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DA’s Office Recused From Roussel Indictment Case

By David Reynaud

Twenty-third Judicial District Judge Jason Verdigets ruled on Monday that 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky Babin’s Office can no longer participate and assist in the Malfeasance in Office case against St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel. 

Roussel, along with St. James Parish Director of Operations Blaise Gravois, were indicted by a secret St. James Parish Grand Jury in September of 2016 on five identical counts of Malfeasance in Office for allegedly using parish employees, equipment and funds to install a free gas line for a galvanizing company; for drilling piles on private property; for removing a shed on private property; for demolishing a mobile home on private property; and for removing a playhouse and debris from private property.

 

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Assessor Using Drones To Update Records

By Pam Folse

St. James Parish Assessor Glenn Waguespack is using drone technology to update parish taxpayer records. “The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) sets the standards for assessors throughout the world,” Waguespack said. “The IAAO recommends that we visit each house once every six years.”

 

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St. James Post Office Closing Until A New Site Is Found

By Pam Folse

The U.S. Postal Service has lost the lease on the St. James Post Office building and is currently searching for another site.

Until a new location is found, the Post Office will be closed effective April 28th.

 

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School Board Members Call Port Plans Unconscionable, Audacious

By Pam Folse

“The audacity of the Port Commission to come and tell us what to do,” said District 1 St. James Parish School Board Member Diana Cantillo during the School Board meeting held Tuesday, April 10th in Lutcher.

District 4 Member Dianne Spencer said, “What the Port Commission proposes is unconscionable.”

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Reopening Gramercy’s East Railroad Street In The Works

By David Reynaud

When CN Railroad installed crossing arms at the South Airline railroad track, Gramercy’s East Railroad Avenue became impassable and shut off for public use.

Since the installation of the safety arms, the Town has designed a relocation of East Railroad, but in order to complete the projet and reopen the avenue for public use, the Town needs 600 sq/feet of property from the AFLCIO Hall property, which is presently owned by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.

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Council Opposes Port’s Plan For Tanks In District 6

By Pam Folse

The St. James Parish Council voted last week to oppose the Port of South Louisiana’s plan to bypass the St. James Parish Land Use Plan to locate an industrial facility on river-front property classified as residential in District 6.

According to the resolution, the Port of South Louisiana has informed parish officials that it intends to allow the construction of an industrial facility on property it purchased last year, located between St. James Street and Simon Street along the River Road, which is classified for residential growth.

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LHS Art Club’s Video Wins Grand Prize

On Wednesday, March 28th, the Lutcher High School Art Club was recognized as the Grand Prize Winner by the South Central Regional Safety Coalition's 5th Annual "Capturing Safety through the Eyes of a Teen" 2017-18 Traffic Safety Video Contest, sponsored by Shell and State Farm.

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Miraculously, No One Injured As Tornado Wreaks Havoc In Hester/Grand Point Area

By David Reynaud

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service (NWS) report last Saturday’s EF-1 Tornado originated in Hester and then traveled east and damaged homes and property along Grand Point’s Oak Grove Drive, Bourbon Lane and St. Joseph Street and then crossed LA 642 and completely destroyed one home and damaged another before dissipating just before the Paulina Park.

According to the NWS, an EF-1 Tornado is a one with maximum winds between 86-110 mph. The NWS also predicts the twister was roughly 50-yards wide.

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Woman Arrested And Charged With Aggravated Arson After Fire Destroys Two Houses And A Trailer In Gramercy

Police and investigators believe a fire in Gramercy last Thursday, that destroyed and or severley damaged three homes, was a result of an arsonist.

When St. James Parish Volunteer Fire Department firefighters, who were joined by St. John Parish firefighters, finally extinguished the house fire last Thursday morning in Gramercy, the house where the fire initiated, as well as a mobile home and a neighboring house, were turned to ashes and/or severely burned and damaged.

 

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Lutcher Mayor Says Cleaning And Digging Should Considerably Improve Town Drainage

By David Reynaud

Lutcher Mayor Patrick St. Pierre says the work currently underway to clean out and re-dig a drainage canal along the west side of Alexander and Lionel Washington streets in Lutcher should improve drainage substantially in the area.

 

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