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GOV. JOHN BEL EDWARDS (nola.com)

GOV. JOHN BEL EDWARDS (nola.com)

Edwards fighting uphill battle

By Jim Beam/American Press

Evidence that conservative Republicans in the Louisiana House are determined to thwart Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards at every turn became clear with two recent appointments by Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia. Barras named two of the most anti-tax representatives to the Ways and Means Committe ...

News

Calcasieu joins drainage district for detention pond

Calcasieu Parish police jurors took a step forward in correcting drainage issues by approving a cost-sharing agreement with the city of Lake Charles a ...

State senator talks budget ideas with GOP women

Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, spoke about state budget cuts and upcoming tax proposals at the Republican Women of Southwest Louisiana’s monthly ...

Texas inmate indicted for rape in Calcasieu

A 36-year-old man incarcerated in Texas was indicted locally in state district court Thursday on one count of aggravated rape.

Authorities Brian Wesl ...

Optimist Club teams up with students for cleanup day

JENNINGS — The Optimist Club of Jennings and the Octagon Club of Jennings High School will sponsor a citywide cleanup day 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturda ...


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Sports

Wade's way: LSU will go high energy

If LSU’s new basketball leader coaches anything like he talks, far better days are ahead for the Tigers.

Certainly the Tigers will be energetic ...

Vinton senior first baseman Gage Gonzales has been having a big year at the plat ...

Upstart Vinton poses threat: District king Kinder first test for Lions

 

A 13-1 start, including a current 12-game winning streak, has Vinton in position to compete for the District 4-2A baseball championship.

The ...

After a breakout sophomore year, McNeese reliever Collin Kober was named a third ...

With Collin Kober back healthy, McNeese is sticking with a 'closer by committee'

Justin Hill will not name his closer.

“I think that’s a luxury,” the McNeese State baseball coach says.

Though reigning All-Sou ...

James Tabary surveys the field Saturday in McNeese's 38-13 win against Nicholls  ...

'Stats weren't good enough': McNeese quarterback James Tabary not resting on last season's success

Only one man in the 73 seasons of McNeese State football threw for more yards than James Tabary did last season.

None had more 300-yard passing ga ...


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Scene

Lake Area Ballet Theatre Spring Gala: Performance will celebrate talents of over 50 local dancers

The Lake Area Ballet Theatre’s second Spring Gala is set for 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Rosa Hart Theatre and will ...

Wild Beast Feast: Symphony fundraiser chefs cooking up some down-home goodness

Whet your appetites and get ready for the Lake Charles Symphony’s 17th annual Wild Beast Feast fundraiser on Saturday, March 25 in the courtyard ...

Photo by Devin Dronett 

Maplewood Discount: Home of the Stuffed Burgers

Sulphur’s Maplewood Discount is, well, a convenience store. There are neon beer signs in the windows, aisles of chips and candy, and a wall of r ...

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Butterfly release to benefit Harbor Foundation

The Harbor Foundation will host its second annual butterfly release at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Lake Charles Civic Center’s Amphitheate ...


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