Category Archives: Community News

Police Jury, City at Odds Over Coliseum Renovations

The Coliseum Authority is facing a political fight with the city of Alexandria. The two are at odds over renovations approved by taxpayers and include the parking lot they both own.

And this morning, Mayor Jacques Roy presented his side of the dispute.

The police jury meets Monday afternoon and they’ve invited city officials to confer with [...]

Pediatric Day Care Center Opens for Children with Special Needs

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There’s a celebration today for pediatric health choice. This is a Florida-based service, which provides day care for children with health issues.
This is their second facility to open in Alexandria. They provide skilled nursing for children who need feeding tubes and other direct medical care.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Libertarian Candidate for Senate Visits Alexandria

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There’s a Libertarian candidate in the race for the U.S. Senate. He’s Brannon McMorris, who has been campaigning in Alexandria.

McMorris is an engineer from Denham Springs.
Click below to view the entire interview:

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/18/14

Sand Bags Available for Alexandria Residents

The City of Alexandria is making sand bags available for those citizens who may need them. They are available at the City Compound under the Red Roofs, 2021 Industrial Park Road. Pull to the back of the compound and workers will load them for you.
For more information call 441-6231.

Flash Flood Alert Issued for Rapides Parish

Rapides Parish is currently under a Flash Flood Alert. Thunderstorms are expected to continue through Sunday,
The City of Alexandria urges neighbors to help keep storm water drains clear of debris so that water may drain freely from city streets.
The City also warns motorists to stay clear of low lying areas and above all do not [...]

Pineville Working On Nighttime Mardi Gras Parade

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Discussions are underway for a new Mardi Gras parade in our twin cities this one in Pineville. Tourism officials are working with the City of Pineville to support the idea.
Bennett Roland junior says the city has experience with a night-time parade, and they’re talking about this idea.

KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/14

Rapides Library Teaches People How to Iron-On Shirts

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Say it on a t-shirt. That’s what’s happening today at the Boyce branch of the Rapides Parish Library. Teachers are teaching people how to select the shirts, make iron-ons and more, all while being attentive to copyright laws.

The workshop continues tomorrow afternoon at two and again at 10am on Saturday as part of the summer [...]

Over $157 Million in Projects to Be Spent in CenLA

More than 157 million dollars in projects are now headed to Central Louisiana.
The biggest portion will be spent in Rapides and Natchitoches Parishes. These range from roads to colleges and universities to privatizing Huey Long Hospital. Some represent new buildings though most will go for operation and maintenance of existing facilities.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/14

Farmers Look Forward to Profitable Harvest This Fall

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Area farmers spent this morning learning the latest on the crops they planted in the spring and hope to harvest come fall. It’s the 13th Annual Field Day sponsored by the Dean Lee Research and Extension Center and LSU.   They talked corn, sorghum, soybeans and pests.
They’re looking forward to a profitable year.

They also learned from [...]

Lagniappe Theatre Presents The Odd Couple

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You may recall the story of the Odd Couple. Two roommates, one organized, the other not so much and the comedy that results.
Lagniappe Theatre is staging the production through Sunday at their theatre space in the Alexandria Mall.
You may have seen the movie or the TV series. It’s the endearing story of 2 misfits who [...]