fbpx
Connect with us

American Press

WILDFIRE UPDATE: Evacuations and resources list – American Press

Published

on

www.americanpress.com – Emily Burleigh – 2023-08-25 14:05:51

SUMMARY: As of August 25, there is a mandatory evacuation in Merryville, Louisiana, and surrounding areas due to wildfires. Certain roads are of particular concern for residents. Evacuations have also been ordered in the Toledo Bend area and the Bancroft community. Road closures have been put in place on LA 27 and LA 110. Shelters have been set up at United Methodist and Dry Creek Baptist Camp. Resources are being provided by the Beauregard Baptist Association and The Church International. The United Way of Southwest Louisiana has launched a Fire Relief Fund for those affected by the fires, with donations being accepted online or by texting.

Read the full article

The post WILDFIRE UPDATE: Evacuations and resources list – American Press appeared first on www.americanpress.com

American Press

Smith’s big hits help Gumbeaux Gators sweep DH from Rougarou – American Press

Published

on

www.americanpress.com – Rodrick Anderson – 2024-06-16 14:45:13

SUMMARY: The Lake Charles Gumbeaux Gators swept a doubleheader against the Baton Rouge Rougarou on Saturday, improving their record in the Texas Collegiate League. Jake Smith (Rosepine HS/Louisiana Tech) was pivotal, hitting a go-ahead three-run home run in the first game and executing a walk-off RBI bunt in the second. The Gators overcame a 3-0 deficit in the first game with a six-run fifth inning. The second game went into extra innings, with the Gators winning 4-3. Pitchers Travis Phelps and Hayden Harmon secured wins in their respective games. The teams face off again at Golbsy Field in Baton Rouge tonight.

Read the full article

The post Smith's big hits help Gumbeaux Gators sweep DH from Rougarou – American Press appeared first on www.americanpress.com

Continue Reading

American Press

Scooter Hobbs: ACC-SEC challenge may be the future of CWS – American Press

Published

on

www.americanpress.com – Scooter Hobbs – 2024-06-16 11:15:16

SUMMARY: The 2024 College World Series features only teams from the ACC and SEC, marking the first time since 1948 that only two conferences are represented. The SEC missed setting a new record with Georgia's loss, leaving four SEC and four ACC teams in contention. The ACC boasts only two national championships, while the SEC aims to secure its fifth different champion in the last five years. With Oklahoma and Texas joining the SEC and the Pac-12's decline, the future dominance of college baseball seems likely to be contested between the SEC and ACC. The article concludes with a prediction that the Tennessee-North Carolina game could determine the national champion.

Read the full article

The post Scooter Hobbs: ACC-SEC challenge may be the future of CWS – American Press appeared first on www.americanpress.com

Continue Reading

American Press

Jim Beam column:Pet project system is unfair – American Press

Published

on

www.americanpress.com – Jim Beam – 2024-06-15 06:43:55

SUMMARY: Jim Beam criticizes the Louisiana Legislature's funding of pet projects, which he argues is unfair and arbitrary. A city councilman inquired about accessing such funds after learning that lawmakers are spending $92.7 million on various local projects, some of which include golf courses, schools, courthouses, and nonprofits. Legislators, primarily from the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, have significant influence over these allocations. Various organizations, including Bridge House Corp. and the Baton Rouge Art Gallery, receive substantial funds, raising questions about the criteria for selection. Beam suggests it's time to reform or abolish this system.

Read the full article

The post Jim Beam column:Pet project system is unfair – American Press appeared first on www.americanpress.com

Continue Reading

News from the South

Trending