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Cenla Small Businesses Receive Awards

CenLa Small Business Week is celebrated with awards and lunch.
The festivities are held at the business incubator, where start-ups receive help and instruction from experts. The advisers say this is a non-threatening way for small businesses to begin their work, try out various models and recruit employees.
Awards are given to the best of the best [...]

LA Legislature Rejects BESSIE Spending Plan

The state board of education, known as BESSIE, goes back to the drawing board for allotting funds to public schools. The legislature rejected the board’s first allotment.
The board of elementary and secondary education has approved a new formula for handing out public funds. It’s around three billion dollars, which represents a 100 million more than [...]

Pollock Student Receives LA Sheriff’s Scholarship

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Sheriff Steven McCain announced that Chelsey Paul of Grant Parish has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program.
She resides in Pollock and plans to attend Louisiana Tech University and pursue a career as a pediatric occupational therapist.

“Stamp Out Hunger” Brings in Record Donations

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Stamp Out Hunger in our area brings in more food than ever this time around.
Postal employees picked up more than 51 thousand pounds of non-perishable food Saturday. That’s 18 thousand pounds more than last year’s donations.
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana will distribute this food through its various partners throughout the coming months.
KLAX ABC 31 [...]

2nd Annual RiverFete a Great Success

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This weekend was the 2nd annual RiverFête in downtown Alexandria. ABC 31′s Bennett Roland junior was there and brings us this report.

KLAX ABC 31 News 5/12/14

St. Landry Parish Teen Dies in Crash

A two-vehicle crash in Saint Landry parish involving a school bus results in the death of a teen.
Troopers say about 6:50 this morning, 17 year old Nonchalaunt Guillory of Opelousas lost control of her car and hit the oncoming bus on Highway 357. She was not wearing a seat belt.
There were no children on the [...]

APD Investigate Death of Alexandria Woman

Alexandria Police are investigating the death of a 33-year-old woman in the 4 thousand block of Lakeside.
Pamela Carnahan was found Friday in her apartment. Police say school board officials notified them that she had not been at the bus stop to pick up her child, which she routinely did.
Police say the death was not natural, [...]

McAllister Attends Chamber Luncheon

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5th District Congressman Vance McAllister attends a lunch for the Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce today.  It’s one of his first public appearances since he announced he will not seek re-election.
About a week ago, McAllister said he will finish out his term but will not seek re-election in November. This ended a few weeks of [...]

Former Catahoula Sheriff’s Office CFO Under Investigation

An investigative audit by the state agency for money matters will result in a recommendation the former CFO of the Catahoula Sheriff’s Office be the subject of a criminal probe.
According to the legislative auditor, George Tosspon paid himself more than 22 thousand dollars in unauthorized wages. The matter has been turned over to the district [...]

ArtWalk Begins Today in Alexandria

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ArtWalk is underway in downtown Alexandria as part of RiverFête.
Artists moved into the downtown cultural arts district today to set up their wares and show off their latest works. The booths are all along Third and Johnston Streets.
If you’re shopping, you can expect to find a little bit of everything.  All original artwork that’s sold [...]