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Learn about US Constitution

It was exactly 227 years ago today, Sept. 17, 1787 that the 39 framers of the U.S. Constitution met for the last time to solemnly

sign the document by which our nation’s government is still governed. It went into effect in 1789 after the required nine

states ratified it.

Constitution Day is ...



Granddaughter recalls life of Maj. Gen. Claire Chennault

Maj. Gen. Claire Chennault, father of the famed “Flying Tigers” of World War II, had a face one would not soon forget.

Known as “Ol ...


Allen airport receives $1.3M from federal grant

OAKDALE — The Allen Parish Airport has received a $1.3 million federal grant for a drainage project to help maintain a safe

approach to the run ...

(Doris Maricle/American Press)

Historic Allen building marks 100 years

OBERLIN — Allen Parish officials will mark the parish courthouse’s centennial Friday with a special event after the fair parade.

The cour ...


Mistrial considered due to T-shirts

A judge in state district court weighed whether to consider a mistrial Tuesday after members of the defendant’s family walked

in the courtroom ...

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(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Newcomers make their presence known

Newcomers have made a significant impact on McNeese State’s defense in the early stages of the season.

Transfer cornerback Jermaine Antoine and ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Bucs stand tall at net against Tors

SULPHUR — The Barbe Bucs continued their hot start to the high school volleyball season, sweeping Sulphur in three games thanks to dominant net ...

(Associated Press)

SEC game means time to spice it up

OK, gather around. Grab some popcorn if so inclined. But get comfortable.

This is going to be interesting, maybe even telling.

This is the week we f ...

(American Press Archives)

Sulphur's Breaux wins gold in Pan Am tourney

Sulphur Golden Tor pitcher Kale Breaux has a gold medal after the USA 18-and-under team was declared the champion of the Pan

American tournament in M ...

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Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch is featured in the South Charleston, W.Va., Christmas Parade. Lynch has landed a lead role in a Christian film. Morgantown-based JC Films is producing

Ex-POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Former prisoner of

war Jessica Lynch is enjoying her latest role, starring in a Christian

movie currently

in production.


U2 lead singer Bono. (MGNonline)

Forward-thinking U2 innovating while entertaining

Since U2 stunned the music world by delivering a surprise album at Apple's iPhone 6 unveiling and making it available to a

half-billion iTunes users ...

Bill Foltz and Cori Schlemmer, pastry chefs at L’Auberge Casino Resort, have been named National Showpiece Champions. (Special to the American Press)

Art that tastes as good as it looks

L’Auberge Casino Resort pastry chefs

Bill Foltz and Cori Schlemmer are National Showpiece Champions for their


sugar ...

The Ralph Beard exhibit at the RealArt DeRidder Gallery<span class= features bonsai trees thriving inside containers made of driftwood. (Special to the American Press)" />

Bonsai bonanza at RAD gallery

Texas artist Ralph Beard sees bonsai trees as a living art form.

The master gardener is showcasing his horticultural art through the weekend at Real ...

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