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Edwards elected governor; Nungesser takes lieutenant spot

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NEW ORLEANS -- Democrat John Bel Edwards is projected to win the Louisiana governor’s race over U.S. Sen. David Vitter, according to multiple news outlets.
Vitter conceded the race just before 9:30 p.m.

Nungesser receives endorsement from Sen. Guillory

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Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (right) has announced his endorsement of Billy Nungesser (left) for Lt. Governor in the runoff election on Nov. 21. (LSN Photo)

LAFAYETTE – Senator Elbert Guillory held a press conference today and announced his endorsement of Billy Nungesser for Lt. Governor in the runoff election to be held November 21. Senator Guillory finished fourth in the primary election voting, held on October 24, with 8% of the vote.

History connection

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The brick posts of Kent Plantation House in Alexandria are made from clay that had been gathered from the Red River. You can still see the finger prints from the slaves that made these bricks. (Gazette photo by Elizabeth West)

ALEXANDRIA -- When you look out from the second floor balcony of the Kent Plantation House you are able to get a small glimpse of Bayou Rapides.

Simply delicious

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Olde Tyme Grocery’s signature sandwich is its shrimp poor boy which is served on fresh bread with lettuce, tomatoes, mayonnaise, ketchup and a large handful of shrimp. The sandwich has helped make the Lafayette eatery near the University of Louisiana-Lafayette a landmark. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

LAFAYETTE -- There is nothing glamorous, high-end or pretentious about Olde Tyme Grocery, and that’s what has helped establish it as an Acadiana landmark.


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