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Planning underway for Le Grand Reveil Acadien

By Doris Maricle / American Press

JENNINGS — It is still seven months away, but the planning has already begun for a celebration marking the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Acadians to south Louisiana.

The Le Grand Reveil Acadien, or The Great Acadian Awakening, will be held Oct. 3-12 with events planned from Lake Cha ...

News

President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP Photo)

Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts, including some given life in pr ...

Louisiana State Capitol (American Press Archives)<br>

Candidates for governor take aim at Jindal policies, budget

BATON ROUGE — The contenders to be Louisiana's next governor took swipes at the office's current occupant at a forum before small business leade ...

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Arrests in the area

Starks man arrested for fourth DWI

A Starks man was arrested for fourth-offense DWI after running his vehicle off the road into a pasture near the in ...

Gov. Bobby Jindal (American Press)

State police travel expenses rise under Gov. Bobby Jindal

BATON ROUGE — Expenses for the governor's state police security detail have gone up under Gov. Bobby Jindal, as he travels across the country ra ...


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Sports

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New looks coming for districts next season

When the 2015-16 academic year rolls around some of the districts in Southwest Louisiana will have a new look.

While the reclassification and redistr ...

St. Louis coach Rick LeBato earned honors in 3A. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)

St. Louis' LeBato named top coach in Class 3A All-State

University Lab did it again at the Top 28 tournament, winning its second consecutive Class 3A state championships in both

girls and boys basketball.

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Charter school adding football in the fall

Southwest Louisiana’s newest high school, Lake Charles College Prep, will begin varsity athletics next school year, competing in football, baske ...

Senior Jake Cochran (8) has provided both power and defense for the Sam Houston Broncos this season. (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Power game lifting Sam Houston in early going

It’s not that they’re trying to hit home runs. They say it’s part of a good hitting approach; a by-product of squaring up

the barre ...


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Scene

UFO 2 by Kevin Haran of Ovideo, Fla., was created using ink and charcoal on paper.

National Works on Paper exhibit opens April 2 at McNeese

The 28th annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition opens with a reception honoring the exhibiting artists at 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 2, in the ...

‘Ernest & Celestine’ will be screened at 6 p.m. March 30 in Stokes Auditorium on the McNeese State University campus. (Special to the American Press)

French film festival offers family-friendly selection

McNeese State University’s Banners Series will show a free screening of the French animated film “Ernest & Celestine” at 6

p.m. ...

The fire that ravaged the old Nina P's building is a distant memory and the newly renovated location has been welcoming back old customers and meeting new ones for only about a week now. <br />

Locals happy to see Nina P's back in action

Tuesday, I had a flat tire, my washing machine broke, a pen snapped in my pocket, I spilled a cup of water on my desk at work,

I accidentally broke m ...

The Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Historic Cash and Carry Building. (Kirk Meche / American Press Archives)

Symphony to serve up authentic Louisiana cusine at Wild Beast Feast

Authentic Louisiana cuisine will be on the menu at the Lake Charles Symphony’s 14th annual Wild Beast Feast Fundraiser at

5 p.m. Saturday, Marc ...


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