Bon matin, Savoie’ — UL-Lafayette students rouse college President Joseph Savoie with early morning chants

Friday, 28 August 2015 17:58 Written by
Like an army heading into battle, more than 80 students marched from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s quadrangle to the home of President Joseph Savoie early Friday morning. Their mission: To yell, scream and sing until he woke up and faced the crowd in his pajamas. In its second year, Wake Up the President serves as a spirited way for students to begin the last day of the first week of school.
Bell Helicopter to begin hiring workers for $23.6M Lafayette facility in 2016
Friday, 28 August 2015 16:41 Written by
Bell Helicopter in early 2016 will begin hiring most of the 115 Acadiana employees needed at the company’s new $23.6 million assembly plant, an 82,300-square-foot facility located at Lafayette Regional Airport that will start producing the 505 Jet Ranger X next year. “We know what types of people live, work and play in this region,” said John Garrison, Bell Helicopter president and CEO, at the grand opening of the facility Thursday. Garrison said the Fort…
Lafayette Parish Sheriff Candidate Forum
Friday, 28 August 2015 15:50 Written by
Lafayette Parish Sheriff Candidate Forum Lafayette Parish Sheriff candidates Rick Chargois, John Rogers, Chad Leger, and Mark Garber pose for a photograph during a candidate forum at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office Public Safety Complex in Lafayette, LA, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015.
Louisiana native takes the culinary reins at Roux
Friday, 28 August 2015 15:33 Written by
Food News Louisiana native takes the culinary reins at Roux New executive chef, Bonnie Breaux, is bringing her Cajun roots to Roux's Tampa kitchen. Posted By Meaghan Habuda on Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 4:04 PM click to enlarge Roux Bonnie Breaux.On the heels of the South Tampa restaurant's one-year anniversary, Roux has hired a seasoned Louisiana chef and restaurateur, Bonnie Breaux, as its executive chef.
Hurricane heroes to be honored in Lafayette Sept. 1
Friday, 28 August 2015 15:01 Written by
Countless stories of true heroism in the face of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have been heard in these parts since the storms battered and flooded southern Louisiana in 2005. Now, a special event has been set up to recognize and honor those who rescued the stranded, fed the hungry and sheltered the homeless. Being billed as the Hurricanes Katrina & Rita Heroes Recognition Program, the event is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 6 p.m.…
Lafayette woman indicted in fatal motorcycle crash
Friday, 28 August 2015 14:18 Written by
LAFAYETTE - A Lafayette woman accused of killing a Youngsville motorcyclist in a February crash in Broussard is now charged with negligent homicide. A grand jury indicted Megan Malespin, 30, in connection with the crash. She also faces a careless operation charge, among others. Malespin is accused of rear-ending a motorcycle driven by Anthony Gage, 51, of Youngsville while he was waiting to turn onto St. Etienne Road from LA 92. Gage was thrown from…
Bell Helicopter celebrates grand opening, will begin hiring in 2016
Friday, 28 August 2015 12:47 Written by
According to the Advocate, in early 2016, Bell Helicopter will begin hiring most of the 115 Acadiana employees needed at the company's new $23.6 million assembly plant, an 82,300-square-foot facility located at Lafayette Regional Airport that will start producing the 505 Jet Ranger X next year. -------------------------------- LAFAYETTE, La. (August 27, 2015) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell Helicopter Lafayette Assembly Center is officially open for business in Lafayette,…
Bell Helicopter opens new manufacturing plant in Louisiana
Friday, 28 August 2015 11:50 Written by
Bell Helicopter on Thursday celebrated the opening of a new $26 million manufacturing plant in Lafayette, La., where it will build its new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X commercial helicopter. The 82,300-square-foot hangar facility was built on 14.5 acres at the Lafayette Regional Airport, paid for by the state of Louisiana. Bell will lease the facility from the airport and plans to invest $11.4 million in equipment and tooling. The plant is expected to employ…
Katrina's impact on Lafayette schools still resonates
Friday, 28 August 2015 11:40 Written by
The Acadiana High graduation takes place in May 2006 at the Cajundome. Lafayette Parish officials allowed displaced graduates to wear the colors of their previous schools during the ceremonies, including one graduate who wore a blue cap and gown.(Photo: File photo) 2 CONNECT 3 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE When it became clear that it would be months before students could return to school in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, the Lafayette Parish School System made room.
Sunset police officer was shot by his cousin
Friday, 28 August 2015 11:05 Written by
Courtesy: KNOE SUNSET, La. (KNOE 8 News / AP / WAFB) - UPDATE: August 27, 2015 at 10:20am: Authorities say a small-town south Louisiana police officer called in to calm a domestic dispute was killed with his own gun, fired by a cousin. Sunset Police Chief Luis Padilla says 51-year-old Henry Nelson was killed Wednesday, a day before he was scheduled for a month's vacation, which he planned to spend with his teenage daughter.

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