The Chamber of Commerce's Business Over Breakfast gets better every year, especially since they've added a live band. The big band sounds of The Skyliners contributed to the patriotic theme this year, and the U.S. Marine Corps' TOW Platoon even made an appearance to present the colors. The Chamber's mid-year update on Power Point was also set to music ' appropriately enough, the song "Taking Care of Business." More than 600 guests also took care of business with Ã la carte's full spread and special grilled pork chops au jus and creamed praline yams. "One comment I got was the only thing missing was female dancers dressed in '40s garb swinging with soldiers," says event coordinator Patricia Parks. "It was a full house! The band was great."
Known for their evening get togethers at their fabulous West Bayou Parkway home, Glenn and Dana Armentor have started throwing some pretty unique parties lately. In addition to all-inclusive events with food, music and friends, the couple decided to hold a fundraiser to help the Ragin' Cajun Amateur Boxing Club. Glenn has a deep respect for club director Beau Williford, and the event raised more than $50,000 to help the club build a facility of its own. More than 300 invitations were sent out, and guests had the chance to see videotaped testimonials from heavyweight champion Larry Holmes and trainer legends Angelo Dundee and Teddy Atlas. Glenn, along with Adrian Vega, has more events of this type in the works. It's worth it to spend the evening with such great folks and a good cause!
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An effort to prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity was shelved Tuesday for the legislative session.
Louisiana won't lessen its penalties for marijuana possession, keeping laws on the books that allow people to be jailed up to 20 years for repeat offenses of having the drug in hand.
State bar foundation bestows honor on founder and managing partner of NeunerPate
This Wednesday, April 23, marks the first full day of INNOV8 Lafayette.
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A federal court magistrate has issued a seven-page schedule of hearings, conferences and deadlines leading up to January’s trial aimed at determining how much money BP will owe in Clean Water Act fines as a result of its 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
“This is one of the oldest divides that exists, and that divide is about the haves and the have-nots.”
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Local boutique celebrates all things green
It took a few weeks for the pitfalls to emerge in the governor’s $25 billion budget, but the time of judgment has finally arrived.
With pressure continuing to build for him to resign, Congressman Vance McAllister announced plans recently to remain secluded during the Easter break, but the Swartz Republican has said he’ll be back on the Hill casting votes and attending committee meetings when the congressional recess ends April 28.
A bid to limit the use of unmanned aircraft on private property in Louisiana stalled Monday in the Louisiana Senate.
A Shreveport lawmaker said Monday he's scrapping his proposal to name the Bible as Louisiana's official state book.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday, April 22, 2014:
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Attorney hopes fellow lawyers will join him in urging the D.A. to step aside and allow a competent, ethical challenger to take over the scandal-ridden office.
INNOV8 Lafayette launches its weeklong festival dedicated to cultivating innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship.
Smaller Microsoft Store installations sell a wide array of Microsoft products (Windows phones, Surface tablets and Xbox consoles) but don’t include everything.
Dirk Powell and Cedric Watson will perform together during an intimate gig at Parish Ink, 310 Jefferson St., from 9-11:30 p.m. Wednesday.
See cutting-edge technologies Thursday in brief presentations/demonstrations from 3rd Dimension Media, C&C Technologies, Cimation and UL Lafayette School of Engineering.
An official with the Louisiana Department of Education was arrested on a range of charges Friday after allegedly breaking into a home and brandishing a knife.
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State Rep. Stuart Bishop says he’s concerned with the quality of Capitol Lake, but when it comes to Louisiana’s coastline, this Lafayette Republican doesn't seem to give a damn.
Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms.
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Local and state agents Thursday night raided The Keg, the popular college bar located in the area known as The Strip, leading to the (at least) temporary closure of the venue.