Category Archives: Community News

Harvest of the Month program to select one Central Louisiana school

ALEXANDRIA – Calls are going out to Central Louisiana schools interested in a statewide program that provides locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables to the student body. The Sustainable Agriculture, Research and Education (SARE) program will select only one Central Louisiana school for the Harvest of the Month pilot.
The purpose of the Louisiana Harvest of [...]

CLTCC Announces Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator Training at its Winnfield Site

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Alexandria, La. — Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) in partnership with the Louisiana Forestry Association, the Louisiana Logging Council and the Louisiana Society of America’s Foresters is offering another 16-week Timber Harvesting Equipment Operator (T.H.E.O.) Training Program.
The class is scheduled to begin Aug. 19, 2014, at the Winnfield extension site.  It will be held [...]

Local State Trooper Honored for Bravery

State police single out an area trooper for bravery. State Trooper Thurman Miller, of Troop E, headquartered in Alexandria, assisted in a hostage situation in Tensas Parish almost a year ago, leading to the person’s release.
The awards were made yesterday in Baton Rouge.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/11/14

Local State Troopers Undergo Random Inspection

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It’s inspection day for Louisiana State Troopers.
Troopers work in a military type life style, paying attention to rank, duty and discipline. So, it’s not surprising they undergo random inspections. That happened late yesterday and this morning.
It’s similar to military inspections, where the best foot forward better be shined and polished.

Troopers are responsible for the overall [...]

BESE Attempts to Compromise on Common Core

3 members of the State Board of Education are offering a compromise on common core to Governor Bobby Jindal. Jindal wants the state out of common core, but the state superintendent of education disagrees.
Board members are offering to blend tests from common core and LEAP for the coming school year. But, nobody knows if this [...]

Local Representative Pushing “Pay it Forward”

A local state representative is pushing a study resolution to help students with college debt. Pay It Forward bills are now active in many states, and Herbert Dixon is pushing for it in Louisiana.

It’s unclear how the Pay It Forward programs will be funded, if approved.
More about this program may be found by clicking here.
KLAX [...]

Chamber Red Coats Celebrate Value Place Reopening

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A local hotel this morning celebrates a grand re-opening. The Chamber Red Coats cut the ribbon for the Value Place on MacArthur Drive.
The owners say they offer affordable, clean, safe and simple temporary housing for visitors and business travelers.
And, now the hotel is sporting a new look.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/10/14

Tri-centennial Continues with Magnolias & Meat Pies

As the oldest city in Louisiana, Natchitoches is continuing its tri-centennial celebration with a new exhibit called Magnolias and Meat Pies. It’s Saturday from 10 to 4 at the Lemee House.
And, there’s information as well as a recipe for the famous meat pies. The exhibit also features how the film industry has blossomed in Natchitoches [...]

Boggy Bayou Boat Launch at Spring Bayou WMA to Close Temporarily for Ramp Improvements

The Boggy Bayou boat launch at Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area near Marksville will be closed from July 14 through July 18, 2014. The closure is necessary for installment of the new floating boat dock that is part of the planned improvements to the ramp.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is making these modifications [...]

Foster Walker Named Dealer of the Year

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Alexandria auto dealer Foster Walker III is named 2014 Dealer of the Year. The award came this month at the 76th convention of the Louisiana Automobile Dealers Association.
Walker is president of the Walker Automotive Group, which was founded in 1919 by his grandfather.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/9/14