The Daily Advertiser's parent company, McLean, Va.-based Gannett Co., has been cutting staff and content from the local paper for years. Read this week's cover story, Chain Reaction, for more on what's driving the downsizing at what had been one of the major newspaper chain's most profitable papers.
In other newspaper news yesterday, The Advocate reported that it's cutting back circulation in outlying areas. Citing rising expenses, the Baton Rouge-based paper, which has an Acadiana Bureau, is ending
delivery in some distant parts of its distribution area, though an
online version of the paper will remain available to those readers.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
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.