City of Pineville, La

City of Pineville, La Important Numbers: 442-6603 for Public Safety; 449-5660 for Public Works; 449-5650 for the Mayor's Office

This Friday, June 12th, from 9am till Noon, is the last day for FREE COVID TESTING at Pineville High School, 1511 Line S...
06/11/2020

This Friday, June 12th, from 9am till Noon, is the last day for FREE COVID TESTING at Pineville High School, 1511 Line Street. There is no out-of-pocket expense, but please bring a photo ID and insurance care (if available).

FREE COVID TESTING COMING TO PINEVILLE

The Region 6 Office of Public Health continues to perform community testing for COVID-19. In an effort to reach out to the community, they will continue their TUESDAY site at the Exhibition Hall from 9-12 am. They are also adding a weekly satellite site on FRIDAYS.

The next three Fridays will be at Pineville High School, 1511 Line Street, Pineville, LA:

May 29, 2020 from 9-12 noon.

June 5, 2020 from 9-12 noon.

June 12, 2020 from 9-12 noon.

WHO: You may have any COVID symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, body aches, loss of smell, or even diarrhea) or you can be in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed as positive. You can also be in a high risk group: over 65, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, COPD, pregnant or other chronic disease.

HOW MUCH: There is no out-of-pocket expense, but please bring a photo ID and insurance care (if available).

WHY: Offer COVID testing to as many people as possible in diverse community settings.

All results are called as soon as they are available and subsequently mailed to the home address for possible use with your doctor and employer.

This is a collaborative effort of the Office of Public Health, CHRISTUS-St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Rapides Regional, the City of Alexandria, Rapides Parish Office of Emergency Preparation, Rapides Parish Sheriff, Rapides Primary Care, Louisiana National Guard, Rapides Parish School Board (and Pineville HS) and the City of Pineville.

06/11/2020
Pineville Fire Department

Congratulations Chief Belgard!! And Thank You for your 33 years of dedication to the City of Pineville!

Today we would like to recognize Assistant Fire Chief Ray Belgard, as today is his last shift. Today A/C Belgard is retiring after 33 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Pineville. We want to congratulate and wish him good luck in his retirement and a new chapter in his life. THANK YOU A/C BELGARD FOR YOUR SERVICE! It was an honor to serve with you.

Kees Park is OPEN!!!! After being shut down for almost 3 months, just the playground area of Kees Park has re-opened. Pl...
06/10/2020

Kees Park is OPEN!!!!

After being shut down for almost 3 months, just the playground area of Kees Park has re-opened. Please continue to observe social distancing and be respectful of others in playground area.

06/08/2020
Pineville Downtown Development District

Pineville Downtown Development District

In today's Downtown Development District Board meeting, the Board voted unanimously to fund the Main Street Facade Grant Program. This grant program is available to businesses along Main Street for improvement to their Business fronts. There will be $175,000 dedicated to matching improvements along Main Street, These grants are 50% reimbursement grants up to $10,000. In other words if you spend up to $20,000 you will qualify for up $10,000 to be reimbursed. This grant will go into effect Wednesday July 1st, when the application process begins. More details will follow. No payments will be processed on work started or completed before program date and application acceptance.

Press release from former Pineville resident and International Author Dr Lawanda Mobbs:Are you looking for a new book to...
06/08/2020

Press release from former Pineville resident and International Author Dr Lawanda Mobbs:

Are you looking for a new book to read?

Trinity Broadcasting Network/Trilogy Publishing - Differently Beautiful - The Novel

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Wanting badly to be free from the struggles of life. Trying so hard to force things in your life that don’t align with who you truly are inside.
You’re not alone.

In Dr. Lawanda Mobbs novel “Differently Beautiful,” you will immerse into the life of a woman who faces incredible struggles and failures but finds her true purpose in life through being differently beautiful. Accepting her true identity and never giving up on her faith in God.

For more information or to request an interview with Dr. Mobbs, contact her directly via email at [email protected] or call 1-800-473-5106.

Differently Beautiful is available on Amazon, Kindle, TBN and your local bookstore.
Dr. Lawanda Mobbs
Trinity Broadcasting Network/Trilogy

Pineville is reopening
06/05/2020
Pineville is reopening

Pineville is reopening

Rich Dupree with the City of Pineville talks about the city's plans to reopen under Phase 2.

