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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

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