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School Officials Answer Sales Tax Increase Questions at Town Hall

on Sun, 01/25/2015 - 1:10pm

By Jen Bayhi Gennaro

Superintendent Scott Devillier hosted a town hall-style meeting on Tuesday, January 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Northwestern Middle School. About 100 were in attendance, including teachers and administration, as well as concerned citizens. He and Dr.

New School Board Hears Concerns from Taxpayers

on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:48pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro
Superintendent Scott Devillier and the incoming School Board members met for their regularly scheduled workshop and meeting on Tuesday, January 6, beginning at 6 p.m. It was the first for the incoming board members, who were sworn in at the 7:00 meeting.

Dr. Kemp Amacker Retires After 35 Years of Family Practice

on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:47pm

Dr. Kemp Amacker with Zachary Family Practice has retired after 35½ years of service in the Zachary community.

A retirement party for patients, staff and friends will be held in his honor on Thursday, January 15th, from 3-4:30 p.m., in the cafeteria of Lane Regional Medical Center, 6300 Main

Zachary Acting Legend Donna Douglas Leaves a Tremendous Legacy

on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:46pm

By James Ronald Skains

Donna Douglas was forty years old in 1973 when she appeared at the Fish Creek Campground and Entertainment Center’s  Annual Arts, Crafts and Music Festival  located north of Pollock, Louisiana.

Having been at the festival and talked with Ms.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Activities Planned

on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:45pm

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Zachary Committee will hold their annual Memorial Ceremony on January 19 at the New Pilgrim Baptist Church located on Old Weiss Road. A march from Zachary City Hall to the Church will begin at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

The theme of this year’s program

Zachary Bypass Slated to Open for Traffic January 15

on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:45pm

The recently constructed Zachary Bypass is ready for business. Join Mayor David Amrhein and city officials for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, January 15th at 10 a.m.  

The ceremony will take place at the intersection of the main entrance, Montegudo Boulevard and Bob Odom Drive.

Hairspray Comes to Zachary

on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:42pm

ZHS Theater Department Brings Broadway to Zachary Next Week

Sen. Bodi White Shares Optimism for Community College Campus Near Zachary

on Sun, 01/04/2015 - 12:41pm

By James Ronald Skains

“The opening of the BRCC Campus at Hooper Road and Lovett should be a big step in the right direction for the continuing education opportunities for the people of Zachary, Central and Baker,” Louisiana State Senator Mack Bodi White told the Zachary Post.

Zachary Lumber and Hardware Serving Area Building Needs

on Sun, 01/04/2015 - 12:40pm

By James Ronald Skains

“Sometimes, I think we are the best kept secret in town,” John Cifreio, co-owner of Zachary Lumber and Hardware told the Zachary Post. “This coming April, we will have been open for three years and people still come in our store and say, “We never knew you were here.”


Oil Price Fluctuation in 2014 Imperils Shale Exploration

on Sun, 01/04/2015 - 12:39pm

By James Ronald Skains

As the clock turned from 2014 to 2015, a most unusual year came to a close. Perhaps the way to best characterize the year of 2014 would be to call it “tumultuous.”

Perhaps the biggest mystery of all is “Where will oil prices go in 2015?”  No financial “guru” or oil expert

Inauguration for Mayor Amrhein, City Council Members and Chief of Police Set for January 12

on Sun, 01/04/2015 - 12:35pm

Zachary Mayor David Amrhein, along with Council Members Ben Cavin, Francis Nezianya, Brandon Noel, Laura O’Brien, and Tommy Womack will be sworn into office during the official City of Zachary Inaugural Ceremony on Monday, January 12, at Fellowship Church, 1555 E. Mount Pleasant Road.

The ceremony

School Board Honors Retirees, Outgoing Members

on Sun, 01/04/2015 - 12:35pm

Superintendent Scott Devillier and the School Board met for the last regularly scheduled workshop and meeting on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. It was the last meeting for all outgoing school board members, as well as several retiring staff members.

Lane Regional Medical Center Receives Quality Award

on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:53am

Lane Regional Medical Center received the Champions for Quality Care Award, presented by the Louisiana Hospital Association for its statewide Hospital Engagement Network.  
The award recognizes hospitals for achieving goals established as part of the federal Partnership for Patients Campaign that

Victims of Local Scams Come Forward, Post Obtains More Information

on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:52am

By James Ronald Skains

The first article I wrote about my experience with a telephone scam artist carried me through Wednesday night of the episode.

Francis Nezianya Takes Rotarian Commitment Seriously

on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:50am

By James Ronald Skains

“My becoming a Rotarian almost didn’t happen,” former Zachary Rotary Club President Francis Nezianya told the Zachary Post. “Rick Stroder, a former dentist and a man called “Mr.

Laura Steen Announces Retirement from Bank of Zachary

on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:48am

After 35 years of dedicated service, Laura Steen will retire from the Bank of Zachary at the end of the year.  “It is with much sadness that we announce the retirement of our Chief Administrative Officer Laura Steen,” said President and CEO Preston L. Kennedy.

Zachary Pilgrimage Receives Papal Blessing

on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:48am

Zachary resident Joyce Bourgeois received a blessing and a rosary from Pope Francis when she visited Rome earlier this month.  While on a pilgrimage to Vatican City on December 10th, she was greeted and prayed for by the Pope.

School Board Addresses Safety Issues, Possible Field Replacement

on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:47am

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

Superintendent Scott Devillier and the Facilities Committee met for a meeting at 5 p.m. on Monday, December 15 at the School Board Office for a discussion of safety and security.

Merry Christmas!

on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:52pm

From the Zachary Post Team

Mackie’s at Plantation Village Now Open to Hungry Patrons

on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:46pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

The latest development at Plantation Village Studios in Jackson, formerly known as simply the Asphodel Plantation, is Mackie’s Bar, Grill & Espresso Joint.

Angola Assistant Warden Fontenot set to Assume Presidency of NAWS

on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:44pm

By James Ronald Skains

NAWS is the acronym for North American Warden and Superintendents. Cathy Fontenot, longtime Assistant Warden at Angola, is set to assume the role of president of this organization in early February at the organization’s annual convention held in Tampa, Florida.

Cavin to Bring Banking Experience to Zachary Council

on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:43pm

By James Ronald Skains

Ben Cavin is a local Zachary product through and through. He graduated from Zachary High School in 2000. Fourteen years later, at age 31, Cavin won his first political race.

City Unveils Newly Renovated Youth Park

on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:41pm

By Ashley Evans

On Tuesday, December 9, Mayor David Amhrein was joined by Zachary City Officials as well as Louisiana State Officials for the dedication of the recently renovated Zachary Youth Park.

Council Honors Wallis, Approves Zaxby’s

on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:41pm

By Jen Bayhi-Gennaro

The mayor and council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting was the last for both two-term Councilman John Coghlan, who was unseated by Laura O’Brien, and eight-term Councilman Dan Wallis, who is retiring.     

The Mayor

Home for Christmas

on Sun, 12/21/2014 - 12:39pm

Rollins Place Elementary principal Jennifer Marangos orchestrated a surprise Christmas kindness assembly last Tuesday in order to welcome home one of Zachary’s military heroes who has been deployed in Afghanistan for the past year.