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Mayor: ‘Together, we are Zachary’

Photo provided by Rip Rittell -- Zachary Mayor David Amrhein

The fourth anniversary of Zachary’s current administration was celebrated Jan. 10 as well as the end of a productive year by Zachary employees, Mayor David Amrhein said in his annual message to the city. An equally significant date, Jan. 13, ushered in a second term for the administration, while reinforcing the city’s continued need for positive change… Continue reading →

Elements of peace part of MLK program

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- About 100 people, led by the Martin Luther King Jr. Zachary Committee, marched from Zachary City Hall to New Pilgrim Baptist Church on Jan. 19, paying tribute to King. A memorial celebration was held at the church following the march.

A hundred or so from the Zachary community marched together Jan. 19 singing “We Shall Overcome” while paying tribute to civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The Martin Luther King Jr. Zachary Committee, a nonprofit organization, hosts the annual King march, as well as a back-to-school event for area children and scholarship ball… Continue reading →

Northridge resident marks 100th birthday

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Daisy Tyson, who turned 100 Jan. 20, accepts a slice of birthday cake from her daughter, Willietta Geralds, at the Northridge Care Center in Baker. Tyson is a resident of the center.

Daisy Tyson sat quietly listening, uncertain of the fuss being made about her, as her great-grandson, Phoenix Geralds Martin, a sophomore at Zachary High School, played the piano. Residents and staff of Northridge Care Center in Baker, along with some of Tyson’s relatives, were there to honor her on her 100th birthday Jan. 20. Covered… Continue reading →

Around Zachary for Jan. 29, 2015

A huge thanks to Barbara Foote and Margaret McKerley, members of the Portfolio Club, for setting the record straight. The Portfolio Book Club was founded in 1946, about seven years prior to the Town and Country Reviewers, so I believe Portfolio can claim the honor of being the oldest book club in Zachary. Three of the club’s charter… Continue reading →

Zachary Sports for Jan. 29, 2015

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

The Zachary High School boys soccer team is gearing up for the Division I state playoffs and will play its final three regular-season matches with a trip to Monroe this weekend to face Neville, West Monroe and Ouachita Christian.… Continue reading →

13 Questions with Denise Burdette

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Denise Burdette, a 36-year employee with the city of Zachary, with her 'work brother', Chris Davezac. The two work at the Department of Public Works.

Denise Burdette agreed to sit down with The Zachary Advocate & Plainsman for the “13 Questions” series. Burdette’s supervisor and longtime friend Chris Davezac, director of public works for Zachary, sat in on the interview. OCCUPATION: 36-year employee of the city of Zachary JOB HISTORY: She began work… Continue reading →

Leadership program to begin, Alumni Association marches forward

Advocate photo by STACY GILL -- Leadership North alumni and members of the Leadership North Alumni Association's board of directors spoke at the Jan. 22 meeting of the Rotary Club of Zachary. Several from the group challenged participation in the Leadership North program and urged alumni to join the Association. Gathered, are, Tracy Bethley, vice president; Charmaine Efferson, board director; Slaughter Mayor Robbie Jackson, program alumnus; Ryan Talbot, board director/public relations; and Ben Cavin, board director; from left. Not shown are Carla Sibille, board president; Mike Norris, board director; Ryan Vivian, secretary; and Jeree Chaney and Kathryn Richard, co-treasurers.

The fifth class of the regional Leadership North program is set to begin March 19. Although hosted by the Zachary Chamber of Commerce, with assistance from the Louisiana Department of Economic Development and LSU Agricultural Center, the program is open to those living in the north capital region, which includes Baton Rouge, Baker, Central, Zachary and… Continue reading →

Broncos sign with LSU-E Bengals

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary baseball players Gabe Hannum and Bo Myers signed deals with LSU-Eunice on Jan. 22, surrounded by family, friends, coaches and Bronco teammates. Seated, from left, are Brandy Hannum, Gabe Hannum, Bo Myers and Mello Myers; and standing, Trevor Hannum, head coach Jesse Cassard and Danny Myers.

