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.
Tyler Hazlett, 21, Rayne; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO). Amos Phommarath, 28, Glenmora; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
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.

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St. Martinville Council tables Willie Francis Drive

Willie Francis

The question of whether there should be a Willie Francis Drive in town was tabled by the City Council Monday, July 21, ostensibly in dispute over which street should get the honor.

Ag Building back in business in Breaux Bridge

A demolition crew tears down the wing of the St. Martin Parish Ag Building that contained the large conference area to make room for a new branch of the parish library three times larger than the one opened on the corner of North Main and Courthouse streets 58 years ago.  (Ken Grissom)

The new state-of-the-art library is still a work in progress but its next-door neighbor is back up and running.
The venerable old red-brick St. Martin Parish Agricultural Building had to sacrifice its meeting room to the new library’s expanded footprint, but in its place is a high-tech auditorium, which is now open for business.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, July 21

Kevin Brown, 33, Baton Rouge; hold for, St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO).
Jeffery Edmond, 37, 1300 block of Zin Zin Rd., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).
Henry Fontenette, 51, 500 block of Theater St., St Martinville; probation violation (SMSO).

DEBRIS FROM EXPLOSION CLAIMS LIFE OF ST. MARTINVILLE MAN

Shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, July 20,, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Call regarding an explosion and possible fatality that occurred during the burning of scrap material by some individuals in an area behind Southside Park in St. Martinville.

Message from the Superintendent

Dr. Lottie Beebe

"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today."-
Elbert Hubbard

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 17

Natalie Batiste, 35, 1000 block of Anse Broussard Hwy., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Troydelle Francis, 19, Rayne; simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling (SMSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, July 15, and Wednesday, July 16

Tuesday, July 15
Joseph Auguillard, 29, 1100 block of Armond Joseph St., Breaux Bridge; rape, forcible (SMSO).
Alfred Gothe, 45, 700 block of Martin Luther King Dr., St. Martinville; domestic abuse battery (SMPD).
Jeremiah Jones, 26, 900 block of Begnaud St., Breaux Bridge; hold for (SMSO).

Henderson man busted for drugs

Jordan Ryder

Executing an arrest warrant for drug possession on a Henderson man on Tuesday, July 15, narcotic agents with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office say they found him in possession of even more drugs.
An added count of possession of Schedule II narcotics – methamphetamine – was levied at Jordan Ryder, 22.

Known sex offender jailed on forced rape

Joseph H. Auguillard Jr.

Based a lengthy investigation that developed DNA evidence, the St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO) arrested Joseph H. Auguillard Jr., 29, of Breaux Bridge, in connection with a Jan. 19 sexual assault complaint.
Auguillard, a registered sex offender, was arrested on suspicion of committing forcible rape.

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In the 1920s Christian missionaries in North China were grieved over the spiritual condition of the churches. Members showed little or no spiritual sensitivity or concern.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at St.

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