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Established March 17, , The Alexandria Town Talk is a daily newspaper for Alexandria-Pineville and the thirteen parishes which comprise central Louisiana. The name of the paper on its inaugural issue was the Alexandria Daily Town Talk. Although it has since been shorted to the current The Town Talk , it is still frequently referred to by long-time residents as the Daily Town Talk. KALB is the oldest television station in central Louisiana. Owned by the City of Alexandria and operated by the Division of Public Works, it is home to about animals and includes an award-winning Louisiana Habitat exhibit.
Much of the credit for the quality of the zoo has been given to Robert Leslie Whitt — , who served as director for 34 years prior to his death.
The Louisiana Wild Life and Fisheries Commission stocked this impoundment with the proper species and number of game fish in —66 shortly after its completion date. The recreational facilities include a large area cleared and zoned for swimming with complete bath house facilities nearby. There is a water skiing area that is cleared and snagged for safety of the skiers. The picnic and camping areas are modern and complete. There is also space available for campers.
The lake, located in central Louisiana, was constructed as a joint venture of the Louisiana Forestry Commission, the Rapides Parish Police Jury, and the Lower West Red River Soil and Water Conservation District as a reservoir for agricultural irrigation in times of need and for recreation purposes.
The recreation area camping area contains campsites with conventional full utility hookups, 3 beaches for swimming , bath houses, a boat launch, and 75 picnic sites. A covered pavilion within the developed area provides for groups up to people. The recreation area is open year-round and operates on user fees. Alexandria sits in the middle of the Kisatchie National Forest.
Ranger districts are north, northwest, west and southwest of the city. An abundance of large timberlands and forest nurseries, as well as lake and recreation areas, are within a short driving distance. The battalion also has units located in Jonesboro , Winnfield , Colfax , and St.
Alexandria served as the home of England Air Force Base from its origins as an emergency airstrip for Esler Regional Airport until its closure.
The Alexandria workforce consists of about 55, residents. The facility will serve as the headquarters for the company because aside from the plant itself, Sundrop has also bought Cowboy Town, an abandon entertainment venue that sits inside the surrounding land that was purchased, to house their offices and their maintenance and fabrication operations.
Magazine rated Alexandria as the 77th best place in which to conduct business out of the U. Among other Louisiana cities, Alexandria ranked second, following only Baton Rouge , which ranked 59th nationally. Alexandria is home to two major hospitals: Rapides Regional Medical Center, a former Baptist hospital is located downtown.
Both hospitals have undergone expansion. In the early 19th century, the Port of Alexandria brought goods to the area and shipped cotton and other local products to the rest of the country. A ferry connected the cities of Alexandria and Pineville until a bridge was built across the Red in Today, Port facilities include: There is also a general cargo dock with access to rail and a hopper barge unloading dock with conveyor system.
Today's modern facilities and the Port's central location with its connection to the Mississippi River provide excellent opportunities for importers and exporters. Alexandria is served by American , United , and Delta. Formerly known as England AFB until , Alexandria International Airport additionally has numerous international charter airlines use the airport in the transport of military personnel attached to the United States Army base at Fort Polk.
A new military personnel terminal opened in Downtown Alexandria, including the Alexandria Cultural Arts District, is currently in the process of revitalization. It is home to five museums, three performance venues, and several galleries. In recent years, several bars, cafes, and restaurants have opened.
Across the street from the venues is the Hotel Bentley. The Bentley was built in by lumberman and local eccentric Joseph A. The Bentley's heyday was during the s and s, when senior military officials, including General Dwight D. Eisenhower , stayed for extended periods. The Bentley, which was closed on December 12, , was once one of only two four-star hotels in Louisiana. The hotel was set to reopen in August , in time for the th anniversary of its construction, but was prevented by funding issues.
His plan is to keep the older portion of the building to remain a hotel and turn the 7-story tower portion into luxury condominiums, and also to reopen Bentley's restaurant and Mirror Room lounge. The hotel and all of its components were to have been opened by the summer of ,  but the hotel remained unfinished as of November Alexandria real estate broker Robert Andrew Wolf, Jr. In , he and Wasson designed the Wedgewood subdivision in Alexandria; in , they sold Melrose.
Following the Civil War, all public records in Alexandria had been destroyed. On September 29, , the city was granted a new charter with a government consisting of a Mayor, Treasurer, and Justice of the Peace.
Nine aldermen represented the four wards of the city — two from each ward and one elected at-large. In , the Lawrason Act established Alexandria municipal government in a strong mayor format, where the mayor was also the Commissioner of Public Health and Safety Police, Fire, Sanitation. The last to hold those positions, which ended in , were Mayor John K.
