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Fort Polk

Fort Polk welcomes Nielson as senior enlisted soldier

An Assumption of Responsibility ceremony was held at Fort Polk recently to welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen R. ...

Local

Leesville cited by state for infrastructure findings within water system

The city of Leesville has received a notice of violation from the Louisiana Office of Public Health, stating ...

High School Basketball

Lady Pirates beat Hornbeck, Lady Cats fall short

BWS Sports SIMPSON — The Hicks Lady Pirates opened defense of its District 3-C title on Tuesday with ...

High School Basketball

Simpson topples Pleasant Hill, Anacoco wins

BWS Sports PLEASANT HILL — The defending Class C state champion Simpson Broncos opened District 3-C play in ...

Local

Trespassers’ fireworks may have been cause of church fire

A fire that destroyed much of a Leesville church overnight on New Year’s Eve may have been started ...

Politics

Cassidy touts passage of No Surprises Act

By Marlisa Harding U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, is celebrating the recent passage of the No Surprises Act. ...

Local

Beauregard, Leesville airports will each receive $159,000

The Beauregard Parish and Leesville airports will each be receiving $159,000 in federal funds from the 2022 Airport ...

Local

Six Rosepine players receive all-state recognition

By Will Norris |  BWS Sports BATON ROUGE — The historic season that was Rosepine football has gotten ...

High School Basketball

Hicks, Anacoco split hoops doubleheader

By Daniel Green | BWS Sports SIMPSON — It took a little time, but the Hicks Lady Pirates got ...

Local

Vernon welcomes first baby of year

Baynes Jones Army Community Hospital is celebrating the first arrival of the new year. 1st Lt. Detrick Robertson ...

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High School Basketball

Pickering, Pitkin earn big wins

BWS Sports PICKERING — The Pickering Red Devils exploded for 53 points in the second half as they ...

Climate Change

Families reconsidering calling La. home

By Joe Rizzo, Joey Bullard  and Michael Sanders LSU Manship School News Service SLIDELL — As Hurricane Ida ...

High School Football

Rosepine sweeps honors on all-parish football team

By Will Norris  |  BWS Sports ROSEPINE — It was a season rich with history this year for ...

High School Basketball

Lady Cats rip Many, Rosepine wins two

BWS Sports  LEESVILLE — Three Leesville players reached double figures as the Lady Cats dumped the Many Tigers ...

Mardi Gras

Beginning of new year signals official kick-off of SW La. Mardi Gras season

For Southwest Louisiana, the dropping of the New Year’s ball will mean the raising of Mardi Gras masks, ...

High School Basketball

Evans lands five in double figures in win over Rosepine

By Daniel Green |  BWS Sports EVANS — Evans head coach Daniel Fletcher and his Eagles are on a ...

High School Basketball

Lady Indians down Many, Pitkin falls

BWS Sports staff report ANACOCO — A dominant first quarter proved to be the difference as the Anacoco ...

High School Basketball

Defense, tempo leads Rosepine past Evans, 73-42

By Daniel Green |  BWS Sports EVANS — Over the past few weeks, the Rosepine Lady Eagles had ...

Local

VPSO deputy saves woman’s life

The Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office released information regarding the heroic actions one deputy took to save the life ...

High School Basketball

Indians beat LaGrange, Sam Houston; Hornets top Minden

BWS Sports MOSS BLUFF — The Anacoco Indians are proving to be giant killers as they defeated both ...