PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish School Board decided to create four new positions that will give the district a supervisor of technology and three new program directors at its two Math, Science and Arts academies. The Advocate reports the board was divided during Monday's meeting on whether or... more »
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - Iberville Parish School Superintendent Ed Cancienne has proposed a plan to reverse start times of the district's elementary and high school students in the upcoming school year. The Advocate reportsplan got a lukewarm reception from school board members Monday night. Cancienne told the board he wants... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Calcasieu and Iberville parishes are getting $3.6 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help protect the two parishes from hurricanes. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says Iberville is getting $2.2 million to upgrade sewer and wastewater systems to better handle flooding. The money will be... more »
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - Iberville Parish voters will decide Saturday whether to restore a lapsed, decades-old property tax that school system officials say is vital to pay for utilities, pest control, garbage collection and a number of other services. If the tax proposition were to fail, school Superintendent Ed Cancienne... more »
Iberville Parish authorities say the body of a 26-year-old Plaquemine man was found in a shallow ditch near the Dow Chemical Co. plant. Sheriff's Maj. Johnny Blanchard said a truck driver saw the body on the north side of Industrial Boulevard around 7 a.m. Monday Aubrey St. Angelo, chief of... more »
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish School Board has named a former teacher with 15 years of service to fill the board's vacant District E seat. Superintendent Ed Cancienne tells The Advocate the board chose Pauline Higdon Wednesday to replace board member Paul Distefano, who resigned last week. Higdon... more »
Estis Well Service LLC, of New Iberia is disputing various safety violations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), following the death of an employee back in March.
30 year old Skye Sonnier was killed while working on a barge in Iberville Parish, when... more »
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - Construction has officially begun on a polymers manufacturing plant in Iberville Parish. SNF Holding Co. says it is spending $350 million in a five-phase construction project. The first unit at the plant is expected to begin production by late 2011. The company says that when the... more »
PLAQUEMINE, La. - An Iberville Parish jury has convicted Wendell Wesley in the 2007 shooting death of a 44-year-old Bayou Goula man. District Attorney Ricky Ward says the jury found Wesley guilty of second-degree murder Friday in the Feb. 2, 2007, death of 44-year-old James Bethley. A second-degree murder conviction... more »
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - State police are investigating a fatal
one vehicle accident on La. Highway 75.
Troopers say 37-year-old Lakeysha Storks of Gramercy drove her
vehicle off the roadway about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, entered a ditch
before hitting a driveway and becoming airborne.
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