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  • Bonds to pay for Walker school improvements

    October 26, 2014 1:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - The Livingston Parish School Board has moved closer to issuing $25 million in bonds to pay for improvements at schools in Walker. The Advocate reports that school district voters in May approved an increase in property taxes to pay for a variety of projects, including vocation... more »
  • Transit system gets high marks for improvements

    August 31, 2014 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A report card issued by a Baton Rouge community group says the Capital Area Transit System is meeting many of its goals in improving service. The Advocate reported the group Together Baton Rouge has been monitoring progress of the bus system, known as CATS. The... more »
  • Improvements coming to Frank O. Hunter Park

    October 3, 2012 7:19 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has voted to move forward on improvements to Frank O. Hunter Park. On Tuesday, the council introduced an ordinance that will allow Mayor Jacques M. Roy to accept a low bid for improvements to the park. Lose & Associates, a consultant hired... more »
  • Port approves bond issue for improvements

    February 29, 2012 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Port of Greater Baton Rouge's board has voted to begin the process of issuing $200 million in bonds, backed by its grain elevator operator's letter of credit, for improvements to the grain facility. The Port Commission held a special board meeting Tuesday to consider... more »
  • Louisiana-Monroe introduces stadium improvements

    February 11, 2011 8:11 PM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - The University of Louisiana-Monroe plans to add a new high-definition video display board and state-of-the-art sound system at Malone Stadium just in time for the 2011 football season. The project is pending final approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. Director of Athletics... more »
  • Jeanerette Gets Federal Load To Fund Water Improvements

    December 29, 2009 3:16 PM

    JEANERETTE, La. (AP) - The city of Jeanerette is getting a federal loan for nearly $2.5 million to improve its water system. It's among nearly $117 million in stimulus grants and loans for water and environmental projects announced Tuesday by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. They are part of the... more »
  • Low Voter Turnout

    October 19, 2009 7:29 PM

    Parishes across Acadiana are reporting rather low voter turnouts in this weekend's special elections. "It is disappointing in a way that you know, a lot of money is spent per vote," said St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters John Moreau On every election, Moreau estimates that anywhere from $800 to... more »

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