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Past and present Livonia officials remembered Warren Pourciau as a man who orchestrated much of the town’s growth during more than three decades as a local public servant.

A home burglary in Morganza remains under investigation by the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office, while theft has been on the rise across the parish all summer.

An investigation is underway for the cause of a house fire that claimed the life of a woman in Batchelor, according to the Office of the State Fire Marshal.

One lane of La. 1 across the Bayou Plaquemine Bridge in Plaquemine will be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 3, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

Pointe Coupee Parish arrests for July 21 - July 27, 2021

The New Roads branch of the Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles reopened Tuesday after closure due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

A vote by the New Roads City Council will lead to a change in electricity providers for municipal residents later this year.

Dr. Donald W. Doucet went unopposed during the qualifying period to become the next Pointe Coupee Parish coroner.

A drawdown of False River is set to begin this fall, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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The vote on a new member for the Pointe Coupee Parish Tourist Commission reignited disagreement among Parish Council members over the selection criteria for the voluntary post.

State Rep. Jeremy LaCombe said he does not approve of transgender males in female sports but said he opposed the veto override on grounds as “problematic and irrelevant.”

The ownership and name have changed for a longtime New Roads supermarket, but the words under the sign will remain the same.

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Masks will not be required for students who attend classes in parochial schools within the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge.

The state Senate failed Tuesday to override the governor’s veto of a bill to eliminate training as a requirement for a concealed firearm permit.

BATON ROUGE – An eight-mile stretch of U.S. 190 will get some extensive road work totaling more than $15 million, after a bid was accepted by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).

BATON ROUGE – As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to surge among unvaccinated Louisianians, Gov. John Bel Edwards called on all state residents to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 by getting vaccinated or helping their family, friends and neighbors get the shot.

KeyVon Gaston, left, receives a certificate of appreciation from Morganza Fire Department Chief Aaron Edwards Sr. for his efforts in March performing CPR on his father. After firefighters arrived, Gaston insisted on performing resuscitation rounds with firefighters, according to Edwards.

A Community Fun Day offering snacks, health-related services and food boxes will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22, at First Baptist Church, 842 W. Main St., New Roads.

Jambalaya plate lunches will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Livonia Community Center to benefit Colbi “Coco” Bonaventure.

La. 75 in front of Willow Glen Terminal in Iberville Parish will be closed from Tuesday, July 27, to Sunday, Aug. 1, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

A federal funding package will pave the way for a long-awaited rehabilitation on a portion of runway at False River Regional Airport.

Fidelity Communications, part of the Cable One family of brands, will begin construction in mid-July on a $3.1 million upgrade to its fiber network in New Roads and surrounding communities.

Precautions related to COVID-19 forced temporary closure of the state Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) office in New Roads, according to the state OMV in Baton Rouge.

First Student, which handles school bus transportation in Pointe Coupee Parish, will hold a job fair for bus drivers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, July 16, at 1222 Hospital Road, New Roads.

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Pointe Coupee Parish Arrests June 30- July 7, 2021

WASHINGTON – Oversight hearings on the federal government’s response to the SEACOR Power tragedy have been requested by a Louisiana senator.

BATON ROUGE — Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Friday that he acted on all legislation from the 2021 legislative session.

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Fireworks explode over False River on Friday, July 3, to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.

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The longstanding disagreements between parish government and the Sheriff’s Office moved closer toward common ground when both parties signed an intergovernmental agreement on operations of the Pointe Coupee Parish Detention Center.

Boats prepare for the annual boat parade on False River, part of the City of New Roads Fourth of July celebration.

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The five municipalities in Pointe Coupee Parish are among the 290 statewide that will receive a share of $315 million in coronavirus relief aid.

Crucial issues from the recently completed 2021 Louisiana legislative session likely will play a key role in discussions when Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi officially becomes Louisiana Sheriff’s Association president today, July 1.

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A sold-out jambalaya lunch and an upcoming blood drive have been organized by family and friends of a New Roads youngster fighting acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

A longstanding issue of contention could come to a close, based on the decision the Pointe Coupee Parish Council renders at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, July 13.

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Family, friends and fellow military personnel packed the gym of First Baptist Church in New Roads last week to pay their last respects to Zachary Pourciau, the Ventress native who lost his life in a helicopter crash in Alabama.

Qualifying to fill the Pointe Coupee Parish coroner’s job and select two justices of the peace will be Wednesday through Friday, July 14-16, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

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