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Governor issues stay-at-home order

Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued a stay at home order for Louisianians during a Sunday afternoon press conference. Trips to the grocery store, convenience store, pharmacy and pick-up by drive-thru at restaurants are still allowed. Food delivery is also allowed as is making medical appointments.
The order, effective thru April 12, begins at 5 p.m. Monday, March 22, but Gov. Edwards urged citizens to start saying home as soon as possible.

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Parish offers solutions to lake access

St. Martin Parish government is offering a new proposal to the owners of the boat launch area at Lake Martin.
At the council committee meeting on Feb. 18, Parish President Chester Cedars disclosed ongoing efforts to solve the stalemate that threatens public access to the popular recreation area by entering into an agreement that would absolve owners of liability. The owners have published notices that they will close the ramp and surrounding area to the public at the end of this month.

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Terminated – Police Officer Willie Hawkins (left) was fired by the council at the request of Police Chief Ricky Martin for producing inadequate reports.(Karl Jeter)

SM police officer fired

The decision was made to terminate a city police officer last Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the request of Chief Ricky Martin.
A special meeting of the council was called to consider the chief’s request to terminate the employment of Willie Hawkins for a number of causes, mainly his inability to produce acceptable written incident and arrest reports.
The issue was taken up in open session after Hawkins turned down the option of having the case handled in private. He requested a delay in the hearing to allow him to have an attorney present.

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