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It's Almost That Time Again
Mandy Broussard, first grade teacher at James Ward Elementary, and Marva Cole, a math teacher at Bethel Christian, spent Wednesday preparing their classrooms for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Federal judge delays gun-shipping case
A federal judge has ordered a delay in the pretrial proceedings and trial of a Broussard man accused of illegally shipping weapons to his native Lebanon.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Family Receives New Home
It was the surprise of a lifetime for a single mother of four who was surprised this morning with a new home.
Patricia Gannon: Vive La France
Le jour de gloire est arrivA©. The Alliance FranA aise celebrated Bastille Day with gusto both at Girard Park and at The Acadiana Advocate's own backyard neighbor, Blue Moon Saloon.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
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School Superintendent Ed Cancienne responded to the news by calling it an intrusion on the school district's rights and tax money.
Smiley: Jokers strike
Vicki Ferstel, The Advocate's night editor, announced on our website that she's now doing the "Ask The Advocate" column, in which readers get their questions answered.
Suspicious package found in Broussard
A State Police Haz Mat team is working a suspicious package found in an industrial complex mailbox at 806 E. Main St. in Broussard.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
The Daily Advertiser
Wedding: Heather Andrew & Spencer Ortego
The celebrant was Father Hampton Davis, and the concelebrant was Deacon Charles Ortego.
20 under 40 -- focus on future
Last year's 20 under 40 honoree Elizabeth "EB" Brooks, who advocated to save the Horse Farm and is now director of planning and design for Lafayette Central Park Inc., planned to use the 20 Under 40 grant award to help fund a Better Block volunteer event to improve a portion of Lafayette's roadways.
The Town Talk
Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival celebrates life in Louisiana
For Perry Bringier, the best part of the 35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival was getting to share it with his grandson, Zachary.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Rally Planned Over Noose Found Hanging at Worcester Post Office
A community rally is planned early next week in Worcester after a noose was spotted hanging in the employee area of the city's post office, the Worcester Telegram reports.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
King of swamp pop Don Rich looks up to musical legends
"Swamp pop evolved when the earlier Cajun people put down their fiddles and accordions and picked up keyboards and saxophones.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Geri Broussard Baloney to run for St. John DA
Geri Broussard Baloney of Garyville , an attorney in private practice, has announced her candidacy for St. John the Baptist Parish District Attorney.
Opelousas man charged with attempted home invasion
Broussard Police responded to a residential burglary on Wednesday in progress on S. Jefferson St in Broussard.
Louisiana campus shut down after 2 packages found
Bomb technicians were working Wednesday to neutralize a suspicious device found in a park near one of Louisiana's largest universities while authorities investigated a second suspicious package in a nearby parking garage.
St. Mary Parish Daily Arrest Report for July 16, 2014
According to St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert, over the last 24 hour reporting period, the Sheriff's Office responded to 45 complaints and reports the following arrests: Ervin Gant, Jr., 45, 805 St. John Street, Franklin, LA was arrested on July 15, 2014 at 8:56 am on a warrant for failure to appear on the charge of failure to pay annual ... (more)
Mon Jul 14, 2014
Sumpter Williams High School Class of 1964 gathers
Sumpter Williams High School Class of 1964 celebrated its 50-year reunion on June 7 at Parrie's LA Grill & Restaurant in Morgan City.
Acadiana Arrest Reports
According to Sheriff Mike Couvillon, the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit made the following arrests for narcotics related offenses within the parish.
The Town Talk
Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival to feature musical variety
A wide array of music that is part of Louisiana's culture will be featured at the 35th annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Work to begin next month to widen U.S. 90 in Broussard
Construction crews will begin work within a month to widen a 1.6-mile stretch of U.S. 90 from Albertson Parkway to Ambassador Caffery Parkway, part of a gargantuan effort that ultimately could extend Interstate 49 from Lafayette to New Orleans.