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  1. Two St. Landry School Board members threaten to file civil-rights...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | The Advocate

    Two members of the St. Landry Parish School Board are threatening to file a civil-rights complaint after the board on Thursday approved the superintendent's recommendation of a white applicant for a supervisory position. Superintendent Edward Brown recommended June Inhern for supervisor of individualized instruction - a recommendation that sparked criticism from board members Hazel Sias and Milton Ambres.

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  2. One Acadiana launches aggressive campaign to lure companies to area;...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2016 | The Advocate

    One year after becoming a multiparish economic development agency, and well into an economic downturn, One Acadiana's leader says there is a "sense of urgency" to recruit businesses and jobs in the agency's nine south Louisiana parishes. "We're now in active discussions with literally dozens of businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Acadiana," One Acadiana CEO and President Jason El Koubi said.

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  3. One Acadiana names Phyllis Mouton its vice president of government affairsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | The Advocate

    "In her new role, Phyllis will spend the majority of her time cultivating strong working relationships with policy makers at all levels and engaging stakeholders from across the region to mobilize support for issues important to Acadiana's business community," One Acadiana President and CEO Jason El Koubi said in a prepared statement. Mouton currently is special assistant to the chancellor of government relations at Baton Rouge Community College, where she has worked for the past 18 years.

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  4. St. Landry deputies shoot, kill Scott man after four-hour hostage standoff near Port BarreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | The Advocate

    Authorities in St. Landry Parish shot and killed a Scott man Wednesday afternoon following a four-hour standoff with police in which he held his girlfriend hostage inside a Port Barre home. Timothy R. Albert, 40, died from two gunshot wounds around 3 p.m. after police entered the home on La.

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    Jan 12, 2016 | The Advocate

    Mayor Reggie Tatum says he and his staff were swamped during his first year in office cleaning up after the last administration - and facing the repayment of $390,000 to the Homeland Security for Hurricane Gustav cleanup and the loss of a $195,000 parks grant. "Much of my time was spent putting out fires that were already going when I first got here," Tatum told the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday.

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    Jan 12, 2016 | The Advocate

    After nearly 20 years on the Louisiana Supreme Court, Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll to retire at the end of the year Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice Jeannette Theriot Knoll, whose district includes Lafayette Parish, announced Tuesday she plans to retire at the end of 2016, nearly two decades after she was first elected to the state's highest court. "Notwithstanding the constitutional age limitations for judicial candidacy, I have always said there is a time in life for everything.

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  7. Swearing-in in St. Landry: Fontenot says key to economic growth is relationships with other parishesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Vivian Olivier, District 8, left, signs an oath of office under the supervision of Lisa Doyle, Chief Deputy with the Clerk of Court's Office, during a swearing in ceremony for St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot and Parish council members on Monday morning at the Delta Grand Theater in Opelousas.

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  8. St. Landry School Board may take tougher stance on who fail to make...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | The Advocate

    People leasing hunting sites or living on St. Landry Parish school system property could face eviction if they are not current with their lease payments. "About 25 percent of these individuals are not paying on these leases.

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  9. Patricia Gannon: Puttina on the RitzRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | The Advocate

    Standing from left, Amber Barlow, Skylar Ruding, Margaret Patton, Kristi Obafunwa, Rachel Vincent, Michelle DeShazo, Michelle Horn; seated, Amy Gautreaux, Krystin Frazier, Andrea Telttleton, Kelly Perrier, Nene Gianfala, Linda Cummings, Valerie Mayhall First-place winners the St. Landry Sexual Assault Center accepts a check for $5,000 after winning first place in the third annual Trees of Hope fundraiser at Evangeline Downs. The Women's Energy Network had holiday tea at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans, and what could be nicer? Nothing beats the Quarter at Christmas, unless it's women in the energy industry getting together to help one another get ahead.

