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

    Monday Dec 22 | 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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  2. Friends, parishioners mourn loss of priest who died from bicycle fallRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | 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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  3. Continue reading a 'Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 9 | 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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  4. Love and family history in a tarte la bouilleRead the original story

    Saturday Dec 6 | 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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  5. Stop order issued on Petroplex, but company claims work is progressingRead the original story

    Friday Dec 5 | 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. St. James considers creating task force to study flood issuesRead the original story

    Aug 6, 2014 | The Advocate

    The St. James Parish Council will consider the formation of a parishwide flood control committee at its next meeting in light of heavy rainfall that waterlogged the parish earlier this spring and the potential threat of future hurricanes.

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  14. Driver of four-wheeler killed in hit-and-runRead the original story

    Aug 2, 2014 | The Advocate

    A Vacherie man who was thrown from a four-wheeler and lying on a highway was run over by a car and killed, State Police said Saturday.

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  15. China-based company, Yuhuang Chemical, to build plant in St. JamesRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2014 | The Advocate

    The North American subsidiary of a top 25 Chinese petrochemical company will build a $1.85 billion methanol complex in St. James Parish, injecting 400 permanent jobs and 2,365 indirect jobs to the region's economy over a nine-year period.

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  16. Advocate staff photo by Hilary Scheinuk -- Dr. Charlie Yao of Yuhuang ...Read the original story

    Jul 17, 2014 | The Advocate

    The North American subsidiary of a top 25 Chinese petrochemical company will build a $1.85 billion methanol complex in St. James Parish, injecting 400 permanent jobs and 2,365 indirect jobs to the region's economy over a nine-year period.

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  17. Industrial facility creating more than 200 jobs announced today in St. James ParishRead the original story

    Jul 17, 2014 | The Advocate

    A "significant industrial facility" planned for St. James Parish will be unveiled Thursday during an economic development announcement at Oak Alley Plantation in Vacherie, a source close to the project negotiations said.

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  18. St. James again cuts asking price for empty juvenile detention centerRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2014 | The Advocate

    For a second time in less than two months, the St. James Parish Council cut the asking price for its shuttered juvenile detention center near Donaldsonville.

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  19. Mourners overwhelmed at 12-year-olda s funeralRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2014 | The Advocate

    A somber Terance Dorsey walked into Mount Calvary Baptist Church on Saturday surrounded by family and up to the pearl-white casket where his once vivacious 12-year-old daughter Talaija Dorsey laid.

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  20. DA: Autopsy report on girl's death no bar to prosecutionRead the original story

    Jul 11, 2014 | The Advocate

    The inconclusive preliminary findings in an autopsy report on a St. James Parish girls death wouldn't necessarily impede prosecuting the case as a homicide, District Attorney Ricky Babin said Friday.

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