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‘Hairspray’ cast to perform at Arts for Autism

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Members of Zachary High's cast of 'Hairspray', rehearsing a scene in January, will reprise their roles March 2 at Arts for Autism, a fundraising showcase at the Manship Theatre. Cast members, from left, are Tony Collins as Seaweed; Kyla Bates as Little Inez, Jamarcus Smith as Pinky; Breann Burson as Penny Pingleton; Emma Dry as Tracy Turnblad; Eric Scherrer as Wilbur Turnblad; Cece Kelly as Edna Turnblad; and Alana Scott as Motormouth Mabel.

The Manship Theatre Student Advisory Board has invited members of Zachary High School’s cast of “Hairspray” to perform at the Arts for Autism fundraising variety show benefiting research for autism spectrum disorder and the local nonprofit, Unlocking Autism. Unlocking Autism was founded in 1999 by two Baton Rouge mothers of children with autism and a grandmother from… Continue reading →

Jump Start team receives $45,000 Golden Carrot Grant

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- The Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced last week that the North Capital Region Jump Start sub-team, comprised of East and West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee and Zachary school systems, has received the Golden Carrot Grant from the Louisiana Construction Education Foundation, a private foundation based in Baton Rouge. Representatives from each school district, BRAC and supporters of LCEF attended the presentation of the $45,000 grant Feb. 19 at Zachary High School. From left, are Tim Jordan, Zachary; Michelle Clayton, Zachary; Superintendent Hollis Milton, West Feliciana; Zanovia Curtis, West Feliciana; TRIAD's Glen Redd, LCEF supporter; Superintendent Linda D'Amico, Pointe Coupee; Principal Joe LeBlanc, Zachary High; Carla Jack, Pointe Coupee; PALA Group's Troy Allen, LCEF supporter; Robin Variest, East Feliciana; Liz Smith, BRAC; and Adam Knapp, BRAC.

The Louisiana Department of Education’s North Capital Region Jump Start team — composed of East and West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee and Zachary school systems — has received another grant, this time from the Louisiana Construction Education Foundation, a private foundation based in Baton Rouge. The Baton Rouge Area Chamber announced last week that the North Capital… Continue reading →

Police chief asks for help

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary Police Chief David McDavid was the guest speaker at Rotary’s Jan. 8 meeting. McDavid provided an update on the Police Department that included grants, equipment and statistics from the past four years.

Zachary Police Chief David McDavid is asking city officials to consider a pay raise for his officers. The raise is needed because several police officers working for his department are being recruited by other agencies and a few already have left, McDavid said in a letter to Zachary council members. He is asking that the pay… Continue reading →

Around Zachary for Feb. 26, 2015

Louisiana has a fifth season, well, sixth if you count crawfish season. In addition to the four seasons we learned in elementary school — winter, spring, summer and fall — there’s another season we all have come to know and love, or hate, depending on the circumstance and the person. It’s called “sprinter.” That’s right; it’s… Continue reading →

ZHS Library Club members attend librarians conference

Photo provided by Christina Knight -- Members of the Zachary High School Library Club, from left, are sophomore Akira Grant, bookmark committee; senior Angelle Carter, book discussion committee; and senior Crystal Beauchamp, voting delegate. The three recently attended the Louisiana Teen-age Librarians Association conference in Alexandria.

Members of the Zachary High School Library Club recently attended the Louisiana Teenage Librarians Association conference Feb. 8-9 in Alexandria. The LTLA is a state organization composed of school library club members from throughout the state. A full slate of student-elected officers and an executive committee conducted business under the sponsorship of the Louisiana Association… Continue reading →

Galilee Baptist students enjoy ‘Frozen’ fun at Family Literacy Night

Photo provided by Terrie Hodges -- Pre-kindergarten students attending Galilee Baptist Academy's Family Literacy Night Feb. 3 are, from left, Braelyn Bell, Destiney Greggs, Corinne DAmico and Makenzi Barrow.

Students and their families from Galilee Baptist Academy in Zachary had an evening of “Frozen” fun Feb. 3 during the faith-based academy’s third annual Family Literacy Night. Galilee’s pre-K and kindergarten students and their parents visited four interactive literacy stations: Wonderful Winter Writing, Olaf’s Polar Dough, Do You Want to Build a Snowman? and Snowy Storytime, said… Continue reading →

LeBlanc’s Food Stores offers helping hand to police

Photo provided by Brooke Knight -- LeBlancs Food Stores in Zachary donated $500 to the Zachary Police Reserve Officer program Feb. 12 to assist with the purchase of uniforms. Gathered, from left, are Reserve officers David Hughes and Dennis Flurry, Chief David McDavid, LeBlancs Zone Manager Justin Doll, LeBlancs Store Manager Randy Ashford, Assistant Chief Darryl Lawrence and Reserve officer Bryan Holiday.

