Should members of the LSU Board of Supervisors disclose who receives their scholarships?|
|Gilmore to appeal conviction|
SHREVEPORT — The attorney for former Monroe City Councilman Arthur Gilmore Jr., who was convicted of racketeering last week in U.S. District Court, said his client would continue fighting.
|WMHS unveils MagnaTech Academy|
Local officials and other notables joined Tuesday in the unveiling of West Monroe High School's new MagnaTech Academy, which will house the school's STEM program.
|Former police captain accused of falsifying documents|
A four-month investigation into the retirement of University of Louisiana-Monroe Police Chief Larry Ellerman and the firing of Capt. Dan Chason shows their downfall started with Chason apparently falsifying documents.
|Cheniere Drew system wins 'best tasting' water award|
Cheniere Drew Water System won the Water Taste Contest for the "best tasting drinking water in the state" at the 76th annual Conference of the Louisiana Conference on Water Supply, Sewerage and Industrial Wastes held in Baton Rouge.
The finalists were selected from the winners of the Conferences eight regions and the host city.
|PJ hears updates on drainage projects|
The Ouachita Parish Police Jury discussed a number of ongoing projects during its regular meeting Monday, including updates on several drainage projects in the parish.
|Driver passes breath test, faces DWI charge|
After nearly hitting another car on North 7th Street, West Monroe police arrested a Monroe man for second offense DWI and declared him "impaired" in a drug influence evaluation, though he passed a chemical test for intoxication.
|Jindal appoints Jones to state board|
Governor Bobby Jindal recently announced the appointment of Jerry Jones, of Monroe, to the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice.
|Fraudulent loans land woman in jail|
A Monroe woman's failed attempt to fraudulently obtain her fifth check from a cash loan business in West Monroe Saturday led to her arrest by West Monroe police on four counts of theft by fraud.
|Jindal appoints Babb|
Governor Bobby Jindal recently announced appointments to the Louisiana Racing Commission, including Keith Babb of Monroe.
|Store hosts biking safety program|
Shaun Best, president and CEO of "Challenged Conquistadors, Inc." will present an informational program, "Ask Shaun: The Value of Wearing a Bike Helmet," from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 25, at The Bike Source, 1131 Forsythe Avenue, Monroe.
|Project HELP working in schools|
Project HELP partners with community and schools to bring Life Skills Training to over 200 fifth-grade students this spring.
|Former councilman Gilmore to appeal conviction|
SHREVEPORT -- The attorney for former Monroe City Councilman Arthur Gilmore Jr., who was convicted of racketeering Thursday in U.S. District Court, said his client would continue fighting.
|Weaver joins Committee of 100|
The Committee of 100 for the Economic Development of Louisiana recently announced the addition of its newest member Dewey Weaver, owner and founder of InterMountain Management of Monroe.
|Poverty Point offers guided hike|
Poverty Point State Historic Site is offering a ranger-led hike around the 402-acre prehistoric site on Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m.
|Raising Cane's collecting for tornado relief|
Thousands of people across North Texas and Oklahoma are in desperate need of food, water, shelter and other basic necessities after their communities were devastated by deadly tornadoes over the past week.
|Garners, McKeithens reunite|
The 46th reunion of the Garner-McKeithen Families will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013, in the Lodge at Kiroli Park in West Monroe.
|Adoption event this Saturday|
PAWS of Northeast Louisiana will sponsor its monthly offsite adoption opportunity of available pets from the Ouachita Parish Animal Shelter this weekend.
|Twin City Ballet Company honored|
Twin City Ballet Company was recently honored at Regional Dance America's Festival for the Southwest Region held in Fort Smith, Ark.
|'All Shook Up' opens|
There'll be a "whole lotta shakin' goin' on" at Strauss Theatre Center when All Shook Up takes the stage May 23.
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|Healthcare, eduation crucial|
I believe we all share the goal of Louisiana being a state of continued growth and economic development. There are several factors that are necessary to make that ongoing vision a sustainable reality.
|Coach Coats believed in me|
I loved to teach. I loved kids. I wanted to see them succeed. I said that I wanted them to succeed; not necessarily to see them make straight A's, but to see them succeed where their passions lie.
|We are all in this together|
Most of us have been guilty of watching the TV news or reading the newspaper when there is a tragedy and thinking to ourselves, "I'm glad that isn't going on here."
|Two jackasses in a mirror|
Former Monroe city councilmen Arthur Gilmore and Robert "Red" Stevens may see a couple of jackasses when they look in the mirror.
|Rebels, Tigers brush up in scrimmage|
Anytime the West Monroe Rebels and the Neville Tigers get together, it is a battle. Last friday's spring football game at Neville's Bill Ruple Stadium proved to be no different as the Tigers and Rebels pounded on each other for several hours in front of the West Monroe, Neville faithful.
But the spring game was a chance for both teams to find the weak spots in their armor before the season begins.
|Bug Bowl gives fans first look at new coach, team|
The "Bug Bowl" gave St. Frederick High School football fans an opportunity to enjoy some great crawfish and hamburgers while watching the Warriors compete in the Blue and White inter-squad scrimmage. The game concluded with both teams scoring three touchdowns.
|SEC football reputation not about propaganda|
Nick Saban gave the best response to Bob Stoops' recent outlandish statement about the SEC when the Oklahoma coach claimed the SEC's reputation as the best football conference was a result of propaganda.
Saban, in his typical deadpan style, said, "I've got more important things to do than sit around and read what Bob Stoops has to say about anything."
But you know I can't leave it at that. And I won't even mention Charlie Weiss chiming in. OK, I will. Charlie, I think you need to
|LSU's Raph Rhymes slams first career homer|
Raph Rhymes did not envision flying through the air last Thursday night in the opener of his final regular season series. The LSU senior outfielder accomplished a feat which he has not achieved since he was nine or 10 years playing Little League—he hit an inside the park home run.
|LHSAA split will affect 2013 season|
Over the summer, all eyes will be on the LHSAA as they sort out a playoff system to handle Proposition 18, which called for the division of "select" (private, parochial) schools and "non-select" (public) schools.
|Sightseeing on the way north to Alaska|
Alaska is one of the last frontiers in my mind's eye and a great big check on my bucket list. We recently celebrated our thirt-year anniversary with the promise of going to Alaska. I was very surprised at how reasonable the cost was booking through Carnival for our flights and a seven-day cruise.
|LSU enters SEC tournament as No. 2 seed|
LSU captured the 2013 SEC Western Division championship and enters the SEC tournament as the No. 2 seed. The division title is LSU's second in a row and its fourth during coach Paul Mainieri's seven-season tenure with the Tigers.
|LSU baseball field named after legendary coach|
It was a memorable evening at the ballpark last Friday night at LSU. A night that will go down in history as the night that legendary coach Skip Bertman's name was forever etched onto Alex Box Stadium.