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)

St. Martinville's Magnolia Park getting upgrades

The restroom and shelter by the boat ramp at Magnolia Park is getting a much-needed upgrade. New stainless sinks and toilets, new doors and a general cosmetic restoration are now underway as part of an overall effort to bring the facility up to standards.

Cameras cranking in Breaux Bridge

Today (Tuesday, July 7) film crews from DRTL Productions are filming a scene for the feature film “Dirt Road to Lafayette” at Dale’s Pawn Shop on S. Main Street in Breaux Bridge.

Beer profits go to fallen SEALs’ families

On July Fourth, Arnaudville’s Bayou Teche Brewing will release a new limited edition beer named 31 Stout to honor the 31 U.S. service members (including their K-9) lost in the single largest loss of American life to date in Afghanistan.

St. Martin Parish for Monday, June 29

ALBERT, Tessie, 31, Lafayette; theft $500-$999, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
ANGERS, Brandy, 30, 1000 block of Bonin Rd., St. Martinville; theft of items valued to $500, forgery, monetary instrument abuse, St. Martinville Police Department (SMPD).

Making history in st. Martin Parish

PHOTO: Paige Bourque (left) and Kandace Guilbeaux proudly display the first marriage license issued to a same-sex couple in St. Martin Parish. Their wedding is set for Tuesday, July 7. (Submitted)

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, June 22, through Sunday, June 28

Friday, June 26
BRASSEAUX, Annette, 49, 1100 block of Bayou Mercier Rd., Breaux Bridge; hold for (SMSO).
BRUNCO, Justin, 36, Lafayette; possession of Schedule II narcotics, distribution of drug paraphernalia (SMSO).
CALAIS, Chantel, 44, 1000 block of Holden Calais Rd., Cecilia; contempt of court (SMSO).

Local TV producer wins award

“Insight into Mental Health,” produced and hosted by St. Martinville’s Bob Bienvenu (left), won the Acadiana Open Channel Community Media’s Community Outreach Award at the Lafayette public access channel’s annual awards banquet June 18.

BBPD seeking shoplifting suspects

Breaux Bridge City Police Department is requesting your assistance in identifying the pictured individuals involved in shoplifting case.
This incident occurred at Walmart in Breaux Bridge on Monday, June 22.
Anyone with information is urged to call BBPD investigators at (337) 332-8397 or 332-2186.

UPDATE: Three dead in Breaux Bridge shooting

According to Maj. Ginny Higgins with the St. Martin Sheriff's Office3, one of the victims, Leola Blanchard, 62, made a 911 call at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday telling the operator a disturbance was in progress at her home on La Rue Angelle, just south of Breaux Bridge.

Three dead in domestic disturbance

St. Martin Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call on La Rue Angelle, just south of the Breaux Bridge city limits, shortly before 8 o'clock Tuesday evening. Upon their arrival, they discovered that three individuals had suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

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