Category Archives: Community News

State Police Offer Crash Photographs on Their Website

State police are offering on-line sales of crash photographs. The pictures and crash reports are needed by accident investigators.

Go to LSP.org for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14

LA 4H’ers Place 2nd in Cook-Off

4H’ers are used to entering cooking competitions. But the Great American Seafood Cook-Off is a grand stage for 4H’ers trying out their culinary skills.
LSU AgCenter Correspondent Tobie Blanchard was there.

One rule of the competition was each dish had to have fewer than 750 calories in keeping with 4H healthy living initiatives.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14

LA Job Connection Now Open to Job Seekers

New website pairs job seekers with Louisiana employers through innovative matching system
BATON ROUGE, La. — LouisianaJobConnection.com launched its innovative matching system for job seekers Monday, helping them connect to hundreds of employers who are offering thousands of jobs in Louisiana. The free website debuted in June for employers, who began registering jobs, and provides a [...]

Arts Council Prepares to Welcome Air Force Band

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is gearing up for fall events, but summer will end with a performance by the U.S. Air Force musicians on August 29th.

Contact the Arts Council for tickets at 318-443-4718 or visit their website at Louisiana-Arts.org.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14
Related: U.S. Air Force Musicians to perform in Alexandria

Bunkie native serves aboard USS Alaska

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KINGS BAY, Ga. – A 1999 Bunkie High School graduate and Bunkie, La. native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, the USS Alaska (SSBN 732).
Lt. j.g. Mitchel Normand is the communications officer serving aboard the Kings Bay-based boat, one [...]

Mid-Century Architecture Included in NSU Historic District

Officials from Louisiana’s Division of Historic Preservation, administrators and local preservationists witnessed the presentation of an official listings certificate that designates portions of Northwestern State University included in the expanded Northwestern State University Historic District. From left are Kirk Cordell, executive director of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training;  NSU President Dr. Randall J. Webb, Sharon Gahagan, chairman of the Historic District Commission, Dr. Patrick Widhalm, executive director of the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, and project coordinator Tom Whitehead.

Officials from Louisiana’s Division of Historic Preservation, administrators and local preservationists witnessed the presentation of an official listings certificate that designates portions of Northwestern State University included in the expanded Northwestern State University Historic District. From left are Kirk Cordell, executive director of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training; NSU President Dr. Randall [...]

Economic Dev. Authority Hands Out Grants

The Economic Development Authority fueled by hotel taxes is handing out more than seven thousand dollars in hospitality grants.
One will go to entertain the crew of the nuclear sub USS Alexandria, which will visit next month. The other is for a state welcome center blitz, also next month.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/19/14

Community Officials Urge Citizens to Sign Fort Polk Petition

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It’s letter-signing day in Central Louisiana to support Fort Polk.
Community officials are urging everyone to sign letters of support to save Fort Polk. It’s in danger of losing an entire brigade of more than 65 hundred soldiers because of federal budget cuts. Officials say this would be an economic catastrophe.
They’re hoping to increase the number [...]

LSUA Receives Almost $3 Million Donation

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There’s some good news as the school year is about to begin for LSUA. The school is the recipient of a major gift. Almost three million dollars is being donated from the estate of Anne and John McCann.
McCann retired from the railroads, and his wife Anne was a homemaker.
The money will go to the LSUA [...]

Boil Advisory Issued for Parts of Alexandria

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Alexandria, Louisiana—Damage to a 12-inch water pipe Monday has resulted in the need for a boil water advisory for a small part of the city, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte.
Because of this incident, the water in the affected area may have been compromised. The 12-inch water line was inadvertently damaged on New York Avenue [...]