Ramsey Alexander

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ramsey Willis Alexander, 29, Breaux Bridge for the following: Failure to Appear in Court for Theft of $1500 or more
Monday, Dec. 15­­ ABRAHAM, Kassandra, 36, 100 block of Malcomb, Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD). AMEST, Dionne, 23, 800 block of Martin Dr., Breaux Bridge; theft of goods (BBPD).

Sonny Pervis

St. Martin Sheriff’s Office deputies, with the assistance of a U.S. Marshal Service Task Force and the F.B.I., Tuesday arrested a Houston man wanted for bank robbery in Texas. At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, deputies executed a warrant on Martin Street in Breaux Bridge, taking Sonny Floyd Pervis, 25, into custody.

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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.

St. Martin Parish business employee arrested for theft

St. Martinville – Jennifer Olivier, 35, St. Martinville, was arrested Sept. 5 by St. Martin Sheriff’s Office investigators in connection with theft of funds from her employer.
SMSO investigators on Aug. 20 began looking into a complaint of theft of funds from a local business in the parish.

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Sports

TDT Director Trey Snyder awards Denise D’Abundo of Baton Rouge $100 for her third-place finish in the solo double-blade class, racing against men. Under changes for 2015, she would have received $200 for third place, plus another $200 for being the first woman in that class.

Female paddlers will get some extra love from Tour du Teche starting with next year’s race.

Lifestyle

There are four different Gospel accounts of the life of Christ in the New Testament. Each account adds a unique perspective to provide a more complete portrait of Jesus.

Obituaries

Funeral services are pending for Viola Thibodeaux, 94, who passed away on Monday, December 08, 2014, at J. Michael Morrow Memorial Nursing Home.

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