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Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s deputies walk around the house on Faith Baptist Mission Road a few hours after Deandre Williams was shot and killed there on Feb. 4.
{Photo by Raymond L. Daye}

Mid-winter murders rock Avoyelles Parish

In what seems to be an all-too-common event in recent weeks, an Avoyelles Parish law enforcement agency is investigating the murder of a parish resident gunned down for no apparent reason.

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Residents of Bunkie gathered at the Train Depot last week to produce a segment of the town’s two-minute video application to be one of six small towns in the nation to receive a makeover on HGTV’s “Home Town Takeover” series. The six-part special series will focus on the renovation and remodeling of buildings and sites in the selected communities. The series will air in 2021. {Photo courtesy of Kellie Peyton}

Bunkie group puts town’s best foot forward

It’s not winning that matters, it’s knowing you did your best in the competition.

Nobody really believes that. Everybody wants to win.

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Gerard Dupuy of Moncla (far left) talks to Melissa Goudeau and Marshall Woodworth for Marksville’s video application for the HGTV network’s “Home Town Takeover” series. The six-part special event will air in 2021. HGTV will select six small towns to be given a “whole-town makeover” that will include historic buildings and homes as well as public parks and recreation areas. The non-profit Marksville Main Street spearheaded the application project. {Photo courtesy of Melissa Goudeau}

Marksville group confident of ‘makeover’ chances

Municipalities throughout the nation are applying to become one of six home towns selected for an overall makeover, compliments of HGTV’s new “Home Town Takeover” series.



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