Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA

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Updated Apr 18, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Continued efforts to try to keep Louisiana from using tests associated with the Common Core education standards are creating "a state of chaos" for public school teachers, Superintendent of Education John White said Thursday.

Updated Apr 16, 2014 at 10:48 AM

In the world of Army dentistry, a laser is making its mark on Soldiers battling periodontal disease, an inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. The LANAP, or Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is a fast...

Posted Apr 14, 2014 at 10:30 AM

After the exhibit's kick-off in Alexandria April 3, Sims spent April 4 reacquainting himself with some of the spots he had visited nearly 10 years ago, while also seeing new areas that have sprung up since those first visits.

Posted Apr 13, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Soldiers visited Fort Polk's Army and Air Force Exchange Service shoppettes March 31 to kick off the Army's Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention month and make the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's position on sexual assault...

Posted Apr 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM

In times of emergency a helping hand can bring hope. But a lack of crisis doesn't mean there's an absence of need. People in every walk of life require aid at one time or another, disaster or not. For 133 years The American Red Cross and its many...

Updated Apr 8, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Capt. Brian Slighly, a prosthodontist at Chesser Dental Clinic, U.S. Army Dental Activity, is part of the improvements made in patient care over the past several months. He has aided in the implementation of a technology called CAD-CAM: Computer...

Posted Apr 7, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The Louisiana National Guard (LANG) participated Saturday, April 5, in the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness training exercises to test disaster response capabilities of multiple state, local and federal agencies in...

Updated Apr 7, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital's decontamination team participated in a two-day training class March 27 and 28 to learn how to properly run a DECON center.

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 3:10 PM

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee and Fort Polk are teaming up once again on April 3 for Patriot Pride Day. The original plan was to begin the celebration at 4 p.m., however inclement weather has forced the party up...

Posted Mar 30, 2014 at 5:00 PM

The former state prison, C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center, will reopen as a transitional work program for non-violent offenders, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections said Friday.

Posted Mar 30, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Despite the five-year freeze on new cadets, LSP has seen a 40 percent reduction in traffic fatalities since 2007 due to a new mindset brought about by LSP Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson, who has emphasized proactive policing and public education,...

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