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The West Baton Rouge Parish Council revoked the liquor license for an Erwinville bar where a Livonia man was shot and killed in September.

Mayor Cornell Dukes and the New Roads City Council want to get a better handle on completion of work orders by the Utilities Department.

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Local officials hope a cruise liner’s voyage will give Pointe Coupee Parish a smooth sail toward expansion of tourism.

WASHINGTON – Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., has asked a FEMA official David Maurstad to answer outstanding questions on Risk Rating 2.0 (RR 2.0).

The Town of Livonia will host its fourth annual “Part at the Park” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at Glaser Park.

The New Roads City Council paid homage Tuesday night to two individuals who had a profound effect on the youth of Pointe Coupee Parish.

MADISONVILLE – Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $4.5 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awards for southwest Louisiana to address damage caused by hurricanes Delta and Laura.

Pointe Coupee Parish Arrests October 13-19, 2021

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A couple of stories on the front page of this week’s edition of The Banner reinforce the adage, “Things are always changing.”

Livonia residents whose utilities are cut off due to nonpayment will have to pay more money for restoration of services next year.

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OPELOUSAS – Opelousas took advantage of two turnovers and a short-yardage possession for touchdowns to build a 39-6 halftime lead.

OPELOUSAS – In a game that saw both teams play ball-control, Catholic High of Pointe Coupee only had seven possessions Oct. 15 against Opelousas Catholic.

During the first nine weeks of the school year, Catholic of Pointe Coupee has spotlighted students who exhibited characteristics of virtues including service, faith, love, trust and stewardship.

Ella Wilkinson received a Gold Character Coin for picking up trash at recess time at Rougon Elementary and Junior High.

Rougon Elementary student Waylen Nelson received a Gold Character Coin for completing subtraction of whole numbers with fidelity.

The Kiwanis Club of Pointe Coupee enjoyed so much success with its May jambalaya dinner sale that it has decided to offer seconds.

The family of Lloyd Martin surprised him with a birthday celebration Oct. 16 for his 67th birthday. From left are: MinToya Shanae Martin, MinTarsha Tanae Martin, Markisha Kashet Martin, wife Rosanna Martin, Lloyd Martin, Myasia Kenshae Martin and Montrell Latrae Martin-Duhé.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Joe Biden signed into law Sen. John Kennedy’s DUMP Opioids Act to allow everyone in a community to use drop boxes at VA medical centers to dispose of unused controlled substance prescription medications.

If you are like me, you suffer from seasonal allergies — sneezing, headaches, itchy eyes and cough, all due to pollen from local, native plants that bloom in autumn. Among many culprits, two of the most common are goldenrod and ragweed.

An excerpt from the book “A Song in the Wind, A Near Death Experience” by Sharon Milliman.

Shirley was born November 20, 1936 to the late Robert and Daisy Colar on False River. Forever and much loved, Shirley Mae Colar transitioned her life on October 13th at home with family right by her side. For Shirley family was always first. She also had great love and compassion for all peo…

Generally speaking, investing is a long-term process. You invest in an IRA and 401(k) to reach a long-term goal – retirement.

VILLE PLATTE – Catholic High of Pointe Coupee got close most of the night, cutting into Sacred Heart’s lead and almost getting their hands on quarterback Caleb Hood.

A Morganza man was found guilty Tuesday in District Court on two counts of attempted first-degree murder for a January 2020 altercation in which he fired shots at two Pointe Coupee Parish sheriff’s deputies.

A call for peace and unity highlighted a community gathering Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Rene Thibodeaux and Parish President Major Thibaut hosted last week at the William H. Scott Civic Center.

We often need to leave our element for a short time to realize how lucky we are. For yours truly, my trip to Galliano put my thoughts back into perspective.

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It’s fun to have a variety of friends. Each friend shares a special bond of mutual affection. To keep friends, you must be a friend. Just like a flower, a friendship needs nurturing, or it will not grow.

EUNICE – The outcome of football games often extends beyond the basic aspect of winners and losers, which was the case in Livonia’s battle against St. Edmund on Friday, Oct. 1.

Rougon Elementary student Waylen Nelson received a Gold Character Coin for completing subtraction of whole numbers with fidelity.

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Rougon Elementary and Junior High presented Gold Character Coins to, from left, Haden Sproles, Ezekial Thomas, DKyron Maloid and Taquari Guidry. Taquari’s teacher said he is always on task and helps others. D’Kyron’s and Ezekial’s teacher said they helped carry water bottles to her room. Had…

Gold Character Coin recipients from Rougon Elementary and Junior High include, from left, Jhi Pearson, Johntrell Battley, Makayla David and Carlasia Jackson. Jhi’s teacher said she is always hardworking and upbeat. Johntrell’s teacher said he found money and turned it in to the office. Makay…

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