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Pepper Festival Saturday

This year marks the 28th annual Kiwanis Pepper Festival, and the event is moving to a new location. The festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, in Magnolia Park under the shady oaks along the Bayou Teche.
Gates open at 8 a.m., and the festival will feature for the first time a Jambalaya/Pastalaya Cookoff. Participants can register by going to or on the day of the event.

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Parks Water Dept. nearing its limit

At the first meeting of the Village of Parks council held in the new city hall building, Mayor Kevin Kately and the council mostly focused on the Village’s all-important water system.
In a community with a population under 1,000, the water system is one of the largest in the parish, serving 4,200 customers with about 180 miles of lines. Village operations are essentially supported by water system revenues but the unavoidable fact is that most of the system’s infrastructure is approaching 60 years of age.
At Kately’s invitation,

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Breaux winner in race for sheriff

Retired State Trooper Becket Breaux swept to victory in the three-man race for sheriff of St. Martin Parish in the gubernatorial primary election this past Saturday.
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards topped his five opponents both locally and statewide but fell short of a majority and will face Republican challenger Eddie Rispone in the Nov. 16 general election.

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Zoning Office problems – New Zoning Administrator Danielle Fontenette (left) briefed the St. Martinville City Council about a logjam of issues she is working to straighten out. “We are really starting from scratch,” she said. (Karl Jeter)

City’s zoning office left in disarray

Poor record keeping, failure to bill for work to maintain nuisance properties, possibly even political vendettas are coming to light as new management works to make sense of the city’s zoning department.


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