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River Ranch effect: More than 20 years later, Southern Lifestyle Development is changing residential planning

When organizers first broke ground in 1997 on what would one day become River Ranch, the bridge across the Vermilion River at Camellia Boulevard that had been argued for over a decade still did not exist. Read more

Walmart awards employee bonuses in Lafayette area, statewide after company's strong second quarter

Walmart hourly associates in Lafayette and across Louisiana were awarded $3.84 million in total bonus pay recently after the company reported an increase in sales in the second quarter, company officials said Monday. Read more

Economist's prediction for Lafayette area: 1,400 jobs to be added next year, 4,900 in 2020

The struggling Lafayette economy, which has shed thousands of jobs from an oil-driven recession, will “turn the corner” in 2019 and move into a relatively strong growth period according to Dr. Loren Scott during his economic outlook speech Wednesday morning. Read more

When it comes to marketing on social media, Broaddus Burgers' approach stands out in Acadiana

Since opening his Lafayette hamburger restaurant in 2014, Shawn Broaddus has moved across town and expanded his menu, but his presence on social media has never wavered. Read more