A campaign to clean up the Hub City began in February, with an eye to the upcoming cleanest city competition to held in April. Cities are group in categories based on size, with several Acadiana communities competing. Rayne and St. Martinville compete in Category F.Crowley competes in Category G. Judges from The Louisiana Garden Club Federation visited Lafayette on April 8th.
Last week, SFC Robert Harter, in preparation for his retirement, stepped down as First Sergeant of the Lafayette Recruiting Company for the United States Army.
The video above is the ceremonial "Passing of the Sword", signifying the duties being passed from the "old" to the "new", using a Model 1840 NCO Sword...
There's been a lot of good news about the Hub City and surrounding area in recent months. Here's more! Lafayette, La. is one of the best cities in America for manufacturing, according to a recent Forbes report. A recent analysis done by New Geography was published last week. Lafayette is ranked the 8th best city in the US for manufacturing. More than 350 cities were studied
Lafayette's a great place to live...and a great place to visit! The Hub City is one of 20 nominees for "Best Summer Weekend Escape" in USA Today's 10 best Reader's Poll. You can vote until May 26th, and you can vote once a day.
In an announcement made Monday at Lafayette Economic Development Authority in Lafayette, La. Governor Bobby Jindal and CGI executive James Peake say the company has selected the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's 143-acre Research Park to establish a technology center that will create 400 direct jobs, and at full employment, will result in an additional 405 new indirect jobs and will have a total annual payroll of about $22 million.
Lafayette, Louisiana is a very special, unique place! The music, the art, the food, and the Jois de vivre are unlike anyplace else. we've gained recognition for being the South's Tastiest Town from Southern Living Magazine on of the 15 best places to live in La., and Festival International has been recognized as "Best World Music Festival." Add another award to the list.