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Obits published Thursday, October 2, 2014

Audra Anna Andrus, 77, Johnson & Brown Funeral Home

John Atwell, 65, Hixson-Sulphur Memorial Funeral Home

Jason Mitchell Brooks, 38, Chaddick Funeral Home

John C. Burch, 62, Hixson Snider Funeral Home

Claudia Cranford, 82, Hixson Funeral Home of Lake Charles

Dorman Doyle, 83, Hixson Snider ...


(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Westlake High marks 100 years

School pride and tradition are normally a given at most high schools, especially during homecoming week. But Westlake High

School is taking its homec ...


Proposed cell tower draws debate

The push for improved cellphone service collided with the push for historic preservation at Wednesday’s Lake Charles City

Council meeting. The ...


Calcasieu murder convictions upheld

The 3rd Circuit of Appeal on Wednesday upheld the murder convictions of two Calcasieu Parish men in separate slayings and

vacated and upheld parts of ...


Judicial candidates present viewpoints

Although none of the questions asked at Wednesday night’s judicial election forum pertained to family court, much of the debate

centered around ...

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Sulphur's Derrick Guillory leads the area in rushing with 1,004 yards.

Area football stat leaders


1) Derrick Guillory, Sulphur: 1,004 yards / 11 TDs / 7.9 ypc / 251.0 ypg

2) Shea Holland, South Beauregard: 854 yards / 9 TDs / 8.3 ypc / ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Holland carries load for South Beauregard

LONGVILLE — The South Beauregard Golden Knights can attribute much of their 4-0 start to their running game.

Leading the way is junior running ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Warriors will find out where they stand in first district game

Basile was expected to be good and is living up to expectations, while Hamilton Christian has exceeded last season’s win total

and is looking t ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Little has gone right for winless Nicholls state

If Stephen King were asked to document Nicholls State’s 2014 football season, he might turn the project down. Too frightening

for human consump ...

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A large crowd was on hand at Prien Lake Park in April for a Movies Under the Stars viewing of the film “Frozen.” (Rick Hickman / American Press)

Families can watch the big screen against the big sky

Movies Under the Stars, hosted by the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury, will begin next month with the “Muppets Most Wanted,”

set for 7 p.m. ...


Cal-Cam Fair to be held at West Cal Event Center

Remember when a big part of the fun of going to the Cal-Cam Fair was walking through the displays of the hand-crafted, the

homegrown and the cleverly ...

Monica Mere and Daniel Bride are Doc and Mrs. Gibbs in the Bayou Players production of ”Our Town.” (Rick Hickman / American Press)

MSU Bayou Players bring back 'Our Town'

In a bow to the past, McNeese State University’s Bayou Players will begin the fall theater season with “Our Town,” the first

theate ...

Attendees of last year's Calca-Chew Food Festival peruse through goodies. (Kirk Meche / Special to the American Press)

Find live music, Cajun cuisine at Calca-Chew Food Fest

The 30th annual Calca-Chew Food Festival will be 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, in the family center at St. Margaret Catholic

Church, on the corner ...

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