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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 ...

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Inauguration Eve: Trump juggles work, play, preps to party

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City looks to sell adjudicated properties

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Local officials tour Citgo Manufacturing Complex

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Sports

Iowa's Oakley explains proposals to LHSAA

LAFAYETTE — Iowa Principal Michael Oakley had the opportunity to explain his collection of proposals on the Louisiana High School Athletic Assoc ...

Kalob Ledoux slams a putback dunk in McNeese's 82-72 win against Central Arkansa ...

Hot-shooting Cowboys run past Central Arkansas, 82-27

The first half clock ticked down and Burton Coliseum was restless. Kalob Ledoux, he of one collegiate start prior to Wednesday evening, endured a tr ...

In this Dec. 15, 2006, photo, Houston Astros long time first baseman and four-ti ...

Bagwell, Raines, Ivan Rodriguez elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK -- Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Ivan Rodriguez have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, earning the honor as Trevor Hoffman and Vladimir ...

McNeese coach Lance Guidry paces during the Cowboys' 35-0 loss to Central Arkans ...

Six total games now known as McNeese State works to finalize 2017 football schedule

Still without the official release from the school, McNeese State’s 2017 football schedule continues to slowly trickle to the public.

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Scene

Beethoven, Bingo and Bubbly: LC Symphony fundraiser is Saturday

There’s still time to grab tickets to the Lake Charles Symphony’s 5th annual champagne bingo fundraiser, “Beethoven, Bingo and Bubbl ...

Harlem Globetrotters bring show to Civic Center

The Harlem Globetrotters will showcase their signature dunks, tricks and laughs at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan, 25, at the Lake Charles Civic Center.

The 9 ...

Reception honoring 'Joan of Arc' photographer is tonight

A new exhibit will open today in the Imperial Calcasieu Museum that will feature photographs inspired by the legendary story of Joan of Arc.

&ld ...

Foreigner's Tom Gimbel: Still hot-blooded

The iconic 1970s band that brought us “Hot Blooded,” “I Want to Know What Love Is” and “Feels Like the First Time&rdquo ...


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