St. Landry Parish president Jessie Bellard thinks it’s time for parish residents to re-engage in a celebration and the parish government party he plans to sponsor is scheduled to accomplish that beginning Friday night.
Those who recall their social and political relationships with Dallas Leger say the longtime St. Landry Parish elected official was someone who seldom allowed a difference of opinion to affect him personally or deter a chance to establish a friendship.
Parental monitoring of social media posting by their children would help decrease the chances for potential school campus threats and the potential for violent incidents, St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz said on Monday night.
Parish Coaches Select All-Parish High School Soccer Teams.
2021-22 St. Landry All-Parish Girls Team – Selected by St. Landry Parish soccer coaches.
The 97th Clifton Chenier birthday party was saluted eclectically Saturday afternoon, with nearly two hours of musical tributes, legendary performances and family remembrances that brought smiles and tears to many who came to hear the stories and songs that made him a Grammy Award winner and Louisiana musical legend.
Discussions have begun between St. Landry Parish elected officials and a proposed funding provider who hopes to establish a non-profit-operated women’s shelter in the Opelousas vicinity.
Thursday afternoon’s opening news conference for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction weekend was full of shock and awe. One of the 2022 inductees is Steve Duhon from Opelousas.
A new set of eyes – 22 of them – are being installed around strategic sections of Opelousas, in an attempt to curtail the recent volume of gunshots and city-wide drive-by shootings, according to Police Chief Martin McLendon.
LSU Eunice baseball head coach Jeff Willis has been elected to serve as the president of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Baseball Coaches Association. Elected at this past January’s ABCA Convention, Willis takes over duties as the president this month.
The varieties of St. Landry Parish early learning programs are expanding and their proficiency increases are being acknowledged by state education officials and annual test scores.
It didn’t take long for the St. Landry Parish Coroner’s Office team under newly appointed Coroner Zebediah Stearns to become part of a major crime scene investigation.
There’s no reason to believe that St. Landry Parish can’t produce a colony of talented young writers, says Louisiana poet laureate Mona Lisa Saloy.
Attorneys representing firms from St. Landry and adjoining parishes convened in Opelousas Thursday night for a fund-raising social reception to assist State District Judge Ledrick Thierry with retiring her campaign debt.
After spending 102 years at its current St. Landry Parish Courthouse location, the Confederate Monument appears destined for a new home several miles away, according the parish president Jessie Bellard.
Alyssa Davis made the most of her first season starting as an outfielder for the Port Barre High softball team. She has earned the St. Landry Now Athlete of the Week award.
LSU Eunice has hired Brock Ogami as the second head coach of the women’s soccer program, athletic director Jeff Willis announced on Monday.
St. Landry Homestead Bank and Savings Bank will become the fiscal agent for the St. Landry Parish School District effective June 30, according to a decision by school board members.
Whenever the inevitable conflict appeared about which sport he should continue to play, Steve Duhon always picked what seemed his most natural and comfortable option.
A St. Landry Parish health report was introduced to municipal and parish elected officials on Wednesday and the results are anything but flattering.
Mayor and OGH officials at meeting in Opelousas on Wednesday to discuss St. Landry Health.
Devery Henderson, perhaps the fastest football athlete to ever play at Opelousas High, is scheduled for induction into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame, team officials announced on Thursday.
Donna Wyble is unsure what emotions will appear or whether she can control them as she discusses details with the Discovery Channel later this month about her family and the life and death of her mother, whose cold case murderer was sentenced in April.
155 relics that once belonged or came in contact with Saints such as John the Baptist, Mary Magdalene, Augustine, Francis of Assisi and several popes were displayed at Opelousas Catholic Gymnasium Monday evening.
The postseason award haul continues for the LSU Eunice softball duo of Chloe Bennett and Maddie Leal as they have both been named first-team All-Americans by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, the organization announced for the weekend.
A six-year-old St. Landry Parish-bred thoroughbred with a penchant for come-from-behind wins, dazzled spectators that crowded into Evangeline Downs Saturday night, as she again moved off the pace and finished strong, capturing the $75,000 Turf Distaff during the annual Louisiana Legends Night racing event.
Orange balloons released and floating lazily into a Friday evening sky will do little to mitigate the surge of gun violence that enveloped the Opelousas streets last week.
St. Landry Parish School Board member Anthony Standberry presents Delores Standberry scholarships to Seth Lewis of Northwest High and Markell Richard of Opelousas High before the start of Thursday’s School Board meeting.
Cheryl Milburn, who became the current Registrar of Voters in 2014, told Council members on Wednesday night that she plans to retire effective July 22.
Rodney Milburn, the Opelousas-born hurdler and Olympic gold medalist who never lost a championship collegiate race, is scheduled to receive another honorary award that augments an illustrious amateur and professional track and field career.
After a first-year head coaching audition with an inexperienced team, St. Landry Bank Indians head coach Jack Brown feels more comfortable about what lies ahead for him and the Opelousas American Legion program in 2022.
The St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Commission-sponsored household hazardous waste collection event in Opelousas and Eunice May 21 diverted 12.52 tons of material from the solid waste landfill, according to a compiled SWC report provided to St. Landry Now.
Bells rang ominously Monday for St. Landry soldiers from more than a century of combat, while symbolic rifle salutes were followed by the lonesome notes of a lone bugle that played taps in somber fashion across the vast expanse of the Veterans Memorial complex.
St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz is concerned about school campus safety and he is indicating that he plans to propose a plan for improved security for discussion with District officials.
Louisiana rallies from five-runs down early, score twice in ninth to earn NCAA berth
For the granddaughter of a U.S. Army private killed 77 years ago in Belgium, Memorial Day Weekend will be dedicated to attending to her initial effort to bring Pvt. Ivory Disotell back home from Europe to St. Landry Parish for his reburial in a Krotz Springs cemetery.
As Opelousas Life Church pastor Kerney Thomas continues to refurbish a 74-year-old Opelousas Golf Course, he plans to use the facility as a vehicle that he thinks can help redirect the paths for some of the city’s youth.
OCS’ Little Named Parish Softball MVP
The concept that perhaps community unity and prayer can combine to overcome violence and depravity spread loudly across the Delta Grand Theater Tuesday night.
The Opelousas Rotary Club unveiled a Statue of St. Landry on the parish courthouse square in downtown Opelousas.