Zachary High School head coach Jesse Cassard’s baseball team is having a banner year and the season has not yet begun. Bronco first baseman Gabe Hannum and shortstop Bo Myers have signed to play junior college baseball at LSU-Eunice, joining three Zachary seniors who signed scholarships in November. Micah McHugh signed with Ole Miss,… Continue reading →

Mardi Gras ball tickets offered for blood donors

Photo provided by Kim St. Blanc -- In celebration of Mardi Gras, the United Blood Services mascot, UBIE, will be performing a second-line with donors at the Jan. 30 blood drive at Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary. The blood drive starts at 7 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.

This Mardi Gras season, United Blood Services is set to “laissez les bons temps rouler” by asking residents to donate blood to help save lives, a news release said. “While enjoying la galette des rois (king cake) and catching doubloons, UBS will be working hard to ensure there is blood for you and your community,” said Kim… Continue reading →

EBR Sheriff’s Office arrests from Jan. 16-21, 2015

The following Zachary-area residents were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office from Jan. 16-21. CHAPMAN, LOGAN: 17, 18230 Judith Drive, Zachary, burglary and theft. COOPER, JEFFERY: 45, 15036 E. Beaver Drive, Pride, domestic abuse battery. DILLON, JENNIA: 55, 867 Mount Pleasant Road, Zachary, driving while intoxicated and possession of… Continue reading →

Lane Regional receives Pathway designation

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has honored Lane Regional Medical Center in Zachary with the Pathway to Excellence designation — making it one of 125 facilities nationwide and the first of only two hospitals in Louisiana with the distinction, a news release said. The Pathway to Excellence designation identifies the elements of a positive work environment where… Continue reading →

Zachary High’s Bronco Belles ‘kick it’ in state

Photo provided by Melanie Anderson -- The Bronco Belles, sitting from left, are Julie Town; Bailey Boudreaux, co-captain; Myiah Smothers, captain; and Kennedi Saari, secretary; kneeling, from left, Brea Bonin; Jasmine Kinchen; Cortisha Fisher; Jacelyn Rasti; Kaylon Mallet and Katlyn Daigle; third row,  Madison Harris; Mekiah Wells; Maya Lawrence; Destiny Henderson and Jordyn Celestin; and back row, Courtney Baker; Charlyse Scott; Melanie Anderson, coach; Racquel Jiles and Mahogany Thomas.

Zachary High’s Bronco Belles dance team competed Jan. 11 at the Louisiana Dance Championships in Hammond, where it won first in state in the Varsity High Kick division for the fourth year in a row, Bronco Belles coach Melanie Anderson said. The Belles also placed third in state in Varsity Hip Hop. The team competed Jan.… Continue reading →

Baker Police Department arrests from Jan. 16-21, 2015

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the Baker Police Department from Jan. 16-21. BRANDON, LAVORIE: 26, 2828 Wilson Drive, Baker, bench warrants for failure to appear for two counts driving under suspension/revocation, license plate light required and expired motor vehicle inspection. CORK, ANTONIO: 34, 5515 Prescott Drive, Baton Rouge, possession of… Continue reading →

Zachary Police arrests from Jan. 16-21, 2015

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or issued a summons by the Zachary Police Department from Jan. 16-21. ANDERSON, OTEVIN: 21, 8031 Solitude Road, St. Francisville, bench warrant for failure to appear for arraignment. BABIN, JUSTIN: 24, 2807 Rush St., Zachary, felony theft. BOURGEOIS, SHANNON: 40, 1960 Southpoint Drive, Baton Rouge, second-offense… Continue reading →

Officeholders sworn in for new terms in Zachary

Photo provided by Rip Rittell -- David Amrhein, standing left, is sworn in for a second term  as Mayor of Zachary by attorney Billy Kline, front right, at the community’s inauguration ceremony Jan. 12. Amrhein is joined on stage by, back from left, his wife, Robyn; son, Blake;  grandson, Jackson; and son Dustin (not shown) with wife, Laura-Kate. Councilman Tommy Womack and Police Chief David McDavid are seated left.

