Category Archives: Community News

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 [...]

Tomorrow is Community Letter-Signing Day

Tomorrow is Community Letter Signing Day in Central Louisiana to support Fort Polk.
As you’re out and about, visiting the supermarket or bank, you’ll see opportunities to add your name to a list of people who want to see Fort Polk’s force strength preserved. It’s being considered for cuts that community leaders say would be devastating [...]

Students May Now Register For ROTC Classes At LSUA

ALEXANDRIA, LA – LSUA students interested in participating in ROTC may now register for Military Science courses beginning this fall.
LSUA ROTC students will take Military Physical Fitness courses at the LSUA campus and all other ROTC courses will be taught on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Natchitoches at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
Students may be eligible [...]

Friends of NSU invited to join band in Ireland in 2015

NATCHITOCHES — Alumni and friends are invited to join the Spirit of Northwestern Demon Marching Band as they participate in the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland.  The 8-day tour is $2,500 per person and includes airfare, two meals per day, accommodations and some sightseeing tours in and around Dublin.  The tour will [...]

Deputies Take “Ice Bucket Challenge” to Honor ALS Victim

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You may have heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for the fight against ALS known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
This afternoon deputies from the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office took the challenge. They were challenged by Melissa Wiley, daughter of a beloved deputy, Mike Wiley, who lost his battle to ALS almost [...]

Fort Polk Supporters Ramp Up Letter-Writing Campaign

Area supporters of Fort Polk are ramping up their letter-writing campaign. Tuesday is community letter signing day at supermarkets and banks.

More information is available at FortPolkProgress.com.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/15/14