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  • Rehabilitation hospital opens in DeRidder

    August 23, 2014 3:20 PM

    DERIDDER, La. (AP) - TriParish Rehabilitation Hospital has opened a $500,000 facility housed within the site of Beauregard Memorial Hospital. The American Press reported the new facility is called Rehabilitation Hospital of Beauregard. It provides physical rehabilitation care, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, respite, speech, social services, dietary therapy and... more »
  • Bike trail system opens in Terrebonne

    August 9, 2014 12:29 PM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - The first phase of a network of bike trails has opened to riders in Terrebonne Parish. The Courier reports the Southdown Bike Trail System is more than eight miles in length on the Southdown On-Road Loop, the Blackwater Outer Loop and the Leland Robichaux Inner Loop.... more »
  • Community center opens in St. Helena

    June 29, 2014 12:50 PM

    MONTPELIER, La. (AP) - A new multipurpose center has opened in St. Helena Parish. The Advocate reports the $900,000 center is part of what will become a 40-acre recreation park off Louisiana Highway 16 between Montpelier and Amite. It will be operated by the parish's 5th Ward Recreation District. Construction... more »
  • Conference center opens in Jefferson Parish

    June 15, 2014 4:02 PM

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission has opened a conference center at the Churchill Business and Technology Park on the parish's west bank. The New Orleans Advocate reports the 8,000-square-foot center can seat up to 150 people, with a reconfigurable main hall and breakout rooms for... more »
  • Paula Deen opens her new store in Gatlinburg

    June 7, 2014 2:48 AM

    GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Paula Deen arrived in Gatlinburg Friday to meet with fans and to open her new retail store on the Parkway. The Paula Deen Store is opening beside Ole Smoky Moonshine. Deen made a surprise visit to her new retail store, and fans waited outside for... more »
  • Safety training center opens in Gonzales

    May 10, 2014 1:36 PM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Contract workers employed in the construction, power and petrochemical industries will be able to get federally mandated training at a new $2.8 million center in Gonzales. The Advocate reports the Alliance Safety Council's 11,000-square-foot center is in the Edenborne Development in Ascension Parish. Alliance, a Baton... more »
  • Central fire station opens in Washington Parish

    April 26, 2014 8:43 PM

    HACKLEY, La. (AP) - Officials of Washington Parish Fire District 3 marked the opening of a new central fire station in Hackley by ceremonially cutting two fire hoses linked together. Inaugural ceremonies took place at the station this past week, The Daily News reports. Fire board resident Justin Porche says... more »
  • Art show opens at college April 24

    April 13, 2014 2:40 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Nunez Community College's 15thannual spring art show opens April 24 and will be on display through April 30. Original drawings, paintings, photographs, sculptures and other art can be submitted by students and residents of St. Bernard Parish until 7 p.m. on April 16. Details on submitting... more »
  • State opens probe of work release program

    April 12, 2014 2:49 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The state inspector general's office has opened an investigation into Northshore Workforce LLC, a privately run work-release program that was shut down by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain in March. Inspector General Stephen Street confirmed the probe, but would not offer further comment, The New... more »
  • World's longest fast train line opens in China

    December 26, 2012 3:11 AM

  • Hurricane conference opens in Biloxi

    June 7, 2012 7:20 AM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Gulf States Hurricane Conference is under way in Biloxi, Miss., with more than 300 emergency managers and first responders attending from Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Texas. The conference has been held the past few years and rotates between the states. The Sun Herald reports those... more »
  • Gulf grouper recreational season opens April 1, 2012

    March 26, 2012 9:02 AM

    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reminds anglers that the recreational harvest of shallow-water groupers - except for gag - reopens April 1 within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico federal waters. The annual February 1 - March 31 closure of Gulf recreational shallow-water grouper includes gag,... more »
  • 3-month La. legislative session opens Monday

    March 12, 2012 6:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new legislative session is opening, and fights already are well underway over job protections for teachers, pension benefits for state employees and the use of state taxes for non-public schools. That's not even counting fights over next year's budget and services on the chopping... more »
  • Qualifying opens for seats on Houma Tribal Council

