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The inside walls of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit are decorated with more than 100 crosses, all given by people who are grateful for a place of beauty. “People come here to just sit,” said Billy Blake, above. “People just like to be here.” (Mary Richardson / Special to the American Press)

The inside walls of the Chapel of the Holy Spirit are decorated with more than 100 crosses, all given by people who are grateful for a place of beauty. “People come here to just sit,” said Billy Blake, above. “People just like to be here.” (Mary Richardson / Special to the American Press)

Entrepreneur, philanthropist Billy Blake remembered

By Vickie Peoples / American Press

Local entrepreneur and philanthropist William “Billy” Blake died Friday. He was 83. Blake, longtime manager of J.A. Bel Estate and Quatre Parish Company, was remembered Sunday for his giving nature to the region and people he loved. “Billy did many wonderful things for this communi ...

News

Theory of a Deadman, Charlie Daniels Band to headline event

Fort Polk will hold its annual FreedomFest at 5 p.m. Saturday, July 2.

The event, which raises money for Army Family Readiness Groups, will feature a ...

DeRidder to celebrate July Fourth with downtown event, fireworks

The city of DeRidder will hold its Independence Day event at 7 p.m. Monday, July 4.

Washington Avenue downtown will be blocked off from traffic ...

Officials and veterans celebrated the groundbreaking of the permanent VA clinic  ...

Work begins on VA clinic for LC

Jim Jackson, chairman of the Lake Charles Mayor’s Armed Forces Commission, described Wednesday’s groundbreaking of a permanent Veterans Af ...

In this photo taken July 15, 2016, President Barack Obama rides in his limousine ...

Military base near DC lifts lockdown with 1 exception

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. -- A law enforcement official said Thursday no active shooter was found at a military post outside Washington, and the base sa ...


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Sports

Britain's Marcus Willis, the world number 772, celebrates his victory over 54th- ...

Federer beats British qualifier Willis in straight sets

LONDON -- Roger Federer was not about to let this feel-good story spoil his own Wimbledon.

The seven-time champion — perhaps the greatest playe ...

Cowboys got their money's worth

At the end of the month, McNeese State loses perhaps the best value in college basketball.

Cowboys assistant coach Steve Welch is retiring, again, ef ...

Matt Nicholas, tee shot, par 5 10th.

Nicholas sinks putt to win City Championship

As if the relentless heat was not enough on Sunday at Mallard Cove Golf Course, Matt Nicholas was faced with another high pressure situation with just ...

Heading out to sea for rodeo

Early Friday morning there should be a good supply of local fishermen making steady casts into the Gulf as well as inland as the annual Southwest Loui ...


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Scene

In this July 6, 2014, photo, Charlie Wilson, center, former lead singer for the  ...

New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

NEW ORLEANS -- Music has always been at the heart of the annual Essence Festival, now in its 22nd year, and this year will be no different.

Fans will ...

In this July 20, 1998 photo, author Alvin Toffler, gestures during his talk on t ...

Alvin Toffler, author of 'Future Shock,' dead at 87

NEW YORK -- Alvin Toffler, a guru of the post-industrial age whose million-selling "Future Shock" and other books anticipated the disruptions and tran ...

Film academy invites 683 new members to join

LOS ANGELES -- Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion ...

Miss Teen USA pageant replaces swimsuits with athletic wear

LAS VEGAS -- The Miss Teen USA pageant is dropping the swimsuit portion of its competition.

The Miss Universe organization announced Wednesday that t ...


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