Two 18-wheelers collided head on in the eastbound lane of Interstate 10  claiming the lives of both drivers involved and bringing I-10 traffic to a halt for several hours. 
Homeowners in the area served by Fire Protection District No. 5 will see a significant decrease in their fire insurance premiums.
Former governor Edwin Edwards announced Saturday that Ari Krupkin has joined his team as campaign manager.

Rotarians learn about state’s Youth Challenge Program

Master Sgt. Richard Bullock, left, and Col. Michael Borrel, right, presented the program at Tuesday’s Rotary Club of Crowley meeting, discussing the Louisiana National Guard’s Youth Challenge Program. Helping welcome Bullock and Borrel were, center from left, Rotarian Isabella delaHoussaye and President-Elect and program organizer, Mary Zaunbrecher.

For many at-risk teenagers, life doesn’t hold a lot of hope and opportunities.

Board adopts 2014 tax millages; recognizes state fair winners

From left, Arielle Johnson and Shy Vincent placed first at the state social studies fair at the elementary school level while Lilly Smith placed first at the high school level this year.

By a unanimous roll call vote, the Acadia Parish School Board adopted a resolution to adopt the millage rates for the 2014 tax year at its June meeting Monday night.

‘A new era of health care’

The new sign in front of Acadia General Hospital (AGH) was unveiled Monday morning during a ceremony in front of the hospital. Standing in front of the sign are, from left, Caroline Marceaux, AGH chief nursing officer; Charmaine Vidrine, AGH interim CEO; Dr. Cason delaHoussaye, board of directors chairman; Zach Landry, AGH administrative assistant; and David Callecod, president/CEO Lafayette General Health.

If the optimism expressed by the speakers as well as those in attendance is any indication, Monday was a big day for the people in Acadia Parish.

Crowley man dies in single-vehicle crash

A single vehicle crash on Interstate 10, west of Crowley, has claimed the life of a Crowley man.
Saturday night, at 6:22 p.m., 26-year-old Kori Sarver of Crowley was driving1999 Ford Mustang eastbound on I-10. For reasons still under investigation, Sarver’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and overturned. Sarver, who was wearing a seatbelt, died as a result of the crash. She was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner.

53 graduate from Midland

Midland High's unofficial valedictorians, the four 4.0 graduates of 2014 receiving their diplomas, from left, were Roxy Richard, Blaire Champagne, Elie Falcon and Katie Woods.

It was a night of recognition and celebration as 53 seniors were awarded diplomas and went from Midland High School seniors to alumni Friday night.

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RAYNE GIRLS PINTO GATORS PLACE SECOND - Members of the Rayne Girls Pinto Gators softball team comprised of all-star members of the 2014 Rayne Recreation summer league who placed second at their sectional tournament held over the weekend at Erath are, first row, from left, Madison Boudreaux, Bailee Royer, Analie Dupuis, Ella Guidry, Abigail Richard, Gracie Duhon, Emily Marks; second row, Annabeth Savoy, Kallie Venable, Addyson Gautreaux, Graci Alleman, Ani Comeaux, Addison Richard; back row, coaches Randy Guidry, Keith Richard, Shannon Royer and Derek Richard.

 

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Pink Lady Treasurer Nettie Romero and President Gloria LeBlanc, from left, met with Monica Guidry, Lafayette General’s volunteer director, on June 13 to coordinate the Pink Ladies’ new duties and routines.

 

The Pink Lady Board of Acadia General Hospital met Monday, July 7, at 9 a.m. in the conference room of the hospital.

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