LeBlanc’s Food Stores recently made a $500 donation to the Zachary Police Department’s reserve officer program to assist with the purchase of police uniforms. According to Chief David McDavid, each reserve is required to go through the same physical and psychological testing as full-time police officers and are trained in firearms and defensive tactics alongside uniform… Continue reading →

Baker Police arrests from Feb. 5-17, 2015

The following people were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the Baker Police Department from Feb. 5-17: ALBERT, HELEN: 26, 6863 Rio Drive, Baton Rouge, bench warrant for failure to appear for texting while driving. ALEXANDER, CLAYTON: 28, 4813 Woodstock Drive, Greenwell Springs, tail lamps required, expired motor vehicle inspection sticker, possession of Schedule… Continue reading →

Zachary Police arrests for Feb. 13-18, 2015

The following people were booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or issued a summons by the Zachary Police Department from Feb. 13 to Feb.18: ARD, ASHLEY: 24, 9745 Morris Road, St. Francisville, disturbing the peace involving domestic violence. BENTON, SUMMER: 43, 474 La. 15, Rayville, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting an officer and bench warrant… Continue reading →

Broncos baseball coach touts team’s work ethic

Advocate staff photos by STACY GILL -- Zachary High Baseball coach Jesse Cassard, senior Gabe Hannum, the Broncos' team captain, and Rotarian Dewey Mizell, from left, at the Feb. 19 Zachary Rotary Club meeting. Cassard was the guest speaker and brought Hannum along to introduce him to the service organization.

Zachary High baseball coach Jesse Cassard and the team’s captain, senior Gabe Hannum, were guests at the Zachary Rotary Club’s Feb. 19 meeting. Cassard, also the school’s athletic director, visited the Rotarians to talk about the 2015 Bronco baseball team, which he calls a “very special group.” “I’ve been working with Gabe since he was 10 or… Continue reading →

ZHS baseball teams play in jamboree

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary's Robert Burke winds up a pitch with St. John runners on first on third Saturday during the Modern Home Health jamboree at Zachary Youth Park. The varsity and junior varisty teams from ZHS, St. John and Parkview played in the six-game jamboree.

Zachary High’s junior varsity and varsity Bronco baseball teams hosted Parkview Baptist and the St. John Eagles, of Plaquemine, on Saturday in the Modern Home Health jamboree at Zachary Youth Park. Each school played each other in the rotation, starting with the junior varsity games in the morning followed by the varsity games in the afternoon.… Continue reading →

Newcomers club bids farewell to founder

Photo provided by Beth Young -- Beth Sanders Young, left, presents an appreciation plaque to Sylvia Wahoske, founder of the Zachary Newcomers Club, Feb. 5 at St. Paul's Study in Zachary. Wahoske was recognized for her work bringing newcomers to the Zachary area together. She will be moving to Florida March 2.

The Zachary Newcomers Club met for a special meeting Feb. 5 when members recognized Sylvia Wahoske for her work in founding the club and growing it over the past five years. In recognition of her hard work, members honored Wahoske with a commemorative plaque. “All of her hard work in starting and keeping this club progressing… Continue reading →

Zachary Sports for Feb. 26, 2015

Anchored by two victories from sophomore sprinter Janie O’Connor, the Zachary Lady Broncos won the team championship at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s indoor track meet Saturday at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House. Zachary High coach Chris Carrier’s squad scored 52 total points to finish well ahead of second-place Baton Rouge High with… Continue reading →

Exhibit partners photographer, painters

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Darlene Reaves holds the photograph that inspired the 'Paint My Photograph' exhibit as well as artist Joe Savell's painting, behind them on the wall. Savell owns Backwoods Gallery in St. Francisville where the exhibit is on display through March.

