Leigh Guidry, The Town Talk

Leigh Guidry

The Town Talk

Lafayette, LA, United States

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Recent:
  • The Town Talk
  • Statesman Journal
  • USA TODAY
Past:
  • Yahoo Finance
  • The Shreveport Times
  • The Daily Advertiser
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • WWL-TV
  • North Jersey News
  • 12 News
  • THV11
  • 10 News Tampa Bay
  • 11Alive Atlanta
  • and more…

Recent articles by Leigh:

Are mentorship and better prep the answer to teacher turnover?

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White joined three other educators from across the country to testify before Congress Wednesday. → Read More

Strengthening Tropical Storm Barry could dump 20 inches of rain on New Orleans, nearing levees' limits

Tropical Storm Barry is on track to hit Louisiana Saturday as a hurricane, but the danger is not from high wind but heavy rain and flooding. → Read More

A 2016 storm dumped 4 trillion gallons of water on Louisiana. Could Barry do the same?

Barry has the the potential for high storm surge, which is something emergency preparedness officials find especially concerning. → Read More

Tropical Storm Barry: How will it compare to Louisiana's 2016 flooding?

"It's a similar set of circumstances," a UL Lafayette professor of civil engineering said. → Read More

Louisiana teen accepted into 139 colleges, awarded $8.7 million in scholarships

Normandie Cormier, 18, had to narrow down her options after receiving more than 100 acceptance letters and millions in scholarships. → Read More

Louisiana teen accepted into 139 colleges, awarded $8.7 million in scholarships

Normandie Cormier, 18, had to narrow down her options after receiving more than 100 acceptance letters and millions in scholarships. → Read More

Lafayette teen accepted into 139 colleges, awarded $8.7 million in scholarships

Meet 18-year-old Normandie Cormier, and be inspired. → Read More

Didn't finish college? New UL System initiative aims to help Louisianans compete

There are 653,000 adults in Louisiana — one in five — with some college credit but no degree. → Read More

Acadiana Wanderer: This farm has strawberries and so much more

Not all who wander are lost, as they say. → Read More

Spend summer in the water or on a trail at a Louisiana state park

Pools and water playgrounds open in May, and guided hikes kick off in June. → Read More

Louisiana diocese releases names of accused clergy, joining growing national trend

The Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana released a list of clergy accused of sexually abusing children, joining about 60 others that have done so. → Read More

Lake Martin named second-most Instagrammable spots in Louisiana

Big 7 Travel ranked locations in the Bayou State by how much you want to share it on social media. → Read More

Ever thought of being a 'weed scientist'? It's a real job that impacts Louisiana

Weed science is making a difference in Louisiana, and it's not what you probably think. → Read More

Acadiana church reaches out to a Guatemalan community to learn how it can help fight hunger

Advertiser reporter Leigh Guidry went to a poor Guatemalan community to learn how her church might help fight hunger there. Here is what she saw. → Read More

Louisiana's 'Raise the Age' law takes effect, 17-year-olds to be tried as juveniles

The 2016 law took effect March 1 for non-violent offenders. → Read More

Louisiana student applies to wrong SLCC, gets a free trip to Utah

What a student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette thought would be a joke about applying to the wrong SLCC "blew up" on Twitter. → Read More

King or queen? Krewe throws Mardi Gras beads during parade to reveal baby's gender

This mom-to-be took her love for Mardi Gras and all things Louisiana to the next level by turning a Mardi Gras parade into a gender reveal party. → Read More

'Aspiring, Adapting, Achieving': UL students take heart from business pioneer's example

The story of Reginald Lewis aligns with the 2019 UL System conference theme "Aspiring, Adapting, Achieving." → Read More

Here's how bacteria and a dental cleaning endangered — and saved — a doctor's heart

Jonathan Hunter will be the first to say to go to the doctor, and not just because he is one. The Louisiana coroner learned that lesson as a patient. → Read More

Oil field jobs are more high-tech than you think

"There's a lot of intelligence and technology in the oil field." → Read More