Bart Devillier, district conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in St. Martin and Lafayette Parishes, encourages agricultural producers to consider enrolling a portion of their land in NRCS’s Migratory Bird Habitat Initiative (MBHI).

Terry Thibodeaux, District A representative on the Breaux Bridge City Council, announces that he is not seeking reelection this fall. Thidodeaux will have served 12 years on the council.  (Ken Grissom)

The campaign for mayor here has seemingly gone underground after a round of high-profile forums, but things are moving and shaking elsewhere on the ballot. Longtime City Councilman Terry Thibodeaux announced at last week’s council meeting that he will not be running for reelection this fall.
Mark Landry, 36, 1800 block of Rees, Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (BBPD). Wilbert Savoy, 20, 2700 block of Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO). Felton Williams, 25, 600 block of Wild Cherry Ln., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).

Terry Thibodeaux, District A representative on the Breaux Bridge City Council, announces that he is not seeking reelection this fall. Thidodeaux will have served 12 years on the council.  (Ken Grissom)

Breaux Bridge Councilman Thibodeaux stepping down

Terry Thibodeaux, District A representative on the Breaux Bridge City Council, announces that he is not seeking reelection this fall. Thidodeaux will have served 12 years on the council.  (Ken Grissom)

The campaign for mayor here has seemingly gone underground after a round of high-profile forums, but things are moving and shaking elsewhere on the ballot.
Longtime City Councilman Terry Thibodeaux announced at last week’s council meeting that he will not be running for reelection this fall.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 10

Mark Landry, 36, 1800 block of Rees, Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (BBPD).
Wilbert Savoy, 20, 2700 block of Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).
Felton Williams, 25, 600 block of Wild Cherry Ln., Breaux Bridge; probation violation (SMSO).

St. Martin School Board approves $6.5 million in projects

The St. Martin School Board last week removed nearly $1 million for athletics projects at Breaux Bridge and Cecilia high schools before approving approximately $6.5 million in other jobs funded by 2009 and 2013 bond issues.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Wednesday, July 9

Colby Angelle, 31, 1500 block of Grand Anse Hwy., Breaux Bridge; issuing worthless checks $300 or more (SMSO).
Angel Caston, 27, 1200 block of Main St., New Iberia; possession of Schedule II narcotics (SMSO).
Colby Dore, 26, 1000 block of Park Dr., St. Martinville; theft of items valued at $300 or more (SMSO).

St. Martinville insurance agent honored by company

Ronnie Dressel

Allstate Insurance Company has recognized Allstate exclusive agency owner Ronnie Dressel of St. Martinville for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitability.
The Ronnie Dressel Agency is now one of the top Allstate agencies in the nation for auto and property insurance and financial services.

5 Disaster Scams to Avoid this Hurricane Season

When disaster strikes, fraud can increase in Louisiana. The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season is underway and Attorney General Buddy Caldwell wants to make sure your home, family and personal identity remain safe in the event a storm threatens the state.

Cypress Island cypress goes ka-boom!

BIG BOOM – It got everybody’s attention along the 2000 stretch of Cypress Island Highway around 7 p.m. on Tuesday of last week (July 8).

DHH Reports 2014’s First Human Cases of West Nile Virus

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first human cases of West Nile virus of 2014. The three cases were recently confirmed in Livingston Parish and were all asymptomatic, meaning these individuals did not know they were infected, and only found out while donating blood or having blood work.

Man killed in Ledoux named

Man killed in Ledoux named

Authorities say nobody else shot in July 1 event

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Dr. Thomas “Tommy” Casanova, center, waves to Tiger fans as his jersey — No. 37 — is retired during ceremonies in Tiger Stadium. On the field with their dad are son Dominick, left, and daughter Lauren, wearing purple jersey.(Tiger Rag)

LSU’s cover boy is still living the good life – more or less.

Lifestyle

Linda Cooke

I’m told the price of crawfish to the fishermen has gone up to $1.25 per pound. Obviously, there’s a scarcity.

Obituaries

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has reported the state's first human cases of West Nile virus of 2014.

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