Wayback's Arcade is back, and because Louisiana is moving to Phase 2, it is open to gamers of all ages starting Friday J...
06/04/2020

Wayback's Arcade is back, and because Louisiana is moving to Phase 2, it is open to gamers of all ages starting Friday June 5th. Learn how they are making the arcade safe for your whole family at https://bit.ly/safeatwaybacks

We are opening up on Monday, June 1st! How you ask? Is Wayback's Arcade run by a bunch of outlaws? Yes, of course. However, we actually aren't breaking the state's phasing rules to open. Thanks to the relentless efforts of Mike Johnson, Louisiana State Representative for District 27, we have officially been given permission to open up in Phase 1. We will be making a shoutout post to him later as well.

You guys are opening. That's great news! What's the catch? The catch is they are treating Wayback's Arcade like we are a casino. Some of the rules and info we are about to give have to do with that. However, we are hoping that Monday will also bring news that Louisiana will be moving to phase 2 on June 5th and we get to relax a few of these. So without further ado, here they are with a few explanations... Read carefully... no really...

READ CAREFULLY

Let's get the worst one out of the way first: 𝐋𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝟏𝟖 𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐬. Did I mention they are treating us like a casino? Will we be losing business because of this? Absolutely, but our hands are completely tied on this one. Hopefully we hear June 1st that this is lifted on June 5th.

𝐌𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐜𝐜𝐮𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝟐𝟓% (𝟐𝟓 𝐩𝐞𝐨𝐩𝐥𝐞). That is the most people we can have in at once now, and it includes employees. Will this hurt business? Absolutely and especially on the weekend. Hopefully this will be increased to 50% by Friday.

𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫. We have one of those scanners that we don't even have to touch you with. If you are running a fever, stay home anyway.

𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐳𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐤 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐮𝐬𝐞. We got one, you can use it. It is free.

𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐞𝐬 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬. We aren't here to argue their effectiveness or lack there of. This is a requirement for us to open, so we are definitely doing it.

𝐄𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐬. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO, but we were asked by the state to encourage their use. It can also help some patrons feel more comfortable. Again, if you chose not to, you are still welcome. We also have free gloves available for your use if it would help you feel more comfortable.

𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠. This was a hard one, but we are having to temporarily remove our tables, chairs, and love seat to spread out games in our small space.. You can still get a group rate for a party or group, but we don't have tables to reserve. Hopefully this will change on the 5th as well.

𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐠𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 “𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤” 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠. This one might be hard to explain if you never have stepped foot in Wayback's, but games were placed in rows where you'd be playing one game and someone would be standing behind you facing the opposite direction and playing another. We have placed the games out as far as we can in the new layout, but you could still end up playing back to back unless you purposefully avoid it. To socially distance, please try and avoid "back to back" playing for the time being.

If you made it his far, please know we can't wait for all of you to come back. We need your help to keep the business alive during this time. Thanks for your continued support.

A Personal Statement from Mayor Clarence R. FieldsThere have been many voices speaking out about the senseless killing o...
06/03/2020

A Personal Statement from Mayor Clarence R. Fields

There have been many voices speaking out about the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This really hits home with my wife Rosa and me as our son, Clarence Jr, and our grandsons live in Minneapolis. So this is more personal to me than some may even realize. And while I have many thoughts, and have been asked by many close to me what I think, I wanted to take my time before responding.

Anger…Frustration…Sadness...Disappointment…All of these are just a few of the emotions that run through my heart and mind. We have come so far as a nation. And yet we still have a long way to go.

In some ways I have witnessed tremendous progress in my 20 years as an African American Mayor of a predominantly white community that has re-elected me 5 times, the last 4 times without opposition. Surely that speaks to the progress being made for someone to be judged on the content of their character rather than the color of their skin.

I am also proud of our Pineville Police Department, which when I came into office was under a Justice Department “consent decree”, which has been lifted through institutional changes and self-policing. We should stand with those who work every day to better our society, those who honorably wear the uniform as they protect and serve all of us.

Yet, as a City, State and Nation, we must do more. There’s no place for intolerance in our society. For too long, racism has continued because either we’re not listening, we have turned a blind eye, or we’ve just not been comfortable discussing the issues of race, class and culture. When it comes to racism, silence is not golden.

Let me be as clear as I can be. The Lord may be trying to tell us this is our last opportunity to draw a clear line between what is appropriate and what is not. We must have the difficult conversations. We must stand together for the pursuit of justice and the elimination of the systemic injustice of racism. We MUST stand together for the mutual respect, compassion and love we ALL deserve - both now and for our future! WE MUST STAND TOGETHER!!

05/29/2020

COVID testing at PHS until noon

COVID Testing underway at PHS until noon. Please bring insurance card and Driver's License.
05/29/2020

COVID Testing underway at PHS until noon. Please bring insurance card and Driver's License.

