Category Archives: Community News

More Than 17k Letters of Support Sent for Fort Polk

It’s estimated Central Louisiana residents sent in at least 17 thousand letters of support for Fort Polk. However, Chamber President Deborah Randolph says there are probably thousands yet to be counted or included in the final tally.
The Army post is fighting to keep from losing around 65 hundred soldiers.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/26/14

Local Realtor Appointed to Real Estate Commission

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A local realtor is named by Governor Bobby Jindal to the state Real Estate Commission.
The 14-member board is appointed according to Supreme Court and congressional districts.
The Commission is headquartered in Baton Rouge.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/26/14

Waterway Officials Search for Ways to Kill Harmful Weeds

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Few weeds bother area conservationists like the giant salvinia. They can literally choke the life out of a waterway.
For that reason, officials with the Red River Waterway Commission are always looking for ways to kill the plant without harming other vegetation and in an economical manner. And, thanks to researchers at Stephen F. Austin State [...]

Mentalist of the Year Raises Money for St. Mary’s

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A sold out crowd sees a mentalist whose performance benefits Saint Mary’s Residential Training School.
David Magee is the 2013 Mentalist of the Year and a winner of the Merlin Award. He can look into what you’re thinking and have fun while amazing the audience.
But the amazement for many is the money they’re raising for Saint [...]

Yapha Physician Services LLC Celebrates Grand Opening

ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA – The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Yapha Physician Services LLC on Wednesday, August 27, at 8:30 am.
Because owner Dr. Dana Mays’ care is provided through house calls, she does not have an “office” per se. Her ribbon cutting will be held [...]

Reminder: City of Leesville yard waste schedule

LEESVILLE–City residents are reminded that yard waste, including grass cuttings, weeds, small tree limbs and twigs will be collected weekly on the following days:
Lee Hills – Monday
District  2 – Tuesday
North of Mechanic – Wednesday
South of Mechanic – Thursday
Make up day – Friday
By City ordinance yard waste should be placed in clear plastic bags, or in [...]

Drawdown Scheduled for Hardwater Lake

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in conjunction with the Grant Parish Police Jury have scheduled a drawdown for Hardwater Lake to begin on Tuesday, September 2 to control nuisance aquatic vegetation.
The water level will be lowered 4 feet from pool stage.  Water fluctuations are proven to yield significant beneficial effects for fisheries and [...]

After Qualifying, Many Elected Unopposed

When the smoke cleared Friday afternoon at courthouses and the secretary of state’s offices in Baton Rouge, some candidates were elected unopposed.
All but two state district judges are returning to the bench as well as the Alexandria City Judge.
Seven school board members have no races, and two area mayors are elected in Lecompte and McNary.
Roosevelt [...]

Fort Polk Letters, Petitions Deadline Tonight

Midnight tonight is the deadline to save Fort Polk with letters of support.
Fort Polk Progress has been lobbying for the past few weeks for the continued troop strength at the U.S. Army base.

Michael Reese spoke today to the North Rapides Business and Industry Alliance, which meets monthly on the Louisiana College campus in Pineville.
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Local Republicans Host Son of Ronald Reagan

Local Republicans raise money this weekend for their cause and their candidates by paying to hear from the son of the late President Ronald Reagan. Michael Reagan is a former radio talk-show host.

Reagan dinners are held throughout the country for conservative causes. Reagan now lives in California.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/25/14