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  • Pointe Coupee Parish struggles to finance the jail

    September 28, 2015 7:36 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - Pointe Coupee parish is under fire after an audit shows there's hole by almost a million dollars. "The tax that supports the actually jail is only bringing in a 192,000 dollars so the amount of prisoners that we're housing and the operations itself on the police... more »
  • Measure to force vote on government style falls short

    September 14, 2015 10:14 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Three parish council members were two votes short of allowing voters to vote again on what form of government should be used to manage West Feliciana Parish. In 2012, voters approved changing from a police jury to a parish council. By 2013, a parish president had... more »
  • Parish leaders end long, bitter battle with strip club check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 27, 2015 10:28 PM

    PINE GROVE - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury publicly announced it was ending its legal battle with a strip club Tuesday. The parish has spent $210,000 dealing with litigation over the bar's operation. "I've never been to the strip club. I don't plan to go," juror Theodore... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Police Jury to revisit drainage fee

    November 11, 2014 10:26 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury will hold a public hearing Dec. 9 on a proposal to amend its drainage maintenance fee ordinance, adding another year to the controversial fee. The Police Jury wants to add a sunset clause to the ordinance, adopted in March 2013, that... more »
  • False River closed to boaters

    May 29, 2014 11:33 AM

    POINTE COUPEE - False River has been closed to boaters due to high water. The Pointe Coupee police jury made the decision because the water level has reached 18 feet, requiring the closure. The river is still several feet from flood stage. The U.S. Army Corps of... more »
  • New government takes over in West Feliciana

    November 25, 2013 9:01 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A change to parish government finally arrived Monday night as Kevin Couhig took the oath of office as the first parish president. As voted upon by West Feliciana residents, Couhig will lead the transformation from a police jury to a parish council. He was elected two weekends... more »
  • New form of government in W. Feliciana Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 18, 2013 4:57 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - There's a new form of government in West Feliciana Parish, where voters elected their first parish president Saturday. Kevin Couhig, a first-time politician and businessman, beat out Tom Mcvea, a former state representative, to be the first president of West Feliciana Parish. Both ran as Republicans.... more »
  • Parish leaders: women don't have to put their clothes on

    September 24, 2013 10:42 PM

    GREENSBURG- Strip clubs currently operating in St. Helena Parish can continue to employee nearly naked women, and won't have to follow new rules set by parish leaders recently. The police jury set new laws for clubs that open in the parish, but won't require clubs already open to follow... more »
  • Judge: No second vote for home rule charter check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 10, 2013 12:10 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A judge ruled against police jurors' efforts today to stop changes to West Feliciana Parish's system of government. Judge William Carmichael upheld an injunction requested by voters to stop jurors from holding another election over the home rule charter already approved by a public vote last... more »
  • Leaders approve shuffle to fund road repairs check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2013 10:34 PM

    GREENSBURG - Parish leaders approved funding to repave 50 miles of bad roads in St. Helena Tuesday night. Money will be rededicated from a parish property tax and also pulling money from the solid waste funds for the road project. Doing so should provide about $3 million dollars to... more »
  • Police jury considering measures to fix roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 25, 2013 5:39 PM

    GREENSBURG - Crumbling roads are a major problem the Saint Helena Parish Police Jury is trying to solve tonight. Jury members are trying to come up with the money to pay for repairs. They are considering rededicating money from a parish property tax and also pulling money from the... more »
  • Pointe Coupee approves trash collection pact

    June 12, 2013 8:50 AM

    NEW ROADS - After months of negotiations, the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has approved a new five-year contract for residential trash collection with Progressive Waste Solutions. Tuesday's vote came after the company agreed to supply and replace trash containers during the life of its five-year contract with the... more »
  • New Roads disputes jury's road tax move

    May 22, 2013 10:15 AM

    NEW ROADS - The City Council has approved a resolution asking the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury to overturn a resolution it recently adopted seeking to raise the amount of taxes residents pay for street and road improvements. The council's action came at the request of Mayor Robert Myer,... more »
  • Strip club talk tabled

