Program designed to get local students college ready and career focused
Alexandria, La. (April 14, 2021) — The City of Alexandria, Louisiana State University of Alexandria, Central Louisiana Technical Community College and the Louisiana Workforce Commission will present READY EXPO from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Youth and Teen Center located at 1801 Sylvester St.
Per COVID-19 public safety guidance, attendees are asked to wear face masks and maintain proper distancing while inside the Youth & Teen Center.
READY (Reaching Excellence And Developing Yourself) EXPO is designed to...
Alexandria, La. (April 9, 2021) — The City of Alexandria will provide computers with internet access and assistance for residents to apply for the State of Louisiana’s U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program from April 12-May 28 at various community centers throughout the city.
The Emergency Rental Assistance Program is designed to provide emergency rental assistance to Louisiana residents who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental...
Alexandria, La. (April 8, 2021) — The City of Alexandria will host a Citywide Spring Clean event from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, April 24, encouraging area neighborhood groups to help pick up litter and trash throughout the city.
“This is a great opportunity for local residents to come together to enhance the overall appearance of our community,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall. “I believe all residents want to live in a clean, attractive neighborhood. That doesn’t just happen – it takes a commitment from residents to maintain their own property and to work together with their...
Alexandria, La. (April 6, 2021) — Starting Wednesday, April 7, the Alexandria Zoo will be open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, with last admission at 3:30 p.m.
“The Alexandria Zoo will continue to operate with a modified guest experience,” explained Zoo Director Dr. Max Lakes. “The traffic flow will remain a one-way trail with the number of guests allowed into the zoo limited to eliminate crowding. Guests will continue to be asked to practice social distancing and maintain at least six feet of distance from those outside your group.”
Per Gov. John Bel Edward’s statewide...
The City of Alexandria Customer Service Office, City Hall and other city offices and departments will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021, in observance of Good Friday.
ATRANS bus service will operate on its regular schedule.
The week’s sanitation schedule will run as follows:
• Monday, March 28 – regular pickup
• Tuesday, March 29 – regular pickup
• Wednesday, March 30 – Thursday’s pickup
• Thursday, April 1 – Friday’s pickup
• Friday, April 2 – close
No additional trash trailers will be put in place.
The City of Alexandria wishes you a safe and happy...
Alexandria, La. (March 23, 2021) — Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall and Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program Coordinator Desmona Johnson of the Alexandria VA Medical Center announced Monday morning that the City of Alexandria has been formally notified it has met all criteria for ending Veteran homelessness as defined by the United States Interagency Council on Homeless (USICH), HUD and VA Central Office.
Ending Veteran homelessness means that a community has a comprehensive response in place that ensures homelessness among Veterans is prevented whenever possible, and/or Veterans are...
Alexandria, La. (March 17, 2021) — The National Weather Service forecast indicates Alexandria could receive severe weather this afternoon. Based on this morning’s forecast, central Louisiana is at a moderate risk, which is a 4 out of 5 risk level based on the National Weather Service scale.
Risks include thunderstorm wind gusts of 60 mph or more, large damaging hail and the possibility of tornadoes.
City of Alexandria officials are monitoring the storm and have crews ready to respond as needed. ATRANS bus service will be suspended at 1 p.m. in anticipation of high winds and operators will...
Alexandria, La. (March 5, 2021) — The Coughlin Saunders Performing Arts Center is reopen effective immediately, according to Chief Operating Officer Matt Henry.
“We are open under the Phase 3 guidelines,” Henry said. “We have ASH in here right now getting ready for a show next week. We are practicing all of the mitigation guidelines as prescribed, including face masks and social distancing.”
Henry said the center has taken a number of steps to ensure compliance with the health guidelines for performing arts centers. Audience capacity is limited to 200 people, which Henry said allows for...
Alexandria, La. (March 4, 2021) — Citing the reduction of COVID-19 cases locally as well as Gov. John Bel Edward’s decision to move to Phase 3 guidelines for public health, the City of Alexandria plans to reopen its community centers and meeting facilities starting Monday, April 5. The centers were originally closed on March 13, 2020, as part of public health efforts designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
“We are eager to reopen these facilities as another step in the process of getting back to normal operations,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall. “The Alexandria Zoo will reopen on...
Alexandria, La. (February 26, 2021) — The City of Alexandria announced creation of a historical marker that will be erected at 819 Lee Street, the site of the Lee Street Riot of 1942. The marker was displayed at the Mayor’s February State of the Community briefing Friday morning at the Randolph Riverfront Center.
“As we celebrate Black History Month, we are pleased to be able to place this historical marker and help tell the story of a significant event in the history of Alexandria’s African-American Community,” said Alexandria Mayor Jeff Hall. “The marker will be located at the site of the...
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