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  • East Feliciana police jury adopts new rules

    February 4, 2014 8:20 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - In an effort to keep meetings more transparent for the public and to keep all police jurors involved, the East Feliciana Police Jury adopted general guidelines Monday for the parish's six committees. The Advocate reports the recommendations came from the governing body's Executive Committee, chaired by... more »
  • Police jury can't agree on property sale

    April 17, 2013 9:07 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury turned down a purchase agreement that would have allowed the parish hospital board to buy 7.67 acres of parish-owned property for a new hospital site. Jurors Lea Williams, Melvin Young, John Kean and President Ricky Lambert voted against accepting... more »
  • St. Helena police jury rejects plan to cut workers

    October 11, 2012 8:50 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury declined to throw its support behind a member's proposal to economize by dismissing three parish employees and cutting a fourth from five days a week to three days a week. Jury President Jule Charles Wascom had proposed that Grants Administrator... more »
  • West Feliciana Police Jury hires abstractor

    August 21, 2012 9:39 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury has voted to hire an abstractor to determine if the public has a claim to property in the old town of Bayou Sara that the family of jury President Ricky Lambert says it owns. The Advocate reports the question... more »
  • Panel to send home-rule plan to police jury

    May 15, 2012 9:05 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Home Rule Charter Commission has adopted the final draft of its proposed new plan of parish government. The Advocate reports the commission voted Monday to send it to the police jury, which by state law has to present the plan to... more »
  • Evangeline police jury leaves courthouse

    May 15, 2012 9:04 AM

    VILLE PLATTE, La. (AP) - The Evangeline Parish Police Jury has agreed to move its offices from the courthouse to the parish-owned Medicaid building in order to free up space in the courthouse for the district attorney. The Advocate reports Parish Engineer Ronnie Landreneau estimated the moving expenses would amount... more »
  • Police jury to accept bids to improve levees

    May 15, 2012 7:06 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Rapides Parish Police Jury has authorized taking bids on one of what should be many projects to improve levees on the Red River. The Town Talk reports Bayou Bouef Diversion Canal Improvements is an approximately $700,000 project designed to remove silt from the canal and... more »
  • Police jury convention draws events to Terrebonne

    March 19, 2012 5:43 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Organizers of two statewide events are eyeing the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center as a potential venue thanks to the success of last month's Police Jury Association convention, officials said. Parish officials tell the Courier that The Justices of the Peace and Constables 2013 Convention and the Louisiana... more »
  • Vermilion Police Jury opposes tax move

    August 16, 2011 10:37 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has passed a resolution opposing a move by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association and Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association to try to have the state reduce the value of subsurface oil and gas equipment. The Advocate reports the move... more »
  • W. Feliciana police jury tables noise issue

    August 10, 2011 9:36 AM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Police Jury has voted 4-3 to put off acting on a request to declare a motocross track a public nuisance because of its noise. Juror John Roach, who moved to table the matter, said he wanted to hear for himself the... more »
  • Police Jury rejects rail facility bids

    July 15, 2011 10:16 AM

    LACASSINE, La. (AP) - A $2.2 million project to export rice, soybeans and other grains from rural Jefferson Davis Parish will be delayed as officials collect a second round of bids. The police jury voted Wednesday to reject all bids for the high-speed grain-loading facility after they came in nearly... more »
  • State Releases Audit of Evangeline Parish Police Jury

    April 11, 2011 11:25 PM

    The Evangeline Parish Police Jury is undergoing a major overhaul, including possible layoffs, after the Louisiana Legislative Auditor released a Compliance Audit on Monday. Police Jury President Eric Soileau says he believes wrongdoings have been going on within the Police Jury for several years now. "They had some... more »
  • Old Jail Turned Office

    April 6, 2010 5:51 PM

    The old jail next to the Acadia Parish Courthouse will soon be home to new offices for Acadia Parish officials. A $650,000 dollar grant is paying for the project that will provide much needed office space on the bottom floor and storage space on the second floor. Officials... more »
  • Northwest Acadia Parish Sports Park Plans

    March 24, 2010 5:50 PM

    A proposed sports complex for Northwest Acadia Parish is closer to reality. Wednesday, the Acadia Parish Police Jury voted to move forward with applying for a federal 50-50 grant. The other half would be up to homeowners. "It's gonna be a facility that's second to none," said Iota Mayor John... more »
  • Vermillion Courthouse Beefs Up Security

    March 11, 2010 6:57 PM

    A break-in prompts an Acadiana courthouse to beef up security. An intoxicated man broke into the Vermillion Parish Courthouse early Saturday morning, but no one noticed until a janitor saw the broken window the next day. Although no one was hurt, the incident was a wake up call... more »
  • Vermilion Parish police jury blocks delay in tax election

    February 18, 2010 7:27 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to block an attempt by Juror Mark Poche to delay a special March election that calls for a 5.7 mill tax for coastal storm protection. Potential revenue from the tax, if passed, is expected to be used as leverage... more »
  • Jefferson Davis coroner election set

    December 10, 2009 11:07 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury has called a special election for March 27 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Coroner Richard Dupont. The American Press reports Dupont, who had served as coroner since March 2000, died Sunday in a Lake Charles... more »
  • Acadia Parish Police Jury Meeting Rescheduled

    November 30, 2009 3:45 PM

    Public Notice is hereby given that the Committee Meeting of the Acadia Parish Police Jury scheduled for Tuesday, December 1, 2009, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 8, 2009, at 6:30 P.M., in the Police Jury Meeting Room, Third Floor, Courthouse Building, Crowley, Louisiana.... more »
  • Vermilion Police Jury OKs hospital repair bid

    October 20, 2009 8:21 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has accepted a low bid of $890,045 from J. Reynolds & Co. Inc., of Saginaw, Texas, to repair the roof of Abbeville General Hospital and provide wind abatement for the building. It was the lowest of 13 bids received Monday from... more »

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