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.

St. Martinville’s North Main Street from the old railroad tracks all the way to Levert St. John, was scheduled to be re-striped for three lanes until intervention by city officials and District 22 state Sen. Fred Mills. (Karl Jeter)

A controversial plan to convert the four-lane section of St. Martinville’s North Main Street to two lanes with a center turn lane has been put on hold. City Councilman Mike Fuselier said Monday that widespread opposition from city officials, local legislators and area residents have apparently derailed the project.
The following arrests and/or citations were reported in St. Martin Parish from Monday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 30.

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 North Main Street from the old railroad tracks all the way to Levert St. John, was scheduled to be re-striped for three lanes until intervention by city officials and District 22 state Sen. Fred Mills. (Karl Jeter)

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.

District 1 residents complain about flooding, renters

PHOTO: District 1 Councilman Carroll Delahoussaye (left) and Parish President Guy Cormier, hold an information-only meeting at Belle River. Delahoussaye, who is term-limited, has another six months left in office, during which he pledged to continue working actively for his constituents. (Linda Cooke)

Motorcyclist dies in crash

PHOTO: The motorcycle ridden by 42-year-old Allen Hypolite lies behind a pickup truck struck by Hypolite on Maurice Road near U.S. 90 Thursday. Hypolite died from his injuries. (St. Martin Sheriff’s Office)

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, June 3

BERARD, David, 52, 1000 block of Bayou Portage,
St. Martinville; child endangerment/domestic abuse (SMSO).
BOUDREAUX, Dalton, 33, 1100 block of Bayou Portage, St. Martinville; telephone communications/improper language/harassment (SMSO).

St. Martinville Man Wanted On Outstanding Warrant For Felony Theft

Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are seeking the whereabouts of Jeremiah Miller, 18, who last resided in the 100 block of Perkins St., St. Martinville. He is also known to frequent the Ville Platte, New Iberia, and Loreauville areas.
Miller is wanted on suspicion of felony theft.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, June 2

AUGUILLARD, Gerald, 57, 1100 block of Auguillard Rd., Breaux Bridge; theft of items valued to $500 (BBPD).
BONIN, Harley, 24, 1000 block of Patin St., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).
BONIN, Jessica, 43, 1100 block of Bayou Alexander Hwy., St. Martinville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

I-10 widening proposal explained

At a public meeting in the Henderson Recreation Building on May 28, DOTD representatives presented a proposal for improvements to I-10. The proposal involves the section of the interstate from LA 347 (the Henderson-Cecilia exit) to the Atchafalaya Floodway Bridge.

Close area in state park might be opened

PHOTO: The City of St. Martinville was selected as the District III statewide Cleanest City winner sponsored by the Louisiana Garden Club Federation. Glenda Kately, City Cleanest City chairman,(left) and Mayor Thomas Nelson, accepted the award from Jean Gilstrap, State Cleanest City chairman.

A new game in town!

About 75 men from two Acadiana Disc Golf Clubs invaded Magnolia Park Sunday morning to play a round of disc golf on the soon to be constructed course.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, June 1

CAMACHO, Justin, 35, 4500 block of Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge; violation of protective order, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
CARMOUCHE, Daniel, 24, 1000 block of Bill Clause Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Man killed in lower St. Martin motorcycle crash

A Morgan City man died Sunday afternoon a motorcycle crash on Four Mile Bayou Road.
Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office said Trenton L. Helflin, 25, ran off the road in a curve and hit a utility pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The call came in around 2 p.m.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, May 26

BATISTE, Maxie, 33, 1100 block of Melvin Dupuis Rd., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).
LEBLANC, Chad, 47, 200 block of Rees St., Breaux Bridge; forgery, Breaux Bridge Police Department (BBPD).

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Sports

PHOTO: Wendell Smith (left) of Seguin, Texas, and Phil Bowden of San Marcos, Texas, smile broadly as they wrap up Tour du Teche V with a first-in-class and first-overall wins, paddling their HUKI s

Lifestyle

The spillway water level has fallen until the launching ramps are all clear and easily usable.

Obituaries

Breaux Bridge – A Funeral Service was held on Monday, Aug. 24, at Pellerin Funeral Home for Ellis James Melancon, Sr., 72, who passed away on Saturday, Aug.

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