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Toni Jo & Burke

Toni Jo & Burke

Brad Goins December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Toni Jo & Burke

The Bungled Crimes Of Lake Charles’ Most Famous Murderer By Brad Goins Toni Jo Henry was only 24 when she became the first and only woman to die in the electric chair in Louisiana.

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Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

Brad Goins December 31, 2020 Comments Off on Bakers Lead Food Service Recovery

As Lake Charles slowly recovers from two hurricanes, journalists from outside of the area occasionally make the effort to cover the story. In a recent feature titled “Proof Of Concept: New Bakeries Rise In

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Bill Hicks Was Right About Everything

Bill Hicks Was Right About Everything

Todd C. Elliott December 16, 2020 Comments Off on Bill Hicks Was Right About Everything

(Except Remembering His Gig In Lake Charles)  By Todd C. Elliott The holy trinity of stand-up comics of the last half of the 20th century may have been George Carlin, Richard Pryor and Bill

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Todd C. Elliott December 10, 2020 Comments Off on Jimi Hendrix

Did Jimi Hendrix Play In Lake Charles By Todd C. Elliott and Bam Arceneaux The question of whether rock legend Jimi Hendrix played live music in Lake Charles is a fair one. Southwest Louisiana

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Biking In The Lake Area

Biking In The Lake Area

Danny Garrett November 16, 2017 Comments Off on Biking In The Lake Area

By Danny Garrett I had drop handlebars rigged onto my royal blue bike. Before, they were standard flat handlebars: trite and unimaginative; symbols of mediocrity. Everything else about my Retrospec bike was perfect. A capable

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Germs

Germs

Kerri Cooke June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Germs

Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Go In The Water By Kerri Cooke Summer is synonymous with beaches and bikinis. The hot weather of Southwest Louisiana makes swimming an ideal activity to

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Jones Sees An Edwards Presidential Run

Jones Sees An Edwards Presidential Run

Jeremy Alford January 5, 2017 Comments Off on Jones Sees An Edwards Presidential Run

At a meeting hosted on Nov. 14 in Lake Charles by the Southwest Louisiana Republican Roundtable, Calcasieu Clerk of Court Lynn Jones made a bold prediction. “John Bel Edwards is going to end up

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Be Ready To Vote

Be Ready To Vote

Pierre Sez November 4, 2016 Comments Off on Be Ready To Vote

When you go to vote, be shore you are ready. In addition to de long list uf candidates for de U.S. Senate (dar are 24) and president, you will have a long list from

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MY NAME IS CALCASIEU PARISH, AND I HAVE A DRAINAGE PROBLEM

MY NAME IS CALCASIEU PARISH, AND I HAVE A DRAINAGE PROBLEM

Brad Goins May 18, 2016 Comments Off on MY NAME IS CALCASIEU PARISH, AND I HAVE A DRAINAGE PROBLEM

Story By Brad Goins • Photos By James Welch   Shortly after 8:30 am on Saturday, April 30, your faithful correspondent was headed out to pick up a friend who was getting off work.

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SECOND MAJOR LAKE CHARLES PHOTO BOOK

SECOND MAJOR LAKE CHARLES PHOTO BOOK

Brad Goins March 25, 2015 0

For the second time, the prestigious Images of Modern America series has released a book devoted entirely to Lake Charles. This one, titled simply Lake Charles, was authored and collated by Jessica Hutchings. Hutchings,

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