    May 1, 2013 10:15 PM

    GREENSBURG- Leaders in St. Helena Parish tabled discussion about changing parish laws dealing with strip clubs. Wednesday night, the police jury was set to talk about outlawing alcohol at establishments where there is nudity or certain physical contact. But, jurors pushed the talk back another two weeks. Leaders... more »
  • Nudity ordinance concerning strip clubs pushed back check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2013 10:14 PM

    GREENSBURG - Strip clubs are turning up the heat in St. Helena, where some are calling for a ban on the adult business. Tuesday, the parish police jury was supposed to discuss an ordinance that would prohibit nudity and certain physical contact at establishments where alcohol is sold. The... more »
  • Gas found under homes near sinkhole

    April 3, 2013 10:54 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - An unknown gas has been found under the slabs of two homes and a workshop near the Bayou Corne sinkhole. The parish said Texas Brine contractors confirmed that gas was present under the slab of the homes on Sauce Piquante Lane north of Highway 70 in... more »
  • Pointe Coupee jury votes on drainage fee

    March 13, 2013 8:51 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has voted to impose a $2.50 drainage and maintenance fee on parish residents, but whether it actually passed won't be clear until the jury's next meeting. That's because the jury's attorney, John Wayne Jewell, said he will have to consult with... more »
  • Residents speak out against heated police jury meeting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 27, 2013 6:32 PM

    NEW ROADS - People are still still buzziing about Tuesday night's Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury meeting. What began as a discussion about an employee's work schedule turned into a battle of name-calling. The issue is over a worker who's not even employed with the parish anymore. Juror... more »
  • Tempers flare at police jury meeting check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2013 10:49 PM

    NEW ROADS- Leaders in Pointe Coupee Parish lost their cool with each other and even with their significant others. What started out as a discussion about a part time employee's work schedule quickly escalated. It turned into a yelling match and caused quite a disruption of parish business. ... more »
  • St. Helena budget has surplus

    December 19, 2012 10:26 AM

    GREENSBURG - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury has adopted a budget for 2013 that would keep expenditures below projected revenue and add money back to the parish's fund balance for only the second time in four years. The Advocate reports general and special fund revenue for 2013 are projected... more »
  • East Feliciana Police Jury adopts budget

    December 4, 2012 10:33 AM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Police Jury has adopted a $7.6 million budget for 2013. The jury's financial adviser said Monday the budget conservatively estimates revenues and anticipates spending to remain nearly the same as this year. Accountant Phil Graham, who prepared the budget proposal, tells The Advocate the... more »
  • Battle for Old Ferry Landing heats up in West Feliciana Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 5, 2012 6:14 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE-For years people in St. Francisville have used the Old Ferry landing as a boat launch, but now few will take that chance. One boater, who doesn't want his identity revealed said, "I want to be sure before I go onto somebody's property." According to lawyers for... more »
  • Sheriff's Office looking for help with prison

    July 17, 2012 5:56 PM

    CLINTON - The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office is looking for a little help from the police jury. The parish prison makes money by housing state inmates in part of the facility, and the sheriff's office shares much of the money with the parish. The police jury will consider... more »
  • St. Helena solar project at a stand-still

    September 16, 2011 6:12 PM

    GREENSBURG-- St. Helena is the first parish in Louisiana to install solar panels that will help power its jail. It could slash the electric bill by 35 percent by providing lighting and heating water for inmates. The only problem? The project is nearly done, but no one knows if there... more »
  • Three parishes not cleared yet by DOJ for elections

    August 31, 2011 12:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Justice has not cleared redistricting plans for three Louisiana parishes, which will keep them from holding police jury elections Oct. 22. A lawsuit also seeks to block a fourth parish from holding their elections. Sailor Jackson with the La. Secretary of State's Office... more »
  • Acadia Parish to seek help for Rayne

    April 14, 2011 11:35 AM

    CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish Police Jury is seeking the support of Louisiana's congressional delegation in helping Rayne acquire financial assistance stemming from tornado damage March 5. The police jury unanimously passed a resolution on Wednesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency rejected Rayne's initial request for financial assistance... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Police Jury raises garbage rates

    January 26, 2011 8:02 AM

    NEW ROADS - Pointe Coupee Parish residents will be paying more money for garbage collection services after the Police Jury voted 6-4 to increase the monthly rate from $13 to $14.50 per household. The higher garbage rate will help offset a 4 percent annual increase in the parish's garbage collection... more »

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