Nov. 18, 2014 10:13
The Director Search Committee interviewed the five men still in the running via video last week and is set to trim the field this week.   The search committee appointed by the Lafayette Airport Commission conducted video interviews Thursday with all five of the remaining candidates for the executive director's position at Lafayette Regional Airport. The original pool of 30 candidates was narrowed to eight and then five in late October. The committee will meet again this Thursday at 9 a.m. at Stone Energy to select three or four finalists. At that time, the next steps in the process w
Nov. 10, 2014 10:40
Emblazoned with UL's logo, dark roast coffee touts success of university's athletic programs. Lafayette-based Mello Joy Coffee Company has launched its Ragin' Cajuns Strong Championship Blend, a dark roast coffee packaged in a small bag emblazoned with the university's colors and athletics logo. The bag also features the photos of five coaches who guided university teams to recent Sun Belt Conference championships: football head coach Mark Hudspeth, men's tennis head coach Mark Jeffrey, men's basketball head coach Bob Marlin, softball head coach Michael Lotief and baseball head coach Ton
Oct. 28, 2014 10:22
 Noted architect and co-founder/principal of Architects Southwest receives highest honor given to former student.
Oct. 16, 2014 09:06
Local developer's Lake Charles Gardens LLC purchases buildings and leases; land still owned by Dugas family.   Photo by Robin May Parc Lafayette developer Glenn Stewart has purchased the Westwood Village shopping center on Congress Street near Cajun Field. Glenn Stewart, the developer behind the upscale Parc Lafayette shopping center at the intersection of Camellia Boulevard and Kaliste Saloom Road, has purchased the Westwood Village shopping center on Congress Street at Bertrand Drive. Court records from the late September sale indicate Stewart's Lake
Oct. 14, 2014 09:52
Broussard will soon be the site of a new Courtesy Automotive dealership. Broussard will soon be the site of what Courtesy Automotive calls the "ultimate buying experience" with the opening of a new state-of-the-art dealership there later this month. "Aside from being the fastest growing city in Acadiana, the Broussard area presents such a unique opportunity because it's centrally located right where Iberia, Lafayette, and St. Martin parishes all meet," says Don Hargroder Sr., Courtesy Automotive Group's founder and owner, in a press release announcing the expansion. The new dealership s
Oct. 14, 2014 03:55
In late September Cleco and UL Lafayette showed off the Cleco Alternative Energy Center, where researchers explore ways to generate power by using renewable resources.     "The center will help all of us working together to be socially, economically and environmentally conscious, leading to greater energy independence and energy diversification," Dr. Joseph Savoie, UL Lafayette president, said at the Cleco Alternative Energy Center Sept. 24.   In late September Cleco and UL Lafayette showed off the Cleco Alternative Energy Center, where researchers exp
Oct. 7, 2014 08:02
What do Russell Long, Hale Boggs and the New Orleans Saints have to do with the NFL's comfortable federal tax status? What do Russell Long, Hale Boggs and the New Orleans Saints have to do with the NFL's comfortable federal tax status? Based on a bit of research conducted by CNN last month, quite a bit. According to the cable network's story, the National Football League, headquartered in Manhattan, doesn't directly pay taxes, although it does cough up money for taxes on its properties and offshoot ventures. That equates to a tax-free status, granted in 1942 due to its classification
Oct. 6, 2014 07:21
Atlanta-based company sending fake invoices for services consumers say were never rendered On Oct. 6 the Better Business Bureau of Acadiana issued an alert about an Atlanta-based company called IDBS that claims to be in "web design" as part of its mission to set standards for ethical behavior. BBB has already received multiple complaints on the business from 39 states, including Louisiana. Consumers says they received an invoice for $599 for "business listing optimization." All complainants disputed the charges, according to the BBB, saying they had never contracted with the company n
Sept. 30, 2014 11:22
Project Front Yard has been launched to help us change our image and our habits.  Photo by Robin May  City-Parish President Joey Durel and IberiaBank Acadiana President Jerry Vascocu unveil Project Front Yard, a community-wide initiative to help the city have a cleaner, more appealing "front yard." Who could argue that Lafayette's curb appeal leaves something to be desired - a lot of something, actually. And according to local business and political leaders, our collective lack of community pride is costing us on the economic and job development front
Sept. 30, 2014 10:58
Alleged victim is a Navy vet with brain trauma resulting from a car accident three decades ago.   Carlos Russo It started as a good deed - an act of kindness. It started out to help a man who had served his country in the Navy for seven years - a man now in his late 50s whose life was forever changed nearly 30 years ago when a car crash resulted in the removal of his frontal lobe. A man who required the assistance of family members to manage his finances, most of which came from Social Security and VA benefits. It started out as a way to help a man whose family

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