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The Advocate
Pointe Coupee teachers hope for salary hike in 2016; district one of the lower paying in the areaThe salary bump teachers in Pointe Coupee Parish have been angling for since Ap
Pointe Coupee teachers hope for salary hike in 2016; district one of the lower paying in the area
The Advocate / Posted 12 hours ago
The salary bump teachers in Pointe Coupee Parish have been angling for since April could happen in 2016. 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... Read more
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The Advocate
Pointe Coupee School Board to ask voters to approve a new property tax for employee raises and school building upgradesNEW ROADS — Voters in Pointe Coupee Parish on April 9 will be presented with a
Pointe Coupee School Board to ask voters to approve a new property tax for employee raises and school building upgrades
The Advocate / Posted 12 hours ago
NEW ROADS — Voters in Pointe Coupee Parish on April 9 will be presented with a 10-year, 10-mill property tax proposition that school officials say should generate the revenue needed to increase teacher pay and make facility upgrades in the near... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Marksville man accused of dumping thousands of tiresBATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says
Marksville man accused of dumping thousands of tires
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted yesterday
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality says a 52-year-old Marksville man is accused of dumping thousands of tires in Avoyelles and Pointe Coupee parishes. Department spokesman Greg Langley says in a news release... Read more
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The Advocate
CALENDAR52ND GOVERNOR’S STATE CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: Spo
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The Advocate / Posted yesterday
52ND GOVERNOR’S STATE CONSERVATION ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS NOMINATIONS DEADLINE: Sponsored by Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Categories: Professional, Volunteer, Youth Conservationist, Business, Educator, Elected Official, Communications and Conservation... Read more
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The Advocate
Marksville man accused of illegally dumping tires, DEQ reportsAn Avoyelles Parish man was arrested for the second time within five months for
Marksville man accused of illegally dumping tires, DEQ reports
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
An Avoyelles Parish man was arrested for the second time within five months for illegally dumping waste tires, according to the state Department of Environmental Quality. DEQ’s Criminal Investigation Division obtained two arrest warrants for Daniel... Read more
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The Advocate
Pointe Coupee Police Jury gets appraisal on William H. Scott Civic Center and adjoining park long after its dispute with New Roads was settledNEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury on Tuesday night received an a
Pointe Coupee Police Jury gets appraisal on William H. Scott Civic Center and adjoining park long after its dispute with New Roads was settled
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury on Tuesday night received an answer to one of the parish’s looming questions: How much is the William H. Scott Civic Center and adjoining recreational park worth? The answer: some $4.2 million,... Read more
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The Advocate
Pointe Coupee Police Jury gets appraisal on William H. Scott Civic Center and adjoining park long after its dispute with New Roads was settledNEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury on Tuesday night received an a
Pointe Coupee Police Jury gets appraisal on William H. Scott Civic Center and adjoining park long after its dispute with New Roads was settled
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury on Tuesday night received an answer to one of the parish’s looming questions: How much is the William H. Scott Civic Center and adjoining recreational park worth? The answer: some $4.2 million,... Read more
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The Advocate
Pointe Coupee Police Jury gets appraisal on William H. Scott Civic Center and adjoining park long after its dispute with New Roads was settledNEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury on Tuesday night received an a
Pointe Coupee Police Jury gets appraisal on William H. Scott Civic Center and adjoining park long after its dispute with New Roads was settled
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury on Tuesday night received an answer to one of the parish’s looming questions: How much is the William H. Scott Civic Center and adjoining recreational park worth? The answer: some $4.2 million, said... Read more
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The Advocate
Performance artist using typewriters to copy classic novels, finds inspiration at Louisiana sitesHe knew typing — yes, typing; not writing — a classic novel would draw some cri
Performance artist using typewriters to copy classic novels, finds inspiration at Louisiana sites
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
He knew typing — yes, typing; not writing — a classic novel would draw some criticism. But it usually disappears when he explains why. It’s about the process, how he uses the same kind of typewriter the author did. It’s about going to a place that... Read more
