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Big money for little town


Cotton Valley receives state grant to fix roads

The Town of Cotton Valley has been approved to receive a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant for just short of $400,000 to repair residential streets in the southeast part of town.

According to the state Department of Administration Office of Community Development, the grant “helps communities provide a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities for their residents.” The grants are awarded to the state from the federal level annually, and the state’s program awards the grants to local governments as they see fit.

“It means the world to us,” said Joseph Alexander, mayor of


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