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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

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Jury selection begins in high-profile Saints star's death

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White House: 9/11 law permits US attacks on extremists

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Goals missed on obesity, food poisoning, despite gov't push

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Sports

LSU faces Louisville in Citrus Bowl

LSU’s will likely face the reigning Heisman Trophy winner when the Tigers play Louisville in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl on New Year&rsqu ...

McNeese guard Regan Bolton has her shot blocked in the Cowgirls' 66-56 loss to L ...

Cold-shooting and 'devastated' by Jasmyn Carswell's injury, McNeese falls to Louisiana Tech, 66-56

Jasmyn Carswell’s anguished moans broke the eerie silence inside Burton Coliseum. Her father ambled down the staircase and hopped a barricade ...

Cowgirls looking for shutdown defender

Kacie Cryer needs a stopper.

How she’ll find a player she trusts to shut down an opposing team’s best scorer is a more meticulous process ...

Lady K's press Broncos into first loss

LONGVILLE — Needing something to get the spark back that led them to a 10-point lead, South Beauregard turned up the heat on defense on Saturday ...


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Scene

More than cookie sellers, Girl Scouts enter music industry

NEW YORK -- The Girl Scouts of the USA are used to making you smile with sweet cookies, but now they're hoping to soothe your ears with sweet music.

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Light up the Lake parade and fireworks canceled

Despite the area's forecasted rainy weather, Light up the Lake activities scheduled for Saturday will continue as scheduled except for the street and ...

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New 'Hamilton' CD features songs by Alicia Keys, Sia, Usher

NEW YORK -- The Broadway megahit "Hamilton" has already spawned a best-selling cast album, a PBS documentary and a book about its creation. Now it's s ...

The Orange Chicken lunch special came served with an egg roll, rice and the choi ...

Bluefish: A new take on a familiar and memorable favorite

I remember Sunday afternoons as a kid fondly.

We’d stumble out of church, sleepy and content. I’d hold my brother’s hand as we walk ...


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