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East Feliciana School Board Confronts Funding Challenges

on Sun, 04/19/2015 - 1:12pm

Members of School Board say New Superintendent Candidates face dire financial situation

State Rep. Havard Plans District 62 Day at the Capitol

on Sun, 03/29/2015 - 1:18pm

By Patricia Stallman

State Representative Kenny Havard is organizing a District 62 Day at the Capitol for May 5. The event will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the pentagon barracks courtyard next to the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge.

The plan is to give members of the legislature and

West Feliciana Council Votes to Stick with Home Rule Charter

on Sun, 01/25/2015 - 1:14pm

By Patricia Stallman

After West Feliciana Government Council Chair Heather Howle called for an up or down vote on each of the 17 proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter, and after the Council had voted on the first four, Council Member Mel Percy spoke up.

Proposed West Feliciana Home Rule Charter Amendments with Explanations and Comments

on Sun, 01/18/2015 - 12:35pm

Compiled by Patricia Stallman

Amendments include repealing the Home Rule Charter form of government, removing the Parish President’s veto authority and the Personnel Board, and increasing the Council members’ salary by 50 percent.

Submitted by the West Feliciana Parish Home Rule Charter

West Feliciana Parish Council Looks to Change Charter

on Sun, 01/18/2015 - 12:34pm

By James Ronald Skains

At the January 20, 2015 meeting of the West Feliciana Parish Council meeting, 17 proposed amendments will be considered by the Council members.

Eyeing Governors Race, Angola Warden Burl Cain talks Common Sense Approach

on Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:54pm

“People with a strong sense of morality don’t steal, rob people or kill people,” Angola Warden Burl Cain explained. “So, where do you find most of the moral people? They are tied in some way to one church or another.

Resuscitate or Pull the Plug: West Feliciana Council Commentary

on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:56am

By Patricia Stallman

The Parkview Estates Controversy

As West Feliciana Parish Councilman Ricky Lambert put it December 15, “We have a beautiful Parish, and I want it to stay that way.” Who wouldn’t want a beautiful parish?

“We’re dying,” Parish President Kevin Couhig said.

West Feliciana Council Can't Find Way Forward on Lambert Lawsuit

on Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:54am

By Patricia Stallman

At the December 15 West Feliciana Parish Government Council meeting, the Council discussed, in a public hearing, an ordinance to “dismiss all claims and counter claims” with regard to the Lambert Lawsuit, in which the Parish is the defendant.

Howell Running to Enhance the East Feliciana Coroner’s Office

on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:01pm

By James Ronald Skains
“I know from my 45 years of experience in law enforcement, as well as in the  medical field, that a coroner needs real experience in both law enforcement and the medical field,” Joe Howell, businessman of Clinton and candidate for Coroner of East Feliciana Parish  told the

Wilson Receives $698,500 Block Grant to Fund Backup Water Well

on Sun, 07/27/2014 - 1:03pm

At his office in Jackson, State Representative Kenny Havard presents Wilson Mayor Marilyn Broadway with the official certificate naming Wilson the recipient of a $698,500 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant.