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McCleary Graduates as Top Marine

on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 1:01pm

Private Cody James McCleary, 20, recently graduated in the top 10 of his class as a member of Platoon 2052, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, S. Carolina. McCleary is a 2012 Zachary High School graduate.

He arrived April 7 and graduated July 3 as a top

Regional Arts Council of Zachary Announces Date for 3rd Annual Fall Art Crawl

on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:59pm

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary (RACZ) invites businesses and community members to “save the date” for the 2014 Fall Art Crawl, set for Friday, September 26, 2014 throughout the heart of Zachary from 6 – 10p.m.

Freedom is Worth the Price You are Willing to Pay for It Pt IV

on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:58pm

Part 4: Rafael Nowicki Arrives In America

Rollins Road Disaster

on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:56pm

Residents, citizens demand accountability form Mayor, Department of Public Works

Freedom is Worth the Price You are Willing to Pay for It Pt III

on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:53pm

Part 3 of Rafael Nowicki’s Odyssey to Freedom

Clairmont Community Taking Shape

on Sun, 07/13/2014 - 12:51pm

High quality Zachary neighborhood development being built off Rollins Road

St. John the Baptist Catholic Celebrates Golden Jubilee

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:51pm

Bishop Robert Muench of the Diocese of Baton Rouge was at St. John’s church on June 22, to celebrate mass in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the church parish.

ZHS Student to Attend Prestigious Theater Group

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:51pm

ZHS Theater Student, Tony Collins, was one of 300 student thespians around the country to be accepted into the Summer Conservatory at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in New York City. This program is an intense two-week course to strengthen acting, vocal, and dance ability.

Bank of Zachary Announces Promotions

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:50pm

The Bank of Zachary has promoted four officers, President Preston L. Kennedy announced today.  Fonda Funderburk has been promoted to Senior Vice President.  Kim McDonald has been promoted to Vice President, and Donna Brown and Jeree Chaney have been promoted to Assistant Vice President.  


Extraordinary Nurses Recognized at Lane Regional Medical Center

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:50pm

Fourteen nurses at Lane Regional Medical Center were nominated by patients, family members, physicians and colleagues for the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.
Lane’s DAISY Award Honoree is Mallori Martin Fletcher, RN, BSN.   

Mallori is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University and is a

Lane Honored for Financial Achievement

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:48pm

Quorum Health Resources (QHR) announced the winners of the 2014 Excellence in Leadership awards at its recent Annual Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn.  Lane Regional Medical Center received the award for Most Improved Performance in the $40- $100 Million Category.

“This award is due to the

Trailers, Liquor Stores and Overdue Construction Projects Dominate Council Meeting

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:47pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

The mayor and council met for their bi-monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 24 at 6:30 p.m. After the call to order, invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and opening procedures, the council agreed to move item O3 to the top of the agenda.
Item O3 was the request for withdrawal of a

Zachary Manor Hosts Open House for Newly Renovated Facility

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:46pm

On June 24, Zachary Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center hosted an Open House for the community to view the newly renovated facility. The facade of the building as well as the landscaping reflect the exterior changes.

ZHS Student Awarded Georgia Pacific Scholarship

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:46pm

Connor Usie, a senior at Zachary High School has been selected as a recipient of a Georgia-Pacific Foundation Employees’ Children Scholarship.  He is the daughter of Ron and Debra Usie.  Ron is and Environmental Engineer at the Georgia-Pacific Port Hudson Operations.

Judge Hernandez to Seek Reelection

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:45pm

Says integrity, judicial ethics, respect for rule of law more important than ever

Freedom is Worth the Price You are Willing to Pay for It Pt II

on Sun, 06/29/2014 - 12:43pm

Part 2 of Rafael Nowicki’s Odyssey to Freedom

Lady Lightning Brings Home the Trophies

on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:57pm

Congratulations to the LA Lady Lightning 10U softball team for winning the Memorial Weekend Blowout Tournament! The tournament was held in Zachary on May 24 & 25th.  LA Lady Lightning went undefeated scoring 75 runs and only allowing 13.  The girls have been busy!

Freedom is Worth the Price You are Willing to Pay for It Pt I

on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:56pm

By James Ronald Skains  

Author’s Note:  The following is part one of a two-part article as told in the words of Rafael Nowicki, who vividly describes his journey to freedom in the US.

Rotary Club of Zachary Seeks Citizen of the Year Nominations

on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:55pm

The Rotary Club of Zachary is seeking nominations for the 2014 Zachary Citizen of the Year. Nominees should be a citizen of Zachary who exhibits the characteristics described below.
List of criteria:

•    Citizen whose life is consistent with the philosophy of Rotary, “Service above Self”

Dan Wallis to Retire from Council after 32 Years of Service

on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:54pm

By James Ronald Skains

In 1982, Dan Wallis received 10% of the vote cast for City Councilman candidates in the City of Zachary. Wallis’ total of 1,125 votes ranked him as fifth most in the contested election.

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar to Anchor New Space at Americana

on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:53pm

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar has signed on as the first major tenant in the Villages of Americana traditional neighborhood development that’s under construction on Hwy 64, Commercial Properties Realty Trust announced last week.

“We feel that being at the front door of a community like Americana is

ZHS Principal Selected as WBR Superintendent of Schools

on Sun, 06/22/2014 - 12:52pm

The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board on Wednesday unanimously selected Zachary High Principal Wes Watts as its next school superintendent. Watts had been one of four finalists selected though an intensive search to replace 10 year West Baton Rouge Superintendent David Corona.

Lane Auxiliary Awards Scholarship to Area Student

on Sun, 06/15/2014 - 12:53pm

Brittany Stagg is the recipient of the 2014 Lane Regional Medical Center Auxiliary Scholarship.  Stagg, a 2014 graduate of West Feliciana High School, is the daughter of Perry Stagg and Kelley Hawkins.

An outstanding student, Stagg had a 4.34 grade point average and was ranked 1st in her class.

New Book: Riding in the Company of Brothers – The Plains Store Rangers

on Sun, 06/15/2014 - 12:53pm

By James Ronald Skains

The author, Walter Earl Waddell, is a familiar name to Zachary and Plains residents. Waddell grew up in Plains and graduated from Zachary High School. Waddell now lives and writes in Columbia, South Carolina.

Local Professional to Attend Annual Meeting of MDRT

on Sun, 06/15/2014 - 12:52pm

Sam Johnson is a Qualifying and Lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table.

In June 2014, Sam Johnson attended the annual meeting of the Million Dollar Round Table in Toronto, Canada.