Alexandria, La. (July 12, 2022) — City Attorney Shane D. Williams was elected today to serve as the 2022-2023 President of the Alexandria Bar Association. With the election, Williams becomes the organization’s first African-American male to serve as president.
“This is a tremendous honor, and I feel humbled and blessed to have been selected to serve,” Williams said. “I look forward to continuing the great work of the Alexandria Bar Association and helping give back to the profession that has given so much to me.”
An Alexandria native, Williams is a 1997 graduate of Alexandria Senior High...
Alexandria, La. (June 23, 2022) – The City of Alexandria renamed the former Central Louisiana Business Incubator site in honor of the late Johnie Varnado during a ceremony Thursday morning. The facility, located at 1501-A Wimbledon Boulevard, is now the Johnie M. Varnado Alexandria Business Development Center.
“As we go through life, I think most of us hope that we are able to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Johnie Varnado definitely did that. It’s amazing how many lives she touched through her work,” noted Mayor Jeff Hall. “In my mind, Johnie’s legacy is far more than a sign on...
Alexandria, La. (June 21, 2022) – The City of Alexandria will host the annual Rock the Red Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 2, in downtown Alexandria.
Activities will start at 5 p.m. with DJs Bow Bow and Speedy T entertaining fans on the steps of City Hall facing the Mini Park on Murray Street. The SNAZZ band will perform from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. followed by the band Abstract starting at 8 p.m. Fireworks over the Red River will start at 9 p.m. The music and fireworks are all free.
Food trucks will be on site as well. Participating vendors currently scheduled to participate...
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...
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