A $500,000 grant from the Caddo Parish Commission will establish a yearlong, non-credit certificate program in digital media at LSU Shreveport. Program director John Miralles says applicants must have completed high school will go through a rigorous evaluation process before being admitted to the 35-hour per week program taught by area industry professionals.
McNeese State University student Renee Davis has become the national college campus coordinator for UniteWomen.org. Women's rights rallies will be held in every state on Saturday. Davis says on the home front, it's been difficult to galvanize support among Louisiana lawmakers, and she knows why.
A $2.6 million renovation gets under way Friday at the Historic Longview Junction Train Depot. The rehabilitation of the 1940s-era depot will begin alongside an Amtrak 40th Anniversary Traveling Train Exhibit that will be stationed at the Longview depot from Friday through Sunday. The exhibit will showcase rail travel memorabilia over the decades.