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FORDOCHE -- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Statewide Railroad Coordinator has issued a road closure advisory for Pointe Coupee Parish.  Gretchen B. Ferguson says that LA 77 in Fordoche will be closed at the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at milepost 43.955. The clo…

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Gratitude for frontline personnel and a desire for normal activity during the COVID-19 pandemic kept a longtime New Roads tradition afloat on the Fourth of July.

The deadline is Wednesday, July 15, for Louisiana residents to register to vote in person or by mail in the Aug. 15 municipal general election, according to the Secretary of State’s Office.

 BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Health reported more than 2,000 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, July 1, including 35 in Pointe Coupee Parish.

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board faces challenges on how it will accommodate students during the upcoming school year amid state mandates to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Standing before an audience of spectators clad in masks in a courtroom at the Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse, Rene Thibodeaux took the last step before he officially became sheriff.

Fireworks and a boat parade along False River will highlight festivities hosted by the City of New Roads for its annual Fourth of July celebration.

A push is underway throughout Pointe Coupee Parish and the state for stronger participation in the census as 2020 nears the midway point.

NEW ROADS -- Louisiana residents await a decision today from Gov. John Bel Edwards on whether the state will enter Phase 3 COVID-19 restrictions. What does Phase 3 allow? Here's a look:

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