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  • St. James extends campground moratorium

    August 8, 2013 7:40 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish Council has extended for 30 days the six-month moratorium set to expire this month on construction and development of new RV parks and campgrounds. Parish attorney Bruce Mohon tells The Advocate the extension should give the Parish Council enough time to address... more »
  • Future of former St. James youth center unknown

    July 8, 2013 9:03 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - While the St. James Youth Center has shut its doors for good, the future of the building that housed the former juvenile detention center remains uncertain. Parish President Timmy Roussel tells The Advocate the inmates were transferred Friday from the facility to the new Assumption Parish... more »
  • St. James residents get a break on garbage fees

    May 17, 2013 8:48 AM

    VACHERIE, La. (AP) - A new garbage contract will save St. James Parish residents $1.45 each month. The Advocate reports the St. James Parish Council unanimously agreed in a 7-0 vote Wednesday to reduce fees for the parish's residential solid waste collection program. The approved ordinance will reduce fees from... more »
  • Enrollment increases at St. James virtual school

    October 11, 2012 8:44 AM

    LUTCHER, La. (AP) - Enrollment in St. James Parish's online Virtual Academy not only has increased rapidly since its July opening, but school officials are fielding phone calls from parents outside the parish who are interested in the program. The Advocate reports Virtual Academy Principal Becky Louque gave an assessment... more »
  • St. James Parish hearing set on expropriation

    April 6, 2012 11:11 AM

    CONVENT, La. (AP) - St. James Parish Council members have set a public hearing for May 2 on a proposed ordinance to expropriate 13 acres of land near the Convent courthouse as a site for building a community center and emergency supplies warehouse. The Advocate reports Parish President Timmy Roussel... more »
  • St. James man accused of illegal fish, game sales

    April 4, 2012 9:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has accused a 66-year-old St. James man of illegally buying nearly 1,900 fish and some venison, and illegally selling more than 1,000 fish and some of the venison. Enforcement spokesman Adam Einck says Roy Folse faces 55 counts alleging... more »
  • St. James considers Go Zone bonds for Nucor

    June 17, 2011 10:54 AM

    VACHERIE, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish Council has unanimously agreed to consider a proposed ordinance authorizing issuance and sale of up to $35 million in parish GO Zone revenue bonds to steel producer Nucor Corp. Late last year, the Parish Council agreed to issue $600 million in GO... more »
  • St. James considers Go Zone bonds for Nucor

    June 17, 2011 9:22 AM

    VACHERIE, La. (AP) - The St. James Parish Council has unanimously agreed to consider a proposed ordinance authorizing issuance and sale of up to $35 million in parish GO Zone revenue bonds to steel producer Nucor Corp. Late last year, the council agreed to issue $600 million in GO Zone... more »
  • Racially Charged Words Painted on Lafayette Church

    February 13, 2011 11:13 PM

    Before Sunday morning's service at St. James Baptist Church in Lafayette members were shocked to see explicit graffiti spray painted on their church. KATC'S Chris Welty found out neighbors, and police are calling this act a hate crime. "You wouldn't think people would stoop down that low...and then the n'word... more »
  • Lafayette Woman In Critical Condition After Crash

    November 24, 2009 11:55 AM

    Iberia Parish- Yesterday (November 23, 2009), troopers with Louisiana State Police Troop I responded to a 3 vehicle crash on US 90 west of Darnell Rd. in Iberia Parish, that left one woman in critical condition. The eastbound lanes of US 90 were closed due to the crash, and did... more »

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