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SACS Puts LC on Probation Again

Louisiana College is on probation again by the Southern Association of Colleges. Issues are trustee board governance, institutional integrity, personnel and audit of financial matters.
A statement from the school says the decision is disappointing, but is an opportunity for the new president to address these problems.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

CLECO Could be Sold or Aquired

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It appears that CLECO is about to be sold or acquired. Though there’s no official word from the Pineville-based utility, the word out of Wall Street is Goldman Sachs has been retained to advise on a sale.
The utility has an enterprise value of almost four and a half billion dollars, and experts say the deal [...]

Steve Scalise Named House Majority Whip

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The number 3 man in the U.S. House of Representatives now is from Louisiana. U.S. Congressman Steve Scalise was elected House Majority Whip in the shake-up that followed Eric Cantor’s defeat and resignation as majority leader.
Scalise is from Jefferson and serves the 1st congressional district.
More information may be found here.
KLAX ABC 31 News 6/19/14

Local Legislators Actively Opposing New Bridge Name

There’s more fall-out from that bill which re-names the bridge now being built across the Red River. Alexandria State Representative Lance Harris and Natchitoches Senator Gerald Long say they both have contacted the governor asking him to veto house bill 1140.
Alexandria Representative Herbert Dixon has named the bridge for former Pineville City Councilman Lemon Coleman [...]

Garden District Residents Creating Community Garden

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Residents of the Garden District in Alexandria are creating their own community garden. Bennett Roland Junior says it’s a project that will provide vegetables and herbs for those willing to get their hands dirty.

The garden will expand August 1st. Go to the garden district Facebook page or send them an email for more information.
KLAX ABC [...]

LA Nat’l Guard Soldiers Return from Kuwait Today

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Family and friends welcome Louisiana National Guard soldiers home from Kuwait. The 844th and the 1021st Engineer Companies are coming home today.
The 844th is based in Pineville with two detachments in Ruston and Monroe. They deployed 160 soldiers to support Operation Enduring Freedom. They conducted operations to maintain and upgrade base camps.
And, they’re glad to [...]

Jindal Announces Discontinuation of Common Core

Governor Bobby Jindal says he has removed Louisiana from Common Core by the stroke of his pen. The Governor calls it a federal government over-reach.

The Governor’s announcement was quickly followed by statements from State Superintendent John White and Education Board President Chas Roemer. They say Common Core will continue, and the governor doesn’t have the [...]

Vitter Willing to Expand Medicaid in LA

Gubernatorial candidate David Vitter says he’s moving forward with his plans for the U.S. Senate despite his campaign. Vitter says there are several issues at the top of his list.

That election is next year. Vitter spoke this week to the Baton Rouge Press Club.
And the senator created a stir by saying he would be willing [...]

Go Red Luncheon Raises Over $100k

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The ladies behind the Go Red for Women last Friday are glowing with smiles.
The numbers are in and it was a sell-out with more then 350 participants. And, they say they raised some 100 thousand dollars to stay right here in Central Louisiana.
The event was sponsored by Rapides Regional Medical Center and other top supporters [...]

Lawmakers Pass Bill to Name New Red River Bridge

Louisiana lawmakers pass a bill naming the new span over the Red River, and it’s now on the governor’s desk. In the waning days of the last legislative session, one area lawmaker amended a bill to call it the Coleman Curtis Bridge.
State Representative Herbert Dixon says he wanted to name the bridge for two African-American [...]