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Contentious Wal-Mart Plan Decision Delayed Until July 6

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:31pm

On the morning of Monday, June 1, concerned citizens placed signs along Church Street reading “Save Our Neighborhoods” with the website for the Live Oak Trace HOA printed at the bottom.

Financial Class Offered to Public

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:28pm

The Zachary Men’s Club in association with the Baton Rouge Bar will be hosting a free finance and debt management series on Wednesday, June 10 from 10-11 a.m. at the Zachary Community Center located at 5746 Rollins Rd.

The event is open to the public and will focus on issues such as reverse

Zachary’s Volunteer Fire Department Helps Bolster Area Rating

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:27pm

“By definition and action, Volunteer Firefighters are a breed unto themselves,” Michael Kimble, Captain and President of the Board of the Zachary Volunteer Fire Department explained. “The 25 or so men and women who make up the Zachary Volunteer Fire and Rescue Group are truly unique.

“Some of the

City of Zachary Appoints Dana Poole City Council Clerk

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:22pm

The Zachary City Council agreed at a City Council meeting on May 12th to officially hire Dana Poole as its clerk, succeeding Jean Byers, who will retire this position on May 31st.  Jean will remain in her current position as Zachary Historical Village Director.

Recreation at Area BREC Parks

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:20pm

Every Monday in June from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. karate classes will be held at BREC’s Plank Road Park, 19550 Plank Road, Zachary.

Classes will teach how to exercise the mind, body and spirit through karate movements.

Zachary Food Pantry Needs Our Help

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:18pm

Many people do not realize that summertime is one of the most difficult times of the year for a local food bank. With the children being out of school for the summer, the Zachary Food Pantry has been hit hard. If you are able, please consider donating to the Food Pantry.

Rockies 6U Baseball finished 2nd place

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:17pm

Rockies 6U Baseball finished 2nd place overall with a record of 9-2. Bottom row - Parker Harris, Braylon Bouvia, Ethan Bourg, Belle Anderson, Cavin Lobell, Tucker Cox. Top row - Mason Newman, Bryce Hopgood, Coach Jeremy Rayburn, Ethan Rayburn, Matthew Grant, Zachary Grant.

The Cardinals won the 6U Zachary Youth Baseball League

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:15pm

The Cardinals won the 6U Zachary Youth Baseball League. First row: L to R. Julian Duhon, Cullen Howard, Alexis Gregory, Trent Gregory, Carter East, Dahki Elzy. Second row L to R. Briley Howard (bat girl), Blane Burrell, Logan Coleman, Law Granier, Kaleb Spurlock, Trenyah Muse, Landon Maharrey.

4th Annual Madeline Blanchard-Gugich Volleyball Camp at ZHS a Major Success

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 8:07pm

36 campers ranging in age from 6 to 13 yrs participated in the 4th Annual Madeline Blanchard-Gugich Volleyball Camp at ZHS last week. Campers learned the basics of volleyball including passing, setting, spiking and serving.

Fast-track Machinist Training at Industry’s Request to Begin at BRCC in Jackson

on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 7:58pm

By Johnny Arceneaux
Area industry needs machinists and needs them now.   


During a late-April meeting at the Baton Rouge Community College Acadian Campus, Greater Baton Rouge area business representatives confirmed their need for a fast-track, entry-level lathe and mill operator class.

Lane Regional Medical Center has Earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition

on Sun, 05/10/2015 - 12:38pm

Lane Regional Medical Center has earned Quality Respiratory Care Recognition (QRCR) under a national program aimed at helping patients and families make informed decisions about the quality of the respiratory care services available in hospitals.

This is the 9th straight year Lane Regional has

ZEPTO Race to the Finish a Soggy, Successful Event

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:39pm

Mother Nature tried to rain out the Zachary Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (ZEPTO) Race to the Finish, but over 720 runners and volunteers would not let that happen last Saturday morning.

The 2nd Annual event was presented by Lane Regional Medical Center and Colonial Pipeline Company and

Zachary Historical Association Planning Fundraising Events

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:35pm

By James Ronald Skains

“The latest project we are involved in is the William Bartram Trail Marker that will be located on the grounds of the Plains Presbyterian Church,” Betty Tucker, longtime Chairperson of the Zachary Historical Association, told the members in attendance at the April  meeting

Charlet Appointed to Lane Board of Commissioners

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:34pm

Zachary businessman C. Jordan Charlet was recently appointed by the East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council to a four-year term on the Board of Commissioners at Lane Regional Medical Center.

A native of Clinton, Charlet is co-owner of Charlet Funeral Home in Zachary and has more than 20 years of

Zachary Athletic Foundation Commences Fund Drive to Honor Jerry Boudreaux

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:33pm

The Zachary Athletic Foundation has begun its 2015 fund drive which will be held in recognition of the work and legacy of the late Jerry Joseph Boudreaux, former principal of Zachary High School.

Z-Fest Begins Wednesday, Ends Sunday

on Sun, 04/26/2015 - 1:32pm

Annual Zachary Music and Arts Festival a great opportunity for family fun

Renowned Pianist, Soprano Headline Second RACZ Concert

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 1:09pm

The Regional Arts Council of Zachary will host the second of a three-part (concert) series, Concerts at the Pointe at Americana, on April 21 at 7 p.m. The second concert features renowned Brazilian pianist JoaoPaulo Casarotti and soprano Nancy Hendrick.

Joao Paulo Casarotti, a Southern University

Survivor’s Story: Frannie “Belle” Bellard

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 1:08pm

By Ashley Evans

On November 5, 2014, Frannie Bellard, known as “Belle,” received her official cancer diagnosis.

Relay for Life: Lights, Camera, Cure on Friday, April 24

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 1:07pm

Join the American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Friday, April 24 from 5pm-midnight, at BREC’s Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Highway, as we come together as a community to fight back against a disease that has taken so much.

Zachary Council Ponders Tax Increase, Approves Zoning

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 1:07pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

The Mayor and Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 14, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Mayor David Amrhein began the meeting by noting the passing of community leader Jesse Spears, whom Amrhein said “did a tremendous service” to Zachary through the years.

BBQ Cook-Off & Concert Supporting Heritage Ranch This Weekend

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:48pm

Heritage Ranch Christian Children’s Home will host its 2nd Annual Cook-Off for the Kids on Saturday, April 18th from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Heritage Ranch property located on 20090 TuckerRoad in Zachary.

Zachary Chamber to Host Z-Fest Events in the Coming Weeks

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:47pm

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

BREC, YMCA Team Up to Promote Summer Swimming Safety

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:46pm

Six hundred children and adults will get free swimming lessons and classroom instruction in water safety this spring thanks to a pilot program sponsored by BREC, the YMCA and the East Baton Rouge Parish.

In 2014, the sports governing body USA Swimming released statistics indicating that 69 percent

Americana YMCA Healthy Kids Day on April 25

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:46pm

On Saturday, April 25, the Americana YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active.

Race to the Finish ZEPTO Fundraiser set for April 18

on Tue, 04/14/2015 - 12:45pm

April 18th marks the 2nd ANNUAL Zachary Race To The Finish 5k and 1 miler, proudly presented by Lane Regional Medical Center.

Once again this year, all race proceeds will be donated to Zachary’s Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (more commonly known as ZEPTO).  ZEPTO is a non-profit volunteer