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Letter To The Editor – Supporting Opelousas Downtown Ordinance

“I’m all for the creation of jobs and putting our community to work. Yes, that means my tax dollars helping to create wealth for the community and others, I fully support the change. We can’t keep doing the same thing and expect different results. I fully support passing ordinances to help this community grow.” – Gretchen Erlingson

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Second Harvest Food Bank and Community Partners to Host Thrive Summit

WHO:       Second Harvest Food Bank, in Partnership with the St. Landry Community Accelerator Committee Additional Participating Community Organizations Include: •  Well-Ahead •  New Life Church of God •  Opelousas General Health System Foundation •  St. Landry Parish Economic Development Local Government and Civic Leaders will also be attending. WHAT: A gathering of community members to have meaningful dialogue Read More…

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Second-Degree Murder Charges Handed Down in St. Landry Parish

Late Tuesday, November 29, 2022, the St. Landry Parish Grand Jury indicted three men and one juvenile for the second-degree murder of a fifteen-year-old that happened on November 2nd on North Main Street in Opelousas. Daylan Wheeler, Christopher Coleman, Desment Green and juvenile Daqualon Robinson, along with the homicide, were also charged with obstruction of Read More…

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Lottery priority open for French-immersion school in Sunset

WHAT:  Early Registration for École Saint-Landry’s third year closes January 1. As with all public schools, École Saint-Landry will be free of charge to admitted students and transportation will be available for all students. École Saint-Landry, one of only three full french immersion schools in the state, aims to prepare students from the Acadiana region Read More…

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Opelousas Main Street and Tourism Office Unveil 2022 Christmas Ornament featuring Historic Venus House

Opelousas Main Street, Inc. and the City of Opelousas Tourism are excited to present the 2022 collectible holiday ornament featuring the historic Venus House located at Le Vieux Village on 828 E Landry Street.  Located at Le Vieux Village du Poste des Opelousas, the Vénus House is recognized as a rare early Creole style house. Read More…

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St. Landry Parish School District Superintendent Named Louisiana Superintendent of the Year

Patrick Jenkins, superintendent of St. Landry Parish School District (SLPSD), has been named the 2023 Louisiana Superintendent of the Year by the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. This program is designed to recognize the outstanding leadership of active, front-line superintendents. Nominees are judged on the following criteria: – Leadership for Learning, communication, professionalism and community Read More…

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Henderson Named Parade Marshall

The City of Opelousas is pleased to announce that former New Orleans Saints player and recent Saints Hall of Fame inductee, Devery Henderson, will serve as this year’s Parade Marshal for the Opelousas Children’s Christmas Parade.  The annual holiday event will also feature Christmas themed floats, marching bands, loveable costumed characters, and of course everyone’s Read More…

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Felony Possible When Denied Purchase of Firearm

Federal firearm dealers and private sellers have a MANDATORYobligation by law to report denials to the sheriff of the parish where thedenial was made and to the Louisiana Automated Victim NotificationSystem. The law went into effect in 2018 but recently the office hasbeen inundated with denials. The law was created to stop a person fromillegally Read More…

Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU Top Week 12 of the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll">

Georgia, Ohio State, Michigan and TCU Top Week 12 of the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll

Georgia picked up 50-of-52 first-place votes and remained No. 1 for the seventh consecutive week after defeating Kentucky 16-6 in Week 12. USC moved up two spots to No. 5 after its 48-45 victory over UCLA at the Rose Bowl, marking the highest ranking for the Trojans since claiming the No. 5 spot on Sept. Read More…

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St Landry Arrest Report Nov 22, 2022

Quentin Hawata Omar Jones, B/M, age 34, 1110 Garland Avenue, Opelousas, LA., 70570, Improper telephone communications, disturbing the peace (2 counts).  Arrested by Opelousas Police Department. Percy Mario Jones, B/M, age 31, 331 Osage Street, Port Barre, LA., 7057, Bench warrant.  Arrested by St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office. Quentilla Frank, B/F, age 34, 1728 Blue Read More…

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New Interpretive Signage and Digital Enhancements for Le Vieux Village Historic Attraction

New interpretive signage at Le Vieux Village Heritage Park and Museum, will help create a more enhanced experience for visitors. The new signage includes a QR code which links mobile phone users to the city website where additional history and digital photos of the village can be viewed. In addition, the new digital tool allows Read More…

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The St. Landry Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization, is hosting its Inaugural Annual Fund Campaign from November 21, 2022, to January 6, 2023. The campaign is called, The Future Is Bright. The St. Landry Chamber Foundation benefits the community through annual gifts from our partners and parish residents. These contributions provide scholarships to local high Read More…


St. Landry Parish Government signs Intergovernmental Agreement with local sewer and drainage districts

An intergovernmental agreement was signed by St. Landry Parish Government, St. Landry Parish Sewer District No. 1, and Ward One South Gravity Drainage District No. 1 that produced the funding for the maintenance of drainage laterals and sewer collection systems. The project, spearheaded by Morgan Godeau and Associates, broke ground at the beginning of October Read More…

Emerging Artists Appear At Opelousas Museum
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Emerging Artists Appear At Opelousas Museum

On Monday, December 5, the Opelousas Museum presents an exhibit by emerging artists Ke’Shawn Collins and Ilea McGee. The reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Opelousas Museum, 315 N Main St, Opelousas.  Come by to enjoy a vast display of paintings by these highly talented, up and coming artists.  Refreshments Read More…

St. Landry Parish School Superintendent Patrick Jenkins reviews data with Willie Singleton Guillory of the St. Landry Federation of Teachers.
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State Performance Scores Reflect District Growth In Some Areas

OPELOUSAS, LA — District and school performance scores (DPS/SPS) were released by the LouisianaState Department of Education (LDOE) today. The St. Landry Parish School District (SLPSD) maintaineda letter grade of “C,” with a performance score of 70.6, a growth of 2.4 points from 2021. Sixty-ninepercent of St. Landry Parish School District schools showed growth. The Read More…