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The Advocate
Wasting no time, new Pointe Coupee superintendent sets ambitious agenda for improving parish’s schoolsIn his first week as Pointe Coupee Parish’s new school superintendent, Kevin Le
Wasting no time, new Pointe Coupee superintendent sets ambitious agenda for improving parish’s schools
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
In his first week as Pointe Coupee Parish’s new school superintendent, Kevin Lemoine has already toured all five of the district’s campuses, met with principals and key staff and started crunching numbers for the district’s next fiscal year... Read more
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The Advocate
Artist types novels on typewriters for performance artHe knew typing — yes, typing; not writing — a classic novel would draw some cri
Artist types novels on typewriters for performance art
The Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
He knew typing — yes, typing; not writing — a classic novel would draw some criticism. But it usually disappears when he explains why. It’s about the process, how he uses the same kind of typewriter the author did. It’s about going to a place that... Read more
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The Columbian
Gaines literary award winner fetedNEW ORLEANS — The winner of the 2015 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excell
Gaines literary award winner feted
The Columbian / Posted 19 days ago
NEW ORLEANS — The winner of the 2015 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence was formally introduced to the public last week. New Orleans native T. Geronimo Johnson received the honor Thursday at a ceremony at the Manship theatre in Baton... Read more
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ABC News
'Welcome to Braggsville' Author Wins Gaines Literary AwardThe winner of the 2015 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence will be f
'Welcome to Braggsville' Author Wins Gaines Literary Award
ABC News / Posted 22 days ago
The winner of the 2015 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence will be formally introduced to the public this week. New Orleans native T. Geronimo Johnson will receive the recognition Thursday at a ceremony at the Manship theatre in Baton... Read more
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The Advocate
Feeding the presidentI’ve had some reader reaction of President Obama’s “Thank you, New Orleans” gaf
Feeding the president
The Advocate / Posted 23 days ago
I’ve had some reader reaction of President Obama’s “Thank you, New Orleans” gaffe when he visited Baton Rouge Thursday. Some observed that this was a typical view of Louisiana by outsiders, who think the state consists of New Orleans and the... Read more
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The Advocate
Feeding the presidentI’ve had some reader reaction of President Obama’s “Thank you, New Orleans” gaf
Feeding the president
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
I’ve had some reader reaction of President Obama’s “Thank you, New Orleans” gaffe when he visited Baton Rouge Thursday. Some observed that this was a typical view of Louisiana by outsiders, who think the state consists of New Orleans and the... Read more
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The Advocate
Opening government in the courthousesSome people say the observation deck is the most popular attraction at the Stat
Opening government in the courthouses
The Advocate / Posted 25 days ago
Some people say the observation deck is the most popular attraction at the State Capitol. Maybe, but the most crowded is the hallway where Huey Long was gunned down in September 1935 by a constituent angry, if the official story is to be believed,... Read more
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The Advocate
New Orleans native author to dine with Ernest J. Gaines and his wifeNew Orleans native T. Geronimo Johnson is in for a special treat. He will be a
New Orleans native author to dine with Ernest J. Gaines and his wife
The Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
New Orleans native T. Geronimo Johnson is in for a special treat. He will be among the dozen or so guests sharing a meal with famed author Ernest J. Gaines and his wife, Dianne , at their Pointe Coupee Parish home on Jan. 20, the day before Johnson... Read more
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The Advocate
Author native to N.O. to dine with literary award namesakeNew Orleans native T. Geronimo Johnson is in for a special treat. He will be a
Author native to N.O. to dine with literary award namesake
The Advocate / Posted 29 days ago
New Orleans native T. Geronimo Johnson is in for a special treat. He will be among the dozen or so guests sharing a meal with famed author Ernest J. Gaines and his wife, Dianne , at their Pointe Coupee Parish home on Jan. 20, the day before Johnson... Read more
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The Advocate
New jury, old politics: Pointe Coupee Police Jury deadlocks on vote for president; Melanie Bueche to continue in role, for nowNEW ROADS — Members of the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, which now features
New jury, old politics: Pointe Coupee Police Jury deadlocks on vote for president; Melanie Bueche to continue in role, for now
The Advocate / Posted a month ago
NEW ROADS — Members of the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, which now features six new faces after the 2015 fall elections, began their four-year tenures Monday deadlocked on who should serve as president of the 12-member body. The jury’s tie over... Read more