St. Francisville photographer Darlene Reaves is a self-described “Katrina transplant,” having moved to West Feliciana in 2005 following the storm. “I started photographing this beautiful area once I landed here,” said Reaves, a former teacher. “What a treat this is for me.” Reaves says the scenic landscapes, trees, flowers, even the early morning fog she and… Continue reading →

Students, volunteers come together for Time Trials

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Volunteer Mike Alu cheers on Ajuani Banguel along with Debra Toney, an adapted P.E. teacher, as he competes in a slalom race Friday at the Zachary Time Trials. About 78 special needs students hoping to gain entry scores into the Special Olympics competed in running, jumping and throwing events.

About 78 students jumped, ran and competed in an array of events Friday at Bronco Stadium in Zachary as part of the fifth annual Special Olympics time trials. First- through 12th-graders from Rollins Place, Zachary and Copper Mill Elementary schools, Northwestern Middle and Zachary High took part in hopes of recording entry scores… Continue reading →

St. Patrick’s expands, doubles capacity

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Deacon Camille Wood and the Rev. Chad Jones, rector since 2008, inside the newly renovated St. Patrick's Episcopal Church in Zachary.

Renovation work and expansion of the historic St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church in Zachary began about 13 months ago and started as a fairly good-sized project, said the Rev. Chad Jones, rector of St. Patrick’s since 2008. “We raised all the money we thought we’d need ahead of time,” Jones said. Shortly after demolition crews began working,… Continue reading →

Four area school districts part of Jump Start team

According to Louisiana Department of Education statistics, only 28 percent of Louisiana high school students end up with a four-year or two-year college degree. The department says too few young adults have the skills and credentials to assume high-wage jobs offered in Louisiana’s economy. Enter the Jump Start program, the Education Department’s initiative that launched in… Continue reading →

Around Zachary for Feb. 19, 2015

Stacy Gill

I attended three funerals last week. Not to be too depressing, but when faced with your own mortality or the mortality of others, the thought really propels you into a state of appreciation for life and living each day to its fullest. Though it can be difficult if not impossible to change our habits or routines… Continue reading →

Zachary Sports for Feb. 19, 2015

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Howard Arceneaux -- mug shot

Zachary baseball coach Jesse Cassard is excited about every baseball season. But heading into the 2015 season, he is particularly enthusiastic to see his squad play ball. A big reason for his optimism is the return of seven starters from last year’s squad, including four who played in the state championship game as sophomores. “We… Continue reading →

Class of the Month for February 2015

Photo provided by Jennifer Marangos -- Rollins Place teacher Cory Lemoine and his classroom of first-graders have been selected as our Class of the Month. Seated, from left, are Jayden Barnes, Kaitlyn Montgomery, Kenadee Cavalier, Camille Masterson, Adriana Rivera and Elliot Malden; kneeling, from left, are Kaylee Ricard, Memphis Hernandez, Skylar Norred, Ashlyn Hodges, Haden Spinks, Landon Maharrey, Olivia Santangelo, Cooper Walters and Avery Gravois; and standing, from left, are Troyvon Pollard, Winston Moss, Braeden Pierre, DeQuincy Johnson, Aaron Gaines, Raylin Allen, Aubri Scott, Gabriella Hernandez and Lemoine.

The Zachary Plainsman and Advocate’s first Classroom of the Month, a new feature, is teacher Cory Lemoine’s class of first-graders at Rollins Place Elementary in Zachary. Each month, Zachary community schools will select a classroom for this feature. Students were asked the following questions: What do you want to be when you… Continue reading →

Beltone celebrates new location

Photo provided by Jill McGraw -- Beltone Hearing Solutions celebrated the opening of its new Zachary location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 27. Gathered, from left, are Steve Nunnery, Zachary financial officer; Katherine Rogers, Pelican State Credit Union; Heather Prejean, Zachary Chamber; Kate MacArthur, Zachary Chamber; Clarence Freeman, Beltone owner; Tammy O'Callaghan, Beltone office manager; Patricia Freeman, Beltone owner; Brent Fuselier, Delta Financial; Chris Calbert, Zachary administrative officer; Brandon Noel, Zachary council/Coldwell Banker One; and Jack Burk, Allstate.

Audiologist Clarence Freeman has been practicing in the Baton Rouge area since 1977 and dispensing hearing aids since 1979. Because of his specialized interest in the treatment of acquired hearing loss in adults using hearing aids, Freeman began Hearing Solutions in May 2007, according to a news release. In response to changes in the hearing… Continue reading →

Wrestlers win trophy, head to state meet

Photo provided by Shawn Bickham -- The Zachary High wrestling team competed Feb. 7 at the Baton Rouge City Tournament at Brusly High School and took home the fifth-place trophy. Bronco wrestlers, kneeling from left, are David O'Neal, Kennon Tate, Nick Wallis, Brice Ortego, Ben Grice and coach Mark Moreau; and standing, assistant coach Sam Knight, Silas Simonson, Sam Johnson, Chris London, Payton Wicker, Carson Gunter and Brandon Cosse. Not shown is coach Steven Thomas.

