The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation placed New Orleans-based First Bank and Trust under a cease and desist order in July, accusing the institution of unsound banking practices. The FDIC released its list of July actions against more than 75 banks including FBT on Aug. 27. FBT has locations on Camellia Boulevard and Johnston Street in Lafayette.
According to the consent order between the FDIC and FBT, the bank is not “admitting or denying any charges of unsafe or unsound banking practices or violations of law or regulation ...” Click here for the full list of FDIC actions.
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.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.