As we continue to celebrate this holiday, let’s all remember the real meaning of Memorial Day. It is a federal holiday that honors our brave military members who died while serving our country.
Opelousas Police Chief Talks About Crime
In an interview for St. Landry Now, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, Police Chief Graig Leblanc discussed violent crime in Opelousas and presented his plans for addressing this problem.
Museum Director Continues To Seek Funding For Heating and Cooling System
The heating and air conditioning units inside the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center have apparently begun displaying the type of antiquity that can be found in many of the exhibits that executive director Patrice Melnick enjoys displaying daily inside the museum building.
City Administration Presents ARA Budget Proposals
A budget committee has recommended sending to the Opelousas Board of Aldermen for further consideration a city administration plan that suggests spending $2.9 million in remaining American Rescue Acr funding.
Batiste Scheduled To Earn $160,000 Annually
Milton Batiste III became officially employed as St. Landry Parish School superintendent Wednesday following a lengthy round of contract negotiations.
Public Notice –BUDGET COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA THURSDAY MAY 25, 2023 6:00 P.M.
Please see the Agenda for the City of Opelousas Budget Committee Meeting to be held Thursday, May 25, 2023 at 6:00PM at City Hall in downtown Opelousas.Opelousas.
Opelousas Love Project Hosts Summer Fun Projects
The Opelousas Love Project partners with the City of Opelousas to host summer fun projects through activities that keep kids active and engaged during the summer. All of the following programs will be held at the North and/or South City Parks! Disc Golf Camp: Dates -May 23 & 30th, June 6th at 5:30pm for ages Read More…
15 High School Seniors Graduate with Associates Degree from LSUE
It was a proud day Friday for St. Landry Parish School District high school students who graduated with their Associate’s Degree from LSUE on May 19th. Through a partnership with LSU Eunice’s Dual Enrollment program and St. Landry Parish School Board, students completed 2 full semesters through the early college academy, earning their Associate’s Degree Read More…
Update from Opelousas Downtown Development District (ODDD) on Park Renovation
Please see the following press release from Opelousas Downtown Development District about PROGRESS ON SOUTH CITY PARK RENOVATIONS AT DONALD GARDNER STADIUM.
ODDD Agrees To Bond $4.7 million For Stadium, Track
The Opelousas Downtown Development District agreed on Friday to heavily-assist in funding the first phase of a proposed South City Park athletic complex project that includes installing an outdoor track at Donald Gardner Stadium.
State Grant Money Dedicated For OJHS Academic Improvement
Opelousas Junior High principal Chad Lemelle hopes that $2 million in state grant funding for a career-directed learning program scheduled during the upcoming school year, will help improve overall academic achievement on a campus where state test scores indicate students have continued to underachieve.
St. Landry Parish Government is firing up the pits and ready for the 2ndAnnual St. Landry BBQ Festival
St. Landry Parish Government is excited to host the full
lineup of events for the 2023 St. Landry BBQ Fest. The second annual festival will take place on June 9-11, 2023, at the Yambilee Grounds and Ag Arena in
14th Annual CASA Kids Benefit Banquet
Local community members, businesses, and guests filled the Opelousas Civic Center on Thursday evening for the Annual CASA Kids Benefit Banquet.(Photo by Freddie Herpin)
Landry Street Sidewalk Project Starts In June
Construction for the downtown Landry Street sidewalk improvement project, which includes both sides of Landry Street between Court and Market Streets, is scheduled to begin the first week of June.
Important Election Information From St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters
The St. Landry Parish Registrar of Voters announces completion of State Redistricting.
St. Landry Now Podcast, Ep. 2
Hear a recap of your local news from last week by Stuart K. Amidon.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Happy Mother’s Day from St. Landry Now!
Two St. Landry Men Convicted In Separate Trials
LEONARD MILLER AND FILLMORE WRIGHT RECEIVED HARD LABOR SENTENCES THIS WEEK AFTER SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTIONS BY THE ST. LANDRY PARISH DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE.