The Zachary High School wrestling team brought home the fifth-place trophy from the Baton Rouge City Tournament held at Brusly High School on Feb. 7. The Bronco squad earned a total of 139 points, with eight wrestlers winning medals. Wrestlers, their weight classes and medals won are: Sam Johnson, 145 pounds, and Kennon Tate,… Continue reading →

Copper Mill students to compete in art contest

Photo provided by Rose Kennedy -- Copper Mill fifth-grader Abigail Byrd, left, and Janae DArensbourg, a sixth-grader, will represent the Zachary school district in the Louisiana School Board Association's annual art contest Feb. 22-24.

Two Copper Mill Elementary students, Abigail Byrd, a fifth-grader, and Janae D’Arensbourg, a sixth-grader, will represent the Zachary Community School District in the Louisiana School Board Association’s art contest. The contest invites all school districts from around the state to participate in creating art that reflects images depicting buildings, people, scenes and products from and of… Continue reading →

From Cubs to Boys: Scouts ‘cross over’

Photo provided by Courtney Day -- Morgan Day, 10, of Zachary Cub Scout Pack 46, attends Copper Mill Elementary and is the son of Courtney and Wayne Day. Morgan is the reporter for his Pack.

Eight Cub Scouts from Pack 46 in Zachary earned the Arrow of Light award on Jan. 17. The Arrow of Light is the highest rank for a Cub Scout, according to Morgan Day, 10, Pack 46 reporter. “We had a crossing over ceremony at Avondale Scout Reservation in Clinton,” Day said. “Crossing over means we… Continue reading →

Northwestern Middle School students earn ‘Gold’

Photo provided by Rose Kennedy -- Northwestern Middle School seventh-graders recently receiving Gold Plus awards, from left, are Lennon Nguyen, Jason Haney, Ava Baudoin, Noah Weston, Ronald Williams, Alexandra Barton, Maria Going and Acacia Coker.

Seventeen Northwestern Middle School students earned honor awards for accomplishments during the first semester of school. The students were given Gold Plus cards in January for achieving all As, perfect attendance and no behavioral referrals, according to school officials. The seventh- and eighth-graders were honored at a recent Gold Card reception and rewarded with: one free… Continue reading →

Zachary Police arrests from Feb. 6-12, 2015

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or issued a summons by the Zachary Police Department from Feb. 6 to Feb. 12. ARD, ASHLEY: 24, 9745 Morris Road, St. Francisville, bench warrant for failure to appear for theft. BARTON, DEONTE: 17, 801 Swan Ave., Baton Rouge, theft and two counts of contributing to the… Continue reading →

Rotarians, students partner on project

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary Career and Technical Center students taking construction and woodworking classes along with members of the Zachary Rotary Club partnered on a fence project involving the Freedom Eagle monument Feb. 11. From left are woodworking teacher Andrew Duhe, Martell Franklin, Rotarian Terry Gomez, Randy Crosby, Deonte' Goodie, Joseph White, Scotty Dilley, Jonathan Ferdinand, Cody Garlinton, Brandon Williams, Austin Blackshear, Ralph Harris, construction teacher Gary Larkin, Alexandria Juneau, Rotary President Ryan Talbot and Cade Guillot.

The Rotary Club of Zachary and students from Zachary Career and Technical Center came together Feb. 11 for a project involving the Freedom Eagle sculpture near the intersection of Church Street and Rollins Road in the center of town. Rotarians funded the cost of a small fence by donating $180 for material. Students taking construction and woodworking… Continue reading →

Lady Braves are champions

Photo provided by Janelle Young -- The Northwestern Middle School seventh-grade Lady Braves basketball team kneeling, from left, includes Jeanne Mock, Adley Bunch and Kylie OBrien; and standing, Jaylon Greening, Zuri Jenkins, Sydney Cotton, Erin Miles, Sidni McKneely, Osha Cummings and coach Stephen Schexnayder.

