For their first meeting of the new school year members of the St. Martin School Board face a rather long, but mostly routine agenda. A special meeting of the board’s finance committee is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the Administrative Office on Corporate Boulevard, followed by the regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m.
South Louisiana Community College – Evangeline Campus is now accepting applications for the Spring 2016 semester.

High-ranking area peace officers gathered at the first meeting of F.O.L.E. to discuss ways to show appreciation and support to parish law enforcement. On hand were (from left) Arnaudville Police Chief Eddy LeCompte; Breaux Bridge Chief Rollie Cantu; Parks Chief Ronald Solarie; Ward 1 Constable Al Cormier; LSP Troop I Capt. James Cormier; Ward 2 Constable Cush Williams; Sheriff Ronny Theriot; Ward 3 Constable David Dugas; St. Martinville Chief Calder Hebert; Breaux Bridge City Marshal Jerry Frederick, Henderson Chief Leroy Guidry and Broussard Chief Brannon Decou. (Sally Angelle)

A group of concerned citizens and residents of St. Martin Parish recently formed a group called the St. Martin Parish Friends of Law Enforcement (F.O.L.E) with Don “Tuffy” Resweber serving as chairman.

High-ranking area peace officers gathered at the first meeting of F.O.L.E. to discuss ways to show appreciation and support to parish law enforcement. On hand were (from left) Arnaudville Police Chief Eddy LeCompte; Breaux Bridge Chief Rollie Cantu; Parks Chief Ronald Solarie; Ward 1 Constable Al Cormier; LSP Troop I Capt. James Cormier; Ward 2 Constable Cush Williams; Sheriff Ronny Theriot; Ward 3 Constable David Dugas; St. Martinville Chief Calder Hebert; Breaux Bridge City Marshal Jerry Frederick, Henderson Chief Leroy Guidry and Broussard Chief Brannon Decou. (Sally Angelle)

breaking news

Cecilia High classes cancelled Wednesday, Aug. 26

Cecilia High School has experienced a power outage this morning prior to 8:00AM. The Slemco crew has identified an underground wire that needed to be excavated and repaired. The power is estimated to be restored by 2:00PM today. Classes will resume tomorrow.

Scammers target St. Martinville utility customers

Mayor Thomas Nelson has issued a warning about a telephone scam targeting customers of St. Martinville’s electric utility system.
These scammers have claimed to be employees of CLECO who are working with the City of St. Martinville to try to prevent utility cutoffs, Nelson said.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, July 22

Case, Bryan, 35, 1000 block of Dennis St., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant (SMPD).
Caston, Angel, 28, New Iberia; contempt of court (SMSO).
Jacquet, Albert, 48, 800 block of Oak Hevan Ln., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

ST. MARTINVILLE MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of Nathan Russo, 39, in connection with an outstanding warrant for theft and narcotics possession.
Russo's last known address was in the 300 Block of Margaret St. in St. Martinville.

Patriotic 8-year-old puts summer vacation to good use

Reese Guidry, 8-year-old daughter of Clint and Christy Stoltzm of St. Martinville, works to restore the faded sign urging support of U.S. troops that has stood for years in a lot at the corner of Bridge and Pinaud Street.

Complaints lead to drug bust in Henderson

Narcotics agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation following several anonymous complaints regarding drug activity at a property in the 1000 block of Rene O. Guidry Road in Henderson.

St. Martin ACT scores improve

Results of the Spring 2015 ACT administered to all Louisiana high school juniors were released last week by the state Department of Education and St. Martin Parish students recorded strong improvement.

BREAUX BRIDGE MAN WANTED ON OUTSTANDING WARRANT

Deputies with the St. Martin Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of Clint J. LeBlanc, 50, in connection with an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for third offense OWI.
LeBlanc might be residing in the 1000 block of Madeline Boulevard, Breaux Bridge, or in the 1000 block of Breaux Bridge Senior High School Road.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, July 8, and Thursday, July 9

Wednesday, July 8
BOREL, Coy, 26, 1000 block of Lilly Ln., St. Martinville; contempt of court (SMSO).
CHEVALIER, Derrick, 27,
800 block of Knight St., St. Martinville; aggravated battery (SMPD).
FONTENOT, Seth, 21, Lafayette; manslaughter (SMSO).
FREDERICK, Nikki, 36, 1100 block of Isle Lebbe St.,

St. Martin Parish construction slows

Overall new construction activity slowed just a bit across St. Martin Parish during the months of May and June according to building permits issued by both parish and municipal governments.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, July 7

BELL, Benjamin, 43, Slidell; possession of Schedule II narcotics (SMSO).
FRANCIS, David, 58, 1000 block of Knight St., St. Martinville; aggravated battery, St. Martinville Police Department (SMPD).
FRANCIS, Jacolby, 27, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

BREAUX BRIDGE BICYCLIST DIES FOLLOWING CRASH ON DOYLE MELANCON ROAD

At approximately 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a crash involving a bicyclist and a vehicle at the intersection of Clifton Angelle Road and Doyle Melancon Road in Breaux Bridge.

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