CONSTRUCTION ON LA. 352/HENDERSON HWY is expected to take another two to three weeks, according to the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), citing a delay due to weather conditions. DOTD officials are working to set up a meeting with the appropriate agencies before they begin work on the Levee Road. Potato Shed Road north of Henderson is also being resurfaced, but Parish President Guy Cormier said that the road will remain open to traffic, at times restricted to only one lane.(Sally Angelle)

Residents here who are chafing at the approved five-mile detour to get from La 347/Grand Point Hwy to La 352/Henderson Hwy will have to endure for another few weeks. At the Aug. 14 town council meeting, Mayor Sherbin Collette said there is little that can be done but be patient and hope for weather conditions to improve.

City hall – The purchase of this building off La. 31/ Main Hwy by the Village of Parks should be finalized this week. It will be renovated to serve as the village’s new City Hall and is much larger than the current facility.(Karl Jeter)

The Parks Village Council has given Mayor Kevin Kately approval to spend $700,000 for the long-awaited purchase of an existing building for a new city hall.
With the recent acquisition by Camping World of major retail outfitter Gander Mountain, a planned RV retail and service center north of I-10 in Breaux Bridge will grow from 35,000 to 60,000 square feet.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Feb. 29, through Sunday, March 6

Monday, Feb. 29
Crenshaw, Harrison, 33, Mobile, Ala.; possession - Schedule II narcotics, St. Martin Sheriff’s Department (SMSO).
Dore, Brock, 41, 1500 block of Duchamp Rd., Broussard; probation violation (SMSO).
Lavergne, Trey, 22, 500 block of Main St., Arnaudville; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Leroy Guidry reelected chief of police in Henderson

Henderson's chief of police, Leroy Guidry, was handily reelected Saturday, beating rivals Oliver "Mack" Lloyd and Joey J. "Hook" Huval.
Guidry received 292 votes or 61 percent.
Lloyd, formerly Guidry's second-in-command, got 166 votes for 35 percent, and Huval polled 23 votes and 5 percent.

March 14 deadline to apply for St. Martin Land scholarships

The deadline to submit applications for the St. Martin Land Company Scholarship Fund, at Community Foundation of Acadiana, is close of business Monday, March 14. The scholarship fund awards two $2,500 scholarships to St. Martin Parish students or residents seeking a post-secondary education.

St. Martinville Man Wanted For Failure To Appear For Possession of Cocaine

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Brandon W. Bourda, 34, who may be residing in the 200 block of Maraist St., St. Martinville, LA.
He is wanted for Failure to Appear for the following:
Possession of Schedule II-Cocaine

Mother, daughter found dead in burning trailer

SCENE OF THE CRIME – The mobile home where two women lost their lives in an apparent act of domestic violence Saturday. Two young boys were spared because they had gone to visit their father.
(Louisiana State Fire Marshal)

Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office continue to piece together the circumstances they say led a Lafayette man to brutally murder an elderly woman and her daughter before torching their home Saturday afternoon.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, Feb. 22, through Sunday, Feb. 28

Monday, Feb. 22
Berard, Sean, 29, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant, St. Martin Sheriff’s Office (SMSO).
Campbell, John, 38, 1000 block of Bonnie Dr., Breaux Bridge; DWI (SMSO).
Guidry, Giles, 29, Ville Platte; probation violation, Louisiana Probation and Parole (LP&P).

Handgun safety class for women March 29-30

The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a Ladies Handgun Safety Class March 29 and 30, 5:30-8 p.m., at the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Training Facility.
The training facility is located at 1815 Terrace Hwy., St. Martinville.

St. Martinville parade ordinance passed

In a special meeting on Thursday, Feb. 18, the St. Martinville City Council adopted an amended ordinance regulating future parades.

Early voting runs through Saturday

Early voting in Louisiana’s presidential preference primary March 5 continues through Saturday, Feb. 27.
Early voting will be Saturday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 27, Sunday excluded.

‘Swamp people’ seek reinforcement

An assembly of commercial fishermen, sportsmen, naturalists and politicians – that’s state Rep. Mike Huval at left – gather in the gym at Catahoula Elementary for last year’s annual meeting of the Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association - West.

Keeping the Atchafalaya Basin “wet and wild” in face of powerful competing exigencies has been a gargantuan Gordian knot for the more than 40 years since the federal and state governments staked out this goal.
The Mississippi River is dead-set on drying up the Basin with diverted sediment.

SCOTT MAN WANTED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR ON MULTIPLE CHARGES

Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Darrel Benjamin, 54, who may be residing in the 900 Block of Delhom, Scott, LA.
He is wanted for Failure to Appear for the following:
Felony Theft Valued at $48,000

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