News, Sports and Entertainment for St. Martin Parish, La.

Be on the lookout for escaped prisoner in St. Martin Parish

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Rayne Police Chief Carroll Stelly says 29-year-old LeRoy "Chip" Begnaud was a trusty assisting with maintenance and cleaning around the police station when he escaped this morning.

Begnaud is a resident of rural St. Martinville. The St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office is on the lookout for him in the area.

St Martinville man arrested in theft of chainsaws

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Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, Jan. 21, arrested Dillon Mier, 22, St. Martinville, on suspicion of the theft of three chainsaws and a gas-powered blower.

According to SMSO Maj. Ginny Higgins, the theft occurred in Catahoula on Dec. 30.

The chainsaws and blower were recovered.

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report January 21, 2014

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St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report January 21, 2014

Travis Bonvillian, Dillon Mier, Aaron Savoy, Ramon Valdez

Bonvillian, Travis


6400 block of Resweber Hw

St Martinville, LA



Mier, Dillion


1000 block of Lilly Ln

St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report January 20, 2014

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St. Martin Parish Daily Arrest Report

January 20, 2014

Jordain Brasseaux, Travis Chelette, Damien Chevis, Helen Guidry, Danny Mouton, Shantelle Mouton

Brasseaux, Jordain


1000 block of Pat St

Arnaudville, LA



Chelette, Travis


SLCC considering all comers

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South Louisiana Community College is currently looking at three pieces of property for a new Evangeline Campus in St. Martin Parish.

RESET - SLCC Land Donor Proposals Sought

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A brand new day - a clean slate! That's how La. State Senator Fred Mills describes the current state of affairs relating to the competing efforts made by the cities of St. Martinville and Breaux Bridge to land a new $9.2 million dollar South Louisiana Community College (SLCC) campus in upper St. Martin Parish.

Down With The Old

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Running slightly ahead of schedule, demolition of the existing 4,000 square foot public library, at the corner of Courthouse and Main in Breaux Bridge, began Tuesday, January 14 and by Thursday this phase of the project was all but complete with only debris and concrete slab removal remaining to be done.

Land found for campus

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(EDITOR'S NOTE: Story ran Jan. 15)

Pellerin Life Insurance Company is offering to donate nine acres of land behind its offices and adjacent to the St. Martin School Board’s new administrative building for a new South Louisiana Community College campus.

St. Martinville offers property for community college

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The City of St. Martinville is offering the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) a tract of land to build a new Evangeline campus of South Louisiana Community College.

BB Police Nab Theft Suspects

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Breaux Bridge Police report that the two white female suspects wanted in connection with a November 23 theft at the Wal Mart in Breaux Bridge have been apprehended. Jaime Henderson, 54, was arrested and charged with Theft of Goods. Brandi Rene Credeur, 29, was also charged with Theft of Goods. Both subjects are from the Crowley area.



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The 2016 high school football season has reached the halfway mark and the District 5-4A campaign begins Friday for the league’s five teams.