RAYNE - Police are looking for a man who fired several shots into a local business Saturday afternoon. Police Chief Carroll J. Stelly said officers responded to multiple calls just after 1 p.m. Saturday concerning a black male shooting at people at the King City convenience store on West Jeff Davis Avenue.

Troy Menard

CROWLEY – A former Rayne police officer was sentenced to six years at hard labor with three being suspended for lewd behavior with a 13-year-old girl in 2015.

Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

The Crowley Professional Women’s Club will host the 80th Annual Miss Crowley Pageant and the 2016 Teen and Junior Miss Crowley Pageants on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the Grand Opera House and will include a live performance by Colby Latiolais and Ambush.

Troy Menard

Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson

Modular jail cells back in spotlight

(File photo) The future of these modular buildings, once used to house prisoners at the Acadia Parish Jail, will once again be the topic of discussion when the police jury meets on Sept. 8.

CROWLEY - They declared them surplus and tried to sell them — twice — but there were no takers.

Acadia General's Heather Harper addresses Crowley Lions Club

Acadia General Hospital CEO Heather Harper spoke to the Crowley Lions Club on Tuesday. Harper touted the numerous upgrades and her plans for the future of the hospital. From the left are Crowley Lion Ann Mire, Harper and Lions Club President Bryan Borill.

The improvements made during Heather Harper’s first year as CEO of Acadia General Hospital have been obvious and well-documented.

ER campaign gaining momentum

(File photo) Most treatment areas in the current emergency room are separated by curtains. Solid walls will separate the rooms in the expansion.

The capital campaign to fund construction of a new emergency room at Acadia General Hospital is gaining momentum.

Robichaux focuses on growth as a person with team

UL Lafayette Coach Tony Robichaux, third from left, spoke on the behind-the-scenes work Ragin’ Cajuns baseball does with the players to make them better people. With him are, from left, vocational speaker Alice Whiting, President Pat Miers and program organizer Melinda Malmay.

Tony Robichaux knows that, without his hometown of Crowley and God, he wouldn’t be where he is today.

In the darkest times, a light shone

(File photo) The Crowley Fire Department and other community members help prepare plates of jambalaya for the evacuees staying in Crowley at the fire station.

Moments of coming together have always been the bright spot of national tragedies. Most recently, and locally, it can be seen in “Lafayette Strong” following the shooting last month at The Grand 16 Theatre on Johnson Street.
But, 10 years ago, an entire nation rallied around Louisiana’s beloved New Orleans and Acadia Parish was among those to rally.

Higgins to speak in Richard

Lt. Clay Higgins, St. Landry CrimeStoppers’ intimidating media sensation, will be speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Acadian Baptist Center near Richard on Sept 15.

Miss Rayne Pageant set, contestants sought

Young ladies interested in competing for Miss Rayne 2015 are being invited to attend an orientation at Rayne City Hall in the Council Chambers, 801

RHS band student tours with La. Stars Drum/Bugle

Rayne High’s Nick Arnaud prior to one of many performances this summer with the Louisiana Stars Drum and Bugle Corp.

Most high school students look forward to summer break to sleep in, family vacations, and just taking it easy as they prepare for the coming school

Local WOW Chapter Donates US Flags

WOW DONATES AMERICAN FLAGS - The local lodge of the Woodmen of the World (WOW) presented Mire Elementary School with a donation of several U.S.

Good reports for school’s opening

It wasn’t without its hiccups, but by all indicators, the opening of the 2015-16 school year may have been one of Acadia Parish’s best.

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Sports

Registration will begin next week for Rayne’s 2016 season of the city’s flag football and volleyball leagues, as announced by Rayne Recreation Director Dwayne Derise.

Lifestyle

Mrs. Robert Dale Wimberly Jr.

RAYNE - On Saturday, the ninth of July, 2016, at six-thirty in the evening before family and friends, Gretchen Renee Swinkey and Robert Dale Wimberly, Jr.

Obituaries

Frank “Bod” was born in Crowley on Oct. 6, 1934, to Frank Miller Sr. and Marie Courville Miller. He was called to his Heavenly Father on July 26, 2016.

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