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GoFundMe Set Up For Cajuns Coach D.J. Looney

GoFundMe Set Up For Cajuns Coach D.J. Looney

A memorial fund has been set up for Ragin Cajuns Assistant Coach D.J. Looney, who passed away Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field. Coach Looney was entering his third season with the Cajuns. The money raised through the GoFundMe account will cover funeral expenses, and any remaining funds will go…More

COVID-19 Testing Sites Continue In Acadiana

COVID-19 Testing Sites Continue In Acadiana

Federal COVID-19, Drive-Through Testing Sites Continue in Acadiana LDH and LANG has partnered with parish governments in Region 4 to offer COVID-19 drive through testing. Acadia Parish: Monday August 3rdand Wednesday August 5th  – 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Acadia Rice Arena. 159 Cherokee Drive. Crowley. 70526 Tuesday August 4th   – 8:00 AM – 4:00…More

Summer Reading Challenge Extended to August 15

Summer Reading Challenge Extended to August 15

Two down, one to go! Library patrons have logged more than 2 million minutes for the 2020 Summer Reading Challenge. The Lafayette Public Library encourages everyone to keep reading to reach a community goal of 3 million minutes read. The end date for the reading challenge has been extended to Saturday, August 15. Readers of…More

$250 One-Time Payments To Louisiana Front-Line Workers Will Begin This Week

$250 One-Time Payments To Louisiana Front-Line Workers Will Begin This Week

One time $250 payments will start going out this week to Louisiana front-line workers.  Front-line workers are those who worked at grocery store checkouts, health care facilities, and on bus routes in the first months of the COVID outbreak. This one-time payment will be offered to as many as 200,000 people who meet the state…More

Things You Should Never Clean With Disinfecting Wipes

Things You Should Never Clean With Disinfecting Wipes

Are you still having problems finding disinfecting wipes?  When all this corona stuff started, it was one of the hardest items to find next to toilet paper! If you do have disinfectant wipes, you may be tempted to use them on everything to make sure surfaces are clean and safe.  Remember those wipes could cause…More

Shelter In Need Of Volunteers To Foster And Adopt

Shelter In Need Of Volunteers To Foster And Adopt

Kitten Foster Volunteers Needed The Lafayette Animal Shelter and Care Center (LASCC) needs foster volunteers to care for orphaned kittens that require specialized care. During kitten season, from April to October, it’s common for shelters to receive an influx of orphaned kittens which puts a strain on the kittens as well as the staff. Shelter…More

SchoolMint Relocates Corporate HQ to Lafayette; Will Create 178 New Jobs

SchoolMint Relocates Corporate HQ to Lafayette; Will Create 178 New Jobs

San Francisco-based education software firm, SchoolMint, announced plans to relocate it’s entire operation to Lafayette. The move will create 178 new jobs with an average median salary of over $70K. SchoolMint is an online enrollment and communication platform, working with public, charters and private schools, to make the enrollment process for parents easier, and faster.…More

Blood Drive Scheduled to Help Meet Current Blood Needs

Blood Drive Scheduled to Help Meet Current Blood Needs

Because of You, Life Doesn’t Stop – Donate Blood LAFAYETTE, LA – The summer months always bring about a decline in blood donations by over 20%. Combine that with the decline in blood donations since COVID-19 precautions have been enacted and the blood supply has seen an added strain. A blood drive will be held…More

Acadiana Schools Prepare for a Very Different 2020-2021 School Year

Acadiana Schools Prepare for a Very Different 2020-2021 School Year

As students and teachers prepare to get the 2020-2021 school year underway, many changes will welcome everyone into their prospective schools – in-person and virtually. Below are the reopening plans for Acadiana area schools. ACADIA PARISH START DATE: AUGUST 17th See reopening information here. IBERIA PARISH START DATE: AUGUST 17th See reopening information here. LAFAYETTE…More

Gov. Edwards Signs Orders Extending Phase Two and the Statewide Mask Mandate as Louisiana Surpasses 100,000 Known COVID-19 Cases

Gov. Edwards Signs Orders Extending Phase Two and the Statewide Mask Mandate as Louisiana Surpasses 100,000 Known COVID-19 Cases

Today, as Louisiana surpassed 100,000 known COVID-19 cases, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a renewal of the current proclamation extending Phase Two in the state, which includes the statewide mask mandate and additional restrictions, until August 7. Click here to read the renewal proclamation extending Phase Two. Click here to read the renewal proclamation pertaining to legal suspensions.  More

Main Street Recovery Program Helps Small Businesses

Main Street Recovery Program Helps Small Businesses

BATON ROUGE, LA – Small businesses can start applying by July 28 for grants to help cover COVID 19-related expenses, State Treasurer John M. Schroder announced today at the State Capitol. Through the Main Street Recovery Program, businesses can apply for up to $15,000 to cover eligible expenses. In the first 21 days of the program, grants will…More

Covid 19 Testing Sites In Acadiana

Covid 19 Testing Sites In Acadiana

Federal COVID-19, Drive-Through Testing Sites Continue in Acadiana LDH has collaborated with parish governments in Acadiana to offer COVID-19 drive through testing. Wednesday 7/15/2020 Acadia Rice Arena 159 Cherokee Crowley 70526 8a-6p Wednesday 7/15/2020 ULL Cajun field 2351 West Congress St Lafayette 70506 8a-4p Wednesday 7/15/2020 Greater Shiloh Baptist Church 217 Hwy 10 Opelousas 70570…More

LCG Recognizes Statewide Mask Mandate

LCG Recognizes Statewide Mask Mandate

Here’s the latest from LCG on masks- Lafayette Consolidated Government recognizes that the Governor has issued a statewide mask mandate for “individuals when inside a commercial establishment or any other building or space open to the public, whether indoor or outdoor”. Lafayette Police and Fire Departments are continuing compliance checks on local businesses and issuing…More

Mask Distribution & Donations in Lafayette Parish

Mask Distribution & Donations in Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Consolidated Government is providing free cloth face masks to Lafayette Parish citizens while supplies last. According to the Center for Disease Control, face coverings may help prevent people who have COVID-19 from unknowingly spreading the virus to others. The CDC recommends that people wear cloth face coverings in public settings and when around people…More

Lafayette Resident, 37 Year Veteran, Helps In Covid 19 Fight

Lafayette Resident, 37 Year Veteran, Helps In Covid 19 Fight

A Lafayette, Louisiana, resident and native of New Iberia has recently returned home from New Orleans after serving on a seven-week military deployment. He was part of the Department of Defense’s whole-of-government response to COVID19. Capt. Albert “Al” Matt, known as “Ol Bleu” to many of his shipmates, is a Navy Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer…More

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Watch NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Jam Out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” Aboard the International Space Station

Watch NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy Jam Out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” Aboard the International Space Station

Rice cooking? Three-day beard? Homemade soup? Check! Check! Check! NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, commander of Expedition 63, jammed out to Travis Tritt’s “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” aboard the International Space Station. NASA’s Johnson Space Center posted the video of Chris singing along to Travis’ 2000 hit on YouTube on Aug. 4, with…More

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