At a public forum Monday night, the St. Landry United Coalition of Educators (SLUCE) outlined what representatives called wasteful spending and mismanagement of funds by the St. Landry Parish School Board.
As we've been reporting for several months, the board is facing a nearly $4-million budget shortfall this year... more »
Political debates have now become the topic of debate in Acadiana, as two incumbents so far haven't attended the events at Acadiana Open Channel, put on by Acadiana Progressives and the Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee.
Incumbent State Representative Ricky Hardy (D-Lafayette) was expected to attend the first night... more »
The Mamou city employee charged with buying votes has his job back. Ricky John McGee.was arrested last month charged with 6 counts of voter-bribing. Residents filed complaints with Mamou Police alleging he paid them ten bucks to vote for candidates including Mayor Wilda Chamberlain. McGee was suspended from his animal... more »
Early voting for the October 2nd election is underway, and scandal is following close behind in Mamou. Police arrested and charged Ricky John McGee with six counts of voter bribery. But, these allegations aren't coming as much of a shock to the community.
Mamou resident, Donald Lebleu says his... more »
Press Release: On September 18, 2010 Chief Greg Dupuis received phone calls from concerned citizens and candidates that Ricky John McGee had just brought four people from Mamou to vote absentee and that he had paid them to vote. Chief Dupuis was given the names of four voters and an... more »
School leaders are asking State Representative Ricky Hardy to reconsider giving the "OK" for lafayette schools to receive ~$746,000.
School board member Mike Hefner says Hardy wanted more than just a phone call.
"Even though they have been approved by the Department of Education approved by the Legislative... more »
Office of State Rep. Rickey Hardy
District 44 - Lafayette
November 11, 2009
Everyone knows that the education, safety, and welfare of our children here in Lafayette are matters very near and dear to my heart. With that in mind, the hyperbolic statements by Director of Curriculum... more »