Category Archives: Local Headlines

Rapides Inmate Claims Deputy Struck Him While Handcuffed

A Rapides Parish inmate treated for minor injuries has lodged a complaint against a deputy. Sheriff’s office officials say the Read More →

Ribbon Cutting Held for “The Gem”


The Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday at The Gem in downtown Alexandria. Even though The Read More →

Local Food Project Aims to Build Communities


John Cotton Dean, the Director of Regional Innovation, talks about the Louisiana’s Food Fellows Program that tries to build communities Read More →

Plum Creek Donates Truck to Food Bank


The Plum Creek Foundation donates a gently used pick-up to the Good Food Project of the Food Bank of Central Read More →

LSUA Holds 2nd Annual New Student Convocation

LSUA held its second annual New Student Convocation yesterday afternoon. Students were afforded an opportunity to learn about the school’s Read More →

Atwood’s Celebrating 3rd Annual Baconfest

Atwood’s Bakery is celebrating a full week of bacon with its 3rd Annual Baconfest. Shoppers will have a chance to Read More →

Wellspots Popping Up Around CenLA

They’re called Wellspots.  Around the area, certain designated businesses, offices and non-profits are participating in a plan to offer a Read More →

Healthcare Symposium Held Today


An expert in health care today advises area businesses and residents about what to expect with all the changes.  Jeff Read More →

Groundbreaking Held for New CLTCC Campus


Ground is broken in Downtown Alexandria for new construction to house the Central Louisiana Technical and Community College (CLTCC). The Read More →

6 Arrested in Prostitution Bust

Top, left to right: Franjessica Smith, Lindsey Hutto, and Quentin Russell. Bottom, left to right: Brandy Kaderly, John Valley, and Daniel Lee Casey

Six are arrested in Alexandria in connection with a prostitution bust over the weekend. They’re 23-year-old Franjessica Smith, 32-year-old Lindsey Read More →