In a landmark opinion, a divided Supreme Court ruled Friday that states cannot ban same-sex marriage, establishing a new civil right and handing gay rights advocates a victory that until very recently would have seemed unthinkable.
At least two area legislators are asking their fellow lawmakers join them in a veto override session.

TIM PREVOST, right, was named the recipient of the 2015 Lion of the Year Award during the club’s installation banquet held Thursday, June 18, at the Legion Home. Making the presentation was John Quebodeaux, committee chairman, left. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Tim Prevost, outgoing president of the Rayne Lions Club, was named the recipient of the 2015 Lion of the Year Award during the club’s installation banquet Thursday, June 18. In announcing and presenting the award, John Quebodeaux, committee chair, commended Prevost for assuming the leadership role and “mentoring young lions.”

TIM PREVOST, right, was named the recipient of the 2015 Lion of the Year Award during the club’s installation banquet held Thursday, June 18, at the Legion Home. Making the presentation was John Quebodeaux, committee chairman, left. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Police arrest 2, seek 1 in shootings

Arrested were, from left, D'Avondre Williams and Aaronton Williams, and wanted is Damien Guidry.

Crowley Police, with the assistance of the Jennings Police Department, Welsh Police Department and the district attorney’s offices of Ac

Rayne Jaycees host 2014 Annual Diaper Derby

2014 DIAPER DERBY WINNER - The Rayne Jaycees once again hosted the annual Frog Festival Diaper Derby held Saturday morning of the 2014 Rayne Frog Festival. The top racers were, from left, Chairperson Jessica Cahanin, Diaper Power Adeline Graham with mother Aimee Graham, 1st Runner-Up Amie Beslin and mother Mary Beslin, and 2nd Runner-Up Connor Gibson with mother Constance Guillory. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Babies were sitting, laughing, crying and crawling towards the finish line Saturday morning during the Annual Diaper Derby held Saturday morning of

Rayne Christmas royalty crowned

CHRISTMAS ROYALTY NAMED  - The 2014 Miss Merry Christmas and Master Noel courts as announced by Gamma Kappa of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority during the S

Proctor makes official visit to Rotary Club of Crowley

Rotary International District 6200 Governor Dr. Ezora Proctor, center, and her husband Rev. James Proctor, far left, made their official visit to their home club of Crowley and recognized two Rotarians who have over 40 years of service to Rotary – Ralph Cowen, front, 48 years; and Kenny Privat, far right, 43 years.

With her stop in Crowley, her home club, Rotary International District 6200 Governor Dr.

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RAYNE TAKES CROWLEY TOURNAMENT - Members of the Rayne Mustang Girls 10 and Under All-Stars (Wreckers) who claimed second place over the weekend all-star tournament held in Crowley were, seated from left, Macy Dailey, Victoria Peltier; kneeling, Claudia Kibodeaux, Analie Dupuis, Kate Daigle, Bailee Royer, Addison Richard; standing front row, Karlee Daigle, Graci Alleman, Elizabeth Comeaux, Addyson Gautreaux, Kamrie Breaux, Grayci Dupuis, Amelia Dailey, coach Dusty Stelly; standing back row, head coach Shannon Royer, coach McKenzie Dailey and coach Troy Kibodeaux.

Despite cancelled tounaments the previous weekend, Mother Nature cooperated over the weekend, allowing all Rayne all-star teams to participate in local and area tournaments.

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Betty Dupre and Francis Broussard, both of Crowley, and Anet and Ronnie Bertrand of Egan are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their children, Keisha Broussard and Rand

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