The Northwestern Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team from Zachary finished the season as the Baton Rouge Girls Athletic Association’s Division 2 champions. The Lady Braves finished the season with a 7-1 overall record by defeating Dunham 32-15 and St. Luke’s 26-23 on the way to winning the league’s post-season basketball tournament Feb. 11 at University… Continue reading →

Senior class names favorites

Photo provided by Debby Lowery -- The 2015 Zachary High School Senior Superlatives in front row, from left, are Jamarcus Smith, Brooke Cranford, Gabriella Morales, Joseph Florida, Yara Hantash, Tony Collins, Kendall Stewart, CeCe Kelly, Bailey Boudreaux, Avery Neal, Gabe Hannum,  Katelyn Hardin, Jaylynn Howard, Evan Pace, Daniel McClure, Luke Wojohn, Joe Havard, Terri Honoré, Meghan Thierry, Tori White, Tim Carr, Maurice Flowers, Hunter Garrett and Katie Lofton; and back row,  Angelle Carter, Quinton Townsel, Kaitlin Hayes, Cherlyn Womack, Khari Lowe, Endonezia Spears, Bailey Valentine, Nick Wallis, Neil Garcia, Terry Selvege, C.J. Bell, Darryl Anderson and Eddie Veal. Not shown, Hannah Thompson.

Zachary Mayor David Amrhein was the guest speaker Feb. 10 at the Zachary High School senior class breakfast. Amrhein wished the seniors well and luck in the future. Following breakfast and Amrhein’s speech, the Senior Superlatives — class favorites — were announced. The students named in the following categories were voted upon by their classmates.… Continue reading →

‘Bugsy Malone’ brings dinner theater to school

Advocate staff photos by STACY GILL -- Anastasia Gueltig, left, and some of the cast members watch as drama teacher Paula Swilley congratulates Marshall Lawton following a rehearsal of  Northwestern Middle's 'Bugsy Malone Junior' on Feb. 4. Lawton plays the title role of Bugsy, and Gueltig plays Blousey Brown in the musical dinner theater production that runs Feb. 27-28.

Paula Swilley has always wanted to produce dinner theater as a drama teacher at Northwestern Middle School in Zachary. “When I was little, my mother took me to a real dinner theater in Baton Rouge. It wasn’t held in the back of some convention hall with bad lighting, but it had music, real… Continue reading →

Community members sought for school panels

The Zachary Community School Board approved at its Feb. 3 meeting committee assignments that were formed at a January board retreat. All that remains is to fill open positions, two on each of the seven committees, with members of the community, board members said. The seven committees — parental and community; academics, extracurricular and accountability;… Continue reading →

Around Zachary for Feb. 12, 2015

Stacy Gill

Registration for the 2015 Spring Youth Baseball League at Zachary Youth Park, 1650 E. Mount Pleasant Road, is underway but ends Feb. 20. Leagues include T-ball for children ages 4 to 5; 6-year-old coaches pitch; and 7- to 8-year-old, 9- to 10-year-old, 11- to 12-year-old and 13- to 15-year-old baseball. Fees are $55 for T-ball and… Continue reading →

Lane Regional elects medical staff officers

Dr. Joshua K. Best

Dr. Joshua K. Best has been elected chief of staff at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary, according to a news release. Joining Best as medical staff officers for 2015 are Dr. Thomas J. Kang, vice chief of staff, Dr. Juan C. Medina, secretary/treasurer, and Dr. Bradford J. Smith, medical staff representative to the hospital’s board of… Continue reading →

Radiation Oncology Center extends hours, welcomes new physician

Dr. Cynthia Boyer

The Radiation Oncology Center in Zachary — a joint effort between Lane Regional Medical Center and Baton Rouge General Medical Center — is providing more options for its patients, according to a news release. The $4.5 million Oncology Center, which provides radiation treatment services, has doubled its hours of operation and is now open from 8 a.m.… Continue reading →

Gamma Gamma rewards new teacher

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Members of the Gamma Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International present Jennifer Norwood, a teacher at Zachary Career and Technical Center, with $100 at the Zachary School Board's Feb. 3 meeting. From left are Ginger Parker, retired, Zachary Elementary; Norwood; Donna Black, retired, Copper Mill Elementary; and Joyce Barnes, retired, Zachary Elementary.

