After a seven-hour evacuation time, Morse- and Mermentau Cove-area residents are being allowed to return home at this time. An evacuation was ordered due to a gas leak at about 8:15 a.m. Friday, April 17. The gas leak to several hours to take on.
The following was released by the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office via Nixle alert: An evacuation is underway in the Mermentau Cove/Morse area due to a gas leak. Those living in a one mile radius of LaFosse Road and Everglade are being asked to turn off the gas in their homes and leave them at this time.
The Crowley Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a wanted fugitive. Algernon Wilson, 29, of Crowley is described as a black male, 5 feet 9 inches in height, weighing 195 pounds with short hair. His last known address is 524 Moore Ave. in Crowley.

Food sale fundraisers addressed

Crowley High School teacher Frederick Arceneaux, addressed the Crowley City Council Tuesday night in front of a standing room only crowd. Most of the people in attendance were on hand to get a clarification on the laws regarding fundraising activities involving food sales.

A standing room crowd filled the Crowley City Council meeting Tuesday night as the city’s governing body discussed the ordinance regarding food fundraisers by local organizations.

No action on parish noise ordinance

A potentially explosive issue was quietly diffused during Tuesday night’s meeting of the Acadia Parish Police Jury.
A standing-room-only crowd was on hand to learn exactly what the jurors were going to do with the parish noise ordinance, which, as was pointed out during committee meetings a week earlier, failed to properly define a “recognized subdivision” due to a clerical error made when the original ordinance was amended in 2006.

Through tragedy, ‘Christian’s Legacy’ was born

Rotary Club of Crowley Program Organizer Georgie Petitjean, far left, and President Mary Zaunbrecher, right, welcomed, from left, Hans and Jenn Nelson (holding a photo of the late Christian Nelson) Tuesday. The Nelsons created Christian’s Legacy, to promote organ donation following their son’s death and subsequent donation process.

Two years ago Hans and Jenn Nelson received the worst news a parent can think of receiving, their son, Christian, 19 at the time, had been brought

Hospital unveils expansion plans

LEFT: David Callecod, president & CEO of Lafayette General Health, welcomes guests to the inaugural Acadia General Hospital Gala Friday night at the Grand Opera House.
RIGHT: Zack Landry, associate administrator at Acadia General Hospital, outlines plans for the construction of a new emergency room at the Crowley hospital during the inaugural AGH Gala Friday night at the Grand Opera House.

Plans for the construction of a new emergency room and other improvements highlighted the inaugural Acadia General Hospital Gala Friday night at t

From dream to reality

LEFT: Chamber of Commerce Chairman Kerry Gibson announces that Audry Spencer will be named Humanitarian of the Year at the Chamber’s banquet on May 14.
RIGHT: Audry Spencer hugs Robert Cook of Sterling Automotive Group after his company donated a van to the Empowering the Community for Excellence for Learning Center. Spencer had been seeking a van to pick up underprivileged children to bring to her tutorial center.

Audry Spencer surely knew upon waking up Friday morning that it was going to be a good day.

Bruce opens Levy Park series

LEFT: Sean Bruce plays to an appreciative crowd Wednesday evening during Greetings from Levy Park’s first show of the year.
RIGHT: Local artist Brandon Faulk was at Levy Park for Wednesday’s event working on one of his pieces. Faulk also painted a guitar which will be given to the winner of a raffle at the final show of Greetings series. It will be autographed by all four of the event’s performers.
(Photos by Jeannine LeJeune)

When the organizers of Greetings from Levy Park initially announced their plans last year, some thought that the idea was for Crowley to emulate an

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Rayne High’s Charlesha Dugas
District 4-4A MVP

In a season that fell just one game short of the Lady Wolves’ goal of the LHSAA Top 28 State Basketball Tournament, it seems All-District selections have fallen short, also.

Lifestyle

Fontenot displays a shirt created by LeMaire.

At the Crowley Art Association meeting held at The Gallery on Monday, April 13, artist Lyn Fontenot gave a presentation on the technique of using bleach to create designs on fabric developed by art

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