Category Archives: Local Headlines

Road Work to Begin on LA 399

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that, weather permitting, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 road construction work will begin on LA 399 from the intersection of LA 112 to intersection of LA 10. This 8 mile long road reconstruction project will receive drainage structures, cold planing, pavement patching, in-place cement treated [...]

Grant Parish Sheriff warns of another scam


Sheriff Steven McCain wants to warn the people of another scam that has found its way to Grant Parish.  If you receive a letter and a check that looks like the example below, please do not respond or take any other action and throw this letter and check away.

Better Business Bureau Creates NSU Scholarship


NATCHITOCHES – The Better Business Bureau Serving Central Louisiana and the Ark-La-Tex established a scholarship at Northwestern State University to benefit a business administration major from their service area.
The Better Business Bureau Serving Louisiana and the Ark-La-Tex Scholarship is a $400 award that will be presented to a student each fall and spring semester.  Recipients [...]

Go to NYC with Lagniappe Theatre


[ May 24, 2014 to May 29, 2014. ] Lagniappe Theatre Company announces its 3rd annual trip to New York City May 24-29, 2014.  Junior High Schoolers and older are welcome to join us on this trip.  However, parents are welcome to come too and if there are younger siblings who want to go, they can come too as long as the parent is [...]

Kids Learn Golf at Bringhurst Park

Golfers who love the game are back at Bringhurst Park, trying to pass on their skills to a younger generation.
This par-3 course is perfect for kids who want to learn more or for those who are picking up a club for the first time.  Scott Brame, Senior heads up a long list of volunteers, who [...]

Alexandria Family Donates to LSU School of Engineering


The LSU School of Engineering is getting some much-needed improvements thanks to a big donation from an Alexandria family.  Adrian Pittman gets answers on how it will be used.

So far, 30 million dollars have been donated for the project.  Construction is slated to begin in the fall of 2014, and should be completed by fall [...]

Host Families Needed for Dixie Softball World Series

Host families are needed for the Dixie Softball World Series next month.  Volunteers are needed to house the 55 teams and their families here – from August 2nd through the 7th.  The events take place at the Johnny Downs Complex.

Call the Convention and Visitors Bureau at 318.442.9546 for more information.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/13

New Rapides Parish Proposed Taxes


Proposed taxes always have to be considered by the State Bond Commission first.
Here’s what’s on deck tomorrow from Rapides Parish:
The police jury is seeking approval for a renewal on the ballot to benefit renaissance home for youth, along with four fire districts and two road district taxes.
More information on the State Bond Commission is available [...]

CLECO Warns of Fraud

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CLECO is warning against a scam that encourages customers to pay bills through a third party.  CLECO says these calls are fraudulent, and customers should not give out any payment or personal information.
For more information on this scam, visit CLECO’s website.
KLAX ABC 31 News 7/17/13

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest


Vernon Deputies say a traffic stop leads to the arrest of a man for drugs and resisting arrest.  Deputies say Steven Holcomb of Anacoco was noticeably under the influence of narcotics when he was stopped.  They say he also hit an officer during the arrest.
He now faces two driving offenses, four drug crimes and three [...]