The Alexandria City Council approved Mayor Jeff Hall’s appointment of Dr. Curman Gaines and Col. Katrina Lloyd to serve on the England Economic and Industrial Development District Board of Commissioners during the council’s regular meeting October 1. Each was appointed to serve a four-year term expiring Sept. 9, 2023.
Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall announces the selection of eight Alexandria high school students to serve on the new Alexandria Mayor’s Youth Council. High school juniors and seniors at public as well as private Alexandria high schools were eligible to participate.
Alexandria, La. (Sept. 20, 2019) — The City of Alexandria’s AlexWinterFête was voted Best Local Event in the 2019 Cenla’s Choice Awards. An annual event presented by The Town Talk, Cenla’s Choice asks Central Louisiana residents to vote for their favorite events and businesses to determine the winners. The award was presented Thursday night during an awards party at the Alexandria Convention Center.
Alexandria, La. (Sept. 3, 2019) — Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall welcomed more than 140 fire department leaders from across the state Tuesday morning for the sixth annual Louisiana Company Officer Leadership Conference at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center.
Alexandria, La., (Aug. 28, 2019) — The City of Alexandria is working to repair a leak in the 42-inch pipe that supplies water from our Kisatchie well field, according to Utility Director Michael Marcotte. Repairs began early this morning and should be complete late on Thursday.
There will be no interruption in water service, however, there could be slight discoloration as the water flow is rerouted while repairs are made.
If a resident experiences discoloration in their water, they should report it on Alex Connects or call (318) 473-1264.
Frank S. Alexander, co-founder and senior consultant of the Center for Community Progress, spoke Wednesday at Convention Hall about vacant, abandoned and dilapidated houses as well as adjudicated properties and the barriers cities confront associated with this issue.
Alexandria, La., (Aug. 13, 2019) — The City of Alexandria will hold a dedication ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Frank O. Hunter Park, 2399 Willow Glen Road, to officially name the stadium in honor of long-time Coach Wardell Ballentine.
The late Coach Ballentine worked coaching at several schools in Rapides Parish — Lincoln Road Elementary School, Alexandria Junior High School and Jones Street Junior High School. He retired from the Rapides Parish School System after 38 years of dedicated service.
Alexandria, La. (Aug. 2, 2019) — The City of Alexandria received a 2019 Lieutenant Governor’s Beautification Award Friday in recognition of the City’s efforts in supporting a clean and green community. The award was presented by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser during a luncheon at the 82nd Annual Louisiana Municipal Association Convention, held at the Monroe Civic Center.
Alexandria, La. (July 30, 2019) — A severe thunderstorm that dumped more than 4.5 inches of rain Tuesday morning caused widespread street flooding as well as a power outage that affected nearly half of the city’s utility customers.
As torrential rainfall fell in the city, major roads including Jackson Street Extension and portions of Texas Avenue and Lee Street became impassable. Several neighborhoods, including Martin Park and Charles Park, were impacted by rising waters as motorists were stranded and homes and businesses sustained damage.
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