Category Archives: State News

As of Today Public Colleges, Universities Go Smoke-Free

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Today is the first day of no smoking at public colleges and universities. Teachers, students, staff and even visitors are Read More →

State Parks Adjust Pool Schedule For End Of Summer

The Louisiana Office of State Parks is adjusting swimming pool schedules at sites throughout the state. Certified lifeguards are present Read More →

Kincade appointed to Louisiana National Register of Historic Places

Leesville Main Street Manager Sam Kincade stands in front of the plaque designating the Historic Vernon Parish Courthouse as having been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Kincade now serves on the committee that makes those designations for the state of Louisiana.

LEESVILLE, LA –Leesville Main Street Manager, Sam Kincade, has been appointed as a new member of the Louisiana National Register Read More →

Fort Polk’s Education Initiative Receives MCEC Award

Some of the partners of the Education Initiative are shown here after having received the Military Child Education Coalition's (MCEC) 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award in the category of Outstanding Partnerships in Washington, D.C. on July 30. From left to right are Rhonda Plummer, Parish Administrator for the Vernon Parish Police Jury; Renita Page, Curriculum Coordinator for the Vernon Parish School Board; Jon Grafton, executive director of England Airpark and Fort Polk Progress Board member; James Williams, superintendent of the Vernon Parish School District; Stephanie Sarver, chief, Plans Analysis and Integration Office, Fort Polk; Jim Tuck, president of the Vernon Parish Police Jury and a Fort Polk Progress board member; Col. Thomas Moore, garrison commander of Fort Polk; Michael Reese, chairman of Fort Polk Progress; Paul Sawyer, of Louisiana Economic Development; and Katherine Corbin, of the Roosevelt Group.

LEESVILLE, La.–Fort Polk Progress, the Vernon Parish School District, and Fort Polk, along with many partners, announced today that the Read More →

Single-Vehicle Crash Kills Opelousas Man

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A single-vehicle crash kills an Opelousas man this morning on the Interstate 49 frontage road near Kennerson Road in Saint Read More →

Veterans Voice Opinions on VA Health Care System

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Area veterans are given an opportunity to share their opinions about the veterans health care system. State Secretary of veterans’ Read More →

Faircloth Explains Jindal’s Position in Common Core Fight

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An Alexandria attorney is representing Governor Bobby Jindal in the legal battle over common core. Jimmy Faircloth explains the Governor’s Read More →

Common Core Fight Becomes Lawsuit Duel

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The battle over common core is turning into a matter of dueling lawsuits. The State Education Board met in a Read More →

New Laws Spur Changes at DMV

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New laws mean changes to motor vehicles. The person in charge of those rules speaks today about what those changes Read More →

Basile Housing Authority ED Accused of Theft of Public Funds

State authorities issue a critical audit for the housing authority of Basile in Evangeline Parish. The Louisiana Legislative Auditor says Read More →