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May 3, 2019

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Kaplan, LA - In March 2019, the Kaplan City Council voted unanimously to rename E. Second Street to Sammy Kershaw Dr. The portion of E. Second Street that will be effected is only from Cushing Ave. to the dead end.   

The proposal was brought to the board's attention by local businessman, Murphy Guilbeau.  Guilbeau said that the request did not come from Kershaw himself, but rather from community members who wanted to hono...

May 2, 2019

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Opelousas, LA - St. Landry-Evangeline United Way announces new date for its 2nd Annual Yard Bird cook-off (previously postponed due to weather).

The Yard Bird Cook-Off is Saturday, June 1 on the corner of Court and Bellevue Streets in historic downtown Opelousas. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

Public Tasting and festivities are from 11:30 AM until 6:00 PM. Southwinz Band, and KBON’s DJ Big Al will be the fe...

April 10, 2019

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(Opelousas, April 10, 2019) The St. Landry-Evangeline United Way has postponed the Comme Ci’ Comme Ca’ Yard Bird Cook-Off due to a forecast for severe rain and thunderstorms for Saturday, April 13.

According to Executive Director, Ginger LeCompte, “Based on concern for the safety and well-being of our volunteers, the cook teams and the public, our committee felt compelled to bend to the anticipated weather, and move the date.”

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March 20, 2019

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Opelousas, LA - The city of Opelousas is boasting with excitement as Emily Ortego, a 19 year old Opelousas native, announced today that she received a golden ticket to Hollywood, CA to compete on the latest season of American Idol.

Ortego announced the beginning of her American Idol journey on her Facebook page earlier this morning.

"Never in my life did I think that something so magical could happen.  I've been knowing about th...

February 6, 2019

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Lafayette, LA -  Lafayette, Louisiana’s Cosmic Cajun artist LANE MACK will release new single “Solid Ground” on Tuesday February 12th, 2019.

Lane has graced the stage with numerous national recording artist including, Robert Randolph, Marc Broussard, Gerry McGee (The Ventures) and Royal Teeth. Landing a spot on NBC’s hit television show “The Voice” catapulted Mack into a national audience. Two separate EP releases hitting no....

January 28, 2019

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Opelousas, LA -  

OPELOUSAS, January 28, 2019 - Gina Bradley Tuttle, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, has announced that five individuals have been selected to be inducted into the Opelousas General Health System Hall of Fame. The legacy of these individuals exemplify service and dedication and will be recognized and honored during our second annual Hall of Fame Gala scheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at th...

(Photo Courtesy of Rod Berard)  

Lafayette, LA – Al Berard Memorial Fund, a fund of Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA), launched its annual fundraising campaign for 2018. There are a variety of sponsorship levels that range from $2500 to $250. All donations to the Al Berard Memorial Fund are tax deductible and should be made before December 31. You can view the sponsorship levels and descriptions online at www.cfacadiana.or...

October 25, 2018

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Leiper Fork, TN - The Tennesseean Newspaper in Nashville is reporting that Oak Grove, LA native Tony Joe White passed away suddley late Wednesday night.  

Jody White, the song of Tony Joe White, said that his father was not ill and died unexpectedly.   Jody White said, "he had a heartattck...there was no pain or suffering."

Tony Joe White is best known for his hit songs "Rainy Night in Georgia" and "Polk Salad Annie."  Tony Joe...

April 24, 2018

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Church Point, LA - A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Mr. Elton 'Bee' Cormier, 84, who passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7:25 PM at Acadia-St. Landry Hospital. Msgr. Jefferson Deblanc, Pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, will be the Celebrant of the Mass. Burial will take place in Our Lady of the Sacred...

March 19, 2018

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Lafayette, LA - Living in South Louisiana, everyone looks forward to football season to either cheer on the UL Ragin Cajuns, The LSU Tigers, or the New Orleans Saints.  It's a little known fact to a lot of local football fans that there is also a Semi Pro Football Team in Lafayette that plays during the springs.

Let me take a minute to introduce you to the Lafayette's Bayou Hurricanes.  The Bayou Hurricanes are in their 2nd sea...

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