The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has less than three weeks to decide the direction it will take on tax proposals to generate revenue for teacher pay raises and improvements on student transportation.
The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board took the first step at a special meeting Jan. 13 toward efforts to increase pay for teachers and ease transportation woes. Board members agreed on a resolution of intent for two millages that could possibly go before voters on a November ballot.
BATON ROUGE – Primary objectives for the next four years, along with renewed focus on familiar goals, highlighted the inaugural speech Monday for the second term of Gov. John Bel Edwards.
The Volunteer income Tax Assistance program will prepare free federal and state income tax returns. This generally applies to those who make $56,000 or less. The service begins Jan. 20 and will run until April 14 at 230 Roberts Drive, Suite B, New Roads.
The Pointe Coupee Parish Assessor’s Office has unveiled an updated version of its website that will provide detailed information about property in the parish, according to a news release.
BATON ROUGE – Farmers in 16 parishes – including Pointe Coupee Parish – are eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Kim Canezaro succeeded Kevin Lemoine as Pointe Coupee Parish school superintendent on July 1, but the job did not include a honeymoon phase. The lifelong resident of Pointe Coupee Parish graduated from Livonia High School, spent her entire teaching career in her native parish and moved into…
The start of 2019 marked a new era in parish government with the shift from the Police Jury system to Home Rule Charter. The transition followed a vote in November 2017 that allowed the new form of government. One year later, voters elected a parish president and eight council members in a m…
Pecan Acres Subdivision residents got a start on the route away from their flood-prone subdivision when the Governor’s Office of Community Development, along with local and federal agencies, unveiled the plans for relocation to higher ground.
Legislation that authorized annexation of the Port of Pointe Coupee into the Port of Greater Baton Rouge could figure as a breakthrough for economic development in the parish.
An overflow crowd of friends, family and admirers paid their last respects on Nov. 16 to Ernest Gaines, the literary giant who rose from humble beginnings in Pointe Coupee Parish to become a world-renown author.
A smile beams across Allen Chatman’s face as he watches trucks wait in a line. The 2019 harvest season was the culmination of months of preparation for him and everyone else at Alma Plantation.
Farmers and other residents on the north end of Pointe Coupee Parish dodged a bullet in June when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shelved plans to open the Morganza Spillway.
Catholic High of Pointe Coupee made it to the state softball finals for the fourth time in the past eight years and added another trophy to its shelf in 2019.
BATON ROUGE – As another fireworks season begins, the state Fire Marshal’s Office encourages Louisiana residents to not only be safe when using fireworks, but knowledgeable when buying them.
The Principal of the Year award recipient and the three outstanding teachers of 2019 commanded the spotlight during the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board’s final regular meeting of the year.
Parish President Major Thibaut said he realizes the shortage of volunteer fighters is not limited to his jurisdiction alone, but he said he is exploring options to reverse that issue in Pointe Coupee Parish.
Improvements to parish buildings, roads and recreation – along with work on the False River Eco System – highlight a $17.9 million 2020 budget approved by the Pointe Coupee Parish Council.
State grants totaling more than $1.1 million will pave the way for major improvements to False River Regional Airport, including one which will get underway shortly after the new year.
On a day when LSU played for the SEC Championship and Southern vied for the SWAC title, the City of New Roads provided residents and visitors extra reason to feel jolly on Dec. 5.
Early childhood education continues to show considerable progress in Pointe Coupee Parish, according to the scores recently released by the state Department of Education.
Triumphs and challenges during the first year of Home Rule Charter – and plenty more of both in the year ahead – highlighted discussion at the final Pointe Coupee Parish Council meeting of 2020 Tuesday night.
The Morganza Cultural District will bring the holiday revelry of Christmas to the Morganza High School site from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.
A photographer with roots in Pointe Coupee Parish is seeking images of historic people and places for a self-funded project to tell the story of the parish.
BATON ROUGE – Catholic-Pointe Coupee and Ouachita Christian got their wishes Monday from the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.