Category Archives: Community News

The Watermelon Festival Kicks off in DeRidder

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The 9th Beauregard Watermelon Festival is underway in DeRidder.
Today’s ceremonial cutting of the melon is followed by shows and a dance party.
It celebrates the famous Sugartown watermelon with contests, rides, music and food.
It runs from 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday.
All events are at the Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds.

Lake Charles Announces Plans for Red White Blue & You

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The City of Lake Charles is calling for entries into the Fourth of July Red White Blue & You Parade. Entry forms are now being accepted for parade units including floats, marching units, vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and golf carts. From organizations and businesses to the neighborhood kids, all are welcome to join the fun. Parade [...]

LA 112 Now Open to all Traffic

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that LA 112 located approximately 2.9 miles north of the Intersection of LA 112 and LA 113 was OPENED to all traffic on June 25th, 2014 at 1:00pm following a four week closure which is two days ahead of the scheduled June 27th completion [...]

ABC’s Good Morning America Calling all Firefighters!

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It’s your chance to show America what you’ve got and win a shot at $10,000 for you fire department!

Summer Day Camp Underway in Alexandria

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A summer day camp is now underway for City of Alexandria children through August 8th. It’s for children ages 4 to 12, and it runs all day, ending at 6 each night, Monday through Friday.
The camp is designed to provide physical and educational activities for the children.

City officials say the camp is modestly priced and [...]

Kent House Hosts Jane in June Camp

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Young ladies who want to travel back in time are at the Jane in June Camp this week at Kent House. It’s a series of adventures based on the life and times of Jane Austin.
It’s a chance for these girls to be ladies, enjoying tea parties, art work and precisely how to set a perfect [...]

Local State Police Receive Traffic Training to Prevent Deaths

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Traffic training is underway this afternoon at Troop E, State Police. These students are from law enforcement, emergency medical transports and even towing companies.
It’s called Traffic Incident Management, which means finding the best way to respond to a highway emergency in a safe manner.
Troopers say each year police officers, fire and rescue workers and towing [...]

Mayor Roy Speaks on BINGO Parlor Moratorium

Alexandria Mayor Jacques Roy speaks today about last night’s city council meeting.
There had been plans to lift a moratorium on bingo parlors, but that proposal is being delayed.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14

Humane Society Forming Shelter Oversight Committee

The Humane Society of Louisiana is forming a shelter oversight committee. The council will inspect shelters around the state, and work with local shelters to improve them and increase public support.
The Humane Society says recent arrests at the Saint Landry Parish Animal Shelter prompted the formation of this inspection council.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14

LA Economic Development Recognizes Pineville Company

Congratulations goes to Eclectic Products of Pineville. The award recognizes Louisiana-based companies, which demonstrate quality of work and commitment to their communities.
There is a winner for each region, and the award is presented by Louisiana Economic Development.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/25/14