When plans were drawn for a new courthouse for St. Mary Parish in 1849, a good many of the townspeople of Franklin wanted a fancy, multi-storied building befitting a prosperous little community.
A federal government analysis of the period from 2005 through 2013 revealed that Louisiana’s gross domestic product, or GDP, increased by 5.4 percent, third highest in the nation.

Parker Madison

At approximately 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a report of a male subject who was reported to be naked and wandering around the bathroom area of the Butte La Rose Welcome Center. Deputies responded, but the subject had left the scene.

Parker Madison

Texas Man Arrested For Being Naked At Butte La Rose Welcome Center

Parker Madison

At approximately 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a report of a male subject who was reported to be naked and wandering around the bathroom area of the Butte La Rose Welcome Center.
Deputies responded, but the subject had left the scene.

House afire in Henderson

Area firefighters are at this moment battling a blaze at a residence in the 1100 block of Huval St.
Owner of the home is said to be Leonard Jacks, who has lived here for 23 years.
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Lafayette General adds neurologist

Dr. Virginia Kellner

Lafayette General Health announced the addition of a new neurologist, Virginia Kellner.
Kellner joins Drs. David Weir, Damon Patterson and Adam Foreman at the Neuroscience Center of Acadiana.
Dr. Kellner is returning to Acadiana from St. Louis, Mo., where she completed her fellowship and residency.

No Willie Francis Drive in the works for St. Martinville

Nary Smith

The City Council put a stop to any further consideration of renaming a street to honor Willie Francis, a teenager sent to the electric chair in the 1940s not once but twice for the death of a local pharmacist.

ONE SHOT DURING ST. MARTINVILLE HOME INVASION

Shortly before midnight on Monday, Aug. 18, deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call regarding a home invasion on Russo Milazzo Road outside St. Martinville.
According to witnesses, three black male subjects kicked the door in and subsequently shot a male occupant inside the home.

Henderson Lake going down until November

Recreational and commercial activities on the artificially impounded waters of the lake include hunting, fishing, bird-watching and just sight-seeing – all negatively impacted by great stands of hydrilla that grow up from the bottom of the shallow lake and impede boat traffic. (Sally Angelle)

In an effort to control the growing problem of hydrilla in Henderson Lake, St. Martin Parish Government will lower the level of the lake.

St. Martin Parish arrests for Thursday, Aug. 14, through Sunday, Aug. 17

Thursday, Aug. 14
Clifton Bonner, 23, 700 block of Albert St., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (BBPD).
Fredrick Carmouche, 28, 1000 block of Bill Clause Dr., Breaux Bridge; failure to appear, warrant (SMSO).
Danielle Drum, 27, 1300 block of Ches Broussard, Breaux Bridge; domestic abuse battery (SMSO).

UPDATE: Courthouse complex evacuated because of gas leak

St. Martin Sheriff's Office employees (foreground) gather over a block away from the roaring break of a natural gas line near their offices. (Ken Grissom)

UPDATE: A natural gas leak near the St. Martin Courthouse was capped without incident Monday afternoon.
Office workers in the courthouse and annex got some sunshine and off early.

UPDATE: Bomb scare evacuates parts of Henderson

UPDATE: State Police explosive experts determined that the suspicious object that led to the evacuation of parts of Henderson Monday morning was a flashlight and other objects apparently combined to mimic a pipe bomb.

Man dies in one-car wreck in Breaux Bridge Sunday

A wrecker drives away with the vehicle being driven by Daniel Benoit, 52, of Breaux Bridge, who died in a one-car crash shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office said Benoit was traveling east on Hebert Avenue in Breaux Bridge when he veered left off the roadway and struck a tree.

Do you know these men?

The Breaux Bridge Police Department is requesting assistance in identifying two men wanted for theft at Wal-Mart in Breaux Bridge.
The subjects allegedly stole a Samsung 55” Television and left the business in a white four door Mazda.

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Sports

Jeremiah Rojas and Landon Darden are neck-and-neck in the K1 Recreational race for age group Fledgling II, ages 8-10, in the third annual running of the Petite Tour du Teche in Breaux Bridge Saturday.

The third annual Petite Tour du Teche, a series of short races for paddlers ages 5 to 17, was held in Bayou Teche at Breaux Bridge’s Parc des Ponts Saturday, Aug. 2.

Lifestyle

When plans were drawn for a new courthouse for St. Mary Parish in 1849, a good many of the townspeople of Franklin wanted a fancy, multi-storied building befitting a prosperous little community.

Obituaries

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Mrs. Patricia Ditch “Pat” Resweber, 78, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church. Rev.

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