WASHINGTON, D.C. – As public health officials around the country continue to explore exposure notification technologies to combat the spread of COVID-19, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., introduced bipartisan legislation to protect consumer privacy and promote publ…
Pointe Coupee Parish School Board members will resume discussion tonight, Sept. 17, on how the school system should implement the pay hike included in a millage package voters approved in August.
BATON ROUGE – Louisiana crawfish will be included in the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), according to U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge.
An ordinance adopted by the New Roads City Council allowed Mayor Cornell Dukes to incur debt and issuance of debt an issuance of Excess Revenue Bonds that will save the city money over the next 10 years.
NEW ROADS – Tropical Storm Sally’s continuous eastward motion will likely spare Pointe Coupee Parish any significant effects upon landfall Tuesday, according to reports overnight and this morning.
NEW ORLEANS -- Tropical Storm Sally is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane -- or possibgly Category 2 -- with slow movement, which will likely bring heavy rainfall into the state when it makes landfall Tuesday or early Wednesday.
NEW ROADS -- The City of New Roads made a strong showing on fiscal management during the 2019-20 fiscal year, according to the findings of a recent audit conducted by a local accounting firm.
NEW ROADS -- Teachers from five of the six Pointe Coupee Parish public schools were expected back in classrooms tomorrow (Sept. 10) after a sickout Sept. 4 and walkout Sept. 9.
Finances for Pointe Coupee Parish Government are better than expected thus far in the COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s too early for the parish to let its guard down, Parish President Major Thibaut said.
LAKE CHARLES – Images from newspapers, TV and websites show the widespread damage Hurricane Laura brought southwest Louisiana, but the pictures pale in comparison to what people see through the naked eye, Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux said.
Editor’s note: The Sept. 10 print edition of The Pointe Coupee Banner says high school football would being the weekend of Oct. 8-10. At press deadline Wednesday, this was expected to be the start date.
NEW ROADS -- Teachers from five of the six Pointe Coupee Parish public schools were expected back in classrooms tomorrow (Sept. 10) after a sickout Sept. 4 and walkout Sept. 9, but a spokesman said they would return on one condition.
WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., announced a $2,998,794 award from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services will go to the Louisiana State Police.
Mayor Cornell Dukes announced the rescheduled date for the “Get in the Game” Census and Voter Registration Pandemic Drive. The event will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 10 am to 1 pm at City Hall, 211 W. Main Street.
NEW ROADS -- Four Pointe Coupee Parish public schools will be closed Friday due to a “sickout” following the School Board’s actions at a special meeting Thursday night.
NEW ROADS – Discussion and possible action on the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board salary schedule, as well as the ongoing Strong Start Virtual Education Program, will highlight a special meeting today at 5:30 p.m. The Banner will present the entire meeting on Facebook Live.
The City of New Roads entered into a cooperative endeavor agreement with Pointe Coupee Parish Government as an effort to improve the quality of animal control in the city limits.
A rivalry between two teen factions may be linked to shootouts in New Roads on two consecutive nights during the weekend of Aug. 16 that led to arrests three days after the incidents, Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux said.
NEW ROADS -- The pay increase for teachers that voters approved in a recent tax vote not will take effect until January, based on a vote Pointe Coupee Parish School Board.
The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office welcomed two new deputies last week who joined the force in a way unlike any of their peers.
When Aaron Williams sought to promote his first film, he thought a tour of churches to show the trailer for the Christian romantic comedy would bring people to theaters.
NEW ROADS – Pointe Coupee Parish appears to have dodged the bullet on major damage from Hurricane Laura, which made landfall as a strong Category 4 strong early today.
NEW ROADS -- An extensive protocol is in place across Pointe Coupee in preparation for Hurricane Laura, a powerful Category 4 storm which WILL carve a path of destruction through Louisiana upon landfall early Thursday.
NEW ROADS -- Work has continued at hectic pace since Sunday to safeguard Pointe Coupee Parish from potential damage once the area feels the effects from Hurricane Laura, Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux said.
NEW ROADS – The effects from Hurricane Laura will likely hit Pointe Coupee Parish Thursday evening, based on the current models from the National Hurricane Center in Miami.
Pointe Coupee Parish School District personnel could see additional money on their pay checks beginning next month, pending approval from the School Board at its next regular meeting.
Community equity in terms of income and race rank as one of the top concerns among residents in Pointe Coupee Parish, according to a recent survey commissioned by the parish government.
New Roads City Council members approved a measure Tuesday, Aug. 18 that will waive public hearings on permit requests for placement of mobile homes within city limits.
HOUSTON – A federal court Monday approved a bankruptcy plan that will allow for liquidation of all Stage stores, which includes a New Roads location.
NEW ROADS – Voters on Saturday approved a 9.5-mill, 10-year property tax that will enable the Pointe Coupee Parish School System to fund pay raises for teachers and support personnel,, improved transportation, maintenance and technology
Polls are open parishwide from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for voters render their approval or rejection of a school board tax to cover pay raises, maintenance, transportation and technlogy.