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Enterprise Boulevard project goal: Strengthen connection between north, south LC

The first open house on the Enterprise Boulevard Extension project was held at the Martin Luther King Junior Center on Tuesday. The open houses are ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Wednesday, July 17, 2024 9:27 pm

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Exchange project allows teenagers to visit different states for free

Last week marked the end of six teenagers’ first (but not last) time in Lake Charles. The American Exchange Project (AEP) is a newer non-profit ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Wednesday, July 17, 2024 8:06 am

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Open house set for Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project

The first of two open houses about the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Monday, July 15, 2024 4:08 pm

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School Board gives Van Metre four-year contract

The Calcasieu Parish School Board finalized new Superintendent Jason Van Metre’s contract at a special meeting on Thursday, July 11. VanMetre was chosen as superintendent ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Saturday, July 13, 2024 9:15 am

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Neighbors unite to fight construction of townhome development at corner of Ernest and W. Claude streets

A public hearing regarding a controversial proposed development will take place at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, July 17. A request to subdivide an ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Friday, July 12, 2024 10:30 am

Meet Your Neighbor

Lindsay Gaar represents city at Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C.

Local student Lindsay Gaar represented Lake Charles at the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. last month. As a student at Bishop Noland ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Friday, July 12, 2024 7:31 am

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Sowela photography students open exhibit at LC City Hall

The photography of Sowela Technical Community College students will be displayed on the first floor of Lake Charles City Hall, 326 Pujo St., through September. ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Thursday, July 11, 2024 4:42 pm

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Newly named Superintendent VanMetre: ‘It’s all about people, all the time’

Self-proclaimed “bonafide education nerd” Jason VanMetre is the Calcasieu Parish School Board’s new superintendent. The decision was made at a special meeting on Tuesday with ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Wednesday, July 10, 2024 4:11 pm

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DeRidder City Council vote for president ends in a tie

The vote for the new DeRidder City Council president ended in a tie at Monday’s meeting. Two council members were nominated for president: Wayne Godfrey ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Wednesday, July 10, 2024 10:17 am

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BREAKING: VanMetre named next superintendent

Self-titled “bonafide education nerd” Jason VanMetre is the Calcasieu Parish School Board’s new superintendent. The decision was made at a special meeting on Tuesday with ... Read more

by Emily Burleigh, Tuesday, July 9, 2024 7:58 pm

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