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  • New Iberia Makes CNN's America's Best Small Town Comeback List

    March 12, 2013 7:03 PM

    Historic Downtown New Iberia is receiving national publicity after being named one of CNN's America's Best Small Town Comebacks. The hustle and bustle of Downtown New Iberia is welcomed. In the early 80s, it was a different scene. The area lost many businesses after the oil bust. Books... more »
  • Historic Hotel Bentley changes hands

    October 12, 2012 9:00 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Hotel Bentley in downtown Alexandria has a new owner. The Town-Talk reports Mike Jenkins, a local businessman, purchased the hotel Thursday. Jenkins plans to completely refurbish the property, inside and out. The seven-story tower -- the newer part of the property -- is to be... more »
  • Historic market to be restored in New Orleans

    July 24, 2012 7:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A historic New Orleans marketplace closed by Hurricane Katrina is going to get restored with $3.7 million in federal rebuilding money. City officials held a groundbreaking for the St. Roch Market redevelopment Monday. The market is expected to reopen by spring. The market was built in... more »
  • Learn Grand Coteau 101

    June 4, 2012 9:29 AM

    Enjoy two full days of workshops in the historic downtown district of Grand Coteau on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, 2012. This is a great family event where you can learn easy ways to write poems for friends, hear about the newest scents for the home take part... more »
  • Rebuilding Washington Historic Church Destroyed in Fire

    May 17, 2012 7:11 PM

    More than a year ago, a historic church in Washington went up in flames. Now progress is being made to rebuild what was lost. "It's been an experience because I've never built a church from the ground up like this," said Father Albert Nunez. Nunez said they still... more »
  • US growth of distant suburbs falls to historic low

    April 5, 2012 7:45 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Stung by high gasoline costs, outlying suburbs that sprouted in the heady 2000s are now seeing their growth fizzle to historic lows, halting American city dwellers' decades-long exodus to sprawling homes in distant towns. New census estimates as of July 2011 highlight a shift in population trends... more »
  • Senate poised for historic education vote

    April 4, 2012 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Senate is nearing a vote that could end the Legislature's historic resistance to state-funded tuition for students in private schools. A House-passed measure on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon would expand a pilot program in New Orleans into a statewide voucher system for students... more »
  • Historic preservation expert to speak Sunday in NO

    March 7, 2012 7:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A National Park Service expert in historic preservation will make a free presentation Sunday about advances in historic preservation with a special focus on New Orleans. Kirk A. Cordell has been head of the park service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training in Natchitoches since... more »
  • Fire Destroys Historic Club

    January 15, 2012 12:05 AM

    A piece of history went up in flames Saturday morning. Flames engulfed what was once a popular nightclub on Pershing Street in New Iberia. Luckily, no injuries to report and the building hasn't been occupied in years. "Stevie Wonder, Al Green, Tina Turner, Ike and Tina. Oh there... more »
  • Historic Marine base gets 1st-ever female general

    June 17, 2011 5:09 AM

    PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - For the first time in its 96-year history, a female general will lead the famed Marine Corps training installation at South Carolina's Parris Island. The Marine Corps says Brig. Gen. Loretta Reynolds will take charge of the depot Friday. The one-star Naval Academy graduate is... more »
  • Historic Flood Begins to Abate, but far From Over

    June 4, 2011 11:13 AM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi River flood of 2011 may seem like a thing of the past for people who fled rising waters that never came, yet the final toll is shrouded in murky water for thousands of people devastated as the flood made its way from the Midwest... more »
  • Obama Attends Easter Service at Historic Church

    April 24, 2011 2:19 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and his family attended Easter service Sunday at a Washington church founded in 1863 by freed slaves. The first family entered Shiloh Baptist Church to a round of applause on a sun-splashed day in the nation's capital as members of a choir dressed in... more »
  • Historic Lafayette school changing hands

    November 22, 2010 9:13 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A group that has been struggling to restore the Holy Rosary Institute is hoping a change in ownership could breathe new life into the effort. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lafayette has agreed to transfer ownership of the historic African-American parochial school to the Sisters of... more »
  • Swing Bridge Near Loreauville is Officially Historic

    September 16, 2010 11:07 AM

    LOUREAUVILLE, La. (AP) - A one-lane swing bridge near Loreauville is officially historic. Members of the grass-roots group Save Vida Bridge recently got a certificate stating that the Vida Shaw bridge built in the 1930s is on the National Register of Historic Places. Member Danny David Jr. tells The Daily... more »
  • Historic homes to be moved for VA hospital

    September 9, 2010 9:14 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says about 100 historic homes will be moved to make way for a new Veterans Affairs hospital in the city. Landrieu plans to highlight the move on Friday. Under initial hospital plans, the homes were to be demolished, but now they... more »
  • Launch to put Katrina Levee Breaches on National Register of Historic Places

    August 4, 2010 1:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans organization has launced an effort to have two spots where levees failed during Hurricane Katrina placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Levees.org announced the effort at a news conference Wednesday in the Lower 9th Ward, where many of Katrina's more than... more »
  • Sinking Oil Threatens Historic Gulf Shipwrecks

    July 4, 2010 3:44 PM

    TIMBALIER ISLANDS, La. (AP) - Not just flora and fauna are getting caked in oil. So is the Gulf of Mexico's barnacled history of pirates, sea battles and World War II shipwrecks. The Gulf is lined with wooden shipwrecks, American-Indian shell midden mounds, World War II casualties, pirate colonies, historic... more »
  • New Iberia: Historic Horse

    June 17, 2010 9:28 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Known by horse enthusiasts for its distinctive speckled markings and rich history, the Appaloosa is seen as more than just a horse of a different color. The Louisiana State Appaloosa Club came the SugArena on New Iberia to celebrate the horse breed on a recent... more »
  • Gaylord Entertainment Co. Lays Off Employees After Historic Floods

    June 2, 2010 11:07 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gaylord Entertainment Co. is laying off more than 1,700 employees as a result of flooding that inundated the Opryland Resort, the Grand Ole Opry House and other properties in May. In a conference call with investors on Wednesday, CEO Colin Reed said the company informed 1,743... more »
  • State approves cultural districts

    February 22, 2010 7:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state has approved midcity Baton Rouge and downtown Lafayette for cultural products districts. It's a designation that seeks to promote arts development by waiving sales taxes on original works sold within the districts and providing tax credits for rehabilitating the districts' historic buildings. Kerry... more »
  • Abbeville: Downtown Christmas Stroll

    December 3, 2009 3:40 PM

    DESCRIPTION: A family oriented evening of strolling, shopping, and dining. The event features artists, live entertainment, free refreshments, Santa Claus, a drawing for a gift basket give away, and white light holiday displays all within Abbeville's gaily decorated Downtown Historic District. Lighting of the Christmas Tree will be at 5:30... more »

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