Today’s world is probably no more violent and crime-ridden than past eras. In fact, we are most likely less violent than the Wild West days and the notoriously chaotic Middle Ages.
Lockers that have been empty for a decade (left, in May) on the campus of the former Mansura High School have been refurbished and made ready for a new generation of students at Red River Charter Academy. The new school will start its first school year on Aug. 20 for grades 6-8.
The front facade of the old Mansura High stands in the center of the campus. After a decade of neglect, the facade was gray (right). Now it has regained some of its original luster (left) to welcome the first students of Red River Charter on Aug. 20 and to serve as a symbol to merge the campus’ past with its future.
Red River Charter Academy has come a long way.
Jordon Santoyo, who was fired as a Hessmer police officer in July 2018 for attending a Cottonport Town Council meeting while on duty, has filed suit against the Village of Hessmer.
Listed are the candidates who have qualified for the October elections in Avoyelles Parish.
UPDATE: Below is the list of candidates who have qualified for the upcoming October elections as of 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 8:
State Senator 28th Senatorial District