Category Archives: Community News

Children Attend Nat’l Night Out Before School Starts

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Before kids head back to school next week, a National Night Out is being held. The police station on Bolton Avenue became a fun place for them with food and drinks, as well as activities and a chance to win prizes.
The National Night Out was also a chance for kids to get to know their [...]

Public Invited to Recreation Summit

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Alexandria residents are invited to a 3-day recreation summit that starts tomorrow morning at the performing arts center downtown. The event is for planning how the newly approved recreation tax will be used.

The meetings are free, open to the public, and there will be interactive activities between residents and the city officials.
KLAX ABC 31 News [...]

Nat’l Sales Trainer in Town Today to Help Local Business People

National sales trainer Jack Daly is in Alexandria to help local business people learn how to match what they sell to the territory. He speaks about winning new customers, keeping the old ones and standing out from the competition.

His presentation today was sponsored by Business Acceleration System.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/5/14

Ribbon Cutting Held Today for New Child Development Center

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The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Red Coats are out early this morning for the Heavenly Care Child Development Center. The center is described as a faith-based facility to offer a transition for children to elementary school.
It’s located on Autumn Orchard Loop, off Old Boyce Highway.
The owner is Latonya Brown and she says Heavenly Care [...]

Vitter Reinforces Support for Common Core

U.S. Senator David Vitter repeats his support of common core for a Better Business Bureau meeting in Baton Rouge. This places Vitter squarely in opposition to Governor Bobby Jindal who is trying to undo the evaluation system in Louisiana.

Vitter is a candidate for the 2015 governor’s race.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/5/14

New Farmer’s Market to Open In Boyce

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A new farmers market is being set up in Central Louisiana. It’s in Boyce on Pacific Street, where a groundbreaking event was held this morning.
The USDA is providing a grant to build the new market, because Boyce is currently designated as a food desert. That means residents there do not have easy access to fresh [...]

Coliseum Board Aims to Purchase Parking Lot from City

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Members of the Rapides Parish Police Jury are meeting to push along renovations for the Rapides Coliseum. The city and parish were at odds over how to proceed, because they co-own a parking lot needed for the Coliseum.
But, the Police Jury is going forward with a plan to buy and trade for total ownership of [...]

American Cancer Society to Host “Great Gatsby” Event

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Fans of the roaring 20’s and the Great Gatsby are being courted by the American Cancer Society local chapter for their upcoming fundraiser. It’s a gala the night of August 9th at the Paragon Casino Resort.

Call the cancer society or the resort for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/4/14

RRMC announces temporary parking changes

ALEXANDRIA, La., July 31, 2014 – A couple of maintenance projects at Rapides Regional Medical Center are forcing temporary parking changes on campus.
Beginning today, valet parking at Rapides Women’s and Children’s Hospital is moving from the Scott Street entrance to the Medical Center Drive entrance due to maintenance work. This will be in effect for [...]

Area Shoppers Take Advantage of Tax Holiday, Sales

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Back-to-school shoppers get a bit of a break this weekend and who doesn’t like a sale? Today and tomorrow, area shoppers are taking advantage of an annual sales tax holiday as they prepare to get back to school.
Bennett Roland Junior says there are customers looking for just about everything.

KLAX ABC 31 News 8/1/14