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Language in a state House bill that would allow use of transportation network companies to provide nonemergency medical transportation through the state Medicaid program has drawn criticism from the director of the Pointe Coupee Council on Aging.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards outlined his plan last week for spending $1.6 billion in federal funding coming to Louisiana through President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, a package that could bring much-needed help for the Pointe Coupee Parish infrastructure.

ROBERT – A spike in juvenile crimes brought area officials to this unincorporated community at the Tangipahoa/St. Tammany Parish border to see what they now consider the prototype for youth rehabilitation.

Pointe Coupee Parish arrests April 28 - May 4, 2021

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A vote by the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board last week paved the way for construction of a new central office to replace the “temporary” facility it has occupied for more than 12 years.

Pointe Coupee Parish graduates of the East Baton Rouge Capital Area Regional Training Academy (CARTA) were honored Tuesday, April 27, for earning their Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council certification. The graduates were, from left, Deputy Jadwin B. Mayeux, Pointe Coupee Sh…

Two of the three Pointe Coupee Parish Council members who opposed hiring an outside lawyer to explore the possibilities of an ordinance in support of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution say they do not oppose the right to bear arms.

Pointe Coupee Parish Arrests APRIL 21- 27, 2021

In accordance with Pay It Forward Day this week, a movement is underway to encourage people to embrace the power of giving and making a change by creating a ripple effect in kindness around the world.

Repairs for the connector highway between Livonia to False River are part of a long list of infrastructure projects Gov. John Bel Edwards and Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) Secretary Shawn Wilson unveiled Monday at the State Capitol.

Pointe Coupee Parish Council members are at odds over a vote last week to hire a legal counsel outside of parish government to explore a proposed ordinance that expresses the parish’s support of Second Amendment rights.

The Village of Morganza recently made its history a centerpiece of the Town Hall. The village unveiled a plaque listing all mayors since its incorporation in 1908, starting with Mayor V.O. Beauvais, who served from 1908-1912. From left are former mayors C.J. Tuminello (1973-90), Charles Land…

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The New Roads City Council took no action Tuesday night on a zoning variance request after the Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the city not change its laws regarding mobile homes.

A move by state lawmakers to eliminate the inventory tax for business and industry as part of tax reform efforts would prove costly to parishes statewide, Pointe Coupee Parish Assessor Jimmy Laurent said.

Pointe Coupee Parish Arrests APRIL 14-20, 2021

An overnight storm Saturday caused extensive damages to homes in the Morganza and Fordoche areas.

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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is placing a temporary pause on all administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while federal health agencies investigate whether six reported cases of blood clotting in other states were caused by the vaccine.

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The opening of the 2021 regular legislative session has led off with discussion on major changes in collecting tax revenue that could affect municipalities statewide.

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BATON ROUGE – Opening remarks from Gov. John Bel Edwards in a setting unlike any other before this year kicked off a legislative session that predicated a year like none other.

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For one of the few times since it reopened, Saturday night seemed normal for a Morganza landmark.

Koiey Cador, 23, 5647 Woodview Lane, Jarreau, La., Bench warrant failure to appear for misdemeanor trial (Reckless Operation of Vehicle; Operating a vehicle while license is suspended) $2,500.00 Bond.

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BATON ROUGE -- Work on the nation’s second largest economic development project has some alterations in the planning for the long-awaited connector route to alleviate Interstate 10 traffic jams. 

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The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board is one step closer to securing revenue either for construction of a new central office building or renovation to the facility it occupies.

BATON ROUGE – Capacity limits for salons, beauty shops, gyms, fitness centers, malls and casinos ended Wednesday, March 31, but social distancing and mask mandates will continue as part of Louisiana’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts.  

Friends and colleagues say they will remember Dr. Harry Kellerman for his commitment to charitable events, community outreach and a deep commitment to the health and well-being of his community.

Students from Livonia High School and the STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee did not fathom how far a project from their biology teacher would take them.

Elizabeth Lewis, of Maringouin, celebrated her 95th birthday on Wednesday, March 10. With her are her children, Craig Lewis, Cheryl Coleman, Lynette Thibodeaux and Susan Collura, all of Maringouin. She was joined by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-laws and caregivers and received…

BATON ROUGE – A proposal by state Sen. Rick Ward could allow parishes to decide on a constitutional amendment to tax gasoline sales as a way to fund local road projects.

Rather than grant a variance to its zoning ordinance, the New Roads City Council will consider amending the ordinance.

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