jan 28-Jan 29

Schools Closed Tuesday, January 28th & Wednesday, January 29th due to winter weather conditions:
Rapides Parish Schools
Vernon Parish Schools
Allen Parish Schools
Grant Parish Schools
Northwestern State University

Highway Officals, Local Law Enforcement Close Icy Roads

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Highway officials and local law enforcement started plans for winter weather last night.  The elevated portions of Interstate 49 were shut down as of 6pm yesterday.  In previous winter weather events, there were problems when the interstate iced over, so now highways officials take all precautions.
When people woke up this morning, they learned a winter [...]

Rare Snowfall Covers Central Louisiana

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Early this morning, this is what people in this area woke up to.
Snow – coating the lawns and rooftops.  All schools in this area cancelled classes today, which give a rare snow day for area students.  Many enjoyed making their first snowmen, having their first snowball fights and taking pictures of this snow event.  Take [...]