A local, small business is given a special award by the US Agriculture Department.
Manchac Technologies provides automated pharmacy services. It’s the winner of the USDA Rural Development Business of the Year honor. Manchac was founded in 2006 by Monroe Milton and Randall Murphy.
Manchac is located in Alexandria’s Business Incubator. It has 40 employees and it’s [...]
Franklin Parish resident and Libertarian Henry Herford will seek the congressional seat resigned by Republican Rodney Alexander. He will qualify later today.
Herford decided to run after seeing what he called a decline in D.C. He doesn’t think the GOP or the Democratic Party are interested in representing their constituents but serve, rather, their own special [...]
Alexandria, Louisiana – The boil water advisory issued for businesses and residents located in anarea between the North side of MacArthur Drive between Sterkx Road and the South Traffic circle has been lifted. Residents may resume normal water usage.
Alexandria officials say crews completed repairing a 24” water main damaged when a tree fell near the [...]
Qualifying ends tomorrow for the special election on October 19th to find a successor to 5th District Congressman Rodney Alexander.
A couple of surprises so far: a Libertarian candidate from Franklin Parish, Henry Herford Junior, and Blake Weatherly, a Republican from Calhoun, near Monroe. There are 6 in the race, including Marcus Hunter, Robert Johnson, Jamie [...]
[ August 22, 2013; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:00 am, the Gillis W. Long Bridge (also known as the Jackson Street Bridge), US 165-B over the Red River, will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic for approximately 100 days. The purpose of this [...]
You’ve probably seen the work being done on Bolton Avenue. This is the first phase of the Bolton Avenue Corridor Enhancement Project.
Today, city officials celebrate the beginning of the largest redevelopment project in Alexandria history. It’s part of the 96 million dollar SPARC program. That stands for “Special Planned Activity Redevelopment Corridors”. This is one [...]
The first candidate from the southern part of the sprawling 5th Congressional District says he will run. Robert Johnson of Marksville is an attorney, a Democrat and a State Representative.
All other candidates who’ve said they’ll run are from North Louisiana, Columbia or Monroe.
KLAX ABC 31 News 8/15/13
Qualifying for some parish wide and municipal elections on October 19th ends tomorrow. As of today, many of the candidates who’ve signed up in Central Louisiana are running unopposed.
Qualifications for the special election to fill the unexpired term of Rodney Alexander in the 5th district begin next Monday, running through Wednesday. That election is also [...]
You’ll be hearing more and more about the ACA or Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.
Representatives of the Louisiana Healthcare Education Coalition are traveling the state, talking about how they can help people navigate the new law. The group made a stop in Alexandria this morning to help connect families to the right health [...]
Fort Polk says farewell to Tiger Land’s 162nd Infantry Brigade Commander. Colonel Matthew McKenna is giving up command after two years as head of the Tiger Brigade. McKenna led the training of about seven thousand military men and women as they trained for service in Iraq and Afghanistan.
His successor is Colonel James Brown.
The new commander [...]