Category Archives: Community News

Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

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The wallets of parents around the country are about to get much lighter again. It’s that time of year, buying back to school clothing and school supplies.
But you might want to wait to shop until Friday. More than a dozen states, including Louisiana, are offering a sales tax holiday this weekend. The back to school [...]

Cenla Signs Opens New Location

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An old business has a new location. The Chamber of Commerce Red Coats cut the ribbon on Cenla Signs at 3219 Masonic Drive.
This company works with customers to provide promotional materials of all kinds and this morning, they’re promoting themselves in their new location.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/29/14

CLEDA Sponsors Marketing Workshop

Entrepreneurs gather this morning for a workshop about their customers.
The goal is how to make sure your marketing goes to the people who want to hear the message.

This is a presentation sponsored by the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA).
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/29/14

CLTCC Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

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Another school is banning tobacco use on campus, as now required by state law. The no smoking enforcement will apply starting Friday to the Central Louisiana Technical Community College on South MacArthur and its extension campuses.
This will also be applicable to the new campus being planned for downtown Alexandria.
The ban must also be honored by [...]

3 Charities Benefit Greatly from Annual La Cuisine

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For almost a dozen years, chefs and cooks and restaurateurs in Central Louisiana have showed off their skills for charity. This is the Annual La Cuisine fundraiser at the Paragon Casino in Marksville.
Patrons pay to sample the best of Louisiana foods. They include seafood, meat, Italian creations and specialty pastries, as well as adult beverages. [...]

All-Sports Camp Teaches Kids Team-Building Skills

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Kids grades one through 12 are on the LSUA campus this week for the All-Sports Camp.
Boys and girls get training in baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, swimming and tennis. And some children choose to participate in more than one sport.

Kids are learning team-building skills. Coaches say it’s a good opportunity to blow off end of summer [...]

Food Bank Visit Inspires Donation

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A trip to the Central Louisiana Food Bank inspires some residents to make a special donation.
Residents of Our Lady’s Manor on Monroe Street had visited the Food Bank to volunteer and were so taken with one of the programs, they decided to create their own fundraisers to help out with one project they especially like.
It’s [...]

NSU Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

Northwestern State University becomes a tobacco free campus Friday. This prohibits all tobacco on the campuses.
The school has had a prohibition on smoking within 25 feet of buildings and the athletic facility. Now the ban covers all interior spaces and applies to all students, faculty, staff, guests and workers.
Violators can be fined.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Michael Johnson Appointed as Temporary Pineville City Judge

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Attorney Michael T. Johnson has been appointed by order of the Louisiana Supreme Court as judge pro tempore of Pineville City Court in Rapides Parish, according to Justice Marcus R. Clark.
Johnson will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Phillip Terrell, Jr. on March 14, 2014. Johnson will serve August 1, 2014 through [...]

2 New Candidates Enter Alexandria Mayor’s Race

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There are two new candidates in the race for Alexandria mayor. Jeff Hall, who’s been a lobbyist for CLECO, announced this morning he’s running.

Hall’s announcement comes on the heels of one made by Mitzi LaSalle. She held a rally at City Park Friday night.

Incumbent Mayor Jacques Roy is also expected to be a candidate. The [...]