5 hrs ago
Youngsville council steps in to pay invoices mayor held
The City Council voted unanimously to pay a pile of bills that Mayor Wilson Viator had decided not to pay because Police Chief Earl Menard did not use local vendors.
6 hrs ago
Lafayette charter group approves construction contracts
The Lafayette Charter Foundation met Thursday to approve contracts to acquire property and start construction of two schools the foundation plans to open in August.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
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Sheriff Mike Neustrom started letting officials in Lafayette Parish's smaller cities know last March that he planned to seek more money from them to defray the costs of sheriff's dispatchers and jail bookings.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Youngsville man arrested for stealing lawn mower
Vermilion Parish Sheriff deputies arrested a Youngsville man after they say he stole a lawn mower from a residence located off of La.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Youngsville-Broussard annexation court battle to continue
A state judge on Monday declined to toss out a lawsuit filed by Youngsville to block an annexation by the neighboring city of Broussard - the latest litigation in ongoing battles over land in fast-growing southern Lafayette Parish.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
LCG vendor comp phase-out proposal
Lafayette Consolidated Councilman Kevin Naquin explained a newly proposed ordinance, if approved by the council it would phase-out the rebate given to businesses for filing their sales taxes on time.
Effort to ditch retailer rebate moves forward in Lafayette
The Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering doing away with a rebate that helps retailers cover the cost of collecting sales tax - a move widely panned by the business community.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Domenique Ramour, of Iota, has been Black Friday shopping for the past three years and says it's an art with a lot of room for rookie mistakes.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Sugar plentiful, but price stagnant
But they'll have to make it to mid-January without prolonged rain or a killer freeze, and they'll have to sell their crop to a U.S. market saturated with sugar imported from Mexico.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
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Two groups approved to start three charter schools in Lafayette Parish say they are on track to open schools as planned in August and one is already starting to look for key staff to run its schools.
Advocate staff photo by Bryan Tuck -- Youngsville resident and
Proud Cajuns can let the world know how they feel about their heritage with new prestige license plates that went on sale Tuesday to raise money for French immersion programs in the state.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Youngsville mayor sets deadline for youth association
With the Youngsville Sports Complex set to open in early 2014, Mayor Wilson Viator gave the Broussard Youngsville Youth Association two weeks to decide if it will play its baseball games at the new complex.