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The Advocate
New jury, old politics: Pointe Coupee Police Jury deadlocks on vote for president; Melanie Bueche to continue in role, for nowNEW ROADS — Members of the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, which now features
New jury, old politics: Pointe Coupee Police Jury deadlocks on vote for president; Melanie Bueche to continue in role, for now
The Advocate / Posted a month ago
NEW ROADS — Members of the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury, which now features six new faces after the 2015 fall elections, began their four-year tenures Monday deadlocked on who should serve as president of the 12-member body. The jury’s tie over... Read more
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The Advocate
Army Corps of Engineers: No decision yet on opening Morganza; Corps says opening it would not cause additional flooding in Atchafalaya BasinShifting forecasts of the Mississippi River’s flow rate means the U.S. Army Cor
Army Corps of Engineers: No decision yet on opening Morganza; Corps says opening it would not cause additional flooding in Atchafalaya Basin
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
Shifting forecasts of the Mississippi River’s flow rate means the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t open the Morganza Spillway any earlier than Thursday, officials said Sunday. The Corps had not determined whether opening the spillway would even be... Read more
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The Advocate
Army Corps of Engineers: No decision yet on opening Morganza; Corps says opening it would not cause additional flooding in Atchafalaya BasinShifting forecasts of the Mississippi River’s flow rate means the U.S. Army Cor
Army Corps of Engineers: No decision yet on opening Morganza; Corps says opening it would not cause additional flooding in Atchafalaya Basin
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
Shifting forecasts of the Mississippi River’s flow rate means the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t open the Morganza Spillway any earlier than Thursday, officials said Sunday. The Corps had not determined whether opening the spillway would even be... Read more
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The Advocate
Atchafalaya Basin flooding fears send sportsmen scurrying to clear out campsitesRAMAH — The members of the Ramah Hunting Club had a busy weekend. They were de
Atchafalaya Basin flooding fears send sportsmen scurrying to clear out campsites
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
RAMAH — The members of the Ramah Hunting Club had a busy weekend. They were determined to save what they could in the event the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decides to open the spillway, sending a surge of water into the Atchafalaya Basin. “We’re... Read more
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The Advocate
Atchafalaya Basin flooding fears send sportsmen scurrying to clear out campsitesRAMAH — The members of the Ramah Hunting Club had a busy weekend. They were de
Atchafalaya Basin flooding fears send sportsmen scurrying to clear out campsites
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
RAMAH — The members of the Ramah Hunting Club had a busy weekend. They were determined to save what they could in the event the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decides to open the spillway, sending a surge of water into the Atchafalaya basin. “We’re... Read more
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The Advocate
Federal officials warn of Atchafalaya Basin flooding; opening of Morganza Spillway possible as soon as TuesdayFederal officials warned people living in the Atchafalaya Basin Thursday that r
Federal officials warn of Atchafalaya Basin flooding; opening of Morganza Spillway possible as soon as Tuesday
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
Federal officials warned people living in the Atchafalaya Basin Thursday that rising Mississippi River waters may force them to open the Morganza Spillway to protect levees downriver in the Baton Rouge area. But Col. Richard Hansen, head of the U.S.... Read more
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The Advocate
Federal officials warn of Atchafalaya Basin flooding; opening of Morganza Spillway possible as soon as TuesdayFederal officials warned people living in the Atchafalaya Basin Thursday that r
Federal officials warn of Atchafalaya Basin flooding; opening of Morganza Spillway possible as soon as Tuesday
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
Federal officials warned people living in the Atchafalaya Basin Thursday that rising Mississippi River waters may force them to open the Morganza Spillway to protect levees downriver in the Baton Rouge area. The Corps did announce that river levels... Read more
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The Advocate
Federal officials warn of Atchafalaya Basin flooding; opening of Morganza Spillway possible as soon as TuesdayFederal officials warned people living in the Atchafalaya Basin Thursday that r
Federal officials warn of Atchafalaya Basin flooding; opening of Morganza Spillway possible as soon as Tuesday
The Advocate / Posted 1 months ago
Federal officials warned people living in the Atchafalaya Basin Thursday that rising Mississippi River waters may force them to open the Morganza Spillway to protect levees downriver in the Baton Rouge area. But Col. Richard Hansen, head of the U.S.... Read more
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