Category Archives: Community News

Gilchrist Construction Holds Job Fair to Hunt for CDL Drivers


A local company is looking for CDL drivers for its company. Gilchrist Construction visits the source today at the area VO-Tech school. They’re pitching the company, providing information about their benefits and helping people in training to find out what they need to do to further their careers as a driver for a business or [...]

Ribbon Cutting Held for Latest SPARC Project


City officials are showing off another SPARC project that’s completed. This is signage for the lower third where it splits with Second Street as a gateway to the downtown area.
SPARC is a taxpayer-funded infrastructure project that enhances different corridors throughout the city. In this case, it’s the riverfront and lower third.
Other gateway signs are on [...]

Alexandria Middle Magnet Students Dress Up for Professional Day


Over at Alexandria Middle Magnet it was Professional Day.   The principal says he was excited to see a lot of mini me’s. Many chose to dress like the principal as part of their professional costume.
The children were asked to dress the part of the career they may pursue when they’re grown up. And as part [...]

Arthur Smith School Takes Part in Red Ribbon Week


It’s Red Ribbon Week at Arthur Smith Middle School. Each day children are encouraged to remember the meaning of the Red Ribbon Campaign. And today some got to wear camo clothing.
Red Ribbon Week is part of the fight against drugs, with encouragement to children to “just say no” and say yes to healthy bodies and [...]

Jekyll & Hyde Musical Features Steampunk approach to Costumes


Just in time for Halloween, Pineville High students are staging the musical “Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde”.
We sat through one of their final rehearsals before they open tomorrow night. It’s all about murder and chaos in this gothic story based on the well-known work of Robert Louis Stevenson.
Also, the theater will feature a steam punk [...]

Tourists Mystery Tour Brings Them to CenLA

You may see a couple of tour buses traveling around our area. They’re part of a mystery visit created by Francis Custom Tours of Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
The travelers signed up not knowing where they’d be taken. And, late yesterday, members of the local tourism bureau welcomed them in grand style to the area.

And, in a surprise [...]

Local Restaurant Recognized at First “Well Spot” in Alexandria


The head of the state’s largest department, Health and Hospitals, is in Alexandria today. Secretary Kathy Kliebert is recognizing all eight public health units in Central Louisiana as what are known as Well Spots.

Any entity can qualify to become a well spot: a business, a school, and even a church.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/29/14

Renovated Alexandria Park Opens Today


The improvements to Frank O. Hunter Park in the Willow Glen area of Alexandria are officially opened today.
This is one of the city’s oldest parks and it has undergone a two-million-dollar facelift. Some improvements include a regulation football field with lighting, a practice field with a sprinkler system, bleachers to accommodate 700 fans, and a [...]

LA Farmers Report Excellent Cotton Crop

Louisiana farmers are reporting an excellent cotton crop this year, but low prices are keeping acreage down.  LSU AgCenter Correspondent Craig Gautreaux shares the story.

Last year, Louisiana’s cotton crop was worth nearly 147 million dollars, down nearly 85 million from the 2012 crop.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/28/14

Pineville High Performs Jekyll & Hyde Musical


A production of Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde opens at Pineville on Thursday. Organizers say the musical runs through November 2nd.

Visit our Community Calendar for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/28/14