Category Archives: Local Headlines

Burn Ban Issued for Parts of Louisiana


Due to the extremely dry conditions in certain Parishes within the state, State Fire Marshal, H. Butch Browning and, Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner, Mike Strain have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning, pursuant to authority under R.S. 40:1563. Private burning shall only be allowed by permission of the local fire department [...]

Bridge Closure: Douglas Road Bridge Over Swafford Creek


Douglas Road Bridge Over Swafford Creek
Grant Parish, Douglas Road
S.P. NO.: H.006127.6; CONTROL SECTION 713-22
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that on September 9, 2013, construction will begin on the Douglas Road Bridge over Swafford Creek in Grant Parish. This work will begin 150’ east of the Douglas Road Bridge and [...]

Jewish New Year Begins Tomorrow


At sundown tomorrow is the start of the Jewish New Year.  And, the Jewish temple in Alexandria has a new rabbi who’ll be conducting services.

The Rabbi has been here since early last month.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/13

Miss LA Preps for Miss America Pageant


Miss Louisiana is in Atlantic City getting ready for the Miss America Pageant later this month.
We caught up with her before she left for what could be the biggest two weeks of her life.  Once she’s there she’ll rehearse and prepare in hopes of becoming the first Miss Louisiana to win the big crown.
Jaden Leach [...]

Lagniappe Theatre to Put On “Shrek the Musical”


A local theatre company is putting on “Shrek the Musical” and a big part of this production is make-up.  Slathering on green face paint for the ogre is not as easy as it looks.  The Lagniappe Theatre Company has brought in a special make-up artist to help them achieve the look.

Costumes are included in the [...]

Burn Ban in Winn Parish

Burn Ban

The drought is causing a burn ban in Winn Parish.  All outside burning is prohibited as of tomorrow and will remain in effect until officials decide to cancel it.
KLAX ABC 31 News 9/3/13

Jackson St. Bridge Closed


Crossing the Red River just got more difficult today.  The Jackson Street Bridge is now officially closed for repairs.  The State Office of Highways says the bridge is practically being re-built in the next 100 days.
That makes two spans across the Red River that are under construction.  The other is the Red River Bridge, which [...]

Autumn ArtWalk 2013


The Arts Council of Central Louisiana will hold the Autumn 2013 ArtWalk in the Cultural Arts District of Downtown Alexandria.  The ArtWalk will be held on Friday, October 18 from 4:00PM – 9:00PM and on Saturday, October 19 from 9:00AM – 4:00PM.  This is a free, family-oriented walking tour that features visual artists from throughout [...]

Tunica-Biloxi Tribe Announces Chair and Vice-Chair Appointments


MARKSVILLE, La. – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribal Council met on Friday, August 23, 2013, to select a replacement for the position of Chairman of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe in wake of the recent passing of Chairman Earl Barbry, Sr. In accordance with the tribe’s Constitution, the Tribal Council was required to fill the vacancy with one of [...]

Road Closure: LA 1226 at Kansas City Southern Railroad Track

DOT # 334-899 X
LA 1226; Natchitoches Parish
Mile Post 0.590; Control Section 359-01
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises the public that LA 1226, Natchitoches Parish, will be closed at the Kansas City Southern Railroad track.  The work is being done at Milepost 0.590 and is on Control Section 359-01.  The closure will be [...]