Political aide Jones assists another GOP doc in Tenn.
Gerard Shields, who reports for The Advocate's Washington Bureau, notes in his Monday column that Acadiana's Amy Jones, former press secretary to U.S. Rep. Charles Jr., has spread her wings to Tennessee to run the campaign of Republican Dr. Scott DesJarlais. The family practitioner is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. Lincoln Davis.
Desjarlais is the third Republican medical doctor Jones has worked for; she most recently was a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. John Fleming of Minden, also a family practitioner, and left former heart surgeon Boustany's office in early 2006 to join The Russo Group as political director. She also once worked as a sportscaster at KATC-TV3.
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.