Zachary Mayor David Amrhein; City Council members Ben Cavin, Francis Nezianya, Brandon Noel, Laura O’Brien and Tommy Womack; and Police Chief David McDavid were sworn into office Jan. 12 at the city’s inauguration ceremony at Fellowship Church. Master of ceremonies William “Billy” Kline welcomed guests, and members of Zachary High School’s Jazz Band, under the direction of… Continue reading →

Utility safety monitoring plan being developed

Two newly elected and three returning members of the Zachary City Council convened their first meeting of the year Jan. 13. Laura O’Brien, District 3, and Ben Cavin, District 4, were welcomed to the meeting by Mayor David Amrhein and Councilmen Francis Nezianya, District 1; Brandon Noel, District 2; and Tommy Womack, District 5. Prior to… Continue reading →

Bypass opens to motorists

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Relatives of the late Bob Odom joined his wife, Millie Odom, ninth from left, as she cuts the ribbon Jan. 15 celebrating the opening of Bob Odom Drive with, from her right,, Zachary Mayor David Amrhein, Councilmen Francis Nezianya, Ben Cavin, State Representative Dalton Honoré, Councilmen Tommy Womack and Brandon Noel.

The Montegudo and Odom families braved the cold temperatures Jan. 15 to attend the opening of a new bypass road that Zachary leaders built to eliminate congestion on Main Street between La. 19 and La. 64. “It’s been a long process, but I have to commend the council for seeing the potential in this alternative connection and… Continue reading →

Around Zachary: Rest in peace, RHS

Upon the likely closing of my alma mater, Redemptorist High School, I can’t help but reflect back to my Catholic schoolgirl days in uniform and being taught by the nuns, the School Sisters of Notre Dame, and the priests, the Redemptorists. My academia prior to St. Gerard was in public school, where all my classes were taught… Continue reading →

Zachary Sports: Zachary wrestlers gearing up for big stretch run

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

The season so far has been a blur for the Zachary High School wrestling team, but the Broncos have been building momentum as they sharpen their focus on the city and state championships slated for February. In his 10th season as the Broncos’ coach, Mark Moreau said he’s fairly pleased with where his squad is overall.… Continue reading →

Trahan named director of Lane Wound Center

Photo provided by Julie McLin -- Thomas N. Trahan, M.D.

Dr. Thomas N. Trahan has been named medical director of the Lane Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Center in Zachary. Trahan, who has more than 26 years of experience in emergency medicine, replaces Dr. Howard Martin, who recently retired. Prior to this position, Trahan was medical director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Lane Regional,… Continue reading →

JV Lady Broncos win basketball tournament

Photo provided by Patrick Jenkins -- Zachary High School’s junior varsity basketball squad was the overall tournament champion after defeating Donaldsonville twice Jan. 10. Celebrating the win are Lyndsey Mitchell, front; second row, from left, Kristina Brooks, Raya Haynes and Aylssa Turner; standing, Ke’Andre Sanders, Bryana Langford, Kenadi Johnson, Tamia Veal, Jamecia Profit, Lauryn Langley and Aleah Haynes.

Zachary High School’s junior varsity girls are the overall champions after defeating several area teams in a Jan. 10 junior varsity basketball tournament. The JV Lady Broncos hosted visiting teams from Donaldsonville, Dutchtown and McKinley high schools to earn the tournament trophy. The JV squad defeated Donaldsonville twice in a double-elimination format and won the championship… Continue reading →

Zachary’s Army defeats West Feliciana’s Navy

Photo provided by Leslie Martin -- The first Louisiana Army Junior ROTC vs. Navy Junior ROTC 7-on-7 Flag Football game between Zachary High School's Army JROTC progrom, at left, and West Feliciana's Navy JROTC program was played Dec. 13 in Bronco Stadium in Zachary. Zachary's Army players won, 56-35.

