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The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has less than three weeks to decide the direction it will take on tax proposals to generate revenue for teacher pay raises and improvements on student transportation.

Walter Sims, 31, 709 W. End Dr., New Roads, probation violation.

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board took the first step at a special meeting Jan. 13 toward efforts to increase pay for teachers and ease transportation woes. Board members agreed on a resolution of intent for two millages that could possibly go before voters on a November ballot.

Former Livonia High star helps LSU win national title; Patrick Queen named game’s top defensive player

BATON ROUGE – Primary objectives for the next four years, along with renewed focus on familiar goals, highlighted the inaugural speech Monday for the second term of Gov. John Bel Edwards.

No date has been set for the combined commencement exercises for the STEM Magnet Academy of Pointe Coupee and Livonia High School.

The Volunteer income Tax Assistance program will prepare free federal and state income tax returns. This generally applies to those who make $56,000 or less. The service begins Jan. 20 and will run until April 14 at 230 Roberts Drive, Suite B, New Roads.

The Pointe Coupee Parish Assessor’s Office has unveiled an updated version of its website that will provide detailed information about property in the parish, according to a news release.

Decisions on ways to ease the budget crunch will determine the direction the Pointe Coupee Parish School District takes in 2020.

Don’t sing the tune “Blue Monday” around Dwayne and Susan Queen. For the Livonia couple, Jan. 13 could not come soon enough.

BATON ROUGE – Farmers in 16 parishes – including Pointe Coupee Parish – are eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Vanesa Shaw, 33, 9189 Mandela Dr., New Roads, violation of a protective order $10,000.

Kim Canezaro succeeded Kevin Lemoine as Pointe Coupee Parish school superintendent on July 1, but the job did not include a honeymoon phase.  The lifelong resident of Pointe Coupee Parish graduated from Livonia High School, spent her entire teaching career in her native parish and moved into…

The start of 2019 marked a new era in parish government with the shift from the Police Jury system to Home Rule Charter. The transition followed a vote in November 2017 that allowed the new form of government. One year later, voters elected a parish president and eight council members in a m…

Pecan Acres Subdivision residents got a start on the route away from their flood-prone subdivision when the Governor’s Office of Community Development, along with local and federal agencies, unveiled the plans for relocation to higher ground.

Legislation that authorized annexation of the Port of Pointe Coupee into the Port of Greater Baton Rouge could figure as a breakthrough for economic development in the parish.

An overflow crowd of friends, family and admirers paid their last respects on Nov. 16 to Ernest Gaines, the literary giant who rose from humble beginnings in Pointe Coupee Parish to become a world-renown author.

A smile beams across Allen Chatman’s face as he watches trucks wait in a line. The 2019 harvest season was the culmination of months of preparation for him and everyone else at Alma Plantation.

Farmers and other residents on the north end of Pointe Coupee Parish dodged a bullet in June when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shelved plans to open the Morganza Spillway.

Cortney Morris, 18, 1310 Pennsylvania St., New Roads, simple burglary $12,000.

The Principal of the Year award recipient and the three outstanding teachers of 2019 commanded the spotlight during the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board’s final regular meeting of the year.

Parish President Major Thibaut said he realizes the shortage of volunteer fighters is not limited to his jurisdiction alone, but he said he is exploring options to reverse that issue in Pointe Coupee Parish.

The 2019 Pointe Coupee Parish sugar harvest remained solid despite an early freeze that put a dent in the tonnage totals, according to industry officials.

Improvements to parish buildings, roads and recreation – along with work on the False River Eco System – highlight a $17.9 million 2020 budget approved by the Pointe Coupee Parish Council.

Triumphs and challenges during the first year of Home Rule Charter – and plenty more of both in the year ahead – highlighted discussion at the final Pointe Coupee Parish Council meeting of 2020 Tuesday night.

Ken Broussard, 22, 552 Curet St., New Roads, simple burglary $12,000.

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