Category Archives: Local Headlines

Ridgecrest May Be Mishandling Sales Tax Income

The Town of Ridgecrest in Concordia Parish receives a critical audit.  Auditors say the town may be mishandling its sales tax income and its budget.  Town officials say they’ll try to remedy the problems in time for the next audit.
KLAX ABC 31 News 1/27/14

Fort Polk Makes Plans for Future

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Fort Polk is looking into the future – far into the future.  The first of what are called Vision Workshops was held this morning for members of the Fort Polk and neighboring communities.  They’re sharing their visions of what the historic base and its surrounding support communities will be like in years to come.

There will [...]

Help Choose a “Fresh Central” Logo

[ January 27, 2014 8:00 am to January 29, 2014 5:00 pm. ] The Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA) is developing a brand that collectively promotes the local produce grown in Central Louisiana. Based upon the many responses from last month’s survey, we’re moving forward with the following local foods brand: Fresh Central. The next step in developing Fresh Central is determining a logo- and we need [...]

School Closures Jan 28-Jan 29

Schools Closed Tuesday, January 28th & Wednesday, January 29th due to winter weather conditions:
Rapides Parish Schools
Vernon Parish Schools
Allen Parish Schools
Grant Parish Schools
Northwestern State University

Highway Officals, Local Law Enforcement Close Icy Roads

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Highway officials and local law enforcement started plans for winter weather last night.  The elevated portions of Interstate 49 were shut down as of 6pm yesterday.  In previous winter weather events, there were problems when the interstate iced over, so now highways officials take all precautions.
When people woke up this morning, they learned a winter [...]

Rare Snowfall Covers Central Louisiana

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Early this morning, this is what people in this area woke up to.
Snow – coating the lawns and rooftops.  All schools in this area cancelled classes today, which give a rare snow day for area students.  Many enjoyed making their first snowmen, having their first snowball fights and taking pictures of this snow event.  Take [...]

School Closure Announcements

The following schools are closed Friday, January 24th due to weather:
Allen Parish Schools
Rapides Parish Schools
Grant Parish Schools
Evangeline Parish Schools
Vernon Parish Schools
All campuses of NSU
LSU of Alexandria
Central Louisiana Technical Community College (All staff and faculty should report to their work locations at 12 noon on Friday unless other instructions are announced.)

NAACP To Honor Libertarian Party of LA Chairman

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The NAACP will honor Libertarian Party of Louisiana Chairman Scott A. Lewis III this Saturday.  The ceremony will take place at the Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge from 9am to 2pm.
Mr. Lewis has served the LPL since 2008 and became its first African American Chairman in 2013.  Scott Lewis has [...]

Dognapping in Pineville

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A couple visiting Pineville from Boulder Colorado had their hearts broken as they beloved pet was stolen right in front of them.  The story below is Jason’s plea for everyone to be on the look-out and help find “Madly.”
Hello, My name is Jason and I’m in Pineville visiting my in-laws and was letting my dog [...]

Rapides Parish Library Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Alexandria, Louisiana—All branches of the Rapides Parish Library will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Normal business hours will resume Tuesday, January 21, 2014.  For more information about the Library, visit www.rpl.org or call 318-445-2411.
The Rapides Parish Library is a medium-size public library, serving Rapides Parish located in central [...]