AT&T says it will add 76 new cell sites throughout Louisiana, at a cost of nearly $104 million, before the end of 2008. The world's largest telecommunications company will also roll out higher speed networks in Lafayette, Shreveport and Lake Charles. The 3G wireless broadband network has already been in place in Baton Rouge and New Orleans since 2006.
AT&T Louisiana spokesperson Sue Sperry says Lafayette is also in line to get the 14th Experience Store in the nation "a new interactive retail concept" to open April 4. The only other such store between Houston and Atlanta was recently opened in Baton Rouge.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.