Alexandria, La. (June 6, 2022) — The City of Alexandria offices including City Hall, Customer Service, the Animal Shelter, Public Works and other departments will close in observance of Juneteenth, June 20, 2022.
ATRANS will follow its regular schedule on Monday, June 20.
Sanitation schedule June 20 – June 24 is as follows:
Monday, June 20 – no pickup
Tuesday, June 21 – Monday’s pickup
Wednesday, June 22 – Tuesday’s pickup
Thursday, June 23 – regular pickup
Friday, June 24– regular pickup
Alexandria, La. (May 24, 2022) – With an above-average hurricane season predicted, Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall said the City is ready for the beginning of hurricane season next week.
Hall hosted his monthly State of the Community update Tuesday at the city’s Electric Distribution Department. He said the city will use lessons it has learned from the major hurricanes of the past two years and is more prepared to respond should another major hurricane affect Alexandria.
“While we hope hurricanes won’t affect Alexandria, we are making plans assuming that we will have at least one Laura-...
Alexandria, La. (May 18, 2022) – City of Alexandria officials have filed two lawsuits against City Council President Catherine Davidson. The suits were filed this week to stop Ms. Davidson from continually and currently violating the City’s Home Rule Charter and to stop her harassment and wrongful conduct against City employees.
“Unfortunately, we have had to resort to litigation once again to protect the City’s charter from violations from Councilwoman Davidson and to protect our employees from her divisive, demoralizing, bullying and wrongful conduct,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey Hall....
Alexandria, La. (May 16, 2022) – This week is National Police Week, a time to celebrate the hard working men and women who serve their communities as police officers. The City of Alexandria is offering a number of activities all week long to help recognize the outstanding men and women of the Alexandria Police Department.
Starting today, the public can pick up blue lapel ribbons between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. from the APD headquarters in the Public Safety Complex at 1000 Bolton Avenue, Alexandria City Hall and the Utility Customer Service building on Murray Street. Residents are encouraged to wear...
Alexandria, La. (May 10, 2022) — Students in grades K-12 can learn about circuits and electricity at a free STEM Central Louisiana workshop from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the campus of Louisiana State University of Alexandria.
During the program participants will build and test their own stop light. The Department of Defense Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program is being presented by the City of Alexandria, STEM Central Louisiana, the Louisiana Nonprofit and Small Business Assistance Program and Entergy.
“There is a tremendous need for training and education of students in...
Alexandria, La. (May 9, 2022) — The City of Alexandria has partnered with Hometown Waste Services to offer a community recycling program for cardboard.
“When we started cardboard recycling locally, we were amazed by the strong support we received from commercial and retail businesses. They understood that recycling is good business,” said David Fuselier with Hometown Waste Services. “Now, with the support of the Mayor and City Council, we have expanded the program to Alexandria’s residents which will further help reduce Alexandria’s waste disposal costs and carbon emissions. In doing so, we...
Alexandria, La. (May 4, 2022) — Local faith leaders will be participating in a prayer ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in recognition of the National Day of Prayer.
“We have much to be thankful for, and we have challenges in our community,” said Mayor Jeff Hall. “No matter what faith you follow, it is important to take time to offer a prayer of thanks for the blessings we have and to ask for help to meet the challenges ahead.”
A number of local religious leaders are expected to participate in the event, which will be held on the steps of City Hall.
The National Day of Prayer began in 1952. In...
Alexandria, La. (May 3, 2022) — Murray Street between Second and Third streets and the downtown mini park were packed with people Saturday night as zydeco performers Jeremy Frugé and Chris Ardoin closed out Alex River Fête.
An estimated crowd in excess of 17,000 people attended the free three-day festival in downtown Alexandria. Saturday’s activities included the Classic CarFéte, featuring a variety of vintage automobiles; the ArtFéte, featuring dozens of arts and crafts vendors; two stages with live musicians performing from 11 a.m. until midnight; and the Youth EmpowerFéte, a new event held...
Alexandria, La. (April 30, 2022) — Kids were having a ball at The Fort on the campus of Louisiana State University of Alexandria Saturday morning as LSUA Men’s Basketball Coach Larry Cordaro as well as LSUA players and coaches conducted a free Youth Basketball Skills Camp.
More than 30 participants from grades K-8 practiced shooting, dribbling, passing and other basketball-related skills.
“This is an awesome opportunity for the LSUA Generals, both the men’s and women’s programs, to unite today and offer a basketball skills camp to the youth of Alexandria,” Cordaro said. “We partnered with the...
Alexandria, La. (April 30, 2022) — Know your purpose. Make good choices. Be yourself. Those were the predominant messages Saturday afternoon at the Youth EmpowerFete at the Rapides Parish Coliseum.
Approximately 400 youth and parents crowded in front of the stage to hear from a variety of speakers, including Darrell “BFamous” Phillips, Dwayne “Difference Maker” Dupar, Dr. Keith “Skip” Fox and Pastor Sherian along with performers including Deezy2Exclusive, Soul Baby Groove, JayWillSpecial and Fredo Bang. Total attendance was estimated at 700.
“I was here to add value to the youth in the City...
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