    March 5, 2012 6:02 AM

    GOLDEN MEADOW, La. (AP) - Qualifying for seats on the Tribal Council of the United Houma Nation remains open through March 30. The Franklin Banner-Tribune reports the Tribal Council is composed of 10 districts in Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson, St. Mary, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. Candidates must be a registered... more »
  • Sign-up opens for black Catholic sessions

    February 6, 2012 9:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Registration for the Institute for Black Catholic Studies has begun and will continue through March 15. The institute provides instruction for clergy and laypersons working in the black Catholic community. It convenes each summer at Xavier University. This year the institute is planned for June 22-July... more »
  • 2nd trial opens over deadly Katrina shootings

    January 23, 2012 9:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal trial opens this week for a retired New Orleans police sergeant charged with helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed residents on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for Gerard Dugue, who allegedly submitted a false... more »
  • LA Oyster Season Opens Monday, but on Small Scale

    November 14, 2010 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Public oyster harvesting grounds open Monday along Louisiana's coast, but on a smaller scale than usual, in part because of complications from the BP oil spill. Louisiana's Wildlife and Fisheries Commission recently voted to indefinitely delay the opening for a broad area east of the Mississippi... more »
  • Gaines Center Opens

    October 31, 2010 11:57 PM

    UL Lafayette is now home to a unique collection. Sunday, a new center opened at Edith Dupre Library in honor of novelist Ernest Gaines. The famed author was on hand to dedicate the space which will allow scholars and students to work with his papers and manuscripts. The... more »
  • Peabody Magnet High Opens a Credit Union Branch

    September 20, 2010 9:58 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Peabody Magnet High School student Keverick Tanner, 17, looked pleased after he realized he successfully helped a customer open his first savings account. "It felt pretty good," Keverick said with a smile as he completed his first day as a teller at a Pelican State Credit... more »
  • Robley Bridge Opens At Lafayette/Vermilion Parish Line

    September 15, 2010 11:58 AM

    Lafayette, LA-- The bridge on Robley Drive at the Lafayette Parish and Vermilion Parish line opened yesterday. The bridge was closed over two years ago because of deteriorated support pilings, and funding was not immediately available to make the bridge safe. After further investigation, government officials determined that repairs were... more »
  • "Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII" Exhibit Opens

    July 19, 2010 11:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An exhibit opening Thursday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans features dogs, horses and other animals used during the war. "Loyal Forces: The Animals of WWII" showcases the species most often brought into the war. The first exhibit highlights the Coast Guard... more »
  • IRS Opens Hot Line for Spill Victims

    July 13, 2010 9:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Internal Revenue Service has opened a telephone line to assist taxpayers affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The hot line is designed to answer questions about BP payments or help anyone with filing or payment hardships because of the spill. The number is... more »
  • Jackson 5 Exhibit Opens at Detroit's Motown Museum

    June 22, 2010 9:26 PM

    DETROIT (AP) - A Jackson 5 exhibit has opened at the Motown Historical Museum in Detroit, marking the one-year anniversary this week of Michael Jackson's death. Starting Tuesday, the public is able to view photographs, awards and uniforms the group wore throughout its career. Museum chief curator Lina Stephens says... more »
  • Ambassador Extension Complete

    April 14, 2010 6:34 PM

    The Ambassador Caffery Extension in complete. Now, the road stretches all the way from I-10 to US 90 (Evangeline Thruway). A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday afternoon for the final portion, from La Neuville to Youngsville Hwy. That few miles of road, is now the center of debate. The... more »
  • UPDATE: Tanner Jeoffroy's Family Opens Account

    April 6, 2010 6:19 PM

    The family has opened a donation account for help with the cost of the funeral expenses, below is the following information. Iberia Bank Daniel and Amanda Jeoffroy Donation Account Account # 12101991748 ---------------------------------- Tanner Jeoffroy (left), the St. Martin Parish boy struck by a car while... more »
  • Bailey's Opens To Benefit UL Lafayette Students From Haiti

    February 4, 2010 10:56 AM

    LAFAYETTE - On Wednesday, Feb. 10, local restaurant owner Ema Haq will open his Lafayette restaurant Bailey's Seafood and Grill to benefit UL Lafayette students from Haiti. The restaurant will offer a buffet for patrons from 5 to 10 p.m. with all proceeds going to the already-established UL... more »

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