LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - City officials have approved removal of a hill near the Leesville municipal airport if more funding can be found for the project. The American Press reports the City Council delayed accepting bids for the work in July because they exceeded an engineer's estimate. The low bid... more »
LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - City officials say Leesville's Municipal Golf Course is losing business because it doesn't have enough golf carts. In a discussion this past week, the City Council debated whether to buy used carts or lease new ones to boost the fleet. "Recently I saw a commercial for... more »
After a year in Afghanistan, almost 4,000 troops from the 4th Brigade 10th Mountain Division are finally all home, save 24 who lost their lives in service. To mark the homecoming, the city of Leesville, hometown to Fort Polk, hosted a huge party, ceremony and parade in their honor.
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Just in time for the holidays was a homecoming for soldiers based out of Fort Polk. In all, about 4-thousand soldiers were welcomed home today from Afghanistan, and quite the party was thrown in their honor.
Since September, they've been returning home in the hundreds. And finally, all of... more »
LEESVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge in Vernon Parish has ordered a 66-year-old Leesville man to spend a year in jail and repay nearly $21,000 to owners of timber he was convicted of burning. The Daily Leader reports that Judge Vernon B. Clark sentenced Darrell Wayne Westmoreland to... more »
Lafayette, La.: Courtney Donell Zeno, 39, of Leesville, La., was convicted by a federal jury
late yesterday afternoon following a two day trial for distribution of crack cocaine and possession
of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, Acting United States Attorney William J. Flanagan
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BATON ROUGE - Twelve day-care centers have lost their state operating licenses because of safety concerns, the state Department of Social Services announced Tuesday, as it wrapped up a new round of inspections. The department in September began inspections of all state-licensed day-care centers around Louisiana that previously had licenses... more »