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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

After her flight, Finch thanks Gonsalves for the ride. (Donna Price / American P ...

Finch, Cecchini get airborne with Thunderbirds

With jumpsuits zipped and helmets secured, the Air Force Thunderbirds took to the sky Thursday and Friday, preparing for the weekend’s Chennault ...

Joe Thompson has lived the homeless life in Lake Charles for more than a year, d ...

Homeless in Lake Charles: Yearlong experiment turning into documentary

Joe Thompson wakes up most days with the sun. He presses his shirt on the beach, tidies his backpack and puts on a pair of faded tennis shoes.

He&rsq ...

(Special to the American Press)

Hunter next mayor of Lake Charles; August, Geyen, Thibodeaux elected to council

Nic Hunter won a majority vote in Saturday’s runoff election against Wilford Carter, securing the city’s highest office with

12,267 votes ...

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Beauregard voters renew property taxes

Beauregard Parish voters approved the Police Jury’s request to renew property taxes in Road Districts 7 and 8 on Saturday,

according to&nb ...


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Sports

South Cameron Lady Tarpons lost to LaSalle Lady Tigers during the Allstate Sugar ...

LaSalle routs S. Cameron

SULPHUR — The fourth-ranked South Cameron Tarpons rallied from a five-run deficit in the quarterfinals, but there would be no rally in the Class ...

W. Ouachita stops Dragons

SULPHUR — The 11th-seeded West Ouachita Chiefs took advantage of four costly errors by the second-seeded DeRidder Dragons to take a 3-1 victory ...

East Beauregard's Victoria Coward (25) runs down a fly ball against Oak Grove La ...

Oak Grove blanks Trojans

SULPHUR — East Beauregard’s historic season came to an end in the Class 1A semfinals of the state softball tournament when Oak Grove beat ...

Former Barbe, LSU star Smith signs with Bears

The NFL draft lasts a long time.

The aftermath, not so long.

“The call came at 7:03 p.m.,” former Barbe High and LSU tight end DeSean Sm ...


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Scene

In this Aug. 11, 2015 photo, actress Laverne Cox attends the

Hacker threatens to release stolen copies of Netflix series

SAN FRANCISCO -- A hacker claims to have stolen the upcoming season of Netflix's hit series "Orange Is The New Black," and is demanding that the video ...

Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest Day 2

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enters its second day with performances by Maroon 5, Usher and Alabama Shakes.

Maroon 5, ...

Concert fans angry as hyped Bahamas festival is canceled

MIAMI -- Organizers of a much-hyped music festival in the Bahamas canceled the weekend event at the last minute Friday after many people had already a ...

Jazz Fest kicks off with hometown favorites Connick, Neville

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off with performances by some hometown favorites.

Pianist, vocalist and New Orleans ...


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