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Updated at 3:18 PM

The goal of the project is to gather as many school supplies, new or gently used backpacks and school uniforms and have them available to any student in-need attending any public or private school in Vinton. Smith is also looking for a hair salon willing to donate free haircuts for the students.

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 3:18 PM

This premier leadership conference is designed to provide practical insight into the workings of government, promote youth civic engagement, to instill a sense of pride in America, and to empower the next generation of women leaders, providing them...

Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 7:19 AM

Construction will soon be underway on a new fire station for the Ward Six Fire Protection District. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday, July 21, on the site, located on Holbrook Park Road in north Sulphur.

Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

BJACH won the award for its teamwork while working on transitioning from a contracted ambulance service to an in-house ambulance program.

Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Apparently life can't get any better in our household. If recently-released research is to be believed, our household income rate has put us above the 'happiness plateau,' which is the point where people no longer report better emotional well-being...

Posted Jul 20, 2014 at 11:00 AM

The election will fill the Division A judgeship in the 14th Judicial District Court. That seat will be vacated by Judge Kent Savoie, who is seeking a position on the Third Circuit Court of Appeal. Division A includes Sulphur, Carlyss, Vinton and the...

Updated Jul 20, 2014 at 8:55 AM

The newly-completed West Calcasieu Events Center was the site Thursday night of the 2nd annual Friends of the Sulphur Police fundraising banquet. It was the first event to be held in the facility, and it was a big one — celebrating the Sulphur...

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Hot asphalt, temperatures in the mid 90s, and humidity nearing 100 percent saturation wasn't able to keep five Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies from completing a grueling 80 hour Harley Davidson Basic Motorcycle Course on Friday, July 11,...

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM

The days of paying a flat fee for water service in the City of Sulphur may soon be numbered. Water meters appear to be a certainty for residents in the near future, requiring them to pay for what they use.

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Mel Estess, public information officer and chaplain for the Sulphur Police Department, is a civilian employee. Having served briefly as Provisional Chief from May until November 2011, Estess began his time with the Sulphur Police Department...

Posted Jul 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM

When Vinetta Briscoe made detective with the Sulphur Police Department, it was the first time a woman had held the position in the department's history. It was also the first time an African-American held the rank.

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