James White can laugh about his near-death experience now, but when his 16-foot boat was circling him like a hungry shark in the angry waters of the Mississippi River on Good Friday, it was the most frightening time of his life.
A group of investors has offered to lease all 16th Section properties from the Avoyelles School Board for $291,628 a year. Rodney Rabalais, the attorney for the interested investors, presented the offer to the board at a special meeting on March 31. The initial lease would be for five years, with an automatic option to renew the lease for another five years.
Lagniappe is a French word meaning “something extra,” and that’s what visitors to the 4th Annual Lagniappe Festival in Mansura can expect this Saturday.The crafts festival is held at the Truex Hous
By GARLAND FORMAN In a shocking development, Van Kojis resigned as president of the Avoyelles School Board during the board’s special meeting last Tuesday.
Rain did not stop the celebration of the opening of a new fitness park in Marksville.
By GARLAND FORMAN By a surprisingly wide margin, Bunkie voters approved a 25-mill, $6 million bond proposal to repair and renovate the Bunkie sewer plant.In last Saturday’s voting, the propositio