Crowley Alderman Jeff Dore admires a vintage Corvette convertible, which was parked in the median in front of Crowley City Hall on North Parkerson Avenue Saturday morning. The Bayou State Corvette Club was in town, bringing over 20 Corvettes that were parked along the historic drag. Members of the club were given a tour of Crowley City Hall’s Ford Museum as well as the J.D. Miller Museum.

The Bayou State Corvette Club began to line up in front of the Grand Opera House and Crowley City Hall around 10 a.m. on Saturday. By 10:20, the owners of over 20 of a variety of different modeled Corvettes had arrived and were on their way to Crowley City Hall.

KP Gibson, far left, is sworn in by Judge David Smith, far right, as the eighth Acadia Parish Sheriff. With Gibson is his wife Monica, holding the Bible along with youngest son Carter, and Gibson’s eldest son, Cameron.

It’s official now. Sheriff KP Gibson began his first term on Friday after being sworn in by Judge David Smith at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Gibson is only the eighth sheriff in Acadia Parish’s history, a fact that was not lost to the ceremony’s master of ceremonies Assessor James “Jimbo” Petitjean.

From left, Brenda Briggs, Trent Angers and Viola Fontenot, offer their signatures to copies of “Growing Up in South Louisiana” to interested patrons. The book, edited by Angers, features 25 stories from 20 different authors about growing up in South Louisiana, including two by Fontenot and two more by Briggs’ father, Pierre Varmon Daigle. (Photo by Jeannine LeJeune)

There’s a deep-seeded appreciation for history in Crowley and the surrounding area. Look no further than its historical Main Street or district of homes for evidence of that. Or, perhaps, you need look no further than Thursday night at City Hall for the unveiling and launch of “Growing Up in South Louisiana.”

Crowley Alderman Jeff Dore admires a vintage Corvette convertible, which was parked in the median in front of Crowley City Hall on North Parkerson Avenue Saturday morning. The Bayou State Corvette Club was in town, bringing over 20 Corvettes that were parked along the historic drag. Members of the club were given a tour of Crowley City Hall’s Ford Museum as well as the J.D. Miller Museum.

KP Gibson, far left, is sworn in by Judge David Smith, far right, as the eighth Acadia Parish Sheriff. With Gibson is his wife Monica, holding the Bible along with youngest son Carter, and Gibson’s eldest son, Cameron.

From left, Brenda Briggs, Trent Angers and Viola Fontenot, offer their signatures to copies of “Growing Up in South Louisiana” to interested patrons. The book, edited by Angers, features 25 stories from 20 different authors about growing up in South Louisiana, including two by Fontenot and two more by Briggs’ father, Pierre Varmon Daigle. (Photo by Jeannine LeJeune)

Junior, senior courts honored at Sweetheart Ball

Junior Court young ladies and gentlemen for the 2016 Annual Sweetheart Ball are presented by ladies of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority on Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Rayne Civic Center.

The 2016 Beta Sigma Phi Annual Sweetheart Ball was held Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Rayne Civic Center by the local Beta Sigma Phi chapters.

Post 77 February Legion meeting held

The short agenda for the February meeting of Arceneaux Post 77, American Legion, held Tuesday was breezed through as noted by Commander David Simon

Hit-and-run incident under investigation at FNB

The Crowley Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run that occurred at First National Bank, located at 128 N. Parkerson Ave. in Crowley, on Feb. 17, at approximately 10:15 a.m.

AGH seeking new CEO

Lafayette General Health announced Monday tat a search for a new CEO at Acadia General Hospital will begin immediately.

Defenseless

The weary look on Kevin Donnelly face said it all.
It didn’t take long for the state budget cuts to hit the 15th Judicial District Court’s Public Defenders Program, of which the Acadia Parish Public Defenders Office is a part.

Jurors retain former officer

The transition to a new secretary-treasurer for the Acadia Parish Police Jury will be a smooth one thanks to action approved by the jury at a special meeting Tuesday morning.

Impact of CNCS evident

Program organizer Joan Finley, left, and Rotary President Pat Miers, right, welcomed Vickie Schenk to the club’s luncheon to speak on the Corporation for National and Community Service.

For many years now, Vickie Schenk has worked to promote the Corporation for National and Community Service and its work.

Political forum set Feb. 23

As was announced by Alderwoman Ezora Proctor during last week’s Crowley City Council meeting, a candidate forum for those vying for the Crowley Chief of Police seat will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreational Center on Tuesday, Feb, 23, at 6:30 p.m.

TOPS payments cut by 20 percent

If Gov. John Bel Edwards’ speech Thursday night did anything in regard to higher education, it moved the doomsday clock to 11:59, and counting.

Montoucet irked at Edwards’ critics

Those who have followed District 42 Rep. Jack Montoucet’s career as a legislator know that if there has been one constant in his political stance, it has been his criticism of Gov. Bobby Jindal.

Bertrand gets life, no parole

Kerry Wayne Bertrand received the mandatory sentence of life with hard labor without the benefit of parole for the second-degree murder of Skylar C

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Sports

CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY WINNERS - Named top fishermen in their age groups during the 2016 Children’s Fishing Derby were, front row, from left, (most fish) Isabella Reiners, Demari Savoy, Mackenzie Olinger, Andrew Credeur; (largest fish) John Guidry, Aiden Maloney, Charlotte Doucet and Austin Lagrange; back row, Dee DeRouen with Acadiana Sportsmen’s League and Suzette Leonards with the City of Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The fishing poles and rod-n-reels were out and about on Saturday, June 18, for the 2016 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby held by the City of Rayne on the grounds of Maison d’Memoire (Ken and Lynn Gu

Lifestyle

Malori Elizabeth Heinen and Christopher Paul Avel II

Toni and Blane Heinen of Lafayette are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Malori Elizabeth of Lafayette, to Christopher Paul Avel II of Maurice.

Obituaries

“The Character of a man should not be measured by how or why he falls-but-his character should be measured by how he gets up and stands.” Unknown

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