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  • 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 »
  • St. Helena strip club under a microscope

    November 9, 2010 10:26 PM

    ST. HELENA PARISH - A strip club could be under investigation if another club owner gets his way. The parish ordinance set up five years ago prohibits any new club if there's nudity. The owner of what was supposed to be St. Helena Parish's only strip club said a... more »
  • East Feliciana official receives $16K pay raise

    November 2, 2010 6:15 AM

    CLINTON - The director of Homeland Security and Office of Emergency Management in East Feliciana Parish is getting a $16,000 salary increase after the police jury approved the raise. The increase brings Henry Weigand's salary of $30,000 to the state average of $45,860 for parish Homeland Security directors. The salary... more »
  • Acadia Parish juvenile curfew proposed

    September 16, 2010 7:54 AM

    The Acadia Parish Police Jury has unanimously delayed action on the introduction of a proposed ordinance to establish a parishwide juvenile curfew. The Advocate reports a legislative committee will discuss the matter during an October meeting to determine whether it merits discussion by the entire jury. Authorities say the parish... more »
  • Officials approve Cheniere Lake drawdown

    September 9, 2010 7:51 AM

    The Ouachita Parish Police Jury will begin drawing down the water level of Cheniere Lake next week. The 3-foot drawdown will begin Wednesday and will continue through mid-January. The purpose of the annual drawdown is to allow leaves to decompose, exposing the sandy bottom for spawning. Tupelo gum leaves have... more »
  • Pointe Coupee pauses pit bull debate

    April 27, 2010 10:08 PM

    "To ban or not to ban pit bulls" is the question that was left unanswered tonight after police jurors debated in Pointe Coupee Parish. While one juror is calling for an outright ban of the dog breed, other jurors say what's on the books now needs stronger teeth. What... more »
  • Pt. Coupee to take up banning pit bulls

    April 27, 2010 10:17 AM

    The police jury in Pointe Coupee Parish will take up the issue of banning pit bulls tonight at five p.m. Police Juror Russel Young proposed the ban at a meeting earlier this month. He says there is one bite a week from dangerous breeds in the parish. St.... more »
  • Ordinance hearing set on addressing junkyards

    March 16, 2010 6:29 AM

    There will be a public hearing on April 12 to get public comment on a proposed ordinance to begin regulating junkyards in Evangeline Parish. Residents who live near the sites have complained to the police jury. The jury instructed its attorney to include a nuisance provision that would address residences... more »
  • Roofing contractor seeks payment

    March 12, 2010 6:55 AM

    Roofing Enterprises Inc. operation manager Guy Huffine told the St. Helena Police Jury he will shut down work on the St. Helena Parish Hospital roof unless he is paid. Huffine told the police jury this week that the parish owes $213,590 for work completed to date. Jury President Thomas Wicker... more »
  • Allen Parish inmate housing payoff overdue

    March 3, 2010 8:00 AM

    A northeast Louisiana sheriff who is owed about $80,000 for housing Allen Parish inmates will be paid. Allen Parish Sheriff Harold Brady and Allen Parish police jurors made the deal Monday. Brady says his office would pay it if the police jury puts $5,000 a month toward the $25,000 or... more »
  • Police jury blocks delay in tax election

    February 18, 2010 6:25 AM

    The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to block an attempt by Juror Mark Poche to delay a special March election that calls for a 5.7 mill tax for coastal storm protection. Potential revenue from the tax, if passed, is expected to be used as leverage to sell $20 million... more »
  • Caldwell Police Jury discuss FEMA buyout

    January 27, 2010 10:16 AM

    Members of the Caldwell Parish Police Jury have met with representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to discuss a buyout plan. The plan would aid families who lost or are at risk of losing their homes along the Ouachita River after heavy rainfall last year. Juror Bobbie Harrison says... more »
  • Funds approved for US 61 traffic study

    November 18, 2009 6:14 AM

    The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury has voted 5-2 to pay $95,000 for a study of future traffic patterns along much of U.S. 61 in the parish. The highway is being improved and widened to four lanes from Thompson Creek on the southern end of the parish to Bains, north... more »
  • Pointe Coupee Police Jury seeks recovery funds

    November 11, 2009 6:04 AM

    The Pointe Coupee Police Jury has completed work on its plans to submit a proposal to the state requesting $15.9 million in disaster recovery payments based on damage inflicted by 2008 hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The proposal will have to be approved by the Louisiana Recovery Authority the state agency... more »

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