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  • Istre replaces Dubois as Mermentau Police Chief

    February 22, 2012 11:10 PM

    Mermentau Village Council chooses an interim Police Chief until an election can be held in November. The previous chief was ousted earlier this month when a judge said she violated state law. For the next two and a half weeks, Mermentau relied on the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office to... more »
  • Keeping saltwater out of the Mermentau Basin

    February 14, 2012 11:09 PM

    Louisiana's Department of Agriculture and Forestry is thinking up ways to reduce saltwater intrusion in the Mermentau Basin. One idea is to keep higher levels of fresh water. After days of rain, the Mermentau Basin is a whole foot above average. That's "bad news" for Ronald Winch, watching his... more »
  • Mermentau Council Seeks to Remove Police Chief

    December 12, 2011 11:21 PM

    The Mermentau police chief is in hot water, after being arrested last week in Crowley. Monday night the Mermentau Village Council heard complaints from citizens and decided what action, if any, they can take. Police Chief Amber Dubois was noticeably missing from Monday night's meeting. But she still managed... more »
  • Saltwater Intrusion Causes State of Emergency

    November 29, 2011 7:39 PM

    Vermilion Parish is now under a state of emergency because of severe saltwater intrusion. The problem has been building for several months and is caused by severe drought, several breaches in saltwater barriers along the Mermentau basin, and damage to the Leland Bowman Locks. Vermilion Parish Police Jury President... more »
  • More Information on Arrests in Death of Jennings High Student

    October 21, 2010 6:36 PM

    The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office charges two people in connection with the death of a Jennings High School student whose body was found under the Mermentau Bridge. Kimberly Harris, 19, faces a charge of negligent homicide. The victim allegedly drank alcohol at her home. Deputies are also charging David Cretchen,... more »
  • 2 Charged in Connection With Teen's Death

    October 21, 2010 3:19 PM

    Following an investigation into the death of 15-year-old Kimberly Hollier of Jennings, who died as a result of alcohol, Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon announced that two people are being charged in connection with her death. The Jennings High School Freshman died under the Mermentau bridge early Sunday morning... more »
  • ID Released for Teen Found Under Mermentau Bridge

    October 14, 2010 5:26 PM

    The 15 year old girl from Jeff Davis Parish found dead on Sunday under the Mermentau Bridge will be laid to rest Saturday October 16, 2010. Kimberly Hollier was a freshman at Jennings High School. She was a member of Little Sunlight Baptist Church of Silverwood. The Acadia Parish Sheriff's... more »
  • NutraCea restructure includes La. facility

    November 12, 2009 6:50 AM

    MERMENTAU, La. (AP) California-based NutraCea says its rice bran stabilization facility in Mermentau is among assets that would secure new financing the company is seeking as part of a voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy it has filed in Arizona. The facility is at the Louisiana Rice Mill in Mermentau. ... more »
  • Lafayette man dies in Evangeline wreck

    October 21, 2009 12:00 PM

    CHENEYVILLE, La. (AP) - State police say a 53-year-old Lafayette man died in a single-vehicle accident in Evangeline Parish, about five miles south of Cheneyville. Troopers say that Theodore Oliver was the passenger in a car driven by 73-year-old Virginia Hebert of Mermentau. Investigators say Hebert was driving north on... more »
  • Sarah Habetz, The Heart of the School

    October 7, 2009 10:21 AM

    Congratulations to school counselor Sarah Habetz. The Louisiana Counselors Association recently named Habetz elementary school counselor of the year. She does double-duty serving as counselor at Mermentau and Estherwood elementary . She was nominated by Mermentau Principal Melvyn Smith who says Sarah Habetz is the "heart of his school."

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