Local Author Schedules Friday Appearances
New York Times Best-Selling editor, author, publisher Lavaille Lavette will be recognized on the floors of the House and Senate today. Lavette is a native of Opelousas, Louisiana.
People’s Choice: Batiste Easily Wins Superintendent Vote
The pursuit of a new St. Landry Parish school superintendent concluded Wednesday night with jubilant applause from an overflow crowd and an ending that was anything but unexpected.
SLN New Podcast – Presenting Local News Weekly Recap
St Landry Now has a new weekly podcast presenting a recap of the week’s news. This is a fun new project and partnership between Page50 Marketing & Media and St. Landry Now.
Superintendent Candidates Answer Forum Questions
A pair of St. Landry Parish School superintendent finalists cleared another hurdle needed to obtain the position Monday night as they previewed potential aspects of their administration before a live audience at the Delta Grand Theater.
CITY OF OPELOUSAS RECEIVES TRASH RECEPTACLES THROUGH KEEP LOUISANA BEAUTIFUL GRANT
Melanie Lee-LeBouef, Opelousas tourism and Main Street Director, shows the new trash cans at Le Vieux Village in Opelousas.
SCHOOL DISTRICT NURSING PROGRAM RECOGNIZED
The St. Landry Parish School District nursing program has received several statewide honors which were recognized last Thursday.
MILLION WORD READER
Savaiah Moore is surrounded by St. Landry Parish School administrators after she was awarded a certificate for reading more than one million words as an accelerated reader at the school. Moore was honored during a Thursday night school board program.
NORTH CENTRAL HISTORY DAY STATE WINNERS
North Central High student Kaedon Jenkins poses with St. Landry Parish interim school superintendent Dwanetta Scott and school board member Bianca Vedell after Jenkins and classmate Ethan Bush were recognized for state National History Day awards.
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Two Nights Of Rain Put Parish Crews in Action
Two consecutive nights of heavy rainfall placed St. Landry Parish government work crews into action again on Saturday as workers cleared roadway ditches, culverts and underneath bridges in order to relieve high water situations.
St. Landry Parish Animal Control is Over Capacity
St. Landry Parish Animal Control is over capacity due to high intakes of
homeless and displaced animals.
Power Outages Close Leonville Schools
Friday, May 5, 2023 – Leonville Elementary and Leonville Headstart will be closed today as a result of the numerous power outages in homes in that community.
Opelousas Rotary Club Meeting of May 2, 2023
The Lunch Rotary Club of Opelousas is up to some exciting things
Mosaic Public Art Piece at South City Park Nears Completion
As part of the Keep Louisiana Beautiful Healthy Communities Grant, local artist Michelle Fontenot completed work on the mosaic public art piece on the water fountain at South City Park.
Vaccination Clinic Underlines Parish Animal Control Effort
The recent completion of a well-attended small pet vaccination clinic sponsored by St. Landry Parish government is testimony says parish president Jessie Bellard, that an overall parish wide plan for improved animal care appears to be succeeding.
Board Members Discuss Club Sponsor Stipends
St. Landry Parish School Board members are examining the possibility of providing stipends for employees who supervise student activity groups such as cheerleaders and other campus- related activities.
City Officials Will Consider Speed Violation Ordinance
The Opelousas Board of Aldermen is prepared to consider on May 9 a proposed ordinance which intends to electronically enforce vehicle speeding violations on municipal streets and roadways.
ST. LANDRY PARISH SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT DISTRICT CANDIDATE PUBLIC FORUM
Mark your calendar for the St. Landry Parish School Board Superintendent Candidate Public Forum set for
May 8th @ 6 PM at the Delta Grand Theatre – 120 S Market Street, Opelousas, LA
Despite Obvious Ending, Superintendent Search Continues
If the numbers are accurate, what’s the necessity in proceeding with the selection process still underway for selecting a St. Landry Parish School superintendent?