Rayne Police are investigating a pair of shootings that occurred in a span of about 36 hours. The first occurred Sunday at the Burger King restaurant here and left one man in the hospital and another on the run from police.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Jeannine LeJeune
Taking the stage in the Acadia Players’ production of “Holy Ground” are, seated from left, Shage Guynes, Eric Drake, Louis MIre, Andrew Mire, Jude Schexnyder; standing, Taylor Fontenot, Frank Andrus Jr., Alyson Hetzel, Jason Werth Jr., Samantha Leger, Ron Ronkartz, Lily Mire, Amanda Caldwell.

The Acadia Players have a new production premiering this weekend, and it sure is an interesting one. The play, “Holy Ground,” bills itself as “A Post-Apocalyptic Zombie Semi-Musical in an Immersion Environment.” Try saying that five times fast.
RAYNE - Rayne Chief of Police Carroll J. Stelly announced his Criminal Investigation Division is investigating a shooting that occurred today (Sunday) in Rayne.

THE POST-SIGNAL / Jeannine LeJeune
Taking the stage in the Acadia Players’ production of “Holy Ground” are, seated from left, Shage Guynes, Eric Drake, Louis MIre, Andrew Mire, Jude Schexnyder; standing, Taylor Fontenot, Frank Andrus Jr., Alyson Hetzel, Jason Werth Jr., Samantha Leger, Ron Ronkartz, Lily Mire, Amanda Caldwell.

Crowley to choose chief Saturday

When Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson was elected Acadia Parish Sheriff on Oct. 24, 2015, the hard work he’d put into winning the election had finally come to an end.
For Jimmy Broussard and Scott Fogleman, however, Oct. 24 was the day their hard work began.

Progressive: ‘It was a bad week’

Everyone was expecting a fight when the Solid Waste Committee of the Acadia Parish Police Jury discussed recent issues with garbage collection Tuesday night.
Even the chairman of the Solid Waste Committee was hesitant about entering the fray. “I hate to get started with this,” said Richard Faul when the agenda item came up.
But the potential controversy was quickly diffused when officials from Progressive Waste Solutions admitted that there had, indeed, been a noticeable lapse in service of late.

Chamber Board nominees announced

Members of the Crowley Chamber of Commerce will be electing three board members for the 2016-17 election.
The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes will be elected to serve a three year term.

Car, Tractor shows set Saturday

The Rice City Classic Car Show, Shine and Stroll and the Antique Tractor and Implement Show are being held in conjunction with each other this Saturday.
With both events — along with a motorcycle show at the MetLife Building — sure to draw a large crowd downtown, Mayor Greg Jones wanted for people to come out and have a good time without forgetting their civic duty.

Rotary learns the ins and outs of franchising

The Rotary Club of Crowley recognized one of their own Tuesday as part of Rotary International’s Women in Rotary Club month. The Crowley club’s woman’s pioneer is Alice Whiting, who became the first female Rotary member on Nov. 1, 1993. Presenting her the award were, from left, Melinda Malmay, Nancy Broadhurst, Gwen Foreman, Whiting, Angelique Credeur, President Pat Miers and President-elect Tracy Young.

There is much risk in starting your own business, which probably explains why so many gravitate to the world of franchises.

Funeral director arrested

Joseph Wilturner, owner of Wilturner Funeral Home in Crowley, was arrested last week and charged with felony theft.

‘Community Celebration’ honors Lady Wolves

LADY WOLVES HONORED - Members of the Lady Wolves Basketball Team, 2016 State 4A Runners-Up, who were honored during a special “Community Celebration” include, seated from left, Amari Collins, Whitley Larry, Charlesha Dugas, Keysauna Moore, Tajanae Butler; back row, Torianna Charlotte, Asialyn Jolivette, Devin Sias, Tasia Duhon, Ti’esha Young, Janette Wade, Coach Chester Randell and Peyton Randell.

A “Community Celebration” honoring the Rayne High Lady Wolves, 2016 4A State Runners-Up, was held Wednesday, March 23, at the Rayne Civic Center Ba

Head-on crash claims life of Rayne man

Lafayette Parish - On Wednesday, March 30, shortly after 12:30 a.m., Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a report of a two vehicle crash o

Frog Festival Poster Unveiled

FESTIVAL POSTER for the 44th annual Frog Festival was unveiled to the public during the Frog Festival Pageant held Saturday, March 16, in the Civic Center. Flanking its creator Jonathan Reaux of Rayne are Chamber director Jeremy Lavergne, left, and Fran Bihm, the Chamber’s executive director. The signed and numbered posters are now available at the Chamber office for $15 each. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Jeremy Lavergne, Frog Festival Parade chairman, is extending an invitation for everyone to participate in the Rayne Frog Festival Grand Parade on S

Jason Lopez promoted to Major

RAYNE NATIVE Jason Lopez, right, was promoted to the rank of major in the U.S. Army on Feb. 1, 2016. Lieutenant Colonel Ed DeBish, left, oversaw the ceremony and administered the oath of office.

QUANTICO, VA - Jason Lopez, a former sports editor for the Rayne Acadian-Tribune and long-time resident of Rayne, earned promotion to Major in the

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Sports

The City of Rayne will be joined by a number of community partners to presented the 2016 Annual Children’s Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 11, at the ponds located on the grounds of Maison d’Memoir

Obituaries

The family and friends of Winnie Richard are mourning the loss of their loved one who was called from this life on May 27, 2016, at the age of 98.

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