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COA tax will be on Oct. 14 ballot

The St. Martin Parish Council has called a special election for Saturday, Oct. 14, asking parish voters to consider two separate tax issues.
The first will be a proposal to levy a property tax of 1.75 mills to provide funds to the parish Council on Aging.

Henderson Hwy to be closed for 4 to 6 weeks

FIVE MILE DETOUR — Motorists will have to use this five-mile detour for four to six weeks while the state installs a major culvert along La. 352/Henderson Hwy in preparation for improvements to the I-10 interchange at La. 347/Grand Point Hwy. The detour follows La. 349 /Nina Hwy from Henderson Hwy to Grand Point. The exact start of the detour has not been determined but will likely be in the very near future.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) plans to close La 352/Henderson Hwy/ Main Street at the La. 347/Grand Point Hwy intersection for the construction of a large box culvert.

More flooding, this time in lower SMP

SANDBAG HELP — Trusties from St. Charles Parish used an automatic bagger from St. Mary Parish to help respond to the flooding in Lower St. Martin Parish last week. Using the machine, the crew filled more than 30,000 bags that were distributed to local property owners in the Stephensville area.(Linda Cooke)

Parish President Guy Cormier, Homeland Security Director Terry Guidry and Dist. 1 councilman Byron Fuselier reported on the unexpected flooding plaguing Lower St. Martin Parish at the June 6 parish council meeting.

More teachers needed for French classes

Parents of students in French Immersion programs at three Cecilia schools were told last week that a shortage of qualified French teachers is making it difficult to fully staff the program at Cecilia Jr. High.

Rise in crime raises concern in St. M’ville

Property theft, gunfire damage to cars and houses and a feeling that the police are not following through on investigations has some St. Martinville residents frustrated.

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