A lone gunman identified as Jacob James Joseph stalks through the Dollar General store on Cecilia High School Highway in Cecilia in the surveillance photos and video taken on July 15.

On Monday, July 28, detectives with the St. Martin Sheriff’s office added armed robbery to the charges pending against a 23-year-old Cecilia man accused of robbing a store at gunpoint. A lone gunman, captured on the store’s security cameras, stalked through the Dollar General on Cecilia Senior High School Highway back on July 15.

ST. LUKE’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL in Arnaudville sits vacant awaiting a new tenant. The hospital district’s board is negotiating with an unnamed firm that would offer in-patient physical therapy. Other interests would like to make it a French immersion center attracting tourists and international visitors.

Now that Louisiana is officially the happiest state in the Union – proclaimed so by scholars at the University of British Columbia utilizing data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control (http://news.ubc.ca/2014/07/21/unhappy-cities/) – it stands to reason that tourists will be flock

Jenna Conner in the State Calling Contest in Gueydan. There are no men’s and women’s divisions in the Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest.

The Gueydan Duck Festival is the proud host of the 45th annual Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest. The contest will be held Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Gueydan Civic Center.

A lone gunman identified as Jacob James Joseph stalks through the Dollar General store on Cecilia High School Highway in Cecilia in the surveillance photos and video taken on July 15.

ST. LUKE’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL in Arnaudville sits vacant awaiting a new tenant. The hospital district’s board is negotiating with an unnamed firm that would offer in-patient physical therapy. Other interests would like to make it a French immersion center attracting tourists and international visitors.

Jenna Conner in the State Calling Contest in Gueydan. There are no men’s and women’s divisions in the Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest.

Cecilia robbery suspect already in jail

A lone gunman identified as Jacob James Joseph stalks through the Dollar General store on Cecilia High School Highway in Cecilia in the surveillance photos and video taken on July 15.

On Monday, July 28, detectives with the St. Martin Sheriff’s office added armed robbery to the charges pending against a 23-year-old Cecilia man accused of robbing a store at gunpoint.
A lone gunman, captured on the store’s security cameras, stalked through the Dollar General on Cecilia Senior High School Highway back on July 15.

New hope for French immersion center

ST. LUKE’S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL in Arnaudville sits vacant awaiting a new tenant. The hospital district’s board is negotiating with an unnamed firm that would offer in-patient physical therapy. Other interests would like to make it a French immersion center attracting tourists and international visitors.

Now that Louisiana is officially the happiest state in the Union – proclaimed so by scholars at the University of British Columbia utilizing data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control (http://news.ubc.ca/2014/07/21/unhappy-cities/) – it stands to reason that tourists will be flock

St. Martin Parish arrests for Friday, July 25, through Sunday, July 27

Friday, July 25
Corey Boudreaux, 41, 1000 block of Moon St., Henderson; simple criminal damage to property $500 or over, failure to appear, warrant (LSP).
Ted Boudreaux, 32, 1000 block of Regan Rd., Breaux Bridge; possession of Schedule II narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).

Remains found at Henderson came from graves

Remains found near Henderson on July 4 are from an adult male and female and probably came from disturbed graves, according to the St. Martin Sheriff's Office.
There was no information provided that linked the remains to any current missing persons in St. Martin Parish, SMSO reported.

Update on remains found off Leland Rd. near Henderson

On July 4, 2014, Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call from a pedestrian regarding the discovery of what appeared to be human remains in area off of Leland Road in Henderson.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, July 24

Alfred Arceneaux, 36, Lafayette; contraband taking to/from penal institution, simple possession of marijuana (SMSO).
Joshua Barnes, 29, New Iberia; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Daniel Carmouche, 23, s
1000 block of Bill Clause Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant, simple burglary (SMSO).

St. Martin Parish arrests for Tuesday, July 22, and Wednesday, July 23

Tuesday, July 22
Sean Berard, 27, Lafayette; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Thomas Clemens, 48, 3500 block of Main Hwy., Breaux Bridge; OWI, reckless operation, violation of protective order (BBPD).
Robbie Connor, 28, Houston; outside agency warrant – extradition required (LSP).
Wednesday, July 23

St. Martinville Council tables Willie Francis Drive

Willie Francis

The question of whether there should be a Willie Francis Drive in town was tabled by the City Council Monday, July 21, ostensibly in dispute over which street should get the honor.

Ag Building back in business in Breaux Bridge

A demolition crew tears down the wing of the St. Martin Parish Ag Building that contained the large conference area to make room for a new branch of the parish library three times larger than the one opened on the corner of North Main and Courthouse streets 58 years ago.  (Ken Grissom)

The new state-of-the-art library is still a work in progress but its next-door neighbor is back up and running.
The venerable old red-brick St. Martin Parish Agricultural Building had to sacrifice its meeting room to the new library’s expanded footprint, but in its place is a high-tech auditorium, which is now open for business.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Monday, July 21

Kevin Brown, 33, Baton Rouge; hold for, St. Martin Sheriff's Office (SMSO).
Jeffery Edmond, 37, 1300 block of Zin Zin Rd., Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).
Henry Fontenette, 51, 500 block of Theater St., St Martinville; probation violation (SMSO).

DEBRIS FROM EXPLOSION CLAIMS LIFE OF ST. MARTINVILLE MAN

Shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, July 20,, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a 911 Call regarding an explosion and possible fatality that occurred during the burning of scrap material by some individuals in an area behind Southside Park in St. Martinville.

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Sports

Jenna Conner in the State Calling Contest in Gueydan. There are no men’s and women’s divisions in the Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest.

The Gueydan Duck Festival is the proud host of the 45th annual Louisiana State Duck and Goose Calling Contest.
The contest will be held Sunday, Aug. 23, at the Gueydan Civic Center.

Lifestyle

Lake Street Dive have been performing for nearly a decade after meeting as fellow students at the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Obituaries

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Notre Dame Catholic Church in St.

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