FREE COVID TESTING COMING TO PINEVILLEThe Region 6 Office of Public Health continues to perform community testing for CO...
05/27/2020

FREE COVID TESTING COMING TO PINEVILLE

The Region 6 Office of Public Health continues to perform community testing for COVID-19. In an effort to reach out to the community, they will continue their TUESDAY site at the Exhibition Hall from 9-12 am. They are also adding a weekly satellite site on FRIDAYS.

The next three Fridays will be at Pineville High School, 1511 Line Street, Pineville, LA:

May 29, 2020 from 9-12 noon.

June 5, 2020 from 9-12 noon.

June 12, 2020 from 9-12 noon.

WHO: You may have any COVID symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, body aches, loss of smell, or even diarrhea) or you can be in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed as positive. You can also be in a high risk group: over 65, hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, COPD, pregnant or other chronic disease.

HOW MUCH: There is no out-of-pocket expense, but please bring a photo ID and insurance care (if available).

WHY: Offer COVID testing to as many people as possible in diverse community settings.

All results are called as soon as they are available and subsequently mailed to the home address for possible use with your doctor and employer.

This is a collaborative effort of the Office of Public Health, CHRISTUS-St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Rapides Regional, the City of Alexandria, Rapides Parish Office of Emergency Preparation, Rapides Parish Sheriff, Rapides Primary Care, Louisiana National Guard, Rapides Parish School Board (and Pineville HS) and the City of Pineville.

05/25/2020
Thank you to Lowe's Home Improvement in Pineville for this heartfelt memorial! Thank you to Alaina Perry for sending us ...
05/23/2020

Thank you to Lowe's Home Improvement in Pineville for this heartfelt memorial! Thank you to Alaina Perry for sending us the photos.

05/19/2020
From the Vault...
05/19/2020

From the Vault...

05/18/2020
Pineville Police Department, Louisiana

Starts Monday and will be closed for approximately 70 days. Please note the detour signs and take an alternate route.

The intersection of Edgewood Drive and Susek Driver will be closed beginning May 18 for road construction. Plan ahead for an alternative route.

Re-Opening Pineville
05/16/2020
Re-Opening Pineville

Re-Opening Pineville

Rich Dupree talks about Phase 1 of re-opening the city of Pineville

05/14/2020

Drive thru Job Fair in the Kees Park Parking Lot until 4 or weather closing... apply for a job without leaving your vehicle.

05/14/2020

Today at the Main Street Truck Park

Join us for our first ever Live Streamed City Council Meeting. Due to Occupancy restrictions, City Hall will be closed t...
05/12/2020

Join us for our first ever Live Streamed City Council Meeting. Due to Occupancy restrictions, City Hall will be closed to the Public, but we invite you to send your Agenda item questions during the broadcast. Questions relating to the current agenda item will be addressed if received during that time. Attached is a copy of the current agenda.

Listen this morning starting at 8:05 am.
05/12/2020

Listen this morning starting at 8:05 am.

HALLELUJAH! The stay-at-home order will expire Friday! We’ll react to it, and let you know what will be opening in the coming days! As well as our weekly visit with City of Pineville Mayor Clarence Fields.

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05/11/2020
Open Safely

🚨 LOUISIANA TO MOVE TO PHASE ONE STATEWIDE REOPENING ON FRIDAY, MAY 15th (please read carefully) 🚨

Louisiana will move to Phase One under the White House COVID-19 guidance this Friday, May 15, which removes the Stay at Home order for Louisianans and allows additional businesses to open under strict occupancy, protection and social distancing guidelines, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Monday.

High risk individuals should continue to stay at home, except for essential activities, like getting food or medical care.

The Governor’s new order, which will be released Thursday, will detail categories of businesses that can be open and those which must remain closed. All non-essential Phase One businesses and churches will be limited to 25 percent of their total occupancy, which meets the White House Guidance for Phase One that calls for “strict” social distancing measures.

All Phase One businesses and churches MUST have their employees who deal with the public in face coverings or cloth masks and enforce social distancing.

The 25 percent occupancy rate is based on the advice of public health officials who recommend that people generally have 110 square feet around them. This occupancy capacity includes customers and employees.

The State Fire Marshal and the Louisiana Department of Health will continue issuing guidance to different types of businesses about Phase One in the coming days, in order to ensure that businesses and churches can safely operate to the maximum level allowed in Phase One.

Business owners and faith leaders can register at http://OpenSafely.la.gov to receive this guidance, which will also be placed online.

