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Zachary Home to Nationally Renowned Behavioral Science Program

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:39pm

By James Ronald Skains

A number of buildings set in clusters on the south side of US Highway 64, just west of the intersection with Joor Road, make up the Zachary Seaside Progressive PHP facility.

Landmark Bank Announces the Appointment of Charlene M. Smith to Board of Directors

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:38pm

Landmark Bank has announced the appointment of Charlene M. Smith to its board of directors.

Smith, a lifelong resident of Zachary, has three children and seven grandchildren. She is a former mayor of Zachary and the owner and agent of Charlene Smith Allstate Insurance.

Smith has served the

NMS and CMES to Send Large Group to National History Day Competition

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:37pm

National History Day is a national contest, underwritten by the History Channel, which has several qualifying rounds.

The MLK, Jr. Scholarship Ball

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:36pm

The Dr. Martin L. King Zachary Committee enjoyed their Annual Scholarship Ball.  The theme this year was Jubilation Gold.  Jubilation Gold demonstrates power, strength, boldness and hard working in the community.

School Board Observer Responds to Misinformation on Tax Election

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:36pm

Dear Zachary Post Editor:

Over the past several months I have followed the activities of the Zachary School Board on the issue of the proposed sales tax increase.  I have attended the public meetings on the subject and school board meetings.

Council Approves Lagniappe Restaurant Permit, Discusses Christmas Village Lighting

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:35pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

The Zachary City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. Mayor David Amrhein was absent; Mayor Pro Tempore Brandon Noel presided over the meeting.

Hugh Engels spoke on behalf of builder Don Hunt, who owns a building on Church

Zachary’s Man of Steel

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:34pm

David Gordon of Zachary successfully completed the 2015 Florida Double Anvil, a USA Ultra Triathlon event, last weekend just outside Tampa, Florida.

Lane Regional Medical Center Welcomes Gastroenterology Associates

on Sun, 03/15/2015 - 1:34pm

Gastroenterology Associates have expanded their digestive health care services to patients living north of the Capital region with the opening of their new office in Zachary, located at 4735 West Park Drive, Suite A, on the campus of Lane Regional Medical Center.  
Kirk Mullins, M.D., Alan Maltbie,

Zachary Banker Re-Elected as ICBA Treasurer

on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 1:42pm

Preston L. Kennedy, president and CEO of Bank of Zachary, was elected treasurer of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) for 2014-15.

Kennedy was re-elected during the 2015 ICBA national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE®, in Orlando.

“Located in small towns, suburban areas

Citizens for Zachary Schools Discuss Proposed Sales Tax

on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 1:41pm

Dear Editor:

I am writing today to discuss the March 28th vote for the proposed 1 cent sales tax increase which is designed to support our children, our schools, and our community.  

First I would like to dispel some misconceptions about the tax.

School Board Approves New Football Field, Sets Proposed Tax Rate

on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 1:40pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

The Zachary Community School Board and staff met for their regularly scheduled work session and meeting on Tuesday, March 3, beginning at 6 p.m.

Cory’s Story…A Journey Home

on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 1:39pm

Cory Lentini spent his younger years growing up in Zachary.  His first love as a child was playing baseball. He played Zachary Little League, Tournament ball and then on to the Bronco Baseball Team.

P&Z Holds Epic Meeting

on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 1:38pm

Facing defeat, Wal-Mart withdraws plans, vows to return

Keep the Beat was a Heart Pounding Success

on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 1:01pm

The 67 participants who attended Lane Regional Medical Center’s recent “Keep the Beat” CPR class at First Baptist Church of St. Francisville learned hands-on, life-saving CPR skills as well as how to recognize and provide basic care for breathing and cardiac emergencies.

As a “thank you” for

Council Sends Copper Mill Issue Back to Planning and Zoning

on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 12:55pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

The Mayor and Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Cassard Touts Winning Attitude for all Zachary Athletics, but Especially Baseball

on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 12:54pm

By James Ronald Skains

“On my first day on the job at Barbe High School fresh out of college, I was given a tee-shirt that read: “It Was A Clean Sweep,” Jesse Cassard, Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach at Zachary High School told the Zachary Post.

ZHS Girls Win State Track Championship

on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 12:53pm

The 2015 Zachary Girls Track Team won the Division I (5A & 4A) Girls Indoor State Championship on Sat. Feb. 21st.  The Broncos scored 52 points,  beating 2nd place Baton Rouge High with 38 points and  3rd Place Lafayette High 37 points.

Area Schools Receive Golden Carrot Grant

on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 12:53pm

The Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced last week that the North Capital Region team was awarded the $45,000 Golden Carrot Grant to implement a multi-phased strategy promoting construction craft careers among the students attending East and West Feliciana, Livonia and Zachary High schools.

Zachary Chamber to Host Upcoming Z-Fest Events

on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 1:30pm

The Zachary Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce three events leading up to the Zachary Arts & Music Festival (Zfest).  Zfest will be held April 29 through May 3rd at the BREC Zachary Community Park.  

On Saturday, March 7th, the Chamber will host a Zachary Queens Tea at the Pointe at

LeBlanc’s Food Stores Support Zachary Police

on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 1:29pm

LeBlanc’s Food Stores donated $500 to the Zachary Police Department Reserve Officers to use to purchase uniforms. The Zachary Police Department currently has 15 Reserve Officers on the roster.

Zachary’s Chief McDavid Concerned About Losing Officers

on Sun, 02/22/2015 - 1:29pm

By James Ronald Skains

“I do see a crisis brewing for us,” Chief David McDavid told the Zachary Post.

Galilee Baptist Academy Celebrates Literacy

on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 12:59pm

Galilee Baptist Academy’s students and their parents had a night of “Frozen” fun at GBA’s Pre-K and Kindergarten Family Literacy Night.

The Duncans Bring Real Property Management Premium to Zachary

on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 12:59pm

By James Ronald Skains

“I grew up in North Baton Rouge, but once I went to work for Dow Chemical, I got to see the world,” Billy R. Duncan told the Zachary Post. “But when it came time to retire, I came back toward home and picked Zachary as my retirement city.”

Duncan and his wife and business

Zachary Rotary Joins with Zachary High Carpentry Class to Protect the Eagle

on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 12:57pm

Zachary Rotary Club President Ryan Talbot, along with members Terry Gomez, Brandon Noel, and Steve Nunnery joined with Zachary High Instructors Gary Larkin and Andrew Dewey to build a perimeter fence around Zachary’s Freedom Eagle located on Church Street on Wednesday morning.

St. Patrick’s Church Unveils New Sanctuary

on Sun, 02/15/2015 - 12:57pm

By James Ronald Skains

“Our old sanctuary was so small that we had three Sunday morning services so that all our congregation could have seats,’’ Father Chad Jones, Episcopal Priest at St. Patrick’s on Church Street in Zachary told the Zachary Post.