Zachary and West Feliciana high schools held a Louisiana Army Junior ROTC vs. Navy Junior ROTC 7-on-7 flag football game Dec. 13. Zachary’s Army Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps program played West Feliciana’s Navy Junior ROTC program the same day as the annual Army-Navy game. “The schools chose to honor and commemorate the academies playing each… Continue reading →

Anchors aweigh: Zachary senior accepted into U.S. Naval Academy

Photo provided by Leslie Martin -- Joseph Florida, 17, is a senior at Zachary High School and in his fourth year of the Army Junior ROTC program. Florida holds the position of battalion executive officer with the rank of cadet major.

Zachary High School senior Joseph Florida, 17, received word over the Christmas holidays that he was accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Florida is in his fourth year of Zachary’s Army Junior ROTC program and holds the position of battalion executive officer with the rank of cadet major, according to retired Maj. Leslie… Continue reading →

Baker Police arrests from Jan. 10-15, 2015

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the Baker Police Department from Jan. 10-15. AGNEW-WADE, VALINDA: 20, 4353 Delaware St., Baton Rouge, two counts of theft. ARRINGTON, JOSIAH: 22, 5350 Groom Road, Apt. 81, Baker, affidavit warrant for simple burglary, simple criminal damage to property, theft of a firearm… Continue reading →

Zachary Police arrests from Jan. 9-15, 2015

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or issued a summons by the Zachary Police Department from Jan. 9-15. ALLEN, JAMIE: 38, 20291 Old Scenic Highway, Zachary, bench warrant for failure to appear for motor vehicle inspection sticker required, tail lamps required, general speed law and careless operation. BROCK, SHYVONNE:… Continue reading →

Schools chief explains need for tax increase

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary Superintendent Scott Devillier was the guest of Danette Castello Jan. 15 at Rotary's weekly meeting. Devillier presented a district update on the one-cent sales tax proposition that will be on the March 28 ballot.

Zachary School Superintendent Scott Devillier is on a mission to inform the community about the 1-cent sales tax increase the Zachary Community School Board is asking voters to consider on the March 28 ballot. On Jan. 15, Devillier provided an update to members of the Zachary Rotary Club. “We’ve been discussing district budget issues and… Continue reading →

Fire Department donates to Susan G. Komen BR

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- The Zachary Fire Department presents a $3,227 check to Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge Jan. 16 for funds raised in October during the annual Pink Helmet fundraiser. Gathered, from left, are Bryan Henderson, firefighter; Karen Burdette, secretary to the chief; Chris Lawton, deputy chief; Angela Miller, director, Susan G. Komen; Gordon Lipscomb, chief of training; Carl Stanley, volunteer firefighter; and Chris Young, captain.

The Zachary Fire Department made a third donation on Friday to Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge from funds raised in October during the monthlong Pink Helmet fundraiser. A check for $3,227 was presented to Angela Miller, director of Susan G. Komen Baton Rouge. About 61 Zachary businesses participated in the annual event by sponsoring pink… Continue reading →

Amacker, Saari retire

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Attending a retirement party Jan. 15 for Dr. Michael Kemp Amacker, from left, are Lolly Saari, his nurse of 28 years; Jennifer Johnson, Lane's director of nursing at Lane; Amacker; his wife, Jacquita Amacker, Lane nurse; and Randy Olson, Lane CEO. Amacker began a 35-year medical career as the founder of Zachary Family Practice in 1979.

The retirement of Dr. Michael Kemp Amacker, 64, was celebrated Jan. 15 by patients, staff and friends at Lane Regional Medical Center. Amacker, who founded Zachary Family Practice in 1979, retired Dec. 30 after a 35-year medical career. Amacker will continue to see patients at Lane Nursing Home in Zachary and Grace Health and Rehab… Continue reading →

Zachary Community School Board members sworn in

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Six new Zachary School Board members joined three veteran members Jan. 6 in presiding over their first meeting of 2015. Seated, from left, are Hubie Owen, District 5; Superintendent Scott Devillier; Beth Kimmel, District 7; and Ann Watkins, District 8; and standing, Marty Hughes, District 3; Gwen Fuselier, District 2; Heidi Vessel, District 6; Gaynell Young, District 1; Donna Grice, District 4; and David Dayton, District 9.

