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SLC welcomes newbies

By Albert Burford / American Press

The fresh football season means new teams for the Southland Conference.

As the college landscape continues to

shift and teams shuffle from conference to conference, the SLC has

picked up three newcomers

in Abilene Christian, Houston Baptist and Incarnate Word.

ACU is making a return to the conf ...



SW La. school registration list

Southwest Louisiana schools have announced registration dates for the 2014-15 school year:

A.A. Nelson Elementary: New student registration 8 a.m.-1 ...


Health insurance price increases could top 10 percent for thousands in La.

BATON ROUGE — Thousands of people who

bought health insurance through the marketplace created by the federal

health care overhaul

face price ...

(Special to the American Press)

Allen Parish Fire District 3 breaks ground on new training building

GRANT — Allen Parish Fire District 3 officials turned spades of dirt Wednesday for a 2,400-square-foot training building.

The $213,000 facility ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

Women's Commission preparing for annual Fall Conference

Members of the Women’s Commission of Southwest Louisiana are preparing for their Fall Conference, which draws over 1,500 people

each year to th ...

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(American Press Photo Illustration)

SLC welcomes newbies

The fresh football season means new teams for the Southland Conference.

As the college landscape continues to

shift and teams shuffle from conferenc ...

(Rick Hickman/American Press)

SLC Media Day Notebook

For the past three years, trying to get an interview with Everett Ellefsen has been akin to tracking down a white buffalo.

So even with his many acco ...

(Associated Press)

Colon loses perfect game in seventh

By The Associated Press

SEATTLE — Bartolo Colon watched the line drive fall into the outfield grass and applauded. It was all Colon could do af ...

(Special to the American Press)

SLC ready to roll with FBS punches

Over the past half century there has been one constant in the Southland Conference: change.

New teams enter as old foes exit. This season is no diffe ...

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Robbie Dubois and Angie Savant dance to the sounds of the Twangsters Union at a previous Marshland Festival. (American Press Archives)

Make a mad dash to the Marshland Fest

Put on your rubber boots.

The 25th annual Marshland Festival is back this year.

The event, in the Lake Charles Civic Center, will begin at 5 p.m. ...

(Special to the American Press)

ACTS to hold 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' auditions

Artists Civic Theatre and Studio in Lake Charles announces a casting call for its 48th season opener, “Legally Blonde: The


Th ...

Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St. in Jennings. (Photo courtesy of Zigler Art Museum)

Zigler Museum to hold summer art camp based on recycling

JENNINGS — The Zigler Art Museum, 411 Clara St., will hold a Summer Art Camp, July 21-25.

The camp will be held at 10-11:30 a.m. at the museum ...

Big Shane, a DeRidder-based hip-hop artist, performs tracks from his album “Mixed Emotions” at the 101 Block Party in Austin, Texas, in May of this year. (Special to the American Press)

Big Shane DeRidder’s budding hip-hop star

Shane Peters is certain fame is within his reach.

“I don’t think it’ll be too long,” he said.

The 26-year-old DeRidder nativ ...

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