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    Thursday Oct 18 | The Town Talk

    The 18th annual United Way Wild Cook-Off was held Thursday in downtown Alexandria. Local businesses and community members faced off in a cook-off to raise funds for the United Way of Central Louisiana.

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  2. LSU AgCenter's AgMagic Cenla debuts Nov. 14-15Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Delta Farm Press

    AgMagic, the LSU AgCenter's premier agricultural exhibit, is coming to the central region of Louisiana for the first time Nov. 14-15 at the State Evacuation Shelter and DeWitt Livestock Facility in Alexandria, La. "This program is the ultimate student experience in making valuable connections to agriculture and the environment in a way that is relevant in our daily lives," she said.

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  3. Elizabeth Warren's DNA test is about more than politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 18 | The Washington Post

    My grandfather, Norman, came from Childress, Tex.; my grandmother, Shirley, came from Alexandria, La. Norman always speculated that his family descended from German-speaking Czechs - which would stand to reason, as Texas is home to a lively Czech population.

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  4. Gordon 'Buddy' Thomas BarksdaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 17 | The Decatur Daily

    Gordon "Buddy" Thomas Barksdale died peacefully in the presence of his family October 10, 2018, after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, and raised in Columbus, Georgia by Inez and William Barksdale.

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  5. $100K bond stands in case of 18-year-old's drug-related deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | The Town Talk

    ... People gathered in Alexandria City Park on Friday (Aug. 31, 2018) to remember loved ones lost to overdoses on International Overdose Awareness Day. The event was coordinated by Lilly Harvey, who lost her daughter to a fentanyl overdose in 2017. She ...

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  6. Post office returning to downtown AlexandriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 16 | The Town Talk

    Post office returning to downtown Alexandria Agreement reached on new location for downtown post office, which closed in May Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: The Commercial Building at the corner of Johnston and Third streets will be the new home of a downtown post office. The downtown post office, which vacated its space in the federal courthouse in May, will move to the Commercial Building at the corner of Johnston and Third streets, probably late this year.

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  7. Officer allegedly threatened, yelled at women while off-dutyRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 16 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    A Louisiana police department has arrested one of its own officers after he was accused of threatening a woman and cursing at another woman in front of her children. The Alexandria Town Talk reports Alexandria police Cpl.

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  8. Cooler and dreary with light rain Tuesday & WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 15 | KATC-TV Lafayette

    Monday evening a cold front will swing through Acadiana bringing with it hit or miss showers/storms and cooler temperatures. Depending on how far the front is able to push through the region tonight, as it is expected to stall just to our east, lows Tuesday morning could range from the mid 50s near Alexandria to the lower 70s down by Morgan City.

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  9. SIMS, MiriamRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 14 | Dayton Daily News

    ... Wayne chamber of commerce until Delvin went into the service. She, then, worked at the chamber of commerce in Alexandria, LA. They moved back to Indiana when Delvin went to Purdue. In 1960, they moved to Kettering, OH and started a family. She was ...

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  10. Special Report: Public Officials' SalariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Oct 13 | Natchitoches Times

    It's no surprise that Alexandria has the highest-paid mayor in Central Louisiana - the city is more than twice the size of any other municipality in the area. A look at other Cenla municipalities and how much their mayors make, though, has some surprising results.

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  11. Stephanie Grace: Unanimous jury ballot question may be season's marquee voteRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | The Advocate

    Sen. J.P. Morrell, D-New Orleans, center, jabs his finger onto the testimony table for emphasis during debate on his SB243 by the House Criminal Justice Committee at the State Capitol, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. At left is Rep. Edmond Jordan, D-Baton Rouge, and at right is Alexandria attorney Ed Tarpley, left, former District Attorney for Grant parish, who had earlier testified in favor of the bill.

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  12. Vicious circle: Report says failing schools also have the most inexperienced teachersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | The Advocate

    ... areas with uncertified or inexperienced teachers," said Jones, a former superintendent who lives near Alexandria. The percentage of those working outside their expertise - 14 percent statewide - is consistently higher than those who lack ...

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  13. Attempt to return stolen TVs leads to arrests of Alexandria menRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | The Town Talk

    An Alexandria man trying to return two televisions that had been bought just hours before with counterfeit cash was shocked by a police officer as he tried to escape. Attempt to return stolen TVs leads to arrests of Alexandria men An Alexandria man trying to return two televisions that had been bought just hours before with counterfeit cash was shocked by a police officer as he tried to escape.

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    Wednesday Oct 10 | The Town Talk

    ... 150 people and treated them to a second line, led by the Cenla Brass Band, from the Holiday Inn in downtown Alexandria to River Oaks Arts Center. There they were treated to Louisiana food catered by Maison Louisiana Catering and beer by Huckleberry ...

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  15. State plans special diplomas for students who excel in math and scienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | The Advocate

    BESE President Gary Jones, of Alexandria, left, and Education Superintendent John White on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting that approved a revised budget request to fund public schools next year. BESE President Gary Jones, of Alexandria, left, and Education Superintendent John White on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting that approved a revised budget request to fund public schools next year.

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  16. Mattress Firm closing Baton Rouge, Lafayette storesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 | The Advocate

    ... at 7597 Jefferson Highway in Baton Rouge and at 5702 Johnson St. in Lafayette have been added, along with an Alexandria store. The Lafayette store is set to close Friday, according to a store employee, while a message at the Jefferson Highway ...

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  17. Prep Volleyball: County ChampionshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 8 | Anniston Star

    Alexandria's Kendal Bumpus reaches for the ball against Faith Christian's Sarah Jessica Christjohn. 2nd seeded Alexandria beat 4th seeded Faith Christian to win the championship match of the county volleyball tournament Monday night at Alexandria High School.

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  18. For Army's highest-ranking Muslim chaplain, his calling came after years of turmoilRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 9 | The United States Army

    ... of his pending promotion. BECOMING MUSLIM Born as Michael Barnes, Shabazz grew up in a large Lutheran family in Alexandria, Louisiana. Once a faithful Lutheran himself, Shabazz often attended church and even graduated from a Christian college. His ...

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  19. Former Alexandria Police Officer pleads guilty to Abuse of Office chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 9 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    A former police officer in Louisiana who was arrested last year has pleaded guilty to one felony count of abuse of office. News outlets in Alexandria say Kenneth Seth Thomas entered the plea Monday morning.

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  20. Alexandria, upstart Faith Christian advance to Calhoun County volleyball tournament championshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 8 | Anniston Star

    Alexandria's Madison Chastain hits the ball over Jacksonville's Molly Wilson and Alli Meagher during the Calhoun County volleyball tournament Saturday at Alexandria High School. Alexandria's Madison Chastain hits the ball over Jacksonville's Molly Wilson and Alli Meagher during the Calhoun County volleyball tournament Saturday at Alexandria High School.

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