FEMA’S Peter Sessum wants to remind the residents of Acadia Parish that they are still working out of the Wells Fargo building on North Parkerson Avenue and that they are still here to answer questions and assist in anyway they can.
Whether it was declaring a spare bus with engine issues as surplus or hearing transportation reports, both Acadia Parish School Board committees saw a point of focus become the parish’s transportation situation.
CROWLEY – Acadia Parish Sheriff KP Gibson has announced several recent narcotics arrests made by the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office: • Sammy J. Hollier, 50, Crowley, booked: possession of Schedule III, possession of Schedule IV and possession of drug paraphernalia;

Unofficial results: New sheriff, police jurors voted in

There is finality in the race for Acadia Parish Sheriff.
After months of a hard-fought election, Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson will have a new job in July 2016 when he becomes sheriff.
Gibson carried about 55 percent of the vote over opponents Keith Latiola (40 percent) and Brian Richard (5 percent).

Committee learns of Telemed, receives reports

School board members, from left, David Lalande, Doug LaCombe, Superintendent John Bourque, John Suire and Gene Daigle, along with Milton Simar and Delo Hebert, not pictured, discuss the idea of Telemed use in two parish schools.

Acadia General Hospital may have a way to solve part of two problems with one solution: Telemed.
Currently awaiting news on a grant to fund a pilot program in Acadia Parish, the hospital looks to alleviate some of the stress on its emergency room while helping school attendance simultaneously through the program using the Telemed technology.

Wright briefs Rotarians on general principles of Islam

Rotary Club of Crowley President Pat Miers, right, thanks Rotarian Lee Wright, left, for his informative program Tuesday.

When Rotarian Lee Wright was thrown the task of organizing the club’s program a couple of weeks ago, it put him in a tight spot.
His original speaker was set to visit the club in November, but Wright was rescheduled and his speaker could not. So, it fell to Wright to pull something out of his “bag of tricks,” which, if anything, includes plenty of informative military briefings sure to educate the local membership of the global organization.
Wright decided to present an informative program on what has become the world’s fastest growing religion: Islam. Current statistics show the religion is expected to rival Christianity by 2050.

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.

Pages

Sports

Darien Harmon (16) takes a hand-off from Rayne High quarterback Donald Doucet (15) during Friday's 55-38 Homecoming win over DeQuincy. Harmon had 16 carries for 227 yards and three touchdowns during the Rayne High win. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - In a marathon of a game Friday evening at Wolf Stadium capping off Homecoming Week, the Wolves of Rayne High collected over 600 offensive yards and lit up the scoreboard eight times for a 5

Lifestyle

PHOTO SUBMITTED
Members of the Crowley chapter of the Homeland Civic and Social Organization on hand for the organization’s annual “Crowley Day” event were, kneeling from left, Ollie Bias, Anthony Bias; first row standing, William Angel (president of the Houston Crowley Reunited Social and Charity Club), Theresa Thomas, Nelwyn Bolden (president), Lou Grant, Stephanie Goodwin, Marie Breaux, Sheral Garrick (events coordinator), Howard Guillory (founder); second row standing, J.D. Barley, Milton Goodwin (parliamentarian) and Walter Andrus (assistant secretary).

Once again this year the Crowley chapter of the Homeland Civic and Social Organization saw its annual Labor Day weekend event, “Crowley Day,” now in its 18th year, turn out to be a success.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, Sept. 26, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Iota, for Frederick Paul Trumps, 87, who died Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at 2:12 p.m.

Acadia Parish Today

Crowley Post-Signal
P.O. Box 1589, Crowley, LA 70527
Phone: 337-783-3450
Fax: 337-788-0949

Rayne-Acadian Tribune
P.O. Box 260, Rayne, LA 70578
Phone: 337-334-3186
Fax: 337-334-8474

Church Point News
315 N. Main St., Church Point, LA 70525
Phone: 337-684-5711
Fax: 337-684-5793

Follow Us