When plans were drawn for a new courthouse for St. Mary Parish in 1849, a good many of the townspeople of Franklin wanted a fancy, multi-storied building befitting a prosperous little community.
A federal government analysis of the period from 2005 through 2013 revealed that Louisiana’s gross domestic product, or GDP, increased by 5.4 percent, third highest in the nation.

Parker Madison

At approximately 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a report of a male subject who was reported to be naked and wandering around the bathroom area of the Butte La Rose Welcome Center. Deputies responded, but the subject had left the scene.

Parker Madison

Breaux Bridge Councilman Thibodeaux stepping down

Terry Thibodeaux, District A representative on the Breaux Bridge City Council, announces that he is not seeking reelection this fall. Thidodeaux will have served 12 years on the council.  (Ken Grissom)

The campaign for mayor here has seemingly gone underground after a round of high-profile forums, but things are moving and shaking elsewhere on the ballot.
Longtime City Councilman Terry Thibodeaux announced at last week’s council meeting that he will not be running for reelection this fall.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 10

Mark Landry, 36, 1800 block of Rees, Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (BBPD).
Wilbert Savoy, 20, 2700 block of Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).
Felton Williams, 25, 600 block of Wild Cherry Ln., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).

St. Martin School Board approves $6.5 million in projects

The St. Martin School Board last week removed nearly $1 million for athletics projects at Breaux Bridge and Cecilia high schools before approving approximately $6.5 million in other jobs funded by 2009 and 2013 bond issues.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, July 9

Colby Angelle, 31, 1500 block of Grand Anse Hwy., Breaux Bridge; issuing worthless checks $300 or more (SMSO).
Angel Caston, 27, 1200 block of Main St., New Iberia; possession of Schedule II narcotics (SMSO).
Colby Dore, 26, 1000 block of Park Dr., St. Martinville; theft of items valued at $300 or more (SMSO).

St. Martinville insurance agent honored by company

Ronnie Dressel

Allstate Insurance Company has recognized Allstate exclusive agency owner Ronnie Dressel of St. Martinville for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitability.
The Ronnie Dressel Agency is now one of the top Allstate agencies in the nation for auto and property insurance and financial services.

5 Disaster Scams to Avoid this Hurricane Season

When disaster strikes, fraud can increase in Louisiana. The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is underway and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell wants to make sure your home, family and personal identity remain safe in the event a storm threatens the state.

Cypress Island cypress goes ka-boom!

BIG BOOM – It got everybody’s attention along the 2000 stretch of Cypress Island Highway around 7 p.m. on Tuesday of last week (July 8).

Man killed in Ledoux named

Man killed in Ledoux named

Authorities say nobody else shot in July 1 event

Swearing in

Ward 2 Justice of the Peace Joe Mason administers the oath of office to Mayor Thomas Nelson and the St. Martinville City Council. In addition to upholding the duties of their offices, the city fathers pledge to lead the city into a new era of expansion and prosperity. (Ken Grissom)



Jeremiah Rojas and Landon Darden are neck-and-neck in the K1 Recreational race for age group Fledgling II, ages 8-10, in the third annual running of the Petite Tour du Teche in Breaux Bridge Saturday.

The third annual Petite Tour du Teche, a series of short races for paddlers ages 5 to 17, was held in Bayou Teche at Breaux Bridge’s Parc des Ponts Saturday, Aug. 2.


When plans were drawn for a new courthouse for St. Mary Parish in 1849, a good many of the townspeople of Franklin wanted a fancy, multi-storied building befitting a prosperous little community.


A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mrs. Patricia Ditch “Pat” Resweber, 78, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. Rev.

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