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YMCA in Shreveport breaks ground on three-phase fitness campus

Groundbreaking ceremony attendees check out the blueprint for the YMCA Red River Fitness Facility, a 57,000-square foot building under construction in Shreveport.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

YMCA of Northwest Louisiana officials broke ground Wednesday on the first phase of what will be a $20 million fitness and natural sciences campus.

One amenity: a 50-meter competitive swimming pool. This got a big cheer from kids in the crowd at a groundbreaking ceremony, clad in swim team T-shirts, including nine-year-old Jenna Key.

“My dad said this pool will be much bigger, so we’ll have lots more space to swim,” Key said, who is on the Christus Schumpert swim team.

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103-year-old Kilgore church declared a piece of history

Credit Hickory Grove Baptist Church Facebook.

A 103-year-old church in Kilgore will be recognized by the Texas Historical commission with its latest marker.

Hickory Grove Baptist Church was built in 1912.

According to the Longview News-Journal, a church member submitted the application. The Texas Historical Commission website says that a building has to meet certain age, significance, and architectural requirements to obtain a marker. This one is noted for its age.

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