Snyder — , Malcolm P. Alexandria has a mayoral-council system of government. The Mayor serves as the executive branch of the local government. Randolph had succeeded John K. The City Council serves as the legislative branch. The five districts of the city are represented on the Council; in addition there are two council members elected to serve as at-large representatives of the city.
The Alexandria Court has a limited jurisdiction, consisting of the citizens of Wards 1, 2 and 8 in Rapides Parish. Within those boundaries the court has the power to hear and decide both criminal and civil cases, rule in civil cases and hand down judgment for punishment in criminal cases. Overall, the people of the Alexandria area tend to be conservative. Even though the majority typically elects Republicans in national elections, they vote for Democrats in local elections, many of which are not contested by the GOP [ citation needed ].
From to , Alexandria served as the seat of Louisiana's Eighth Congressional district. A Democratic seat, it was held by the Long family for nearly half of its existence, from to , broken only by the two terms of Harold B. The seat was removed after the census indicated Louisiana no longer had the population to support it.
The district was split among the Fourth , Fifth and Sixth Congressional districts. Alexandria is now in the Fifth district and was represented from to by Rodney Alexander , a Democrat-turned-Republican. From its establishment in , the campus offered only two-year degrees; students seeking baccalaureate degrees had to commute or move to the main campus in Baton Rouge in order to gain a four-year degree. After , students could either commute or telecommute in order to attend upper level courses, including graduate classes.
A four-year degree is also attainable through Southern Baptist -affiliated Louisiana College in Pineville, founded in Rapides Parish School Board operates public schools. Alexandria has three public high schools: In addition, there are two private high schools: The Renaissance Home for Youth west of Alexandria is a haven for youthful offenders who live in a group-home setting as an alternative to reform school or adult jail.
Since the facility opened in , nearly 12 thousand young people have lived at the home in search of rehabilitation. Alfred Booker Junior Academy proudly follows faith- centered education for all students Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Alexandria serves as the crossroads of Louisiana.
To reach either Shreveport or Monroe from the southern portion of the state, the easiest method of travel takes the driver through Alexandria. Likewise, if a visitor is to head from the northern portion of the state to the Cajun portions of the state Lake Charles and Lafayette , or the greater metropolitan areas of either Baton Rouge or New Orleans , the easiest method of travel involves driving down Interstate 49 through Alexandria.
In addition to I , travelers can follow Louisiana 1 up to Alexandria from Baton Rouge and points south. Also, Highway could be taken from Opelousas north to Ruston, crossing through Alexandria at one of the few bridges over the Red River in central Louisiana. Highways and 71 also link Alexandria and points south with the northern and southern portions of the state via the Curtis-Coleman bridge.
There are possible plans for a mile, 4 lane beltway to encircle Alexandria and Pineville. As of now, it is only in the planning stages of development. There are two railroad bridges over the Red River in Alexandria.
One is located near the Buhlow area north of the OK Allen bridge. The other is south of the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge. For those leaving or arriving at the city by bus, Greyhound Lines has a terminal downtown. Alexandria does not have Amtrak service, nor a commuter rail system.
The Kansas City Southern and the Missouri Pacific since absorbed by Union Pacific operated train stations in the area in the early part of the 20th century but these have since closed. Scenic view of the Red River of the South taken from levee in Alexandria. Christmas chapel is a seasonal exhibit near Alexandria City Hall.
Human Services in Alexandria occupies a former financial institution building at Murray Street downtown. Former Missouri Pacific Railroad depot in downtown historic district.
Lower view of Rapides Parish Courthouse in Alexandria. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. City in Louisiana, United States. This section needs additional citations for verification.
Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Anna Margaret — singer, actress Morris N. Abrams — educator Emmanuel Arceneaux - Canadian football player for the B. Burton - Republican Party pioneer, last finance commissioner in Shreveport ; spent boyhood years in Alexandria  Edgar Cason — businessman and philanthropist, former Alexandria resident Carl B.
Close — state representative and mayor of Alexandria Luther F. Culpepper - state senator for Jackson and Ouachita parishes, ; judge of the Alexandria-based 9th Judicial District Court, to William A. Downs Samuel Dunbar - businessman  B. Goff - state representative from Rapides Parish, ; insurance agent in Alexandria R.
Lanier — mayor of Alexandria from to Swords Lee , timber owner from Pollock; resided in Alexandria, until his death in ; former Grant Parish assessor and state representative  F. Long — former U.