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The newest – and largest – highway structure for Pointe Coupee Parish posed the biggest challenge to reopen once the winter storm ended last week.

The Pointe Coupee Parish Council could gain at least a small amount of regulation on how a proposed solar farm would affect quality of life for residents who live near the facility.

Expansion of COVID-19 vaccine access to include K-12 educators and school staff could mark a major step toward full return to face-to-face learning in Louisiana schools, the state superintendent of education said Feb. 18.

Farmers should not push panic button yet regarding the impact that last week’s winter storm will have on crops, area agriculture experts said.

UPS delivery driver James “Big Brown” Joseph and state Rep. Jeremy LaCombe – two familiar faces in Pointe Coupee Parish – hold distinctly different jobs, but both set out for similar work Monday.

Pointe Coupee Parish Arrests FEBRUARY 17 - 23, 2021

MADISONVILLE – The Innis Community Health Center will receive a federal grant of almost $3 million, according to a Louisiana senator.

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District Attorney Tony Clayton said he will soon take a major step in his plan to combat juvenile crime in the tri-parish area of Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge and Iberville.

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A winter storm in Pointe Coupee Parish kept law enforcement and public works employees busy around the clock amid the coldest temperatures in several years.

Lessons learned during 2020 could bring Pointe Coupee Parish far in 2021, according to Parish President Major Thibaut.

BATON ROUGE – A Republican state lawmaker said he is confident his gasoline tax hike proposal can go the distance during the upcoming legislative session.

Pointe Coupee Parish Arrests FEBRUARY 10-16, 2021

U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, lashed out last week at the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee leadership who shot down a major projects for the state and other entities – including one for the greater Baton Rouge region.

The Livonia Police Department could face a crucial juncture a year after money from the CARES Act kept the budget afloat during a three-month moratorium on traffic fines and citations.

A prominent local farmer questioned how Pointe Coupee Parish’s tax base would benefit from construction of a solar farm, while the parish president said it would prove unwise to immediately shun the proposal.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic halted both of the 2021 New Roads Mardi Gras parades for the first time since World War II, but it has not halted the city’s spirit of tradition.

The National World War II Museum in New Orleans is accepting nominations for Billy Michal Student Leadership Award.

A lack of zoning poses a stumbling block for the Pointe Coupee Parish Council on how to address concerns over the proposed solar farm in Ventress.

Pointe Coupee parish arrests February 3 - 9, 2021

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The 2021 Mardi Gras season in ‘Little Carnival Capital’ is cancelled but the spirit of carnival time continues. Mayor Cornell Dukes -- along with members of Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office, New Roads Police Department, members of Pointe Coupee Parish Government and local parade organizers -- …

The two prime suspects in the Jan. 21 murder of a New Roads man are being held on $1 million bond each at the Pointe Coupee Parish Detention Center.

Dr. Craig Greene, who represents District 2 for the Louisiana Public Service Commission, was elected on a 4-1 vote last week to become the commission’s chairman.

Pointe Coupee Parish Arrests JANUARY 27 – FEBRUARY 2, 2021

Whether you’re going for the New Roads Lions Club look, the Community Center of Pointe Coupee style or a traditional Mardi Gras feel, all residents inside the city limits of New Roads are encouraged to show off their Mardi Gras spirit in the Yardi Gras Challenge.

A solar farm could begin operation by mid-2023, based on the plans that a global company representative presented during the Pointe Coupee Parish Council’s executive committee meeting Tuesday night.

Pointe Coupee Parish Animal Services is seeking donations after it took in dogs and cats while assisting the West Feliciana Parish Humane Society in a pet rescue from a St. Francisville home during the weekend.

A New Roads City Council member said he will recommend a resolution that would give the council more oversight on the use of a police detail for Mayor Cornell Dukes.

Students in local elementary schools can win the gift of reading through an upcoming contest in The Pointe Coupee Banner.

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