Nearly 1,400 homes in Louisiana were taken back by lenders in the first quarter of 2011, according to national foreclosure tracking firm Realtyrac. For the January-March period, 5,275 properties in the state faced some type of foreclosure-related activity ranging from default notices to repossession.
Overal foreclosure actions in the state jumped 10.8 percent from the fourth quarter of last year and were up an alarming 34.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 2010.
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.