Through the courtesy and service of the American Red Cross, a shelter has been set up at the International Rice Festival Building for those displaced by the flooding in Crowley.
Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard has announced that a curfew is imposed tonight for the affected areas of the City of Crowley.
During a morning meeting at state Rep. Jack Montoucet’s office, a group of area leaders, first responders and public officials gathered to address the weekend storm’s aftermath and how to best help parish residents.

Outstanding Young Citizens named

From left, Addison Green of Crowley High School, Caleb King of Northside Christian School, and Sybil Lorraine Duncan of Notre Dame High School will be recognized at the May 4 event.

The Crowley Chamber of Commerce has named three outstanding Young Citizens to be honored during the annual Chamber Banquet.
Addison Green of Crowley High School, Caleb King of Northside Christian School, and Sybil Lorraine Duncan of Notre Dame High School will be recognized at the May 4 event.

DOTD postpones service road work

It’s not only Crowley residents who are growing frustrated with the amount of time being taken to make significant progress on Crowley’s service road.
City Engineer Tim Mader, already upset with the many weather delays that have pushed back the project, recently received a letter from Seth Woods, project engineer, Department of Transportation and Development, explaining why there has been “so little work completed on the access road, even though there have been many good weather days.”

Questions surround rampage

Screen capture from Youtube video posted by user Brandon Ford on April 12, 2016.
Ford's video post has received about 9,000 views.

By 9 a.m. Thursday, a man sweeping up between the aisles and another repairing the ice cream freezer were the only signs of the pandemonium which took place Tuesday at the Petro Station at the Estherwood/Iota Exit off of Interstate 10.

P.J. president: ‘Things haven’t changed’

Frustration with the solid waste collection service being provided by Progressive Waste Solutions was more than evident during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Acadia Parish Police Jury.

Council OKs permits, bills, 4-way stop

During their April meeting Tuesday evening, the Crowley City Council agreed to several motions including purchasing a new police car to replace one that had been recently totalled; reissuing a beer/liquor permit to A&J Convenience Store on West Hutchinson Avenue; and the moving of a four-way stop sign on West Seventh Street.

Several items approved by APSB

In its routine items, the Acadia Parish School Board approved several committee recommendations.

Jury moving against airport rentor

Rayne Acadian-Tribune Managing Editor Paul Kedinger, left, was recognized for 18 years of reporting on the police jury. Presenting the resolution is P.J. President David Savoy.

The Acadia Parish Police Jury will seek reimbursement of all back rent owed by the operator of a flying service at LeGros Memorial Airport.

Funeral home property ownership questioned

In a surprise to nearly everyone in attendance, a woman told the Crowley City Council Tuesday night that the property recently purchased for a new funeral home in West Crowley is still legally hers.

Linscombe talks rice research, production

President-elect of the Rotary Club of Crowley Tracy Young, right, along with program organizer Michael Hensgens, left, welcomed Dr. Steven Linscombe from the H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station to discuss the rice industry.

Since Dr. Steve Linscombe, rice breeder and director of the LSU AgCenter H. Rouse Caffey Rice Research Station, joined LSU in 1982, things have changed mightily in the rice industry.
Now, the industry may not be staring down the best prices, but it is one that sees a future through continued work by the research station and more.
Speaking to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, Linscombe explained just how far the industry has come.

Powerlifting team applauded by board

Iota may be relatively new to powerlifting, but it’s no slouch.
Case in point, it is now the American Powerlifting Federation national champions in the co-ed division, and its boys team a national runner-up.

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Sports

WOLVES IN TODAY’S FOOTBALL JAMBOREE - The Rayne High Wolves Football Team were busy this week as they were readying for today’s 2016 Acadia Parish Jamboree at Iota High School. The Wolves are scheduled to meet the hosting Bulldogs in the second game of the night. The Jamboree will begin at 6 p.m. with Church Point meeting Crowley High. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Following last week’s historic flooding that halted all extra curricular activities while southern Louisiana tried to survive the worst flooding witnessed in almost 100 years, the 2016 football sea

Lifestyle

Paul Major Gagliano

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Major Gagliano of Fort Polk are announcing the birth of a son, Paul Major Gagliano, who was born at 1:47 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.

Obituaries

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Duhon Funeral Home Chapel in Crowley for Robert “Tody Boy” Perry, 89, who passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2016, at 7:40 a.m.

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