The state of Louisiana's Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism has announced the opening of Louisiana's African American Heritage Trail. It's a collection of 26 sites across the state that showcase the talents and culture of African Americans to the rest of the world.
The trail will be expanded in future phases as existing sites' abilities to cater to tourists are enhanced, and as new sites are identified. Sites on the first phase were chosen due to their historic and cultural significance and their current ability to cater to travelers and locals.
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.