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)

Sisters of A&O plan Pink March/Family Fun Day

STREET DRIVE: Members of the Sisters of A&O conducted a Oct. 2-3 street drive in support of their fourth annual “Rayne in Pink” breast cancer awareness march and fun day this weekend on Saturday, October 24. Pictured, from left, are Demetrica Simmons, Gwen Mouton, Kirsten Jolivette, Nicole Anderson, Laressa Reed, Cutrina Jolivette, and Sadie Wheeler. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

The Sisters of A&O 21st Century Club would like to announce their 4th Annual “Rayne In Pink,” a breast cancer awareness march and fun day. The public event is planned for Saturday, Oct. 24, for the general public.
The morning activities will begin that morning at the Depot Square where a prayer and balloon release will be held, followed by the 10 a.m. March that will end at the Green Room of the Civic Center Complex where the Fun Day events will begin at 11 a.m.

‘Healin’ Song’ recorded to help Acadiana (VIDEO)

AMONG HEALIN’ SONG CONTRIBUTORS - Joining Jo-El Sonnier during the recording of “Healin’ Song” were 17 of Acadiana’s best and brightest Cajun and Zydeco musicians and vocalists. Among those participating were, from left, Michael Doucet, Beau Thomas, Jo-El Sonnier and Joel Savoy.

A press conference was held Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the Acadiana Community Foundation at River Ranch in Lafayette by Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne who announced the release of a song and video by Rayne native Jo-El Sonnier, “The Healin’ Song.”
Sonnier wrote and recorded the moving song following the 9/11 tragedies that shock the nation in 2001. But, has never performed it on stage -- until now.

UPDATE: Breaux has been arrested

According to Crowley Chief of Police KP Gibson, Johnathan Breaux Jr., one of two men wanted in connection with Sunday's shooting, has been taken in

2 more sought in Sunday shooting

Johnathan D. Breaux Jr. and Jermaine Washington Jr.

The Crowley Police Department needs the public’s help in locating two fugitives wanted in connection with the Sunday morning shooting.

Arrest made in Sunday fatal shooting

One man has been arrested and more arrests are expected in the Sunday morning shooting that took the life of a Crowley man.

Local officer’s act of kindness goes viral

Officer David Taylor carries a lost boy back to the Crowley Police Department during the Rice Festival. This picture is rapidly spreading on social media, with hundreds of Facebook shares as of Monday.

A picture of Crowley Police Officer David Taylor carrying a lost child from the festival grounds back to the Crowley Police Department is beginning to pick up steam on social media.

Camille Quebodeaux crowned new Rice Queen

Camille Elise Quebodeaux, daughter of Racquel and Kevin Quebodeaux, was crowned the 79th International Rice Festival Queen Saturday morning. Quebodeaux represented the Creole Farmers Market/Ms. St. Martin.

The weather could not have been more beautiful Saturday morning when seven young women took the stage for the 79th International Rice Festival Quee

Rice and Creole Cookery Winners announced

Randy Jemison of the USA Rice Federation, far left, and Letha Vincent, IRF Rice and Creole Cookery Contest chairmen, far right, were on hand to pre

Navarre, Hensgens named Junior Rice royalty Friday

It was a tough decision, but, from left, Emmy Navarre and Charlie Hensgens were eventually chosen Friday as the 79th International Rice Festival’s Junior Rice Queen and King. Navarre is a second grader at South Crowley Elementary and Hensgens is a first grader at St. Michael School.

It certainly was not the easiest of tasks, but after morning interviews and waves to the crowd and judges alike, junior royalty for the Internation

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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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