News roundup: Single lane I-10 closures scheduled from Sept. 24 to Oct. 2 … Poll finds Southern voters divided over trust in federal government to handle a disaster … 440 Fitness opens downtown

    Gridlock alert: Single lane closures will take place on I-10 from Highland Road to La 73 starting Monday, Sept. 24, through Monday, Oct. 1, to strip and grind the roadway. Only one lane per direction will be closed at a time, so cars will still be able to pass. On The Greaux has more information about the closures  

    When waters rise: As the southeastern United States begins to clean up from Hurricane Florence, more Americans than not lack confidence in President Donald Trump’s administration to deal with disasters. According to a new Morning Consult/Politico poll, conducted Sept. 13-16 as the storm approached and made landfall in North and South Carolina, nearly half of registered voters (49%) said they don’t trust the Trump administration much or at all to handle disaster relief in their community, while 43% do. Read the full report.  

    Sweat it out: New downtown center 440 Fitness, located on Third St. in the same building as Matherne’s Market, is hosting its grand opening this weekend, the fitness center announced today.  On Sept.  22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. people can tour the new training center, enter to win prizes or sign up for membership. The new facility uses Kinesics software from Baton Rouge entrepreneur Gerald Drefahl. The software uses predictive analytics to create custom rehabilitation and wellness programs. Read the full announcement.

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