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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…

WASHINGTON – Sens. John Kennedy, R-La., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., have introduced legislation to amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act.

A popular annual attraction hits the streets in New Roads six months after circumstances left it stuck in park.

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.

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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.

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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.

Pointe Coupee Parish Arrests September 2- 8 2020

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., announced $18,321,454 in federal funding is earmarked to help address the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Louisiana.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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Coupee Parish Arrests for August 12 – 18, 2020

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