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Written by: Jeff Mathews

A transfer center to house immigration detainees at England Airpark will add 150 jobs locally, officials announced Monday.

 The 400-bed center will house detainees waiting deportation. It is expected to cost $20 million to construct.

Story Courtesy of The Town Talk

Courtesy of The Town Talk
Story by Jody Belgard

They train for the worst, and pray for the best.

Dear Friend,

"This is not your grandfather's Fort Polk."

That was Leesville Mayor Robert Rose's message at an Army community-listening meeting in Leesville last week, proudly explaining how far the Army post has come over the years thanks to an overwhelming outpouring of community support and significant federal investments.