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  1. St. James board shelves school closing, consolidation planRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | The Advocate

    Citing numerous phone calls and emails and a few agonizing nights, St. James Parish School Board members put aside plans to shutter four public elementary schools as part of a proposed consolidation of operations. Through a series of votes, the seven-member board decided Thursday to keep open and upgrade the west bank schools of Fifth Ward, Sixth Ward and Vacherie elementaries and the east bank school of Lutcher Elementary.

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  2. St. James board shelves school closing, consolidation planRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 19 | The Advocate

    Citing numerous phone calls and emails and a few agonizing nights, St. James Parish School Board members put aside plans to shutter four public elementary schools as part of a proposed consolidation of operations. Through a series of votes, the seven-member board decided Thursday to keep open and upgrade the west bank schools of 5th Ward, 6th Ward and Vacherie Elementary and the east bank school of Lutcher Elementary.

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  3. Al Jazeera questions building $1.85 billion plant in St. James ParishRead the original story

    Jan 27, 2015 | The Advocate

    The head of a company building a $1.85 billion plant near Vacherie is a Chinese Communist Party leader who is under fire for environmental problems with a chemical plant in that country, Al Jazeera reported. In what represents the first major direct investment by a Chinese company in Louisiana, Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co.

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    Jan 27, 2015 | The Advocate

    The head of a company building a $1.85 billion plant near Vacherie is a Chinese Communist Party leader who is under fire for environmental problems with a chemical plant in that country, Al Jazeera reported . In what represents the first major direct investment by a Chinese company in Louisiana, Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a subsidiary of Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co.

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  5. shut downRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Advocate

    Petroplex attorney Boyd Bryan also beseeched the Parish Council to adopt a new resolution, or amend its current resolution, to allow the corporation to continue construction of a liquid storage tank farm in Vacherie. But Roussel said after the meeting the only way he would lift the stop-work order is if he is advised by legal counsel to do so because the parish acted wrongly or hastily.

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  6. Petroplex answers a sue mea challenge with lawsuit against St. James ParishRead the original story

    Jan 22, 2015 | The Advocate

    Challenged by St. James Parish officials to file suit, Petroplex International did just that Thursday, suing the parish over its decision last month to shut down construction of the company's storage tank farm in Vacherie. The Baton Rouge-based company, in its suit against the parish and Parish President Timothy Roussel, is asking, among other things, for damages caused by the shutdown.

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  7. St. James School Board seeks to place bond proposal before votersRead the original story

    Jan 13, 2015 | The Advocate

    Sworn into office Tuesday, four recently elected members of the St. James Parish School Board jumped right into school business by approving a resolution authorizing a spring election to finance the construction of the new St. James High School complex and other school improvement projects. Voters will decide May 2 whether to issue $56 million in general obligation bonds, a proposed ballot proposition that will not raise taxes, bond attorney Hugh Martin said during Tuesday's school board meeting.

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  8. Petroplex attorney asks St. James president to withdraw stop-work order on Vacherie siteRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2015 | The Advocate

    Petroplex attorney Boyd Bryan also beseeched the Parish Council to adopt a new resolution, or amend its current resolution, to allow the corporation to continue construction of a liquid storage tank farm in Vacherie. But Roussel said after the meeting the only way he would lift the stop work order is if he is advised by legal counsel to do so because the parish acted wrongly or hastily.

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  9. Petroplex CEO: a Wea re not about to walk awayaRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2014 | The Advocate

    The head of a storage tank farm company ordered by the St. James Parish president to stop work on a site in Vacherie said the company's not walking away from the project. "We've spent in excess of $40 million so far.

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  10. Friends, parishioners mourn loss of priest who died from bicycle fallRead the original story

    Dec 11, 2014 | The Advocate

    The priest and staff of St. Joseph the Worker Church are preparing for an overflow of parishioners, friends and family for the funeral service Saturday of a beloved, longtime priest, who had only recently retired. "The church holds 500, there will be twice that many here," said the Rev.

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  11. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | The Advocate

    The St. James Parish School Board voted Tuesday to declare St. James High School as surplus property, an action designed to speed its sale, most probably, Yuhuang Chemical Inc., a corporation set to begin building a $1.85 billion ethanol plant adjacent to the school site. The School Board also declared its intent to consider at its Jan. 13 meeting calling a May election asking voters to approve a tax-and-bond issue possibly at $50 million to finance construction of a new St. James High School complex in Vacherie.

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  12. Love and family history in a tarte la bouilleRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2014 | The Advocate

    While traveling through my family's ancestral home of Vacherie, my brother and I recalled the stories of my grandparents' home where cooking was a daily activity. I was fortunate to have my "Maw-Maw" live with me for a long time growing up, and have fond memories of her simple and delicious cooking.

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  13. Stop order issued on Petroplex, but company claims work is progressingRead the original story

    Dec 5, 2014 | The Advocate

    St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel has issued an expected stop-work order for the Petroplex International tank farm and a three-hour meeting with company officials Thursday didn't change his mind. In May, the Parish Council granted Petroplex a waiver from St. James' new master plan.

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  14. St. James Parisha s 2015 budget increases as industrial construction boom continuesRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Advocate

    The St. James Parish Council introduced on Wednesday the parish's proposed $61.6 million budget for fiscal year 2015 as the industrial construction boom continues to sweep through the parish. Expenditures are expected to reach $61.6 with operating expenditures $10.9 million more than last year due to several major capital projects, including two wetlands assimilation projects on each side of the river totaling more than $3 million, the $1.3 million phase two of the Mississippi Trail project, and the completion of a multi-purpose and recreation building in Welcome.

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  15. St. James council members take Petroplex to task over construction of new tank farmRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Advocate

    The St. James Parish Council questioned Petroplex International LLC representatives Wednesday about construction progress at its liquid storage tank farm site in Vacherie , trying to determine whether the company has complied with a parish resolution dictating the project's timeframe and initial construction requirements. Some parish councilmen and Parish Attorney Victor Franckiewicz said at the Wednesday meeting that Petroplex has not erected a permanent facility by the resolution's agreed upon construction guidelines or by the July 31 deadline.

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  16. St. James school officials pleased with a Ba grade from the stateRead the original story

    Oct 28, 2014 | The Advocate

    The St. James Parish school district's "B" grade from the Louisiana Department of Education earlier this month has pleased local school officials. "It's good to see our district is still a 'B,'" said School Board President Alonzo Luce during a School Board meeting Tuesday.

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  17. Smiley: Stick with steaksRead the original story

    Oct 7, 2014 | The Advocate

    Don't think I'm picking on Oklahoma cooking - when I visited there, I discovered a great chicken-fried steak with white gravy in Durant. Richard Fossey says, "My friend Robert White, who lives in Winnsboro, told me this story about a Louisiana friend who traveled to Oklahoma on business.

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  18. St. James School Board clears way for new Wildcats stadiumRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | The Advocate

    The St. James High School Wildcats football team can finally plant its cleats in the FieldTurf at its new stadium near Vacherie.

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  19. St. James may form committee to address flooding, drainageRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2014 | The Advocate

    Councilman Jason Amato, who is preparing an ordinance to form the committee, said he hopes the tentatively named St. James Parish Flood Protection & Drainage Committee would help address drainage problems and develop a flood risk management system.

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  20. St. James school openings mostly smooth, officials sayRead the original story

    Aug 12, 2014 | The Advocate

    The St. James Parish School district's first few days of classes have passed smoothly with only a few "hiccups," including separate power failures at two district elementary schools, St. James Parish Schools Superintendent Alonzo Luce said Tuesday.

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