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Lane RMC Recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:14pm

Lane Regional Medical Center has recently been recognized as a Gold Level Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s initiative for promoting physical activity and health in the workplace.  

This is the fourth consecutive year Lane has been chosen for this prestigious award.

“As a

Zachary Rotary Hosts Dixon Correctional’s Pen Pals

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:13pm

By James Ronald Skains

Dixon Correctional Center Officer John Smith appeared before the Zachary Rotary Club to highlight Dixon’s nationally recognized Kennel Program.

“Our kennel program, officially named Pen Pals Inc., in reality is a Dog and Cat Shelter and Adoption Center,’’ Smith told the

Sudden Impact Teaches ZHS Students the Dangers of Impaired Driving

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:12pm

By Daniel Duggan

The Baton Rouge Sudden Impact team conducted a mock crash at Zachary High School Wednesday morning. Over 700 students learned about the lifelong consequences associated with impaired driving.

The Troopers from Louisiana State Police partnered with Zachary Police, Fire and Rescue

StEP: Student Entrepreneur Summer Program Seeks Participants

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:11pm

By Carla Sibille

Louisiana North Alumni Association, Inc., and the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University have partnered to develop our region’s next generation of business owners and community leaders through a summer Student Entrepreneur Program. 

StEP is for

ZMALA to Hold Open House with New Owner

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:11pm

By Daniel Duggan

As a student at Zachary Martial Arts and Leadership Academy several years ago, Zachariah Cloonan helped then owner and head instructor Kevin Hinote lay the groundwork for an innovative Taekwondo program for Zachary youth and families interested in learning “the way of the hand and

State Rep. Havard Plans District 62 Day at the Capitol

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:10pm

By Patricia Stallman

State Representative Kenny Havard is organizing a District 62 Day at the Capitol for May 5. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the pentagon barracks courtyard next to the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge.

The plan is to give members of the legislature and

Council, Mayor at Odds Over Smart Growth, Master Plan

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:09pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

The Mayor and Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 24, at 6:30 p.m. Mayor Amrhein was present but not feeling well, so Mayor Pro Tempore Brandon Noel mostly presided over the meeting.

The issue comprising most of the meeting was that of the

Have a Joyous Easter

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:08pm

This Sunday is my 40th birthday, but more importantly it is Easter Sunday. It is a time for us to reflect as Christians on the gift the Lord Jesus gave all of us who believe in Him.

Lane HERO Club Donates to American Heart Association

on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:08pm

Members of Lane’s HERO Club (Hospital Employees Reaching Out) recently presented a check for $3000 to the American Heart Association.  Regional Heart Walk director Lee Rayner and heart survivor 7-year-old Julianne Caperton joined in the celebration to accept the donation.

More than 300 employees

LeBlanc’s Ace Employees Receive Stihl Certification

on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:07pm

LeBlanc’s Food Stores in Zachary is proud to recognize James Juino, Ace Employee and Stihl Certified Technician.

ZHS Marketing Program Receives MERA Grant

on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:07pm

The Zachary High School  Marketing Program and Ms. June Thompson, Coordinator/Teacher, was recently awarded a grant of $2,900 from the Marketing Education Retail Alliance (MERA).  MERA was created in 2000 and is administered by the Louisiana Retailers Association.

Train Show in Jackson this Weekend

on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:06pm

Pictured: A steam locomotive rumbles through the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders’ outdoor garden railroad in Jackson. All Aboard!

Citizens for Zachary Schools Urge Public to Vote for Tax Increase

on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 12:59pm

Dear Zachary Post Editor:

Thank you for allowing concerned citizens to express their views concerning the March 28 vote on a proposed sales tax increase of one cent, which is intended to assist with operating budget issues of the Zachary Community School System.
Citizens for Zachary Schools is a

Trains Set to Rumble Through Downtown Zachary

on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 12:58pm

By James Ronald Skains

“Trains that will pass through downtown Zachary twice a day are our plans,” Joe Vidmar, KPAQ and AMZAK Capital Company Executive told the Zachary Post. “However, three things are vital to understand.

Warren Drake Unanimous Choice to Lead EBR Schools

on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 12:57pm

Last Wednesday, the East Baton Rouge School Board voted unanimously to choose only one finalist for the Superintendent position.

Tax Vote This Saturday

on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 12:56pm

One Cent Increase on Ballot for Zachary Schools

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.

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