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10th Annual Mission Provides Assistance To Homeowners

By Pam Folse

Rev. Harry Joseph and two members of his congregation at Mount Triumph Baptist Church were praying for help to clean up their church in time for their 130th anniversary when I drove up on Paul Nelson Street in St. James one Monday afternoon.

I had enlisted the help of Rev. Sam Jones at Mount Calvary to help recruit work projects. Rev. Jones and I walked into the church and I offered to have a group of teens and their chaperones paint the entire exterior. His quick response was, “Look at God!” 

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20
Jul

Blessed To Be Back To Give Back

By David Reynaud

Last Friday, twotime NFL Pro-Bowl wide receiver Jarvis Landry returned to Lutcher High School for his third annual Jarvis Landry Give Back.

Last Friday’s Give Back/camp featured roughly 120 boys (ages 11 through 13) from St. James Parish and they were treated to a morning of mentoring with Landry, Lutcher Bulldogs football coaching staff, and other current and former football stars from St. James Parish such as former St. James Wildcat quarterback Lowell Narcisse (LSU Tigers) and Lutcher Bulldog defensive lineman Sully Laiche (Nicholls State). 

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October 14th Ballot Set; Qualifying For State Rep., Clerk And Treasurer Ends

By K. Wesley White

At the close of last week’s three-day qualifying period, four candidates signed up for a state representative seat that covers portions of St. James Parish and two threw their name in the hat to become St. James Parish’s next Clerk of Court.

Sen. Ed Price, (Democrat, Gonzales) recently won a May 27th runoff election and moved from the Louisiana House of Representatives to the Senate.

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20
Jul

LEAP Test Scores Show School System Headed In Right Direction

By Pam Folse

Thirty-six percent of the students in the St. James Parish School System scored Mastery and above on the 2017 LEAP assessment test combining English/Language Arts (ELA), Math and Science, according to results posted recently by the state Department of Education. That score represents an 8 percent increase since 2015 when 28 percent scored at Mastery. Statewide, an average of 33 percent scored at Mastery in 2017, the same as last year, while St. James Parish experienced a 4 percent growth since 2016.

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20
Jul

Board Withholds Public Comments Due To Lack Of Public Participation

By Pam Folse

After quickly moving through a scant agenda Tuesday, July 11th, St. James Parish School Board President George Nassar called for comments from his fellow board members.

Called upon first, District 5 member Dianne Spencer said she had prepared a statement but there weren’t enough people in the audience to hear it.

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20
Jul

Is Lucky Street Public Or Private?

By David Reynaud

Cristy Vicknair, who resides at 2191 Lucky Street in Paulina, addressed the St. James Parish Council last Wednesday and said she is frustrated with the Parish’s failure to extend and pave Lucky Street to service her driveway.

According to Vicknair, over 20 years ago the Parish paved Lucky Street to service several homes located on the street and that the paved section of the street stopped at the last house.

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Thu
13
Jul

Jay Schexnaydre Is A Man Of Many Talents

By Pam Folse

Some people have a knack for certain things. Some can remember baseball scores, others all the members of a Super Bowl team. Some recall recipes and others addresses or phone numbers.

Well, Jay Schexnaydre has the mind of a historian. He remembers names and dates.

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13
Jul

Qualifying This Week For State Representative And Clerk Of Cour

Those wishing to become a candidate for either St. James Parish Clerk of Court, District 58 of the Louisiana House of Representatives, or for Louisiana Treasurer must qualify between Wednesday, July 12th and Friday, July 14th.

An Open Primary Election to replace former St. James Parish Clerk of Court Edmond Kinler, who resigned on June 30th, and Representative Ed Price, who was recently elected to serve as the District 2 Senator, has been called for October 14, 2017. Also, if no candidate garners 51% of the vote in the Open Primary, a General Election will be held on November 18, 2017.

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Thu
13
Jul

Lutcher Aldermen Amend Ordinance Governing Small Commercial Water Rates

By David Reynaud

On Tuesday, the Lutcher Aldermen amended the Town’s ordinance governing small commercial water rates on who pays what and how much when there is more than one business using the same water meter.

The change in the ordinance became necessary when it was discovered that the Town was not properly following what was previously on the books and that what was on the books was not clearly nor fairly implemented.

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13
Jul

Gramercy Aldermen Approve New Permitting/Building Fees

By K. Wesley White

The Town of Gramercy approved new fees that cover new buildings and other items constructed in the local municipality.

The costs range from $50 to several thousand and cover inspections and permits for everything from cellular antennas to residential housing. Each permit has a set number of inspections.

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