Category Archives: Community News

Coliseum Board Aims to Purchase Parking Lot from City


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


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


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

Road Closure: LA116 near Esler Field Air Port

LA 116; Rapides Parish; Milepost 6.920; Control Section 152-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (LA DOTD) advises the public that LA 116 has been closed to thru traffic to repair a damaged cross drain pipe near Esler Field Air Port near Mile Post 6.9. The closure is expected to last approximately seven days.
Permit/Detour Section
All [...]

Garden District Garden Expanding to Allow Plot Rental


The Garden District Garden is in for an expansion. It’s a community garden next to the Jewish temple and starting today, they’re expanding the plots so people can lease their own areas for $35 a year.
The Community Garden Group is also seeking donations to make the garden a real showplace.
More information is available on their [...]

As of Today Public Colleges, Universities Go Smoke-Free


Today is the first day of no smoking at public colleges and universities. Teachers, students, staff and even visitors are being warned: light up, and you can be fined.
The Louisiana statehouse ordered all institutions of higher learning, and that includes the VO-Tech schools, to become tobacco-free by this date.
It even applies to workers who are [...]

State Parks Adjust Pool Schedule For End Of Summer

The Louisiana Office of State Parks is adjusting swimming pool schedules at sites throughout the state. Certified lifeguards are present during pool operating hours.
Bayou Segnette (Westwego)
After Aug. 10, the wave pool will be open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays and on Labor Day. Visitors should note that the daily capacity of [...]

“Second Samuel” Continues 2nd Week of Performances

A roaring comedy about a small Georgia town continues its second week of performances. “Second Samuel” continues tomorrow and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinee at 2:30 at the Hearn Stage.
It’s the story of a secret that challenges these characters and their way of life. It’s regional theatre offered by City Park Players.
Related: New [...]

Square Dance Club Looking for Members

For physical activity, you might consider square dancing and there’s a club recruiting members. It’s the Circle Eight Square Dance Club in Pineville.

To get involved in the great American tradition of square dancing, call 318-640-1169 or 318-640-1421 or 318-487-4900 or you can also check out
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/31/14