The nine members of the Zachary Community School Board began their four-year terms after being sworn in by attorney Ricky McDavid at a Jan. 6 ceremony during the first board meeting of the year. Five new members — Gwen Fuselier, Donna Grice, Marty Hughes, Heidi Vessel and Ann Watkins — took the oath for the first time.… Continue reading →

Students set to put on ‘Hairspray’

Advocate staff photos by STACY GILL -- Several cast members from the  Zachary High production of the Broadway musical 'Hairspray' - Tony Collins, Kyla Bates, Breann Burson, Jamarcus Smith, Emma Dry, Eric Scherrer and Cece Kelly - react to singing castmate, Alana Scott, on the Jan. 6 set.

Trish Dry is thrilled to be guest directing the upcoming Zachary High School production of “Hairspray.” Students enrolled in Dry’s gifted and talented theater class and those in play production I and II, theater I and choir are all part of the classic John Waters-directed movie of the same name that deals with segregation in the 1960s… Continue reading →

Around Zachary for Jan. 15, 2015

Stacy Gill

Lots of things and events happening in the new year. Have you resolved to anything in 2015? Does anyone do that anymore? Are you still writing 2014 as the date? Perhaps that should be your 2015 resolution. My list is a short one and involves burning massive amounts of calories. Good luck with your resolutions.… Continue reading →

Zachary Sports: Jones-led Northeast has Reed enjoying first year as coach

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Northeast High School's Pearl Jones shoots from the free throw line in January.

Northeast girls basketball coach Dustane Reed doesn’t believe Pearl Jones is just the best athlete on his team. “I think she could be the best athlete in the whole school, and we have some good athletes at our school, boys and girls,” Reed said. Jones, a senior, plays forward for the Lady Vikings and is averaging… Continue reading →

Copper Mill treats star students

Photo provided by Aimee Bellue -- Copper Mill Elementary School’s star students for November and December celebrate with a December lunch at Raising Cane's in Zachary.

Copper Mill Elementary School recently named its star students for November and December. The students were treated to lunch at Raising Cane’s in Zachary. Students earning the privilege were Alyssa Adams, Rylee Ashford, Laryn Bunch, Eli Carr, Jailyn Cavalier, Jontai Cola, Jakori Coney, Logan Curry, Mason David, Anna Dupre, Shelly Easley, Robbie Faucheaux, Ava Fronek, Lucille… Continue reading →

Concienne named teacher of year at Career Center

Joshua Concienne

Joshua Concienne was named the 2014-15 Teacher of the Year at Zachary Career and Technical Center, a satellite campus of Zachary High School. Concienne teaches algebra I and II, geometry, math essentials, advanced math and financial math. He was recently chosen Positive Behavioral Interventions/Support Teacher of the Month, voted upon by students, and named district technology… Continue reading →

Zachary Police Department arrests for Jan. 2-8, 2015

The following people were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison or issued a summons by the Zachary Police Department from Jan. 2-8. ANDERSON, ELISA: 27, 4944 Paige St., Baton Rouge, bench warrant for failure to appear for driver must be licensed and fugitive charges from East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office. BAYLOCK, KAYLA: 20, 12529 Coursey… Continue reading →

Police chief gives update

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.

Police Chief David McDavid provided an update of the Zachary Police Department during a recent meeting of the Zachary Rotary Club. McDavid said the Police Department has undergone many changes in 27 years while located in the same building. “We’ve outgrown this space, and we’re looking to build,” McDavid said. “We’ve scouted some properties, but… Continue reading →

EBR Sheriff’s arrests from Dec. 30 - Jan. 8

The following Baker and Zachary residents were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office from Dec. 30 to Jan. 8. HARVEY, BRANDON: 27, 5746 Louisville Ave., Baker, domestic abuse battery, damage to property and disturbing the peace. REEVES, LENORA: 24, 18003 Claudette Drive, Zachary, domestic abuse battery.… Continue reading →

Lunch session offers tips on making connections

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Leaders from the Baker, Baton Rouge, Central, Zachary and East and West Feliciana business communities engage in a speed networking exercise at the Zachary Chamber's monthly Lunch and Learn on Jan. 7.

