Local News

TRIAD Christmas party

Over 500 senior citizens converged on the Yambilee Building Wednesday for the annual St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Department’s TRIAD Christmas party.The TRIAD program is designed to provide the elderly residents of St. Landry Parish proper information needed to protect themselves from predators and scams that take advantage of the elderly. It also gives the elderly an avenue for Read More…

Community

Heaven’s Kitchen Year-End Drive

A newly formed charity organization, Heaven’s Kitchen, is making big moves in the community through its mission of helping those in need during their most desperate and catastrophic moments. A year-end campaign has launched to help the organization move forward with upcoming events for 2024! What is Heaven’s Kitchen? Heaven’s Kitchen was formed to identify Read More…

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Opelousas Schools Closing for Super Dome Event

From St. Landry Parish School Board We’re thrilled to announce that the OHS football team is heading to the Superdome in New Orleans on Friday, December 8, 2023, to face off against Cecilia High at 12:00 PM. To ensure the Opelousas community has the chance to cheer on the Tigers, all Opelousas High feeder schools will be Read More…

Local News Sports Opelousas High School

Opelousas Heads To Title Game, Northwest Falls In Semifinal

BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer(Photo of Ja’Vian Reese, taken by Susan Angelle) Opelousas High is playing for a state football championship for the first time in 67 years, while Northwest High finished 2023 with a historic trip to a semifinal playoff round. The pair of St. Landry Parish programs, located about 15 miles apart, created a Read More…

Business News Community

New Clark School Completes A Dream, Says School Officials

BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer When construction work is completed in 2025 on a 12-acre site that will contain a new J.S. Clark Leadership Academy campus, the event will represent the completion of a dream that officials from the charter school have pursued for over a decade. J.S. Clark founder, president and CEO Tiffanie Lewis told Read More…

Local News

St. Landry Bank and Trusts Co. announces new chief lending officer

St. Landry Bank & Trust Company is welcoming André Higginbotham as Senior Vice President,Chief Lending Officer. André brings over 20 years of experience and proven success in the financialservices industry. He enjoys meeting with business owners and has a passion for helping them grow their businesses byproviding proper lending and banking services and products to Read More…

Local News Opelousas Downtown Development District

Opelousas Chick-Fil-A Scheduled To Open Thursday

BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer The long-awaited opening of a Chick-Fil-A Restaurant in Opelousas is scheduled Thursday morning, according to Opelousas Downtown Development executive director Lena Charles. Charles told St. Landry Now.com that the restaurant opening at US 190 and Waillor Street represents an important step of the ODD initiative to bring new businesses to the Opelousas downtown area. At this Read More…

Opelousas High School Sports

Opelousas Advances After Strong Second Half

BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer A daring fourth down fake punt conversion and a crucial defensive adjustment resurrected Opelousas High in the second half Friday night, helping send the Tigers to a semifinal playoff berth for the first time in 29 seasons. Opelousas, a No. 12 Division II non-select seed, will now travel for a third straight Read More…

Sports

ULL vs. ULM

The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns closes a chapter in its 52-year-old football history at Cajun Field on Saturday afternoon when it plays Sun Belt Conference and in-state opponent ULM in the regular-season finale for both teams.  Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ with Dan McDonald (pxp) and Eric Read More…

Sports Opelousas Catholic Football

OCS Ends Season in Wild Offensive Matchup

(Photo of Ascension Catholic running back Chad Elzy, Jr. moves past and Opelousas Catholic tackler, taken by Mike Curley) BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer A high-scoring game against Ascension Catholic was a possibility that Opelousas Catholic head football Cullen Matherne considered before kickoff Friday night. However, Matherne was admittedly surprised by the impressive offensive numbers both teams Read More…

Local News

ST. LANDRY PARISH TOURIST COMMISSION HOSTS LUNCHEON

Tourist and economic incentive-related events were introduced on Thursday during a luncheon hosted by the St. Landry Parish Tourist Commission. The event held at The Parlor on South Main Street in Opelousas, featured presentations for equine tourism and high school rodeo, while the Town of Washington and Eunice introduced several events that will occur during Read More…

Local News

Former Opelousas Resident Dies After Ruston Stabbing

BOBBY ARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer Former Opelousas resident Annie Weinstein Richardson, has died of injuries sustained last week in Ruston, after she and three other women were apparently victims of a knife attack that occurred on the Louisiana Tech campus, according to Ruston mayor Ronny Walker. Walker told the Ruston Daily Leader in a published story Read More…

Local News Community Opelousas City Council

Council Approves Debated Rural Development

BOBBY eARDOIN Editor/Consulting Writer A month of occasionally contentious debate among representatives for a rural home developer and residents living alongside the proposed project ended Thursday night when the St. Landry Parish unanimously approved during a special meeting the construction of 20 homes on Sunflower Lane. The proposed 10.35 acre, 20-single home subdivision off La. 104 west of Read More…