With the exception of gaming establishments, no church leader or business owner is required to register or to get approval of their opening plans in advance. Registering for the Open Safely site is not required to reopen, but it is encouraged as it will allow businesses and churches to get the latest information quickly.

Phase One guidance will allow essential businesses, as defined by CISA, to remain open. Non-essential businesses (sometimes called “gray area” businesses) and places of worship may remain open at 25 percent of their occupancy. All business owners should read the order to understand which category their business falls into.

New types of businesses that may open beginning on May 15, with 25 percent occupancy limits, sanitation guidelines and spacing for physical distancing include:

· Gyms and fitness centers

· Barber shops and hair and nail salons

· Casinos and Video Poker

· Theaters

· Racetracks (not open to spectators)

· Museums, zoos, aquariums (no tactile exhibits)

· Bars and breweries with LDH food permits

The following businesses remain closed: massage establishments and spas, tattoo parlors, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, trampoline parks, arcades, fairs, bars and breweries without LDH food permits, pool halls, contact sports, children’s play centers, playgrounds, theme parks, adult entertainment venues, and other similar businesses.

All business owners should review the updated order, which will be formally issued on Thursday, to understand if their business can be open as of May 15.

State buildings will begin to be open to the public on May 15 at 25 percent occupancy and state agencies are directed to continue to bring more state employees back to work in person, with proper distancing and protections in place.

In line with the White House Phase One guidance, all employers that care are encouraged to continue to allow their employees to work remotely where possible, and to plan to space out their employees, close communal spaces, require face coverings like masks and increase sanitation protocols when employees do return to the office.

INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES:

· Business and faith leaders should register at http://OpenSafely.la.gov to receive guidance and updates from the State Fire Marshal’s office and the Louisiana Department of Health.

· For a guide of businesses that can be open at any given time, visit https://gov.louisiana.gov/can-this-business-open/

· Members of the public can continue to get information from the Governor’s office by visiting http://Coronavirus.la.gov and by texting LACOVID to 67283.

· Members of the public can continue to get information from the Department of Health by visiting http://ldh.la.gov/coronavirus

· People with general questions about COVID-19 in Louisiana can still call 211.

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, businesses were required to close or restrict activity to preserve and protect the health and safety of the citizens of Louisiana. Because of the success of these efforts, Louisiana is now ready to move forward with opening businesses in a safe, p...

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A huge thank you to our trash/sanitation workers. My 3 y/o loves seeing you guys.
Could someone from the department update the public about the settlement of the lawsuit regarding the ignorance and absolute stupidity of Rufus Jones?? Please let us know that an officer that ignorant of the law is not still carrying a gun and badge representing the Pineville Police Dept!! He’s dangerous and obviously has an ego and on a power trip! Also as a taxpayer I’d like to know how much he cost the city on settling the lawsuit because of his actions, lack of knowledge of the law and constitution, and false arrest!! His immunity went out the window when he violated the civil rights of the falsely arrested citizen. And please tell me he’s not still employed by this department!
Pineville, make sure your vehicles are locked. 3 guys went threw Holiday park subdivision this morning at 12:30am, going through vehicles.
-(;)/(;)- Self Test...
Y'all need to barricade Kees Park. Apparently, parents don't have the sense to keep kids home.
Today, has been proclaimed as a "National Day of Prayer" by President Trump. Whether you are at home or in church sharing Sunday with members of a congregation, please spend time today in prayer for our State, our Country and for our people. "The Lord bless you, and keep you: The Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you: The Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26 Mike Mike Johnson State Representative District 27 Office 318-487-5377 Cell 318-787-9740 https://www.whitehouse.gov/…/proclamation-national-day-pra…/
What is with all the road construction on Griffith St.? The road was not messed up and now the new sections are so rough. Also, the working in the evenings! It is very disruptive!
Any Historians remember the name of the old Lumber Yard by the Railroad Over Pass by LC/Dollar Store area?
This is a random post. I am from Galveston, TX and recently had some sad news about one of our locals that is originally from Louisiana. He has a daughter from y'alls town and I was hoping to find her to let her know the situation. This gentleman was homeless and without communication so it makes it very difficult to find his daughter. Mahogany T. Brown... 8.20.84 is her birthday. I hope I am not being to forward with this information but I am kind of at the end of the road on my options. God Bless
Anyone know of any free dumpsites near White Loop Road in Pineville, LA? I appreciate any info on the subject! Thanks. Also are there any roads closed due to flooding?
Does anyone know of a free dumpsite near White Loop Road in Pineville, LA? I appreciate any feed back thanks!