Jay Dardenne, Louisiana Secretary of State, has purged over 40,000 voters from the state’s rolls. The 44,739 voters removed from the rolls were those whose address cannot be verified and who have not voted in the past two years, Dardenne told The Advocate. In Lafayette Parish, 1,329 voters were purged. The largest percent of cancelled voter registrations were in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes. Dardenne says the latets purge since the November presidential election wasn't as large as previous ones - 82,656 in 2006, 108,850 in 2004, and 96,281 in 2002.
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.