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  • St. Landry council votes against security cameras

    February 26, 2014 9:21 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has decided to reverse an earlier decision to install security cameras in the Old City Market offices of the council clerks and attorney. Council Chairman Hurlin Dupre told The Advocate the security cameras aren't needed in the clerk's offices. Councilman Jerry... more »
  • E. Feliciana school board panel votes for layoffs

    October 11, 2012 8:47 AM

    CLINTON, La. (AP) - The East Feliciana School Board's Finance Committee has voted to support laying off enough school employees to offset a looming deficit resulting from a drop in enrollment. The recommendation to begin the layoffs effective Oct. 31 goes to the full board for consideration at a special... more »
  • School panel votes to renew teacher cuts

    April 4, 2012 10:39 AM

    AMITE, La. (AP) - The Tangipahoa Parish School Board Finance Committee has voted to renew for the 2012-13 fiscal year cuts to teacher benefits set to expire June 30. Tuesday's vote means that school system administrators can include the cuts in projections for the 2012-13 fiscal year, which begins July... more »
  • Alexandria council votes to increase utility rates

    April 4, 2012 9:55 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has voted to increase utilities rates to help pay for future infrastructure improvements. The Town Talk reports those two items were among the big-ticket changes in the 2012-13 budget approved by the council Tuesday by a 6-1 vote. District 1 Councilman Ed... more »
  • Neville group votes for charter

    March 27, 2012 9:38 AM

    MONROE, La. (AP) - Neville Alumni and Friends Association members have voted to proceed as soon as possible with filing an application to charter Neville High School. That means the Monroe City School Board will likely have the Neville High School charter application in hand for its April 17 meeting.... more »
  • Iberia board votes to consolidate schools

    March 22, 2012 10:42 AM

    NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) - Despite calls from parents to keep Jeanerette Middle School open, the Iberia Parish School Board has voted 8-4 to merge the middle school with Jeanerette Senior High. Felicia Hearst, Jeanerette Middle School custodian and a parent of a former student at the school, said on... more »
  • Zachary council votes to sell bonds

    November 10, 2011 9:07 AM

    ZACHARY, La. (AP) - The Zachary City Council has decided to sell $9.3 million in utility bonds to pay for upgrading the municipal sewer system. About 60 percent of voters casting ballots in the Oct. 22 primary election approved a proposition setting up the bond sale. The Advocate reports Thursday... more »
  • House Panel Votes for Boost in State Worker Costs

    May 20, 2011 7:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The divisive idea to merge Southern University at New Orleans with the University of New Orleans has turned into a modest plan to switch UNO to a different college system. UNO would be placed in the University of Louisiana System that focuses on regional campuses... more »
  • Louisiana House votes to mandate drug tests for welfare

    May 18, 2011 5:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana House voted Tuesday to approve a Metairie lawmaker's bill to require drug testing of welfare recipients who get cash benefits, but not before prompting a heated debate about its constitutionality. Some lawmakers said it would also have the effect of discriminating against poor... more »
  • Voter turnout extremely low

    August 28, 2010 11:29 PM

    With a number of big seats in Washington on the line, you would expect a decent voter turn out. So, how many of you punched the ballot? KATC crunched the numbers to find a low voter turn-out for just about every parish. In Iberia Parish, a more than expected 12%... more »

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