Category Archives: Community News

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 [...]

Dual Enrollment Available at LSUA for High School Students

LSUA is offering dual enrollment that may fit in with the plans of some students who want a fast track for their college work.  Now is the time to inquire about how this program works.

Incoming students are also reminded that ROTC is now being offered at LSUA for the fall semester.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/18/14

Move-In Day at the Oaks Apartments at LSUA

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It’s move-in day at the Oaks Apartments on the campus of LSU of Alexandria. They started early this morning and continued all day.
Volunteers, staff and some faculty at the school have turned this into a resource day. Area businesses set up tables to advertise and familiarize students with their new surroundings.

Orientation has already been held [...]

Another Candidate Enters Pineville City Marshall Race

Another candidate is out of the gate for Pineville City Marshal. Jay Slayter is currently the commander for the Rapides Parish Corrections Emergency Response Team.

Slayter made his announcement late Friday.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/18/14

McAllister Holds Town Hall Meeting

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Incumbent 5th District Congressman Vance McAllister holds a town hall meeting this morning. Lately he’s been touting his support for a solution to the immigration crisis and assistance for vets.
Though he had initially announced he would not run for re-election because of a marital scandal, he later changed his mind. He now faces six other [...]