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Our Views: Louisiana, LSU fans should cheer South Carolina on Saturday, champion state's storm relief efforts

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU student section fans wave as t-shirts are tossed into the crowd during a severe weather delay Sept. 5, 2015, in the first half of the LSU-McNeese State football game at Tiger Stadium.

When the Tiger Band strikes up the South Carolina fight song, we hope that LSU fans will let loose a huge cheer in Tiger Stadium. We know how it feels, South Carolina. Saturday’s big game should have been in Columbia, but the University of South Carolina leadership felt — and we agree… Continue reading →

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Festivals Acadiens et Créoles returns

Advocate Photo by LEE CELANO  - Festival goers dance to Bonsoir Catin at 2014's Festival Acadiens et Creoles.

For fiddler Anya Burgess, Festivals Acadiens et Créoles is more that just a gig. “(The festival) is a chance for musicians to get together and hang out for a weekend,” she said. “It really is an… Continue reading →


Food & Dining

French Press, C’est bon!

Photo by Patricia Gannon -- Mimosas

Located in the old Tribune building in downtown Lafayette, The French Press mixes the best of Cajun country and New Orleans French Quarter vibes. The restaurant specializes in rich breakfast, brunch and lunch menu items. On weekends, seating can… Continue reading →



California investment firm takes stake in Rayville ag lender

California-based Virgo Investment Group has invested an undisclosed amount in ARM, a Rayville company that provides agribusiness loans and crop insurance. “The landscape for agribusiness risk management and client resource optimization is changing rapidly. These changes include increased bank regulation, growth of… Continue reading →

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