By Raymond L. Daye, Co-Editor For the second time in three three quarters, there will be no checks to local government entities from Paragon Casino.Read more...
By Raymond L. Daye, Co-Editor Quick action by the bus driver, principal, several teachers and two parents at Cottonport Elementary School averted a possible tragedy Aug. 19 when an electrical fire broke out on a special education bus preparing to take students home.Read more...
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has Issued A
* Flash Flood watch for Portions of Louisiana and Southeast Texas, Including the Following Areas, in Louisiana
Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, East Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette
Lower St. Martin, Rapides, St. Landry, St. Mary, Upper St. Martin, Vermilion, Vernon and West Cameron. in Southeast
Texas, Jefferson and Orange.
* Through Saturday Evening
* Average total Rain Amounts of 2 to 3 Inches will be Possible By Saturday Evening, with Isolated Amounts of 3 to 5 Inches
A Flash Flood watch Means That Conditions May Develop That Lead to Flash Flooding. Flash Flooding is a very Dangerous Situation.
you Should Monitor Later Forecasts and be Prepared to Take Action Should Flash Flood Warnings be Issued.
Showers and Thunderstorms are Expected to Increase After Midnight over Southeast Texas and Southern Louisiana As Increasing Moisture from the Gulf of Mexico Moves Inland and Interacts with an Approaching Upper Level Disturbance from the West. The Showers and Thunderstorms will Continue Spreading Inland towards Daybreak...and Across Central Louisiana Later Saturday Morning. Expect the Chances of Showers and Thunderstorms to Slowly Diminish Saturday Evening.
Cottonport Elementary School was on lock down on Friday, August 29 early this afternoon. St. Mary's School was also under lockdown during the incident.Read more...
Jamboree Scores for the three high school football scrimmage games played Friday night in Marksville:
MHS 18, AHS 0
MHS 14, BHS 0
AHS 0, BHS 0
Avoyelles Parish Football Jamboree results
Marksville 18 - Avoyelles 6
Bunkie 0 - Avoyelles 0
Marksville 14 - Bunkie 0
Marksville - Mark Eldridge 4-91 vs Avoyelles 1 TD & 7-54 vs Bunkie; Nick Lavalais 3-9 vs Avoyelles 1 TD & 7-42 vs Bunkie 1 TD; Kamar Greenhouse 1-50 vs Avoyelles 1 TD & 1-13 vs Bunkie; Laqaaron Mingo 1-5 vs Avoyelles; 4-66 vs Bunkie plus one 12 yard TD pass
Avoyelles - Phillip Augustine 4-57 vs Marksville plus an 85 yard kickoff return for a TD & 5-21 vs Bunkie; Miguel Collins 5-35 vs Marksville & 6-63 vs Bunkie; Roch Riviere 5-8 vs Marksville & 4-21 vs Bunkie
Bunkie - Joseph Murray 2-22 vs Avoyelles & 4-46 vs Marksville; Kelvaughn Hayes 2-2 vs Avoyelles & 3-41 vs Marksville; Jacob Boatner 2 pass catches for 47 yards vs Avoyelles
Friday, September 5, Games
Bunkie at Marksville 7 p.m.
Port Allen at Avoyelles 7 p.m.
C.E. Byrd's Jeffrey Berry and Dunham’s Sydney Cavin win the Louisiana Champions Invitational at Tamahka
MARKSVILLE – Tamahka Trails Golf Club’s 7,000-yard course took its toll on a number of players Tuesday during the 12th annual Louisiana Champions Invitational.
But C.E. Byrd's Jeffrey Berry and Dunham’s Sydney Cavin weren’t among them.Read more...
Avoyelles Public Charter School advanced in the Class-B baseball playoffs on Friday afternoon with a 12-2 road win over Simmsboro. APCS entered the playoffs as the #22 seed while Simmsboro was the #11 seed. The Vikings will now host the #6 seed Anacoco Indians on Monday at 4:30 p.m. at the APCS baseball field in Mansura in the second round. APCS scored two runs and the first inning and three more in the second inning to take a 5-0 lead before cruising to the ten-run win.
Native Flute Making Workshop Among Pow Wow Festivities Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana hosts flute workshop as part of 19th Annual Pow Wow Celebration
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe has announced a Native Flute Making Workshop to be facilitated by musician/flute maker, Hawk Henries, Saturday, May 10 from 9 a. m. – 5 p. m. at the main pow wow grounds pavilion on the reservation near Marksville.Read more...
Known for his work with the legendary Allman Brothers, keyboardist JOHNNY NEEL (http://www.johnnyneel.com/) will be performing live at Bailey's on the Square Friday evening, March 21.Read more...