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Alexandria, Louisiana is located in Rapides Parish. Zip codes in Alexandria, LA include 71302, 71301, and 71307. The median home price in Alexandria is $167,000 which is roughly $88/per square foot. More Alexandria information.

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14 hrs ago | The Town Talk

From the Past: July 24

Dr. Mohammad Ahmad will be moving his practice to Alexandria. July 24, 1954 Political announcement: A sound truck blaring out the announcement of a political rally in Alexandria today apparently disturbed the sleep of residents at Eighth and John Thomas streets.

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18 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Tribute to Alexandria's late Richard Gwartney set for this weekend

Make new memories, and savor old ones this weekend in Cenla. Revisit the days of Alexandria theater, when the late Richard Gwartney was at the helm or at the heart of many of the productions.

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18 hrs ago | The Town Talk

Alexandria named a happy city in national study

If you're happy and you know it, move to Alexandria. According to a paper published this month by Harvard professor Edward Glaeser, Vancouver School of Economics professor Joshua Gottlieb and Harvard doctoral student Oren Ziv, Alexandria is the fifth-happiest city in the country.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Town Talk

Winn Parish man facing drug charges after search

A Saint Maurice felon was arrested Tuesday after a search of his home uncovered two firearms, meth "with distribution paraphernalia" and marijuana, according to Louisiana State Police.

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The Town Talk

Alexandria men face drug, weapons charges after assault complaint

A call about an assault with a firearm ended early Tuesday with arrests of two Alexandria men on drug and weapons charges, according to police.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Town Talk

Alexandria, Rapides Parish look for common ground on Coliseum

Maybe the City of Alexandria and Rapides Parish can work out an agreement on the Rapides Parish Coliseum, after all.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Town Talk

Parts of Alexandria to experience planned electrical outages early Tuesday

Some parts of Alexandria will experience planned electrical outages early Tuesday morning so that Cleco can make repairs to a primary line on city-owned utility poles, according to a release.

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The Town Talk

Cotton acreage up, while corn down in Louisiana

Louisiana cotton acreage is up to nearly 200,000 acres, which is vast improvement over 2013's record low of 125,000 acres, but corn is down to about 420,000, a significant decrease from last year's 700,000 acres, an LSU AgCenter official in Alexandria said.

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The Town Talk

From the Past: July 21

1 to include all the city of Alexandria. July 21, 1904 Lawn party benefit: The ladies of St. James Episcopal Church Altar Chapter will give a lawn party for the benefit of said Chapter July 27th.

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The Town Talk

Meet the staff: Richard Sharkey, reporter

I've worked at The Town Talk for more than a third of a century, and sometimes it seems I've "been there, done that" with any newsworthy issue that surfaces.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Town Talk

4 Central Louisiana groups receive anti-tobaccco grants

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians received an $18,000 grant from the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living, and with that money the tribe's health department will educate tribal youth on the dangers of tobacco.

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The Town Talk

Alexandria hospitals say security in place at ERs

The two Alexandria hospitals now providing emergency medical treatment to Rapides Parish Jail inmates say they have security measures in place to help ensure the public's safety.

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The Town Talk

Apollo 11 legacy lives on 45 years later

It was one of the most profound moments in world history, as American astronaut Neil Armstrong's foot touched the surface of the moon and he delivered the now-iconic proclamation: "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."

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The Town Talk

From the Past: July 20

That's 76-year-old Albert Krebs of Alexandria recalling the first moon landing 10 years ago today.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Town Talk

Alexandria spells out position on Coliseum property

The city of Alexandria's position is clear on a dispute that threatens to delay or derail the planned renovation of the Rapides Coliseum.

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The Town Talk

Heavy rain hits Central Louisiana, causes minor flooding

Heavy rains and a flash flood warning sent the city of Alexandria scrambling to keep streets and motorists safe Friday.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

The Times

Average Shreveport wages among lowest in Louisiana

Stacey Mitchell loves her job. It's a good job and it pays well -- just not enough to make life easy.

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The Town Talk

Rapides Sheriff's Office prostitution operation nets 13 arrests

Thirteen people from across Louisiana and Mississippi were arrested Thursday in a Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office operation that targeted prostitution in the Alexandria area.

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The Town Talk

Homeless man accused of taking weed trimmer from truck in Alexandria

A man running on North Boulevard with a weed trimmer was stopped by Alexandria Police Thursday and ended up being booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center for the 46th time, according to police.

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The Town Talk

Police investigating damage after steamroller stolen in Alexandria

Two men stole a steamroller from an Alexandria construction site, leading to reports of damage that are being investigated by detectives, according to Alexandria Police.

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