[ November 4, 2013 to November 30, 2013. ] Alexandria, LA – The Alexandria Mardi Gras Association is calling for float entries for the Christmas de la Louisiane Parade to be held Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. This year’s Grand Marshal is Louisiana’s Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne.
This year’s parade will once again line up at the Old Jake’s Building Parking Lot (Behind [...]
The Louisiana Pecan Festival started this morning, bright and early with the blessing of the pecan crops. It’s taking place in downtown Colfax that will host a huge parade Saturday morning at 10.
There are arts, crafts, entertainment, a carnival and, of course, pecans. The pecan house is selling shelled and unshelled pecans along with pies, [...]
Early voting for the November 16th elections starts tomorrow and goes through Saturday, November 9th except for Sunday. Votes are cast, with a picture ID, in the registrar of voters’ office in the parish courthouse.
There is a run-off for the unexpired 5th Congressional District term between 2 Republicans, Vance McAllister of Swartz in Ouachita Parish [...]
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana partners with Suddenlink this time of year for the largest canned food drive of the year. It coincides with the holidays, so needy families can have Thanksgiving and Christmas tables filled with nutritious food.
This is the 7th year for the Suddenlink Food Drive, which ends on November 21st.
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The staff at Rapides Regional Medical Center search for their inner artists. The staff shows off their skills each year then exhibits their work in the hallway across from the gift shop in the main hospital.
Many say they select pumpkins that already inspire them to create a certain theme.
There are prizes for the best and [...]
A man is arrested for battering a woman with a stick. 34-year-old Leonard Jimmerson is charged with aggravated battery. Police say the woman was treated and released.
It happened early yesterday under the interstate overpass near Flora Street.
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A Rapides Parish inmate is arrested for possession of contraband smuggled into the jail in a body cavity.
38-year-old Shane Crain of Alexandria is charged with possession with intent to distribute. Deputies say two bags of marijuana and tobacco were removed at a hospital.
“Most of our trustee’s do an excellent job working in the community to [...]
Trick or Treating Times Have Changed for Rapides Parish.
The City of Alexandria has authorized “trick or treating” from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in lieu of the traditional Halloween night, Oct. 31, due to anticipated potential severe weather.
“We certainly understand many have planned festivities for Thursday,” said Alexandria Police Chief Loren [...]
The Lower Third Street area is getting a new library: the Martin Luther King Junior Branch.
Today, the ground is broken for the new facility in the 11 hundred block of Broadway, between Peabody Magnet and the fire station. Tudor Construction will begin work in a few weeks and the construction is scheduled for completion next [...]
An NSU business teacher is named Technology Educator of the year by Governor Bobby Jindal.
She’s doctor Margaret Kilcoyne, who is director of the business school. Technology routinely impacts her administrative work in promoting the business school and bolstering student recruiting.
The awards ceremony was held in Baton Rouge, on Monday.
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