A sold-out crowd gathered in the main dinning room of Squire Creek Country Club, as hundreds flocked to see one of Louisiana’s most controversial and charismatic figures. Former Governor Edwin Edwards, a long-time pillar of the state’s political scene, opened the Louisiana Peach Festival as the headlining speaker at the luncheon on Wednesday.
The 85-year-old began with a series of jokes, some at his own expense, and a few aimed at Squire Creek Country Club owner James Davison. Davison, who introduced Edwards, commented on their longtime friendship and stated Edwards “is a good man.”
Natchitoches — The Department of Math and Computer Science at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts hosted its 15th annual mathematics competition on April 28.
Fourteen schools participated in the day’s activities: A.E. Phillips Laboratory School, Caddo Middle Magnet, Carroll High School, Cloutierville Junior High, D’Arbonne Woods Charter School, Grace Christian School, Herndon Magnet School, Montgomery High School, NSU Middle Lab, Natchitoches Magnet School, Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Starks High School, St. John Berchman Catholic School and St. Joseph Catholic School.