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  • Markers at cemetery remember Vietnam vets

    June 21, 2014 3:30 PM

    TICKFAW, La. (AP) - Two markers commemorating U.S. forces that fought in the Vietnam War have been unveiled at a cemetery in Tickfaw. The Daily Star reports the Independence chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America organized the project and provided oversight during eight months of planning. The markers are... more »
  • Cemetery will get fix for fence damage

    June 3, 2013 6:22 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The Greensburg Cemetery Association has asked the St. Helena Parish Police Jury to make good after it says parish equipment damaged a fence at the cemetery. Association president Faith Rhoner told jurors the fencing was damaged in March when the parish buried an unclaimed body in... more »
  • Fountain Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery Annual Outdoor Salute

    May 28, 2012 8:55 AM

    There will be an outdoor memorial service held at Fountain Memorial Funeral Home & Cemetery. This service will take place on May 28th, 2012 in the Fountain Memorial Cemetery, Veterans' Section, 1010 Pandora St., Lafayette. A speaker will commence the servce at 9 am, followed by a fly over by... more »
  • 3 plead innocent to cemetery vandalism

    March 27, 2012 9:35 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Three people who authorities say damaged more than two dozen graves and headstones at three cemeteries have pleaded not guilty to felony vandalism charges. The American Press reports 19-year-old Sebastian Abshire, 18-year-old Joselyn Mire and a 17-year-old entered their pleas Monday in 31st Judicial District Court... more »
  • Jeff Davis Residents Outraged After Cemetery Vandalism

    February 13, 2012 7:41 PM

    Vandals strike two Jeff Davis Parish cemeteries, causing thousands of dollars in damage and upsetting many. Greenwood Cemetery off of Highway 97 in Jennings and Doucet Cemetary just north of Jennings in Hathaway were both hit Friday night. In Greenwood Cemetery there were a few knocked over headstones, graves... more »
  • Work begins on veterans' cemetery

    February 6, 2012 10:37 AM

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Work is on the fast track to develop burial sites at a new national cemetery before the Port Hudson National Cemetery runs out of space for new interments later this year. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs say construction has begun at a new site, to... more »
  • 3 arrested in thefts from Ball cemetery

    January 26, 2012 10:02 AM

    BALL, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested three Pineville residents in the theft of vases from a cemetery in Ball. The Town Talk reports Kimberly Deville, Billy Johnson and Deborah Price were arrested this week and were each booked with 612 counts of theft from a religious... more »
  • Man barred from running cemetery without license

    January 26, 2012 9:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A judge has signed off on a court order that bars a man from operating a Baton Rouge cemetery without a license. The order signed last week by state District Judge Todd Hernandez restricts Lymus Washington or anyone working for him from operating Gilbert Memorial... more »
  • A Cemetery in Cow Island is having troubles

    November 4, 2010 9:32 AM

    A small community in Vermillion Parish is upset with a decision made by Saint Anne Church in Cow Island. Residents say sentimental statues and plaques were removed from grave sites in 2 cemeteries and thrown into the trash. Some had been there for more than 40 years. It's a... more »
  • Veterans Cemetery New Bell Tower

    September 22, 2010 12:10 PM

    KEITHVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Veterans Affairs Secretary Lane Carson and AmVets officials will dedicate a new bell tower at the Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery near Keithville in southern Caddo Parish. The dedication ceremony is scheduled for noon Thursday. The electronically controlled carillon (KEHR-uh-lahn) can play a number of tunes.... more »
  • Endangered Monuments

    October 6, 2009 10:03 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - Peru's Machu Picchu ancient ruins, Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona and a New Orleans elementary school are among the cultural heritage sites threatened by neglect or overdevelopment, a preservationist group said Tuesday. The World Monuments Fund's watch list for 2010 includes 93 sites in... more »

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