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  • Iberville will help fund highway study

    August 23, 2014 3:16 PM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish Council has agreed to share the cost of a feasibility study that could lead to a new highway and bridge on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Ascension and Iberville parishes. The Advocate reports Iberville is offering $175,000 to match state... more »
  • Iberville bridge closed after barge accident

    March 4, 2014 10:59 AM

    GROSSE TETE, La. (AP) - State highway officials have closed the La. Highway 77 bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway after a barge slammed into the bridge over the weekend. Rodney Mallett with Department of Transportation and Development tells The Advocate there is no timeline to reopen the bridge. He says... more »
  • Iberville moves to crackdown on trash and litter

    August 21, 2013 9:30 AM

    PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish Council put mobile home park, recreational vehicle park and apartment complex owners on a 30-day notice that they are responsible for providing adequate trash containers for their residents or there will be consequences. For several months, The Advocate reports the parish has been... more »
  • Iberville School board approves 4 new jobs

    June 13, 2012 7:31 AM

    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 »
  • Iberville school chief suggests new starting times

    May 15, 2012 9:06 AM

    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 »
  • FEMA awards $3.6M for Calcasieu, Iberville

    March 30, 2012 9:40 AM

    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 »
  • Iberville officials ask for restoration of tax

    March 22, 2012 10:36 AM

    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 »
  • Body Found in Ditch in Iberville Parish

    February 14, 2012 10:05 AM

    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 »
  • Iberville board selects ex-teacher for vacant seat

    February 3, 2012 9:17 AM

    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 »
  • New Iberia Company Cited For Safety Violations Following Worker's Death

    August 25, 2011 12:05 AM

    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 »
  • Construction Begins on Iberville Parish Plant

    August 24, 2010 7:00 AM

    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 »
  • Iberville: Man convicted in slaying

    April 27, 2010 7:29 AM

    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 »
  • Fatal Accident in Iberville Parish

    March 29, 2010 12:26 PM

    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. ... more »

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