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  10. Pointe Coupee teachers hope for salary hike in 2016; district one of the lower paying in the areaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2016 | The Advocate

    But first, the district has to draft a five-year strategic plan that the School Board will have to sign-off on before employees will get a salary boost, Schools Superintendent Kevin Lemoine said. "We're going to address salaries as quickly as possible, but we have to bring other things up front first because there are other areas we must overcome besides just employee salaries," Lemoine said.

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  11. St. Landry Council approves $40,000 pay raise for Parish President...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 16, 2015 | The Advocate

    The St. Landry Parish Council voted 8-4 Wednesday night to boost the parish president's annual salary by $40,000. Parish President Bill Fontenot, who ran unopposed for a second term in October, has earned $65,000 a year since he was first elected in 2010.

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  12. St. Landry School Board agrees to lease part of Opelousas High to a church for Sunday servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | The Advocate

    The St. Landry Parish School Board approved a two-year lease allowing an Opelousas-area church to use a high school building for Sunday church services. Our Savior's Church will use a portion of Opelousas High School beginning Feb. 7 at a cost of $1,250 per week.

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  13. Fairs & festivals for Dec. 11-17, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate file photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Families enjoy Christmas lights last year during ZooLights at BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo. Except for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, the display is open nightly through Dec. 30. BATON ROUGE JEWELRY AND MERCHANDISE SHOW: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Baton Rouge River Center, 275 S. River Road.

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  14. St. Landry lawman cashing in on Internet fame, and plans to help his community in the processRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2015 | The Advocate

    Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- A Captain Higgins Gear mug, hats and decals are pictured Thursday, December 3, 2015, in Lafayette, La., that are part of his line of clothing, stickers and mugs under the Captain Higgins Gear label. He plans to use any profits to help build a shelter for the homeless in St. Landry Parish.

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  15. Some rural St. Landry schools to get school resource officersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | The Advocate

    OPELOUSAS St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz told the School Board on Thursday that he will supply three deputies to serve as school resources officers at several rural school sites, without any cost to the system. Guidroz said he can afford the expense because his department plans to save an expected $200,000 in vehicle repair costs due to parish road improvements, which are being paid for by a tax that went into effect in early 2014.

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  16. Court hearing reveals more details on Opelousas shooting spree that...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 18, 2015 | The Advocate

    Court hearing reveals more details on Opelousas shooting spree that left two people dead, one a police officer, and others injured Advocate staff photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK -- Harrison Lee Riley Jr., the man charged with killing Sunset Police Officer Henry Nelson and Shameka Johnson and injuring three others Aug. 26, is seen through a window as he waits to be escorted out of the St. Landry Parish Courthouse following a hearing Wednesday, September 23, 2015, in Opelousas, La.

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  17. St. Landry school system considers apply to federal government to take over Head Start programRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | The Advocate

    St. Landry Parish school officials and board members on Thursday discussed applying for a $7.5 million federal grant that will allow the district to operate a parishwide Head Start program for pre-kindergarten students. Superintendent Edward Brown said St. Landry Parish would take over operation of the federal Head Start program if the school system receives the grant.

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  18. St. Landry School Board agrees to employee bonuses, hears about...Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2015 | The Advocate

    The St. Landry Parish School Board handled two hot-button issues Thursday: approving a $1,000 December bonus for all full-time employees and $250 for substitutes while agreeing in a separate matter to negotiations for an Opelousas church to use a school campus for Sunday services. Superintendent Edward Brown said Our Savior's Church in Opelousas is asking permission to use Opelousas High for an undetermined time while the congregation builds a church.

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  19. Prosecutor says no charges will be filed against St. Landry...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | The Advocate

    A St. Landry Parish high school principal and a coach arrested in an altercation with a student will not be prosecuted, District Attorney Earl Taylor said Thursday. Beau Chene High School Principal Anthony Keith James, 49, was booked on a count of simple battery, and coach Lorenso T. Williams, 29, was booked on a count of cruelty to juveniles after the Sept.

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  20. Opelousas man found shot dead inside car; St. Landry deputies have person of interestRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2015 | The Advocate

    A 31-year-old Opelousas man was found shot to death in a vehicle in a ditch off La. 749 Saturday.

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