BATON ROUGE –Gov. John Bel Edwards issued today a statewide mask mandate and closure of indoor sales at bars as part of tighter restrictions in response to the latest spike in coronavirus.
LETTSWORTH – An investigation is underway on the cause of a single-vehicle crash that took the life of a Jonesville woman in the early hours of Saturday, July 11, according to Louisiana State Police.
BATON ROUGE, LA – Baton Rouge Community College announces a change to the Fall 2020 plans as the institution continues to actualize what the semester will look like for new and returning students during the COVID-19 pandemic. A special Fall 2020 session is being held, August 3 to October 30,…
BATON ROUG3E – The Louisiana Department of Health reported 1,843 additional positive cases of coronavirus statewide, while the tally in Pointe Coupee Parish increased by five, as of noon Thursday.
BATON ROUGE – The concentration of positive coronavirus cases has become far more consistent across the state, including areas that had previously not seen growth, Gov. John Bel Edwards said during a news conference Wednesday afternoon at the State Capitol.
Work resumed for the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board in hopes of drawing support for an additional 9.5-mill property tax vote that the coronavirus pandemic has delayed twice.
FORDOCHE -- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Statewide Railroad Coordinator has issued a road closure advisory for Pointe Coupee Parish. Gretchen B. Ferguson says that LA 77 in Fordoche will be closed at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at milepost 43.955. The clo…
A bill signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards will make it easier for small water districts to receive help on system projects, including one for the Town of Fordoche.
The deadline is Wednesday, July 15, for Louisiana residents to register to vote in person or by mail in the Aug. 15 municipal general election, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.
A total of 1,888 new cases today brought the statewide total to 70,151, while 20 additional deaths brought the overall toll to 3,231, according to statistics the Louisiana Department of Health released at noon today.
BATON ROUGE – The positive case total for coronavirus spiked by nearly 2,000 Tuesday and ventilator use increased above 1,000, while the case tally in Pointe Coupee surpassed 300, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
BATON ROUGE – A request by a Baton Rouge state senator could scrap football and other fall sports because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
A grant program offered by the state will make up to $15,000 in grants available to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The latest spike in coronavirus cases has sparked additional uncertainty on what direction the state will take on school openings, as well as overall restrictions.
BATON ROUGE – Positive cases of coronavirus increased by nearly 2,000 statewide, while 10 more COVID patients died and 53 more have been admitted into hospitals, the Louisiana Department of Health reported Sunday.
MORGANZA -- The grand opening celebration was not far in the past when business took a sharp turn in the wrong direction for a Morganza establishment, but the management said they will not throw in the towel.
NEW ROADS -- Coronavirus restrictions halted most of the pre-July 4th festivities for the City of New Roads, but the celebration Friday night did not lose all of its bang.
NEW ROADS – Pointe Coupee Parish has followed suit with Region 2 in the significant uptick in positive cases of coronavirus, with eight more Thursday and one more death.
Metropolitan areas, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans, have issued mandatory orders for residents to wear masks in public places. Violation would result in misdemeanor fines, upwards of $500 in the New Orleans area, while Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has not imposed a…
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana will increase enforcement of COVID-19 restrictions in public places and expand testing in areas across the state, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday.
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health reported more than 2,000 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, July 1, including 35 in Pointe Coupee Parish.
The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board faces challenges on how it will accommodate students during the upcoming school year amid state mandates to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
Standing before an audience of spectators clad in masks in a courtroom at the Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse, Rene Thibodeaux took the last step before he officially became sheriff.
An additional 1,014 new coronavirus cases and 22 more deaths were added to the statewide totals for Tuesday, according to the report the Louisiana Department of Health released noon Tuesday.
BATON ROUGE -- The 2021 fiscal year spending plan remained uncompleted less than 24 hours before the FY 2020 expires, but lawmakers on Monday worked behind closed doors on final details, while a few other measures gained final approval.
BATON ROUGE – An additional 845 positive coronavirus cases brought the total to 57,081, according to Louisiana Department of Health statistics released Monday.
VENTRESS – A Ventress man died in a single-vehilce accident along La. 413 early Sunday morning, according to Louisiana State Police Troop A.
Fireworks and a boat parade along False River will highlight festivities hosted by the City of New Roads for its annual Fourth of July celebration.
NEW ROADS – Standing before an audience of spectators all clad in masks, Rene Thibodeaux took one last step before he officially becomes sheriff.
BATON ROUGE – The surge in coronavirus continued today (Friday) with a new case total of more than 1,300 for the second time this week.
NEW ROADS -- The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board faces challenges on how it will accommodate students during the upcoming school amid state mandates to protect against the spread of COVID-19.
BATON ROUGE – The resurgence in COVID-19 cases continued with 938 additional patients who tested positive and 22 more who died, while Pointe Coupee Parish gained three additional cases, according to Louisiana Department of Health statistics released today (Thursday, June 25).
The Louisiana Department of Education was expected release long-awaited guidance today on how to implement the upcoming school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Pointe Coupee Banner won four awards in its division in the Louisiana Press Association Better Newspaper Competition for 2020.
BATON ROUGE – An additional 882 positive cases of coronavirus and 18 more deaths were reported statewide, while one more case went on record in Pointe Coupee Parish, according to COVID-19 statistics the Louisiana Department of Health released today (June 24).
BATON ROUGE – A spike of 1,356 additional coronavirus cases, along with 17 more deaths and 16 additional hospitalizations, were reported Tuesday by the Louisiana Department of Health.
NEW ROADS -- Louisiana residents await a decision today from Gov. John Bel Edwards on whether the state will enter Phase 3 COVID-19 restrictions. What does Phase 3 allow? Here's a look:
BATON ROUGE – The decision whether the state will move into Phase 3 of COVID-19 restrictions comes today when Gov. John Bel Edwards discusses the pandemic in a 2:30 p.m. press conference. The governor's adress will be shown on the Pointe Coupee Banner website, courtesy of Louisiana Public Br…