The Zachary Chamber of Commerce tried something new at its Jan. 7 Lunch and Learn session — speed networking. “You might think you don’t need to network or that you don’t have time, but everyone needs to network,” said Heather Prejean, Zachary Chamber director. “One day you’re going to need a new client, new vendor or even… Continue reading →

Lady Broncos to host Alumni Night Jan. 23

Photo provided by Rip Rittell -- Zachary's Rayah Haynes focuses on the goal despite two Scotlandville players closing in on her Jan. 6. The Lady Broncos lost to the Lady Hornets, 55-43.

The Lady Broncos quickly rebounded following a Jan. 6 loss to Scotlandville to defeat Live Oak 56-37 on Jan. 8. Zachary’s game against Donaldsonville, scheduled for Jan. 13, was canceled, according to assistant coach Patrick Jenkins. Jenkins said he is uncertain whether that game will be rescheduled. Up next for the Lady Broncos (14-9,… Continue reading →

Zachary firefighters take part in training drills

Advocate photo by HOWARD ARCENEAUX -- Zachary firefighters suit up before engaging in a training drill Jan. 7 in West Feliciana Parish. The ZFD used its ladder truck during the exercise.

Firefighters with the Zachary Fire Department participated Jan. 7 in training at West Feliciana Parish’s Fire Protection District 1 facility in St. Francisville. Gordon Lipscomb, training officer for ZFD, supervised as volunteer, part-time and full-time firefighters participated in the drills. The exercises are mandatory for full-timers, Lipscomb said. The drills, which are held three times… Continue reading →

Baker Police Department arrests from Dec. 31 - Jan. 9, 2015

The following people were booked in East Baton Rouge Parish Prison by the Baker Police Department from Dec. 31 to Jan. 9. ALLEN, JACOB: 34, 14661 S. Harrells Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, bench warrants for failure to appear for no proof of insurance in vehicle, driving under suspension/revocation and failure to register vehicle. ANDERSON, KRISTOPHER: 19,… Continue reading →

Letting kids’ creativity flow

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Dane Buccere, Caitlyn Baudoin, Savannah MacArthur and Blaire Bentley, from left, paint winter cardinals on snowy birch trees during art camp held Dec. 30 in Zachary. The four youth were among 14 who attended the art camp at Joie Petite Designs while on break from school.

Smiling snowmen, pink Christmas trees, plump penguins and winter red birds were the focus of four paintings completed by campers over four days, Dec. 22-23 and Dec. 29-30, at a winter art camp hosted at a Zachary studio. The mostly Zachary children attended the art camp while on holiday break from school. One youth, Caitliy… Continue reading →

Amacker retires after 35 years in medicine

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Dr. Michael Kemp Amacker sits beside his vintage medical microscope inside a nurse's station at Zachary Family Practice. Amacker's last full day was Dec. 30. He will continue to see his patients at Lane Nursing Home in Zachary and Grace Health and Rehab Center in Slaughter. A retirement party is planned for Jan. 15 at Lane Regional Medical Center.

After a 35-year medical career, Dr. Michael Kemp Amacker, 64, has retired from practicing medicine at Zachary Family Practice, which he founded in 1979. Amacker said he will miss his patients, many of whom he’s seen for years. “I grew up with a lot of my patients. The first patient I ever operated on and the… Continue reading →

Mid-Size Cities Study wins LMA award

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL -- Zachary's chief administrative officer Chris Calbert, Mayor David Amrhein and chief financial officer Steve Nunnery, from left, with the honorable mention award they won for 'A Mid-Size Cities Study' of 21 cities in Louisiana and a Mississippi county.

In summer 2012, what began as a quest for knowledge and information by Steve Nunnery, Zachary’s chief financial officer, and Chris Calbert, the city’s chief administrative officer, would evolve into a project gathering information on mid-sized cities around the state and one Mississippi town. Mayor David Amrhein called for the project, A Mid-Size Cities Study, at the… Continue reading →