The Gamma Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International on Feb. 3 awarded $100 to Jennifer Norwood, a teacher new to the Zachary school district. Norwood teaches special education at Zachary Career and Technical Center but previously taught in East Baton Rouge Parish schools. Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional honorary society of women educators worldwide,… Continue reading →

Zachary Newcomers Club bonds over bunco game

Photo provided by Beth Sanders -- Members of the Zachary Newcomers Club met for a game of Bunco at the home of Laurie and Randy Zuccaro Jan. 24 in Zachary. Gathered, from left, are Brad Cole, Bill Black, Cherie Masterson, Beth Young, Jean Cole, Pat Black, Laurie Zuccaro and Randy Zuccaro. January was 'amnesty month' and club participation was open to all residents regardless of length of time in the community.

Members of the Zachary Newcomers Club enjoyed their first game of bunco on Jan. 24 at the home of Randy and Laurie Zuccaro, of Zachary. “Bunco is a game that involves teams and throwing dice. It’s a fun time with food, drink, conversation and lots of laughs,” said club member Beth Young. “No special skills or prior… Continue reading →

Zachary leaders discuss continued city growth

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Kate MacArthur, left, executive director of the Zachary Chamber of Commerce and the city's economic development director, and Mayor David Amrhein spoke Feb. 4 at the Chamber's monthly Lunch and Learn at the Americana YMCA.

Kate MacArthur, executive director of the Zachary Chamber of Commerce and the city’s economic development director, and Mayor David Amrhein spoke Feb. 4 at the chamber’s monthly Lunch and Learn at the Americana YMCA. Amrhein addressed the city’s recent construction and infrastructure projects, saying construction on the fifth lane of Main Street between La. 19 and McHugh… Continue reading →

Zachary’s Lowe, Northeast’s Adams sign with college teams

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Senior Darryl Adams, 17, of Northeast High School, signed a football scholarship with Nicholls State University on Feb. 4. Father Darryl Adams, Sr., Adams and his mother, Sal Adams, are from left.

For a few fortunate football players, National Signing Day marks an important milestone — boys become men. That happened last week for Zachary’s Khari Lowe and Northeast’s Darryl Adams, who signed national letters of intent to play college football. Lowe, a 6-foot-2-inch, 204-pound free safety, signed his letter of intent with Howard… Continue reading →

Baker Police arrests from Jan. 30 - Feb. 4, 2015

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison from Jan. 30 through Feb. 4 by the Baker Police Department. ANDERSON, L’DESHA: 32, 14042 Alsen Heights Parkway, Baton Rouge, bench warrants for failure to appear for expired motor vehicle inspection, speeding and child seat restraints. BLADES, SHANNON: 45, 15151 Joor Road, Zachary,… Continue reading →

Zachary Police arrests from Jan. 30 - Feb. 4, 2015

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or issued a summons by the Zachary Police Department from Jan. 30-Feb. 4. BARROW, ROBERT: 42, 4056 Hemlock St., Zachary, domestic abuse battery. COXE III, JOHN: 31, 14810 Springfield Road, Walker, bench warrant for failure to appear for motor vehicle inspection sticker required,… Continue reading →

Zachary resident Mackay called to serve

Photo provided by Deanne Bryant --  Reed Mackay, of Zachary, first counselor; Chris Hollis, of Liberty, Mississippi, stake president; and Mark Rotolo, of Central; second counselor; from left, are from the Denham Springs Stake Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The three will lead 10 congregations of more than 3,600 Mormon members from Livingston, Tangipahoa, and East Baton Rouge parishes as well as from Liberty and McComb.

Zachary resident Reed Mackay was called to serve again as the first counselor in the Denham Springs Stake Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Jan. 11 during a conference of church leaders in Denham Springs. Christopher W. Hollis, of Liberty, Mississippi, will serve as the new stake president while Mark Rotolo, of… Continue reading →

Council makes several appointments

The Zachary City Council appointed residents to several boards during its Jan. 27 meeting. Councilman Brandon Noel served as mayor pro tempore in the absence of Mayor David Amrhein. An agenda item tabled at the council’s Jan. 13 meeting calling for members to name their appointments to various boards, committees and commissions was revisited. Appointed… Continue reading →

Zachary ranks 16th in best cities for families

Photo provided by Sharon Phillips -- Train depot in center of Zachary.

Zachary has been top-ranked once again in Nerdwallet’s “Best Louisiana Cities for Young Families in 2014” list. San Francisco-based Nerdwallet, founded in 2009 by Tim Chen, is a personal finance website that helps consumers make money decisions regarding credit cards, banking, health insurance, investing, loans, mortgages, small business and more by crunching numbers, according to… Continue reading →