Linda Cooke

Last week the traffic coming from Bayou Pigeon way, Pierre Part and Morgan City was stopped for quite a while as a reputed explosive device found on a fence around Settoon Towing, a company on Hwy. 70 in Belle River was detonated. The whole incident has been kind of strange mostly for the lack of publicity and information.

Jim Bradshaw

Poets and planters from the early days of settlement in the old Attakapas region of south Louisiana called Bayou Teche one of the prettiest streams in the nation.
THE ALBERT P. JOSEPH MEMORIAL scholarship was awarded to (from left) Carlie Calais, Latoria Calais, Brionna Nelson, Kylar Wltz, Kelsie Pierre, Brookshire Reed, Ariel Vital, and Alasia Lee on Sept. 14. Each recipient received a $500 scholarship.

Linda Cooke

Jim Bradshaw

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Breaux Bridge police seeking hit-and-run driver

On Sunday, Sept. 21, at approximately 5 p.m., Breaux Bridge police responded to a complaint of a hit and run at 1932 Rees St., the Walmart parking lot.
The suspect crashed into a parked vehicle on the parking lot of Walmart and left the scene.
The attached pictures are of the suspect and his vehicle.

Jambalaya and Jeep Ride in Breaux Bridge Saturday

COURTESY JEEP and Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce personalities rejoice at the prospect of a road trip this Saturday when the auto dealership sponsors “Wranglers & Wheels” as part of the 5th annual Jambalaya Cook-off.

The Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 5th annual Jambalaya Cook-Off this Saturday, Sept. 27, in conjunction with the “Wrangers & Wheels Jeep Ride” by presenting sponsor Courtesy Jeep.
The main event will be held at Parc Hardy, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., a full day of food, live music, and family-oriented fun.

LA 31 & LA 92 Roundabout Public Meeting

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will hold a public meeting for a proposed roundabout at the intersection of La. Highways 31 and 92 Roundabout project.Thursday, Sept. 25, 4–7 p.m.
The meeting will be in the St. Martin Parish Government Building, 301 West Port St., in St. Martinville.

Michelle LeBlanc new director of Breaux Bridge Chamber

Tom Zaunbrecher, president of the Breaux Bridge Area Chamber of Commerce, announced on Sept. 9 the selection of a new executive director.
Michelle LeBlanc (née Mouisset), is a Breaux Bridge native and former development director at St. Bernard Catholic School.

Breaux Bridge mayoral candidates debate Thursday

The three candidates for mayor will make their cases to the public at a forum in City Hall here Thursday, Sept. 18, starting at 6 p.m.
The candidates are former City Councilman Ricky J. Calais, Parish Councilwoman Jill Hebert, and businessman George J. Williams.

School Board budget includes salary bonuses

The St. Martin Parish school district budget approved last week by the school board projects salary supplement payments of $3,200 for professional employees and $2,630 for paraprofessionals during the 2014-15 fiscal year.

St. Martinville Pepper Festival starts Friday

This weekend the City of St. Martinville will host the 23rd Annual St. Martinville Kiwanis Pepper Festival Friday through Sunday at City Fair Grounds near Bayou Teche on North New Market St.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Sept. 15

Kevin Bourque, 41, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Jassmine Journet, 24, 1000 block of Kennedy Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).

Breaux Bridge City Councilman Da Da Menard might not have to step down

Albert "Da Da" Menard

City Councilman Albert “Da Da” Menard, who withdrew his candidacy for reelection over a tardy campaign finance report back in 2009, might be able to stay in office until the seat is filled by special election next year, city attorney Chester Cedars told the City Council last week.

Breaux Bridge Police taking nearly 500 calls a month

Breaux Bridge – The Police Department received 472 complaints in the period from Aug. 9 to Sept. 5, leading to 78 citations and nine arrests.
In the period from July 12 to Aug. 8, there were 471 complains, 38 citations issued and 21 arrests, according to BBPD statistics.

Have you seen this suspect?

UPDATE: Lavar Williams turned himself in to the St Martinville Police Department today, Sept. 16.
The St. Martinville Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating Lavar Junuis Williams, 22, of St. Martinville.

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